By Matthew Stevens
At the annual “State of the Ravens” press conference, Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti told reporters the offense would be a focal point this offseason. While Bisciotti went as specific to say they would get pass catchers for quarterback Joe Flacco, it’s not completely clear how Baltimore will try and address their offense this offseason.
So I decided to take a look at what that might look like.
For one, I think it starts with looking in-house. That begins with center Ryan Jensen, who had a fantastic season in his first year as a starter. Despite missing both starting guards, including eventual Hall of Famer Marshal Yanda, the Ravens’ offensive line did more than just hold their own. They were actually one of the best offensive lines in the league and that’s in big part to Jensen setting the tone in the middle.
Jensen isn’t going to be cheap, but Baltimore would be foolish to simply let him go without a fight. Granted, if he receives a ridiculous contract offer as free agency tends to see happen, the Ravens likely won’t follow into madness. However, re-signing Jensen would do wonders for the offensive line and continuity with Flacco — something Baltimore has preached over the...