It's a long bye week. Could the Ravens be pro-active in getting a real deal with Lamar Jackson? Dennis Koulatsos joins Nestor to assess the second half of Ravens season and playoff progress as the franchise gears up for a Super Bowl run.
Luke Jones and Nestor pay respect to the emerging Ravens defense after dominant win over Saints in New Orleans. The addition of Roquan Smith is a game changer for the middle of the field and the possibilities for young coordinator Mike Macdonald with an abundance of talent and depth.
This is Chapter 14 of "Purple Reign 2: Faith, Family & Football – A Baltimore Love Story." Author and radio host and entrepreneur Nestor Aparicio is releasing it chapter by chapter daily to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the Ravens Super Bowl win in New Orleans.
Before Ray Lewis entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton in 2018, Tony Siragusa took Nestor into the last century and what powered the greatest defense in the history of the game – even back in the days of Ted Marchibroda and 33rd Street.
While the 2000 Baltimore Ravens will always receive credit from fans and foes alike for being the team that allowed the fewest points in NFL history – and punctuated that task with a defensive unit shutout in Super Bowl XXXV – only four men can properly put into perspective the pain, the growth and the joy of a group that ultimately captured greatness.
So much can happen in the coming weeks in regard to a franchise tag and trade – or a miracle signing of Number Eight. Luke Jones and Nestor assess the Ravens circumstances and all of their options with Lamar Jackson this offseason in this deep purple dive.