When you’re a winner in this league, you have assets that other teams want to take advantage of. The Patriots struggle with this every year. According to Pro Football Talk, yet another piece of the Ravens is capturing interest from other teams. Tight end Dennis Pitta has been contacted by multiple teams so far this off-season. The Ravens did a smart thing and gave the tight end a second-round tender which basically means no team can just pick him up. They need to give a second round pick in order to do so.
The Ravens are a marginal threat to the Patriots after losing all these players. Joe Flacco proved to be good enough to win the big one and deserved a payday, but in paying him they may have spread themselves too thin, made evident in all the releasings and trades. They let Anquan Boldin go over a difference of 2 million dollars basically. It takes savvy to be a contender every year. It’s not easy because everyone’s gunning to beat you, and it’s made even more difficult when you lose a bunch of key players; Ravens are one and done.