|Since Jim Harbaugh took over as head coach of the Ravens, much empahsis has been placed on winning the week 3 preseason game. Since Harbaugh has joined the Ravens, they are 4-1 in week 3 of the preseason, with the only loss coming in his first year.
Posted: 8/22/2013 6:34:57 PM
Typically, week 3 of the preseason is the dress rehersal for every team in the NFL. Some coaches tend to take this game much more seriously than others. For the most part, established teams with solidified postions aren't using this game to continue a position battle. On the other side, teams less established do have players battling for positions.
Both the Ravens and the Panthers are pretty much solid at all positions. However, Carolina still needs to iron out its secondary and will be utilizing a few different players on the defense. Baltimore will take advantage of the young secondary of the Panthers as the Ravens still need to gain traction in the passing game.
To further this point, Carolina has hired a new secondary coach in Steve Wilks. Wilks is also the passing coordinator and will be heavily involved in which players start and also which players will even make the team.
Carolina is also at a disadvantage in the backfield. Jon Stewart will miss another game, meaning backups will be getting more snaps as the Panthers try not to burn out Williams.
The experienced Ravens at home will be far too much for the Panthers to handle, especially when Carolina doesn't have all its personnel lined up.