football. Sure, we’re looking forward to that.”
The run defense for Baltimore, in particular, will have its hands full on Sunday, as it attempts to contain rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott, who currently leads the NFL in rushing. On the flip side, the Cowboys will attempt to find running room against the league’s top rush defense, which allows an NFL-low 71.3 yards per game.
“Yes, we have our beliefs and our philosophy [on defense]. Certainly, the Ravens, since 1996, have chased that. I think that is something that [Ravens general manager] Ozzie [Newsome] certainly believes in, too. Ozzie and I have had many conversations about how we want to play and who we want to be and how to get there. That is something that has been here for quite a while,” Har- baugh said. “I think Ozzie has always drafted toward big, physical guys up front. We have always had them, and we have them now. We have had our lulls at times, where we have not defended the run, but we have always wanted to get back and defend the run well. We do not want to have that problem.
“But you know what? I’m telling you what – that article – I’m really not interested in being quoted in the article about how good the run defense is, because we have a game to play next week, and we are playing against a really good run offense,” he added. “After that game, it will be another one. Until the season is over and until you can look at the stats looking back on the season, to me, you just have to keep on improving. Believe me, we can get better at our run defense. As well as they are playing, it can be even better, and that is what we are chasing.”
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North East senior Rose Benjamin, center, signs to continue her soccer playing career at Goldey-Beacom College. Pictured behind her, left to right: Indians head coach Matt Roberts, Benjamin’s father, Mike, her mother, Susan, and her coach with the Cecil Fire Club, Don Harmer.