Ravens cornerback Corey Graham hangs on to the jersey of Steelers receiver Emmanuel Sanders at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Md., Dec. 2, 2012. (GARY CAMERON/Reuters)
NEW ORLEANS - There’s a reason the Baltimore Ravens have beaten out their arch-rivals, the Pittsburgh Steelers, for back-to-back AFC North titles.
It’s because Ozzie Newsome has built his Super Bowl XLVII team with that primary purpose in mind.
Earlier this week, NFL.com’s Daniel Jeremiah – who used to work in the Ravens’ personnel department – said Newsome always asked two questions about potential new Ravens players: (1) Would he fit in in the locker room, and (2) would he help the Ravens beat the Steelers?