Clayton: Observations from Ravens camp

August, 2, 2012
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BALTIMORE -- One of the reasons Ozzie Newsome is one of the game's best general managers is his ability to solve problems.

For years, it seemed the Ravens lacked speed at receiver. He found faster receivers. Two years ago, the Ravens were precariously thin at cornerback. Now they are deep.

It also helps to have a great staff of coaches headed by John Harbaugh. Harbaugh and his staff know how to develop young talent, while locker room leaders such as Ray Lewis and Ed Reed keep players accountable.

As they put this puzzle together in training camp, Newsome and Harbaugh are looking for the final pieces that can turn this perennial playoff team into a Super Bowl champ.

For John Clayton's five observations from Ravens camp, including a more assertive quarterback Joe Flacco, click here.

John Clayton

NFL senior writer

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