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Huff starting his own legacy, not following in Reed’s footsteps

Street Talk Huff starting his own legacy, not following in Reed’s footsteps

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2+ Comments Hut Guy says NO doubt, the Ravens will be terrorizing on defense again. I cannot help but equate smash mouth defense with the "Raven Way"
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Michael Huff was in Baltimore Thursday, becoming more acclimated with the place he’ll call home during football season.

Huff underwent a physical by Ravens team doctors, was later cleared and signed his three-year, $6 million contract to be the newest free safety for the franchise – a position that has caused many turnovers but hasn’t had any itself over the past 11 years. To expect Huff to fill the shoes of the recently departed Ed Reed isn’t fair, but that won’t stop Huff from trying his hardest.

“For me to come in here, I don’t really feel like I’m following in his footsteps,” Huff said. “I’m more kind of starting my own legacy and kind of going in here to help the defense. Like I said, I’m going to go out there and play free safety, play strong safety, play corner if they need me to, play nickel if they need me to. I’m going to go out there and do whatever I can to help the defense and help us win.”

The addition of Huff will fill a major void in the Ravens secondary. Cornerback Lardarius Webb is the only returning starter to a group that saw Cary Williams, Ed Reed and Bernard Pollard move on to other teams (either voluntarily or involuntarily. For Huff, he says winning is the most important thing on his agenda.

“At this point of my career, it’s not chasing money,” he said. ” It’s chasing that Super Bowl ring. I don’t think of any other place than to come here. Baltimore is that place. You want to come here and win a super bowl, then [this is] where you want to be.”

Huff becomes the latest example of how the Ravens winning ways have made recruiting highly sought after free-agents easier. The signing of pass rushing specialist Elvis Dumervil was the first in a domino effect of pieces falling into place after the team saw many of their free-agents depart for greener pastures.

“I wanted to be here, especially once they got [Elvis] Dumervil,” said Huff. “I said, ‘ Look at that pass rushing with him, [Terrell] Suggs, [Haloti] Ngata, [Chris] Canty, all of them in there.’ So, as soon as they got him, I was like ‘oh yeah, that makes my job a lot easier.’ This is where I wanted to be.”

Huff has played in all 16 games in six of his seven NFL seasons (he missed four in 2011). He has 11 career interceptions (one courtesy of Joe Flacco) but has never made the playoffs – a byproduct of being a Raider.

Hopefully his desire to win will translate into Huff being the latest in a long line of bargain free-agent steals for the Ravens.

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Kris - or "Goob" as he's widely known - has turned an obsession into a career. As a media member by day and super fan by night, he reports from the Under Armour Performance Center twice per week and brings Ravens news from a fan's perspective. His popular YouTube series Goobvision propelled his career and notoriety amongst Ravens fans, even helping him win the 2010 nationwide DIRECTV Ultimate Displaced Fan contest. He's been featured on shows such as The Jim Rome Show, ProFootballTalk Live, The Sirius XM Blitz with Rich Gannon and Adam Schein, Sirius XM's MadDog Radio, The Michael Irvin Show, Tony Bruno Show, Two Live Stews and FoxSports.com to name a few (or is that a lot?). He's caught a touchdown pass from Warren Moon during a flag football game and hates the Pittsburgh Steelers more than anyone else on the face of the earth. Twitter: RavenManiac  More from Kris Jones
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Hut Guy
Hut Guy

NO doubt, the Ravens will be terrorizing on defense again. I cannot help but equate smash mouth defense with the "Raven Way"

john
john

Change of pace here in Baltimore? Look for the Ravens to have one of the best defenses in the NFL this coming season, at least on paper.

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