In different ways, Ravens and Bears both roll the dice

The Bears and Ravens are similar in many ways, yet they took very different approaches in the draft. Which team did it right? Only time will tell, writes Seth Wickersham.

Originally Published: May 2, 2008
By Seth Wickersham | ESPN The Magazine

The Bears and Ravens are basically in the same ship.

Both have Super Bowl-ready, if aging, defenses. Both had lousy 2007 seasons that were even more disappointing because they followed superb previous years. And both have huge questions at quarterback: Quarterback woes have cost each team stress, wins, fans, first-round picks, millions of dollars, locker-room chemistry and, in Baltimore's case, its coach's job.

At the end of the 2007 season, the word emanating from ...

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