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Losing Ogden shouldn't hurt Ravens

Even with Jonathan Ogden's retirement, the history of teams' losing good linemen gives Ravens fans a reason for optimism.

Originally Published: June 12, 2008
By Aaron Schatz | Football Outsiders.com

Forgive your friendly neighborhood Baltimore Ravens fan if he seems a bit distraught today. Jonathan Ogden, a player who might represent the franchise almost as much as Ray Lewis, is retiring.

He will go down in history as one of the greatest left tackles ever, and he's a sure Hall of Famer. The Ravens' offense wasn't very good last year -- it ranked 24th in points scored, even with Ogden in the lineup. What hope does Baltimore have for improving on offense and returning to the playoffs ...

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