NFL: 4 Teams That Should Be on Hard Knocks

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Baltimore Ravens

Feb 3, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Even though Ray Lewis isn’t on the Ravens, it’s going to be very interesting to follow the defending Super Bowl champions.

The Ravens did win the Super Bowl, but that’s not the only reason why people would tune into a Hard Knocks series about the Ravens. Baltimore added Elvis Dumervil and filled some holes in the draft, in addition to locking up Joe Flacco. Baltimore has a lot of playmakers, and the team came together to get the job done in 2012.

Watching how the defending champions prepare would definitely lure viewers to the show. John Harbaugh established great chemistry within the organization, as the Ravens were like a band of brothers. The team went through a tough stretch in 2012, but Harbaugh kept them focused. The end result was perfect for the Ravens, thanks to superior play and coaching.

Watching how the new additions fare and how the team fills its holes will definitely be something to keep an eye on. Baltimore lost Anquan Boldin, Paul Kruger, Ed Reed, Ray Lewis, Dannelle Ellerbe and Cary Williams, and there will be interesting position battles. The Washington D.C. area is a major media market, and anything involving the Ravens would garner tons of interest.

Harbaugh is a great coach, and, similar to Jim Harbaugh, lots of people would tune in to watch how Baltimore’s coach goes about his business. The fact that the Ravens won the Super Bowl would be enough to bring in a serviceable amount of viewers, and separate storylines would make a series on the Ravens extremely interesting.