The Baltimore coaching staff thinks an already strong defense has gotten even better with the addition of massive run stopper Terrence Cody.
"We are really, really pleased with the player we see," defensive coordinator Greg Mattison said. "All the things we hoped, all the things we thought we saw either on film or at our workout or heard by word of mouth from coaches we respect ... all those things up to this point have been coming through."
His quickness has really stood out, as well as his ability to find a rhythm with the rest of the defense. Cody has lost 23 pounds since the Senior Bowl.
Cody may be a reserve right now, but the odds of him becoming a starter down the line are excellent, considering incumbent nose tackle Kelly Gregg turns 34 in November. Baltimore is our number three defense and will have plenty of big games in 2010.