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Even when the Chiefs led by 11 points and the Ravens gave up big plays and 35 points, Oweh said the defense was never down.
“Don’t flinch,” Oweh said. “It’s our defense. We had given up on playing the whole game but we had the mentality of the next game. Keep pushing and we did it.”
So many times in their history, the Ravens have won games with their defense. But it’s been a strange September for the Ravens with plenty of end-of-season injuries followed by a tough overtime loss to Las Vegas in Week 1. A loss would have left the Ravens 0-2 for the first time. since 2015, but thanks in large part to Oweh, the Ravens are 1-1 and are hoping Sunday’s win will be the start of their momentum.
The Ravens saw Oweh’s potential as a passer when they drafted him, but they also saw more. His versatility and athleticism make him a perfect fit in defensive coordinator Wink Martindale’s system, a player who can be used in a number of ways. There have been times against the Chiefs where Oweh bombed, or put the advantage against the run, or even split up to defend All-Pro tight end Travis Kelce in cover.
Oweh won’t back down from any task, confident that he can take responsibility. This bodes well for Oweh’s future, but he’s already bringing a playing ability to defense.
“I’m just trying to work hard every day in training, trying to work on what I’m going to see in the game and get the ball out, put it all in the hands of God,” Oweh said. “Obviously I want to have an impact on the game, in every game I play. I’m just hooping.”