The Baltimore Ravens saw their season end in brutal fashion on Sunday when they were unable to hold onto a 10-9 halftime lead to the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Wild Card game. It was a game where Baltimore had multiple chances to win, but a heartbreaking loss was the end outcome.
The loss, disappointing though it may be, offered some perspective from rookie safety Kyle Hamilton during his end-of-season press conference. In his comments to reporters, rather than dwell on the outcome of his first playoff game, Hamilton reiterated his gratitude for the support he received from the Ravens and their fans in his rookie season.
“It’s a long year. It’s a long rookie year.,” Hamilton explained. “You come in the draft process and don’t really know who you’re going to be with, but I think I came into the perfect situation. Staff, players, personnel – everybody has just been amazing to me this year, and I’m really thankful for the whole organization.”
While his season may be over, Hamilton will continue to play a large part in Baltimore’s defense moving forward. With more time to develop and a healthy offense on the other side of the ball next year, Hamilton should have no problem helping the Ravens become a dominant force in the AFC in 2023. He was moved all around the field during his rookie year, and was able to turn into one of the bright spots on Baltimore’s defense throughout the season.