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Opinion: Development of recently drafted players is the real key to the Ravens offseason

Instead of noting the litany of positions the Baltimore Ravens need to address this offseason, it is easier to list the handful of positions that are set for 2017. The Ravens have proven commodities that are not potential cap casualties or impending free agents at three of the eleven starting offensive positions; quarterback Joe Flacco, left tackle Ronnie Stanley and right guard...
Via Baltimore Beatdown
1 hour ago

Baltimore Ravens Must Start Making Things Easier For Themselves

The Baltimore Ravens have a habit of just scraping by when they win. The Ravens also rarely get blown out, they lose in the most heartbreaking fashion. Since 2014 33 Baltimore Ravens games have been decided by one possession. It does not matter who the Ravens are playing, if you’re a betting man, bet on […] Baltimore Ravens Must Start Making Things Easier For Themselves - Ebony...
Via Ebony Bird
1 hour ago

HBO’s Real Sports profiles Ravens center John Urschel, probably the NFL’s smartest player ever

If you ever are feeling too good about yourself and need to check your ego, just think about John Urschel. He’s 25 years old, plays center for the Baltimore Ravens and is a accomplished mathematician currently in a PhD program at MIT, where he gets straight As. My first semester in school in nearly three years. Four PhD classes at MIT. Four A's. The streak continues!!! —...
Via The Comeback
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Late For Work 1/24: Ravens Entering One Of Most Crucial Offseasons In Team History

Kamalei Correa can go from 'draft disappointment' to starter. Ravens now have seven Pro Bowlers with one surprising addition. Don't get your hopes up on keeping Rick Wagner.
Via BaltimoreRavens.com
2 hours ago

What should Baltimore do with their pending free-agents?

Free agency is only a couple months away and Baltimore has a couple of big decisions to make. The Ravens will have 10 players becoming unrestricted free-agents in March. However, two notable players are set to be restricted free-agents, Terrance West and Michael Campanaro. I included them in my list because I believe Baltimore needs to re-sign both. Below I have a table of what...
Via Baltimore Beatdown
4 hours ago

Brainy Ravens lineman John Urschel to star in HBO segment tonight

For a backup offensive lineman, John Urschel sure gets a lot of publicity. Just another benefit of being brainy.
Via Ravens Insider
4 hours ago

Do the Baltimore Ravens need a rebuild?

The Baltimore Ravens failed to make the playoffs in 2016. This has now become a distressing pattern with the Ravens, as they have missed the playoffs three times in the past four seasons. It is clear that the Ravens have begun to spiral in a downward trend, and it is clear to see why they have fallen since their 2012 Super Bowl victory, their team is aging. Over the past few...
Via isportsweb.com
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Can We Just Take A Moment To Appreciate Marshal Yanda?

With all of the questions surrounding the Baltimore Ravens this off-season, they know they have something special with Marshal Yanda. There is no doubt that the Ravens have problems on the offensive line in 2016. Injuries during the season forced the line to start different combinations all year. Rookies Ronnie Stanley and Alex Lewis were […] Can We Just Take A Moment To Appreciate...
Via Ebony Bird
16 hours ago

Ravens face one of their biggest offseasons yet

When inside linebacker Zachary Orr unexpectedly retired last week, it left the Ravens with one of their biggest offseason building jobs in the team's 21-year history.
Via Ravens Insider
19 hours ago

Baltimore Ravens Need To Help Joe Flacco Be Successful

The Baltimore Ravens need to help Joe Flacco Be Successful: Joe Flacco needs certain things to be successful. There are quarterbacks who can do it all by themselves, that lift the team up on their shoulders. Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers fall into this category, Flacco does not. Like 90 percent of quarterbacks, Flacco needs […] Baltimore Ravens Need To Help Joe Flacco Be Successful...
Via Ebony Bird
23 hours ago

Mel Kiper Names Four Cornerback Options For Ravens In 2017 NFL Draft

The Ravens have a chance to nab a top-notch cornerback with the No. 16 pick in this year's draft.
Via BaltimoreRavens.com
1 day ago

Ravens' news, notes and opinions

Weak-side linebacker and leading tackler Zachary Orr’s surprising retirement last week because of a congenital neck/spine condition doesn’t change the Ravens’ offseason priorities. What it does is add one more question mark that general manager Ozzie Newsome and his staff have to answer this offseason....
Via Ravens Insider
1 day ago

Late For Work 1/23: Is There A True No. 1 WR Out There For Ravens Like Julio Jones?

The play that injured Zachary Orr's back and led to finding his life-threatening condition. Boston man arrested after pulling alarm in Steelers hotel at 4 a.m. Ravens' AFC North rival ousted from playoffs.
Via BaltimoreRavens.com
1 day ago

What do the Baltimore Ravens need in 2017 to reach the Super Bowl

The Baltimore Ravens 2016 season could be described in one word. Disappointing. The Ravens had many flaws and in this upcoming offseason they need to figure out how to solve them. Ravens management needs to fill the team’s needs; their main ones are: fill the wide receiver position that Steve Smith Sr. left open after his retirement, strengthen the secondary even more and improve...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

There’s no reason to expect improvement in Ravens offense because we have never seen consistency

The issues regarding the Ravens offense doesn’t start with Joe Flacco because this team has a long history of lagging on that side of the ball. Year after year we continue to tell ourselves that the Baltimore Ravens will have an offense that is efficient and can carry its own weight. We tell ourselves that we won’t have to worry about a single penalty killing a potential scoring...
Via Baltimore Beatdown
2 days ago

The Baltimore Ravens had all the pieces to be a top run team, so why weren’t they?

The Baltimore Ravens, who have a long history of being a perennial NFL super power, have missed the postseason for the second time in a row, and for the third time in four years. They had all the makings of a contender in the offseason, a Super Bowl winning quarterback in Joe Flacco, a veteran head coach in John Harbaugh, and one of the best defenses in the league. Add that all up...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ravens breakout star retiring due to serious injury

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Zach Orr is reportedly retiring from football after just three seasons in the NFL.Orr, who had a breakout season in 2016 and was named a second-team All-Pro, dealt with a shoulder injury late in the year. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo, the injury has forced Orr into retiring at age 24. Orr ranked in the top 10 among defenders...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Flacco supports return of Marty Mornhinweg

One of the big surprises after the NFL regular season ended was that the Baltimore Ravens retained offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg. Reports towards the end of the season said the Ravens were unlikely to retain Mornhinweg after the team’s offense struggled, but that changed. Apparently Baltimore QB Joe Flacco supports Mornhinweg. “Listen, me and Marty have a great working...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every head coach in the history of the Baltimore Ravens

In 1996, Art Modell, the former owner of the Cleveland Browns, moved players and personnel to Maryland to become the expansion team the Baltimore Ravens. Fast forward twenty years, and the team has only had three head coaches, two of which have won the Super Bowl. Can you name all three leaders in the history of the Ravens? Clue: Years Active
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti urges NFL to reduce commercial breaks

The latest The worst of Phil Simms, the best of Twitter vs. Phil Simms from Saturday's Texans-Patriots game Mike Francesa is ready to go on his WFAN farewell tour Why did Paul Finebaum rip UConn for pulling a scholarship, but not Michigan or Alabama? CBS San Diego...
Via Awful Announcing
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens owner: Too many commercials during NFL broadcasts

Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti believes there’s a relatively simple solution to solve the ratings woes suffered by the NFL this past season: Reduce the “absurd” amount of commercials and breaks in the action. “It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that nobody wants to see two minutes of commercials, come back, kick the ball and then go to a minute-and-a-half...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

David Modell, Baltimore Ravens' 1st president, dies at 55

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) David Modell, the first president of the Baltimore Ravens and the son of former team owner Arthur Modell, died Friday. He was 55. He had cancer for two years, the team said. Modell served as president of the Ravens from their beginning in 1996 until 2004. He was instrumental in the selection of the team's name and colors and helped orchestrate the move...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

David Modell, son of former Ravens owner Arthur Modell, dies

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) David Modell, the son of former Baltimore Ravens owner Arthur Modell and onetime president of the team, has died. He was 55. The Ravens say David Modell died Friday after a two-year battle with cancer. Modell served as president of the Ravens from the team's beginning in 1996 until 2004. He was instrumental in the selection of the team's name and colors...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Smith thanks Ravens fans with ad, signs it 'Ice Up Son!'

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith may still be capable of playing at a high level, but he is serious about calling it a career. The ad he took out in a newspaper thanking fans is further proof of that. In Friday morning’s edition of the Baltimore Sun, Smith paid tribute to Ravens fans for making him feel like part of the community in the short time he was there. Steve...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ravens add Greg Roman to staff

The Ravens aren’t making any drastic changes in the wake of their second straight non-playoff season, but there seems to be a sense within the organization that something needs to be done. Right now, that “something” is hiring former Bills and 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman. Other than his unofficial duties of breathing down current offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg’s...
Via The Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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