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Baltimore Ravens Defense Continues to Bolster Secondary

The Dallas Cowboys offense lines up against the Baltimore Ravens defense during the second half at M&T Bank Stadium on October 14, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Mandatory Credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images) The Baltimore Ravens defense finished the 2014 NFL season ranked 23rd in passing yards allowed largely due to injuries to their starting cornerback corps. After starting all 16...
Via The Sports Journal
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Marc Trestman will make Joe Flacco a Pro Bowler

As I mentioned in a recent article, “The ‘Wacko’ nickname has eventually taken a toll on Joe Flacco’s reputation,” as he’s yet to receive the credit that he deserves. Other than the in-house support in which Flacco gets from the Baltimore Ravens, it’s no mystery that Flacco is still viewed as a less than elite quarterback in the NFL. That could all change quickly though...
Via cover32
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Can Justin Forsett repeat 2014 success?

Coming off of a 2014 season where he set career highs in numerous categories including rushing yards (1,266), touchdowns (8), games started (14) and catches (44), Justin Forsett has found a permanent home in Baltimore. The question is can Justin Forsett repeat his 2014 success? Justin Forsett was a very good back coming out of college but perhaps was overlooked due to his size (5’8″...
Via EndZoneScore
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Watch how this Baltimore Ravens rookie hit the ground running today at OTAs (video)

Most can’t fathom the fact that Baltimore Ravens rookie outside linebacker Za’Darius Smith once viewed football as his “backup plan.” Smith’s original plan was to play basketball given his success at the high school level. In high school, he was one of the tallest kids on the basketball court as a center and was known for his rebounding and his ability to dunk over his...
Via cover32
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Joe Flacco might have just found his next consistent target (video)

Baltimore Ravens rookie wide receiver Breshad Perriman had the skills to pay the bills as a speedy and big bodied receiver at Central Florida, but it was one thing in particular that he lacked; a quality quarterback – a kryptonite for any promising receiver. Well, that will not be the case for Perriman as a Raven. He should be thanking the football gods for landing him in a spot...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens: Revamping the Defensive Line

Defensive end Brent Urban will make his return this season, and could become an impact player. The Baltimore Ravens began their organized team activities on Tuesday as we ever so patiently await the return of football season. After some successful offseason moves by Ozzie Newsome, there are still some position battles in question and adjustments to be made. The spotlight now is...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

What can you find about Ravens in 10 days of OTA’s?

The Baltimore Ravens kicked off 10 days of OTA’s (Organized Team Activities) this Tuesday— no real contact, but plenty of real competition, if you get my drift. But what can you really find about about the 2015 Ravens from such relatively casual workouts? John Eisenberg had some ideas about that. Eisenberg is an established journalist and author who happens to hold down the...
Via Ravens Football Machine
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Joe Flacco, Excellent and Under-Appreciated

When it comes to ranking quarterbacks, Joe Flacco is one of the more polarizing names in the NFL. Analysts either love the Ravens signal caller or they don’t, there is no middle ground as he divides the NFL community. Since entering the league, Flacco has had to prove himself from day one as he was not touted as the next great passer like Andrew Luck. There was not much respect...
Via Pro Football Spot
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens Rookie Robert Myers Likes His New Nickname More Than His Old One

Baltimore Ravens rookie offensive lineman Robert Myers is a big ole boy standing 6'5" and weighing in at 326 pounds. Chances are he has always been a big ole boy so throughout his life he was probably called all sorts of things; some flattering, some not so much. As for the ones that stuck--it depends on how catchy they were.He had one in college that his coaches gave him, but he...
Via FatManWriting
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kapron Lewis-Moore, Brent Urban eagerly awaiting NFL debuts

Ravens defensive end Kapron Lewis-Moore is chomping at the bit to make his NFL debut two years after being drafted. Devastating injuries have cost Lewis-Moore his first two seasons. He was working his way back from a torn ACL suffered in his final game at Notre Dame when he tore his Achilles tendon during training camp last summer. He screamed in pain and sobbed as he was carted...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Unlike math genius Urschel, Ravens' Harbaugh expects more two-point conversions

Ravens coach John Harbaugh thinks longer extra point this season will lead to more two-point conversions, but he may want to consult with one of his offensive lineman first. "It is going to encourage more two-point conversion tries," Harbaugh said Thursday per The Baltimore Sun. "There's no question about it, especially in windy stadiums. Maybe later in the year when it means the...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ray Rice to the Cowboys? Just Maybe

Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice had his domestic violence charges dismissed yesterday, which clears another hurdle for the embattled running back to make a return to the NFL.His suspension has been lifted and he's free to sign with any team that wants him. It's just finding a team that actually wants him.Because the Cowboys situation at running back isn't resolved,...
Via Pro Football Spot
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Marshal Yanda makes Top 100 Players List again—and a quick look at Ravens salary cap…

Marshal Yanda is the only guard named in the Top 100 Players List this year at NFLN… 9th-year Ravens offensive guard Marshal Yanda is still held in high regard by his fellow players around the league. That’s really borne out by the fact that Yanda is the only guard on the Top 100 Players list compiled by the NFL Network this year. Yanda dropped to #79 from #55 last year, but...
Via Ravens Football Machine
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ray Rice gets domestic violence charge dismissed, expunged

Perhaps the most notorious domestic violence offender in NFL history is no longer considered an official domestic violence offender. Ray Rice had his domestic violence charge dismissed and expunged from his record by the Atlantic City judicial system after he completed a pretrial intervention program. It’s wild to think that someone who was caught on...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens: How Breshad Perriman will make an impact

Breshad Perriman, the 6’2”, 212 pound newly acquired Baltimore Ravens receiver out of UCF, turned heads and sent his draft stock soaring upwards when he recorded a 4.2 second 40-yard dash at his pro day. Despite this, numerous scouts thought his time was all hype and labeled him as one of the most overvalued draftees of the 2015 class. Perrmian has the rare combination of size...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Domestic violence charges dismissed against Ray Rice

It sure does pay to have money in the American justice system. Even after a surveillance video in a hotel at a New Jersey hotel caught former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice knocking his then fiancee, Janay Palmer, unconscious, the 28-year-old Rice will not have a record as a domestic abuser. As part of a pretrial intervention agreement, Rice satisfied the court’s terms...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Tucker has Interesting Take on Move of PAT to 15-Yard Line

Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker knows the pressure of making field goals when the outcome of the game is at stake. Now that the PAT will be attempted from the 15-yard line, this makes it PAT essentially a 33-yard field goal. Tucker has never missed a kick shorter than 37 yards during his three years in the NFL. In fact, he is 110 for 110 from that range. Speaking up on how...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens want to reduce Steve Smith's workload next season

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. is a grizzled veteran with 14 years of experience under his belt. Therefore it isn’t surprising that head coach John Harbaugh wants to protect Smith by reducing his snaps for the upcoming season. ESPN’s Jamison Hensley slipped this bit of information into an article about rookie receiver Breshad Perriman, who could be an integral...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens sign CB Kyle Arrington

The Patriots cut Kyle Arrington earlier this week, voiding the 6.5 million in non-guaranteed money over 2 years remaining on his contract. It was a weird move, as Arrington was a valuable slot cornerback for them, grading out above average in 4 straight seasons, including 21st in 2013, and the Patriots had already lost their starting cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner...
Via The Football Fan Spot
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens Strengthen Secondary, Depth On Defense

The Baltimore Ravens have strengthened their secondary and added depth on defense with the addition of ex-Patriots cornerback Kyle Arrington. A former 2008 undrafted free agent out of Hofstra (a school that ended its football program in 2009), Arrington has managed to establish himself as a solid and versatile slot corner over the last five seasons with the Patriots. During that...
Via Gridiron Grit
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens make savvy pickup by signing CB Kyle Arrington…

Ozzie Newsome wasn’t kidding when he said he was going to add more cornerbacks to the Ravens roster. Kyle Arrington is a quality veteran corner who specializes in the slot but can cover outside, too. When the Patriots balked at extending Arrington’s contract for the $4 million he expected to make in 2015, they let him walk. In swooped Ozzie and within 40 hours Arrington was...
Via Ravens Football Machine
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Ray Lewis skipping NFL draft to stay in Baltimore

Former Baltimore Ravens linebacker and current ESPN NFL analyst Ray Lewis is bowing out of the network’s coverage of the NFL Draft this week because of the current rioting and violence in Baltimore. Ray Lewis, scheduled to be on ESPN’s draft set Thursday, said he will stay in Baltimore to try to stop violence. Louis Riddick replaces him. — Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz...
Via Awful Announcing
29 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ray Lewis gives fiery speech about Baltimore riots

Ray Lewis posted a video on social media Tuesday pleading with protestors in Baltimore to stop the violence and destruction. The tone was the same as the one we have heard from Lewis countless times in football huddles, but the message is much more serious this time around. “Baltimore, get off the streets!” Lewis urged....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Ray Rice getting 'legitimate interest' from teams

Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice could be getting another shot in the NFL in the near future. According to TMZ, Rice has received “legitimate interest” from a handful of teams this offseason. He has reportedly met with multiple teams and received positive feedback, with one NFL agent who does not represent Rice telling...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss
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