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Rick Maese

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  • Caption This: Ravens' draft pick nearly loses ball

    Every Monday we share with you a photograph that catches our eye. We provide a couple of possible captions, and you can try your hand at one or two of your own. Check out previous editions of Caption This by clicking here. And for more fun with photos, check out the Sun's Caption Call blog. --...

  • Grading the NFL Draft graders

    First, let's point out that with the exception of NFL scouts and GMs, no one dislikes these day-after draft report cards more than the writers who have to do them. We all agree that to really judge a prospect or a draft class, you've got to wait about three years. But it's an easy way to package...

  • Michael Lewis on Michael Oher

    Michael Lewis is the best-selling author of Moneyball, and while that's one of the most important baseball books I've ever read, his 2006 follow-up The Blind Side strikes markedly different chords. That's largely because of Michael Oher, who was a central character and whose backstory could draw...

  • Mike Ricigliano's View: No QB drama this year

      Special to The Baltimore Sun: Contact Ricig at michaelricigliano@gmail.com.  Click here for previous cartoons.

  • Oher's coaches explain their former pupil

    To better understand the Ravens' first-round draft pick, Michael Oher, a 309-pound offensive lineman from Ole Miss, we turn to those who understand him best.  Hugh Freeze was Oher’s football coach at Briarcrest Christian School, where Oher helped his team win two state titles. Freeze followed Oher...

  • Boldin price falls; Yoda Newsome on the clock

    Apparently, the Cardinals have come to terms with the fact that they won't be getting a first- and a third-round pick for Anquan Boldin. Word has spread that their demand has lowered -- a second-round pick and other considerations in exchange for Boldin. It's clear that the Cards are going to move...

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