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Bernard Pollard

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  • As training camp begins, Ravens' chances of Super Bowl repeat could rely on rookies

    As training camp begins, Ravens' chances of Super Bowl repeat could rely on rookies
    As the Ravens built their draft class in April, they did so with the knowledge that several rookies probably would need to contribute immediately. When the team opens training camp at team headquarters this week — and when it begins the defense...
  • Five Baltimore Ravens stats that stand out this week

    Five Baltimore Ravens stats that stand out this week
    Each Wednesday, blogger Matt Vensel will highlight five statistics that really mean something for the Ravens. The annual Football Outsiders Almanac arrived in my email inbox this morning, which felt like Christmas for a football and numbers nut like me....
  • NFL, players adjusting to mandatory knee, thigh pad rule change

    NFL, players adjusting to mandatory knee, thigh pad rule change
    The NFL has adopted a rule change for this season, mandating that all players except kickers and punters wear knee and thigh pads in games. Now that the league has implemented the rule, players are adjusting to the change. The idea behind the rule...
  • New-look Ravens defense anxious to get on the field and 'hit somebody' Thursday

    New-look Ravens defense anxious to get on the field and 'hit somebody' Thursday
    The Ravens' overhauled defense makes its preseason debut Thursday night against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, taking on a much different look from a year ago. With Ray Lewis retired and Ed Reed, Dannell Ellerbe, Paul Kruger, Cary Williams and Bernard...
  • What they're saying about the Ravens' preseason win over the Buccaneers

    What they're saying about the Ravens' preseason win over the Buccaneers
    Here's what other media outlets are saying about the Ravens' 44-16 victory on the road against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers: ** Despite the lopsided score, ESPN.com's Jamison Hensley says the starting offense has some work to do before the regular season....
  • Ravens Q&A with Mike Preston

    Ravens Q&A with Mike Preston
    Each week, Baltimore Sun columnist Mike Preston will answer questions from readers about the Ravens. You can submit questions during every game to sports@baltimoresun.com. Here are this week's questions and answers: For the last five years, the Ravens...
  • After disappointing season, Ravens must gauge return on their priciest investments

    After disappointing season, Ravens must gauge return on their priciest investments
    The Ravens have maintained an expensive tradition of rewarding their top players with contracts that approach or exceed the gold standard as the highest in the NFL. Besides quarterback Joe Flacco's blockbuster $120.6 million contract signed in March...
  • What they're saying about the Ravens' 49-27 loss to the Denver Broncos

    What they're saying about the Ravens' 49-27 loss to the Denver Broncos
    A look at what other media outlets are saying about the Ravens' loss to the Denver Broncos in the season opener Thursday night. * Yahoo Sports' Frank Schwab doesn't think the Ravens could have started their Super Bowl title defense in a worse way than...
  • Ravens news, notes and opinions: Anquan Boldin, offensive line, Tandon Doss

    Ravens news, notes and opinions: Anquan Boldin, offensive line, Tandon Doss
    The local uproar surrounding Anquan Boldin’s performance against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday was both predictable and understandable. However, I’m not sure the attention is in the right place. The Ravens clearly used the money that they...
  • Ravens defensive coordinator takes academic approach to unit

    Ravens defensive coordinator takes academic approach to unit
    Instead of stepping out of character by raising his voice to tear into his beleaguered defense, Ravens defensive coordinator Dean Pees maintained a professorial approach. Players described Pees as using his usual low-key tone during a defensive...
  • James Ihedigbo quietly makes a difference for Ravens

    James Ihedigbo quietly makes a difference for Ravens
    There will be a lot of talk about safeties this week with Ed Reed returning to Baltimore as a member of the Houston Texans, Matt Elam earning a starting spot for the Ravens and Michael Huff trying to contribute off the bench. One player who probably...
  • Film Study: Looking back at the Texans' win over the Titans

    Film Study: Looking back at the Texans' win over the Titans
    Texans 30, Titans 24 Strategy: Led by All-Pro defensive end J.J. Watt, the Texans have one of the most aggressive and physical 3-4 defensive fronts in the NFL. Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips isn’t afraid to blitz and he sent pass rushers in...