| Sep 12, 2013
| 5:39 PM
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...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 10:01 AM
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...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 5:23 PM
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...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 12:37 PM
Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith may well be the beneficiary of the NFL’s efforts to crack down on
certain hits, but that doesn’t mean he necessarily agrees with everything the league is doing. In fact, he called the $42,000 fine given to his...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 1:25 PM
As Ravens cornerback Chykie Brown returned to practice on a limited basis with a minor right knee injury, Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson was also back to work.
Johnson practiced for the first time this week since sustaining a concussion...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 6:20 PM
Texans fans might be angry at former Texan Bernard Pollard, and some of Andre Johnson's teammates probably are, too.
But Johnson, speaking for the first time Friday since the high and hard sideline tackle by Pollard deep in Titans territory Sunday...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 12:14 PM
If Ravens’ players and fans aren’t familiar with the following facts, they certainly will be by the time the team begins its title defense on Sept. 5 against the Denver Broncos.
It has been nine years since an NFL team repeated as a Super...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The Ravens were treated pretty well in NFL Network’s Top 100 player rankings as voted on by the players. With the top 10 scheduled to be revealed Thursday night, six current Ravens (Ray Rice, Joe Flacco, Haloti Ngata, Terrell Suggs, Jacoby Jones and...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 8:57 AM
As you come to grips to life without Pro Bowl fullback Vonta Leach, consider the following statement: Before this offseason, no NFL team had lost more than five Super Bowl starters from its roster before the following season.
As the Ravens start their...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 10:22 AM
The Ravens released fullback Vonta Leach and I understand the logic. The Ravens have been under the salary cap gun since winning the Super Bowl in February, and they will save approximately $3 million by cutting Leach.
My only problem with letting Leach...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 12:33 PM
There were numerous times over the past three days when Matt Elam had a running back or wide receiver in his sight and a great angle to deliver a punishing hit but all the Ravens’ rookie safety could do was simulate a tackle and run right past the...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 12:45 PM
During his 11 years in Baltimore, Ed Reed stalked center field for the Ravens. His ability to read quarterbacks, cover lots of ground quickly, and pick off passes made him the most feared single-high safety in NFL history.
Reed showed his age last...