| Apr 1, 2013
| 3:00 AM
This NFL offseason represents the 10-year anniversary of the inception of the "Rooney Rule." The rule, named after Pittsburgh Steelers' Chairman Dan Rooney, requires teams to interview minority candidates for all head coaching and senior football...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 7:48 AM
Sportswriters inevitably get the question: How do you cover teams you once loved as a fan?
The standard answer is that you stop rooting for the jersey and start rooting for the best story. That’s true to a point but incomplete. It’s near...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 9:11 AM
Head coach John Harbaugh and the Ravens are hanging out with President Barack Obama at the White House today, one of the perks of winning the Super Bowl a few months ago.
That victory led to the recognition that he is one of the NFL’s best...
| Feb 24, 2013
| 6:51 PM
Veteran free safety Ed Reed has been a constant presence in the NFL for nearly a dozen years, instinctively patrolling the Ravens' secondary and baiting quarterbacks into miscues.
Although he's not here at the NFL scouting combine, Reed's name was...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 9:21 AM
The tradition for Super Bowl champions is hosting the opening game of the following season.
That will hold true for the Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium in what's expected to be a high-profile matchup in a Thursday night game Sept. 5.
The league typically...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 9:38 PM
He served his time
Gregg Williams embarrassed the NFL by serving as the architect of a violent bounty system that has been the undercurrent of football for decades.
He paid the harshest penalty for Bountygate. He has served...
| Jan 27, 2013
| 7:18 PM
When Ozzie Newsome retired from the NFL following a Hall of Fame career as a tight end, the former NFL star immediately took a job in the original Cleveland Browns' front office as a special assignment scout.
Two years later, Newsome was promoted to...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 7:36 AM
As the Orioles and Ravens try to work out a scheduling conflict that has put in jeopardy the NFL’s hopes of opening up the regular season on Thursday, Sept. 5 at M&T Bank Stadium, the relationship between the two downtown neighbors has again come...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 8:13 AM
Patriots 30, Ravens 21
The Ravens go into this game with enormous confidence. But Tom Brady to Wes Welker is a tough combination to beat, especially at Gillette Stadium. And now the Pats actually have a running game with Stevan Ridley...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 2:54 PM
Ravens defensive coordinator Dean Pees was on Bill Belichick's staff for six seasons, so he had to deal with quarterback Tom Brady and the New England Patriots offense on a daily basis. He seemed to be the perfect guy to ask how you make life...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 4:20 PM
Ravens and 49ers
Los Angeles Times
In the NFC, I like the 49ers beating the Falcons. Atlanta couldn't stop Russell Wilson in the second half against the Seahawks, and Colin Kaepernick won't be any easier. Even with Justin Smith playing...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 12:03 PM
About Baltimore Sun staff picks:
Each week, Sun columnists and NFL reporters will pick games (not against the spread)
49ers at Falcons
Ravens at Patriots
Last week: 2-2
49ers 27, Falcons 21:...