| Jan 2, 2014
| 8:16 AM
If you are one of the few avid readers of this blog -- thanks for keeping the lights on with your clicks -- or if you have checked out my work in the actual newspaper, you probably know that I am fond of Pro Football Focus, a website that I feel is one of...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 6:46 PM
The Ravens have arrived at a rare moment in franchise history.
When free agency starts at 4 p.m. Tuesday, the Ravens will have the most financial flexibility they've had since coach John Harbaugh was hired six years ago. The Ravens are carrying $21....
| Mar 11, 2014
| 2:33 PM
Fulfilling their top free agent priority, the Ravens have agreed to a five-year deal with left tackle Eugene Monroe, the first step in an expected offensive line makeover.
Monroe, whom the Ravens acquired from the Jacksonville Jaguars in October for...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 7:26 PM
Dolphins 24, Patriots 20
STRATEGY: The Patriots have an offense that is still in transition after losing tight ends Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski. Their talents are irreplaceable in the short term and the team is waiting for a trio of rookie wide...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 9:42 AM
Fullback Vonta Leach was an afterthought during Monday night’s 18-16 win over the Detroit Lions.
Leach has seen his playing time dwindle over the past two months, but his three snaps on offense against the Lions were his fewest since the Week 9...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 5:23 PM
Growing up in Plainfield, N.J., Ravens left offensive tackle Eugene Monroe would rise at dawn whenever his father was heading out for his latest contractor job.
As the youngest of 10 brothers and five sisters, Monroe quickly became accustomed to the...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 6:34 PM
When Joe Flacco takes his first snap Sunday, he will line up behind a left tackle who 10 weeks ago was toiling away in Jacksonville, a left guard who has already made as many stops as an Amtrak train, and a center who two years ago was blocking small-...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 6:59 PM
When the Ravens traded for Eugene Monroe two months ago, the belief was that he would immediately upgrade the left tackle position and the hope was that he would become one of the team’s best linemen.
It was a rough start for Monroe. He allowed...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 4:57 PM
The contact came just after the ball left Joe Flacco's right hand. Miami Dolphins defensive end Olivier Vernon, who beat left tackle Bryant McKinnie on an inside move, slammed into Flacco's left hip and then followed through, sending the Ravens'...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 6:07 PM
Ravens kick returner and wide receiver Jacoby Jones bellows to his teammates prior to every kickoff, making certain no one has to strain to hear him.
"Jacoby is the type of guy where you can hear his mouth, 'Let's do it guys, let's go get it,'" said...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 3:56 PM
Ravens running back Ray Rice has struggled mightily this season, frequently unable to gain more than a few yards at a time.
Named to the Pro Bowl the past three seasons, Rice has rushed for just 259 yards on 97 carries this season and is on pace to...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 6:18 PM
It was a rare occasion where everybody was in sync and nearly everything went as planned.
On the Ravens' first running play in Sunday's loss to the Cleveland Browns, their offensive linemen fired off the line of scrimmage and rolled left in unison, as...