| Mar 28, 2013
| 3:45 PM
The significance of replacing Ed Reed resonated strongly with new Ravens free safety Michael Huff, a feeling he imparted to the former NFL Defensive Player of the Year.
Before Huff officially signed his three-year, $6 million contract, he texted Reed to...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 6:26 AM
The Ravens' defensive overhaul has significantly impacted the secondary, with the departure of three starters from last season.
Both starting safeties from 2012 have left the building, with free safety Ed Reed joining the Houston Texans on a three-year,...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 7:11 AM
I mentioned this on my Twitter account, but I wanted to go into a little more detail here. Eight of the nine oldest Ravens – and the six oldest overall - from the team that won the Super Bowl two months ago are no longer under contract with the...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 12:00 PM
Twelve games down. Four to go. Yes, we are at another quarter pole, so let’s dig into the third quarter snap counts to see which playing time trends have developed. These official numbers, which come courtesy of the NFL, are pretty interesting due...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 9:20 AM
Every week, blogger Matt Vensel breaks down a critical play, sometimes with the help of Ravens players, from that week’s game. Today, he looks at Steelers QB Byron Leftwich’s touchdown scramble against the Ravens.
In the first minute of...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 8:42 PM
Handing out turkeys and pumpkin pies Tuesday night at Booker T. Washington Middle School in Baltimore, Ravens free safety Ed Reed said he never forgets his humble roots growing up in Louisiana.
"I'm from neighborhoods like this one in the inner city,"...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 5:08 PM
Ravens 16, Chargers 13 (OT)
Strategy: Cam Cameron heavily utilized the shotgun formation, 51 times overall with 42 during regulation. This plays to Joe Flacco's strengths, allowing him to see the field and get the football out of his hands despite...
| Nov 10, 2012
| 11:20 AM
PASSING GAME: The big play has been mostly absent lately from the Ravens' passing game with Joe Flacco completing only nine passes of 20 or more yards over the last four games. Speedy wide receiver Jacoby Jones has just four catches during that...
| Nov 11, 2012
| 10:38 AM
Ravens Pro Bowl defensive tackle Haloti Ngata is active despite his right knee and right shoulder injuries, but he began today's game against the Oakland Raiders on the sidelines at M&T Bank Stadium.
Rookie defensive tackle DeAngelo Tyson started in ...
| Nov 11, 2012
| 5:12 PM
Unveiling some unusual schemes, Ravens defensive coordinator Dean Pees mixed and matched his personnel in a quest to get more athleticism on the field against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.
It was an effective strategy during the Ravens' 55-20 blowout...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 9:12 PM
Like most, if not all, NFL teams, the Ravens cling tightly to the tenets of the 24-hour rule, allowing them only one day to celebrate victories while briefly pushing back the arduous task of preparing for the next challenge that lies ahead.
But as his...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 7:19 AM
Each Wednesday, blogger Matt Vensel will highlight five statistics that really mean something for the Ravens.
314 -- the number of Joe Flacco’s 341 passing yards Sunday that came on throws between the numbers.
One of the knocks on quarterback...