| Sep 27, 2013
| 5:40 PM
In the months after the read-option took the NFL by storm, defensive coaches around the league became hell-bent on eradicating it, hoping to make the read-option go the way of the Wildcat and other near-extinct schemes.
Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 8:29 AM
Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano has been named the 44th George Halas Award winner, voted on by the Pro Football Writers of America
The former Ravens defensive coordinator became the third NFL head coach and fourth member of the Colts franchise...
| May 9, 2013
| 8:47 AM
The Ravens offense will be different without wide receiver Anquan Boldin, whose strong hands and bulky frame allowed him to snatch the majority of the passes in his area and, in turn, endear himself to Joe Flacco.
The trade of Boldin to the San...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 8:05 PM
The Ravens’ starters that did suit up for Sunday’s regular-season finale, began heading to the sidelines about midway through the first quarter. Pro Bowl running back Ray Rice went first, pulling on a winter cap and a black jacket. Quarterback...
| Jan 6, 2013
| 5:38 PM
Ray Lewis ran on the field one more time and the man who has written the Ravens’ defensive record book had another career first left in him. As quarterback Joe Flacco prepared to kneel down, Lewis jogged about 10 yards behind him and took his...
| Sep 9, 2012
| 5:59 PM
A football coach to the core, John Harbaugh loves motivational quotes and uplifting slogans.
He has some printed on T-shirts and others are framed and strategically placed in his office or around the Ravens' training facility.
One of his favorites,...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 4:48 PM
In a 5-minute span during the Ravens' season-opening 44-13 rout of the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday, safety Ed Reed intercepted an errant pass from Andy Dalton and returned it 34 yards for a touchdown.
Ray Lewis sacked Dalton and forced a fumble that...
| May 30, 2012
| 3:08 PM
Dean Pees has been through this before.
He was the linebackers coach for the New England Patriots when he learned that Tedy Bruschi, a Pro Bowl middle linebacker and one of the team's emotional leaders, had a stroke, putting both his 2005 season and...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 4:00 AM
When Jameel McClain was an unrestricted free agent in March, there was a sentiment that the inside linebacker, who had started 31 of the Ravens’ 32 games over the past two seasons, could be courted by a pair of former defensive-coordinators-turned-...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 12:30 PM
On occasion, Ray Rice likes to exchange sweaty jerseys with opposing players that he admires, and he already knows which Cleveland Browns player will be in his crosshairs after the final whistle blows Sunday afternoon.
Rice plans to seek out rookie...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 4:09 PM
Accustomed to bullying offenses with punishing hits and intimidating words, a traditionally stingy Ravens defense is suddenly vulnerable.
The fear factor seems to have vanished for a unit that has regressed since last season.
Heading into a pivotal game...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Every morning, Monday through Friday, blogger Matt Vensel will hook you up with reading material -- mostly on the Ravens but with some other Baltimore sports stuff, too -- to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday....