| Sep 16, 2013
| 4:00 AM
The Ravens are just two games into their grueling 16-game regular season, and while they are still trying to figure out what their identity will be on offense, it’s becoming pretty clear what they hope that identity will be.
The Ravens have ran...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 10:15 AM
Joe Flacco's much awaited McDonald's TV spot has been released, and it features the Ravens quarterback and San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick battling over a box of chicken wings.
It also has a tinge of Super Bowl XLVII humor in it.
| 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 1, 2013
| 11:59 AM
Lost amid most of the talk about the Ravens’ overhaul of their Super Bowl-winning defense is the fact that during the regular season, last year’s group was serviceable on its best days and extremely vulnerable on its worst.
| May 29, 2013
| 11:45 AM
In the wake of Michael Crabtree tearing his Achilles tendon, the San Francisco 49ers' trade for former Ravens wide receiver Anquan Boldin became an even more pivotal acquisition.
Without Boldin, who was unloaded to the 49ers in exchange for a sixth-...
| May 20, 2013
| 2:00 PM
The Ravens have bolstered the talent and depth on their defensive line this offseason with the additions of Chris Canty and Marcus Spears and the selection of big nose tackle Brandon Williams in last month’s NFL draft.
But with all that...
| May 14, 2013
| 10:25 AM
Unless you are a football junkie, you probably don’t know or don’t care that the Kansas City Chiefs hired Chris Ault, the man who invented the Pistol offense and coached Colin Kaepernick at Nevada, to a consulting gig.
But it might...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 2:36 PM
Imagine the football field as a chess board, its synthetic green grass replaced with two-toned squares.
Picture wideouts as rooks rocketing up and down the edges of the board and backs as bishops slashing through a front line of pawns. Tight ends and...
| Feb 3, 2013
| 10:33 PM
Ray Lewis' last ride has ended with a Ravens coronation, and the vision he has been telling his teammates about for more than a decade is now fulfilled.
Twelve years since they won their first Super Bowl with Lewis and the defense leading the way, the...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 8:23 AM
Every Monday morning, the day after my favorite day of the week but still hours before that week’s slate of games officially wraps up with “Monday Night Football,” I will bring you my weekly premature NFL power rankings.
| Jan 22, 2013
| 6:41 PM
Ravens 28, Patriots 13
Strategy: The Ravens' winning equation in the AFC championship was provided by fast-paced no-huddle, shotgun concepts and enough runs to keep the Patriots honest. Play-action was effective, particularly in the second half when Joe...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 1:57 PM
With little salary cap room and other priorities, the Ravens knew that they’d lose several key contributors from the team that beat the San Francisco 49ers last month to win Super Bowl XLVII. Their first free
agent defection came less than an hour...