| Aug 25, 2013
| 6:06 PM
As the final round of the 2013 draft began in April and Matt Furstenburg agonized over where his NFL career would begin, the former Maryland tight end got a phone call that eased some of his anxiety.
So many people — from friends and former...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 10:37 AM
You know how you wake up on Sunday morning and enjoy the challenge of trying to complete the crossword puzzle or the Sudoku in the newspaper? That’s how NFL defensive coordinators and coaches when they wake up in the morning feel about the read-...
| 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-...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 1:48 PM
For Baltimore sports fans, now is the early spring of our discontent.
Could it really be that just six weeks ago, we were living in sports fandom ecstasy? The Baltimore Ravens were parading down Pratt Street hoisting a Vince Lombardi Trophy, having won...
| 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...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 9:14 AM
OK Baltimore Ravens fans, I told you last week that I would let you know my take on this Sunday's Super Bowl, pitting your beloved Ravens against the San Francisco 49ers in New Orleans.
First, let's get rid of the obvious. People are calling it the...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 11:30 AM
In case you hadn’t heard, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh and his baby bro, San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh, will become the first brothers to duke it out as dueling head coaches in the Super Bowl.
Those two have been peppered with...
| Feb 3, 2013
| 10:09 PM
Only the sound of celebratory car horns cancelled out the singing and chanting of Towson's Ravens fans Sunday night just moments after the team sealed a 34-31 win over San Francisco to earn the franchise's second Super Bowl title.
"We waited 12 years...
| Feb 4, 2013
Dark Horse patrons cheered and hugged each other, and chanted Ravens' fans' signature rendition of "Seven Nation Army" as the Ravens cruised to a 34-31 victory in Super Bowl XLVII over the San Francisco 49ers.
"I've never watched football before. . ....
| Jan 30, 2013
| 4:05 AM
Years before he became a successful head football coach at Atholton High School, Kyle Schmitt had dreams of becoming a starting offensive lineman in the National Football League.
The highlight of that dream would have been playing in a Super Bowl....
| Jan 30, 2013
| 8:38 AM
Each day this week, Baltimore Sun reporter and blogger Matt Vensel will break down a key matchup from Sunday’s Super Bowl. Today, he looks at how the Ravens might handle 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree.
The Ravens ran through a gauntlet of...