| Aug 8, 2013
| 10:07 AM
After months of waiting and wondering, we will finally get our first look at the revamped Ravens defense in a game tonight when the Ravens open the preseason against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who went 7-9 in 2012.
Yes, I know it is just an exhibition...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 7:40 AM
The Ravens defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 44-16, in Thursday night’s preseason opener. While many of the starters played only a quarter, they were in there long enough for me to make a few observations about when and how certain players were...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 4:21 PM
The Ravens' roster remained heavy on wide receivers and precariously light on healthy tight ends as they got down to the limit of 53 players before a Saturday night NFL deadline.
Although the Ravens cut ties with disappointing wide receiver Tandon Doss,...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 6:20 PM
ST. LOUIS — The Ravens’ starting offense and defense in the preseason finale against the St. Louis Rams on Thursday looked nothing like the units that will be on the field next week in the regular-season opener against the Denver Broncos....
| Aug 28, 2013
| 7:11 AM
Each Wednesday, blogger Matt Vensel will highlight five statistics that really mean something for the Ravens.
76.2 -- Joe Flacco’s completion percentage in the Ravens’ first three preseason games.
The Ravens quarterback has a 60.5 career...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 6:43 PM
For today's NFL offenses, three is a magic number.
As quarterbacks throw more passes and point totals continue to rise, teams are keeping fullbacks and blocking tight ends on the sideline and using three wide receivers on more than half of their...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 7:37 AM
The Ravens have a new cast of characters on their coverage teams in 2013, but in last week’s preseason loss, their punt coverage team experienced the kind of breakdown that plagued them during the playoffs in 2012.
In the first quarter of the loss...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 7:18 PM
The Ravens are running out of excuses and cornerback Jimmy Smith is running out of time.
We just keep waiting and waiting and waiting ...
And so far, there has been very little production, at least for what you'd expect out of a first-round pick....
| Aug 14, 2013
| 1:58 PM
Ravens defensive coordinator Dean Pees puts the film on during defensive meetings and encourages his fellow coaches not to speak. As the footage rolls, he wants to hear only the voices of his players.
Loud responses are welcome. Silence isn't. A wrong...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 12:12 PM
When the Ravens defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers last November at Heinz Field, veteran strong safety James Ihedigbo had a key sack late in the game.
Ihedigbo knocked quarterback Byron Leftwich to the turf, and the Steelers' backup was slow to get up and...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 11:57 AM
Reacting instinctively as quarterback Joe Flacco launched a deep throw toward the sideline during an offseason practice, free safety Michael Huff accelerated toward the football to deflect it out of bounds.
It was an example of the range the Ravens...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 6:21 AM
As we get closer to training camp, you’ll undoubtedly see plenty of stories about the various position competitions expected to commence when the Ravens have their first full-team practice July 25.
One of the main ones that figures to be...