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  • Ravens snap count observations versus the Broncos

    Ravens snap count observations versus the Broncos
    We knew the Ravens would be in the nickel a lot against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos, who have a formidable trio of wide-outs in Demaryius Thomas, Eric Decker and Wes Welker. They probably had to use it even more than expected as the Broncos went...
  • Ravens snap count observations versus Browns

    Ravens snap count observations versus Browns
    A week after Michael Huff struggled in a loss to the Denver Broncos, rookie Matt Elam, the team’s first-round pick in April’s NFL draft, replaced Huff as the starting free safety in Sunday’s 14-6 win over the Cleveland Browns. Elam...
  • Film Study: Looking back at the Ravens' 14-6 win over the Browns

    Film Study: Looking back at the Ravens' 14-6 win over the Browns
    Ravens 14, Browns 6 Strategy: Jim Caldwell is a strong proponent of the no-huddle, calling it on 33 of 71 offensive snaps as the shotgun formation was used 25 times. They were much more patient with the running game, grinding out yards and controlling...
  • Ravens snap count observations from Sunday's win over the Houston Texans

    Ravens snap count observations from Sunday's win over the Houston Texans
    With Ray Rice parked on the sideline in street clothes after suffering a hip injury last weekend, Bernard Pierce made his first NFL start Sunday against the Houston Texans. Predictably, it was his busiest afternoon to date. Pierce was on the field for...
  • Harbaugh gives Dumervil 4.0 marks across the board

    Harbaugh gives Dumervil 4.0 marks across the board
    When the six-game suspension of Denver Broncos star outside linebacker Von Miller for violating the NFL substance-abuse policy became official Tuesday, one of the first questions posed to executive vice president of football operations John Elway was if...
  • Ravens' Courtney Upshaw working in tandem with Elvis Dumervil

    Ravens' Courtney Upshaw working in tandem with Elvis Dumervil
    Ravens outside linebackers Courtney Upshaw and Elvis Dumervil are working in tandem on the strong side, a division of labor where Upshaw primarily handles run-stopping duties and Dumervil concentrates on rushing the passer. Both are listed as starters...
  • Pressing hard for a better pass rush

    Pressing hard for a better pass rush
    The central traits of the Ravens' revamped defense were on display to a degree during a preseason win Thursday night over the Atlanta Falcons when outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil repeatedly hit and hurried quarterback Matt Ryan. With the Ravens...
  • A look at how the Ravens will likely split snaps at linebacker

    A look at how the Ravens will likely split snaps at linebacker
    When the Ravens wrap up the preseason tonight against the St. Louis Rams, most, if not all, of their defensive starters won’t play a single snap. That’s OK, though. After an offseason overhaul that included the loss of two future Hall of...
  • Ravens give starters the night off in preseason finale

    Ravens give starters the night off in preseason finale
    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....
  • Ravens linebacker Courtney Upshaw has lost 20 pounds, trainer says

    Ravens linebacker Courtney Upshaw has lost 20 pounds, trainer says
    Ravens coach John Harbaugh challenged Courtney Upshaw to get in much better shape and upgrade his eating habits after a difficult offseason during which the outside linebacker’s weight increased to 295 pounds. Upshaw apparently received the...
  • Jacoby Jones compares conditioning test issues to taking ACT exam

    Jacoby Jones compares conditioning test issues to taking ACT exam
    Pro Bowl kick returner Jacoby Jones' initial failure to pass the Ravens' mandatory conditioning test put him under unwelcome scrutiny. Many wondered around the NFL what was amiss with the "Dancing With the Stars" third-place contestant. Jones passed...
  • Ravens notes: Courtney Upshaw arrives to camp lighter, in better shape

    Ravens notes: Courtney Upshaw arrives to camp lighter, in better shape
    Outside linebacker Courtney Upshaw dropped roughly 20 pounds over the summer after tipping the scales at 295 pounds in June. Upshaw attributed that weight gain to missing workouts while dealing with personal issues in his home state of Alabama. Although...