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  • How did Pro Football Focus grade Ravens players this season?

    How did Pro Football Focus grade Ravens players this season?
    If you are one of the few avid readers of this blog -- thanks for keeping the lights on with your clicks -- or if you have checked out my work in the actual newspaper, you probably know that I am fond of Pro Football Focus, a website that I feel is one of...
  • John Harbaugh expects Arthur Brown, other 2013 Ravens rookies to 'make major strides'

    John Harbaugh expects Arthur Brown, other 2013 Ravens rookies to 'make major strides'
    At the start of each offseason, as we look ahead to what the Ravens will do to get better, we talk largely about the players they could draft (and also whom they might consider if they take a dip in the free-agent waters). We sometimes forget that last...
  • Ravens set sights on Senior Bowl to evaluate NFL draft prospects this week

    Ravens set sights on Senior Bowl to evaluate NFL draft prospects this week
    MOBILE, Ala. — The Ravens' belief in the value of the Senior Bowl as a tool to compare draft prospects from all levels of college football was evident last April. The team scouted half of its 10-player rookie draft class at the all-star game...
  • Who starts next to Daryl Smith at weak-side linebacker?

    Who starts next to Daryl Smith at weak-side linebacker?
    Before tonight’s preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons, Daryl Smith won’t dance out of the tunnel at M&T Bank Stadium like Ray Lewis used to do. Smith will, however, be the one who gets to replace Lewis at middle linebacker. With the...
  • 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....
  • Replacing Ray Lewis, Ravens' Daryl Smith focuses on 'finer points'

    Replacing Ray Lewis, Ravens' Daryl Smith focuses on 'finer points'
    Ravens middle linebacker Daryl Smith takes a rapid-fire inventory prior to every snap, diagnosing the offense's nuances, formations and personnel while barking out defensive signals. Tapping his feet with excess energy and pointing his fingers to make...
  • Film Study: Looking back at the Ravens' loss to Denver

    Film Study: Looking back at the Ravens' loss to Denver
    Broncos 49, Ravens 27 Strategy: During a blowout loss to the Broncos, offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell tried to get quarterback Joe Flacco into a rhythm with new targets, running the shotgun on 62 of 87 snaps while mixing in 24 no-huddle plays. A...
  • 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...