| Mar 12, 2013
| 2:46 PM
The free agency exodus from the Ravens' roster wasn't expected to necessarily include starting inside linebacker Dannell Ellerbe.
With middle linebacker Ray Lewis retired and Jameel McClain still not cleared to play football yet following a December...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 2:00 PM
Not often have the Ravens, who reveled in wreaking havoc with their pass rush under former defensive coordinators like Rex Ryan and Chuck Pagano, gotten close enough to the quarterback to create chaos inside the pocket this season. Their current...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 5:20 PM
Courtney Upshaw once lived in a house with no electricity or running water. He slept some nights on a worn couch that barely contained his growing frame. He arrived at the University of Alabama with little more than the clothes he was wearing.
| Mar 8, 2013
| 4:00 AM
The NFL offseason heats up on Tuesday when the free agency period begins and the NFL draft will take place next month. In anticipation of those events, blogger and reporter Matt Vensel will look at six key positions the Ravens might address in free agency...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 4:12 PM
Ravens 13, Steelers 10
Strategy: Cam Cameron tried a rock 'em sock 'em approach to keep the Steelers honest and make them respect play-action, but Ray Rice was stonewalled by an aggressive, top-ranked defense. The Ravens didn't try to run in short-...
| Sep 23, 2012
| 3:00 AM
In this game-day staple, blogger Matt Vensel makes four sometimes-courageous predictions for the game. All he asks is that you don’t hold it against him whenever those predictions end up being embarrassingly wrong.
The Ravens get a chance for...
| Dec 23, 2012
| 7:25 PM
Flustered, harassed and repeatedly knocked to the ground by a relentless Ravens defense, New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning couldn't get his bearings Sunday.
Defensive coordinator Dean Pees stuck with an aggressive approach, blitzing defenders...
| Dec 25, 2012
| 12:23 PM
Ravens 33, Giants 14Ravens 33, Giants 14
Strategy: Offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell finally put his creative stamp on the offense, orchestrating season highs with 533 yards of total offense and 224 rushing yards. That included an option pitchout...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 5:52 PM
Ravens 28, Redskins 31
Strategy: In his last day on the job before being fired Monday morning after five years in Baltimore, offensive coordinator Cam Cameron called one of his more effective games even though mounting behind-the-scenes discord...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 4:00 AM
You at least have to give young outside linebacker Courtney Upshaw some credit in acknowledging that he’s fighting weight issues and “it’s not a good look” to come into the various minicamps for a second straight year out of shape....
| Dec 4, 2012
| 4:59 PM
Steelers 23, Ravens 20
Strategy: The Ravens aggressively tried to strike deep, but were largely inefficient. Wide receiver Torrey Smith was targeted eight times, but only generated three catches for 31 yards. They wavered between a smash-mouth...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 5:28 AM
The Ravens don’t use injuries as an excuse, and nor should their fans. However, it is pretty amazing to look at how hard their defense has been hit this season. It’s hardly the only reason, but it has to be considered when discussing why...