| Jan 24, 2013
| 6:32 PM
When almost everyone else thought the team was coming apart, Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome thought his team was coming together.
It's hard to see a turnaround when a team fires its offensive coordinator during a losing streak late in the season,...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 12:15 PM
Last season, the Ravens got meaningful contributions from a few rookies, including second-round draft picks Courtney Upshaw and Kelechi Osemele. But where did they rank in terms of snaps played by first-year players?
According to ESPN, the Ravens ranked...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 2:21 PM
Ravens outside linebacker Courtney Upshaw is noticeably heavier this offseason after battling conditioning issues last year as a rookie.
Listed at 6 feet 2, 272 pounds on the roster after getting below 270 pounds last season following a failed...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 3:54 PM
As diminutive Ravens running back Bobby Rainey and punter Sam Koch belted several home runs at Ripken Stadium, cornerback Lardarius Webb came away even more impressed by what surrounded his teammates Sunday in Aberdeen.
A capacity crowd of roughly 6,000...
| 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....
| May 22, 2013
| 5:30 PM
I never put a lot of stock in OTAs because the season is still a few months away and there could be some significant changes to the roster before the regular season opener. But here are a few casual observations from watching the first workout open to the...
| May 17, 2013
| 12:00 PM
At 1,992 pounds, the projected front seven of the Baltimore defense will weigh just under a ton, which is about the same as a tiny smart car, a large walrus or the Johnny Unitas statue outside M&T Bank Stadium.
It could also be the heaviest front...
| 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.
| Jan 10, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Every morning, Monday through Friday, blogger Matt Vensel will hook you up with reading material -- mostly on the Ravens but with some other Baltimore sports stuff, too -- to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday....
| Jan 15, 2013
| 5:23 PM
Ravens 38, Broncos 35, 2OT
Strategy: It took a ton of wise decisions to triumph in the instant classic. Jim Caldwell blended aggressive deep passes with an old-fashioned approach on the ground, piling up 479 yards of total offense. Joe Flacco trusted...
| Dec 29, 2012
| 1:14 PM
RAVENS PASSING GAME: Quarterback Joe Flacco ended a troubling late-season slump by tearing up the New York Giants last week, throwing for 309 yards and two touchdowns to go along with a rushing score. Perhaps the best development for the Ravens was that...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 8:03 AM
Each Wednesday, blogger Matt Vensel will highlight five statistics that really mean something for the Ravens.
133 -- the number of Peyton Manning’s 204 passing yards on Sunday that came after play-action fakes.
For the first three quarters of...