| Feb 14, 2014
| 3:45 PM
The line in the sand has to be drawn soon.
For the Ravens to be successful in the offseason, a top priority is getting Pro Bowl outside linebacker Terrell Suggs to agree to a contract extension, freeing up some salary cap room to sign other players....
| Feb 12, 2014
| 5:23 AM
At this time last year, the Ravens were still basking in the glow of their Super Bowl XLVII championship while formulating a game plan aimed at keep them among the league’s elite.
The biggest item on their to-do list was to re-sign quarterback Joe...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 8:16 AM
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...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 7:15 AM
As my colleague Peter Schmuck pointed out in a column earlier this week, you often have to read between the lines at the “State of the Ravens” address to learn more about the front office’s offseason intentions. I’ll attempt to...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 7:19 AM
The snapshot of the Ravens' defense last season displays plenty of improvement, regaining stinginess overall as a run defense along with an occasionally formidable pass rush.
However, a deeper look showed a recurring defensive flaw late in games that...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The Ravens have maintained an expensive tradition of rewarding their top players with contracts that approach or exceed the gold standard as the highest in the NFL.
Besides quarterback Joe Flacco's blockbuster $120.6 million contract signed in March...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 10:45 AM
There is a saying when it comes to Ozzie Newsome and the Ravens. No, not “In Ozzie We Trust,” but it has a similar refrain. It’s that the Ravens, who are respected across the NFL for their talent evaluation above all else, have shown...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 4:26 PM
When running back Ray Rice plunged into the middle of the line on third-and-10 for a gain of 2 yards just before Tucker's dramatic boot, it didn't seem particularly significant.
But given that kucker Justin Tucker's kick narrowly cleared the crossbar by...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 6:54 PM
Daryl Smith has been a Raven for a little more than six months, long enough for the veteran middle linebacker to get swept up in the late-season feeling that has seemingly overtaken the organization for a second straight year.
"We believe that the...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 6:53 PM
Ravens 18, Lions 16
STRATEGY: The Ravens broke character defensively, deploying cornerback Jimmy Smith to match up in press coverage against Lions star wide receiver Calvin Johnson. He was primarily responsible for limiting Johnson to six receptions for...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 12:30 PM
It will probably feel a little odd when Tom Brady walks behind center for the first time Sunday afternoon.
Whenever Brady played the Ravens in the past, he would look for Ed Reed lurking in the secondary -- he wrote “Find 20 on every play”...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 10:05 PM
Between the precision of quarterback Tom Brady and running back LeGarrette Blount busting through tackles Sunday, the Ravens' defense was perplexed by a balanced New England Patriots offense.
When the Ravens attempted to pressure Brady, he quickly...