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  • Snap count observations from the Ravens' win over Pittsburgh on Thursday night

    Snap count observations from the Ravens' win over Pittsburgh on Thursday night
    When the Ravens played the Pittsburgh Steelers last month, Jameel McClain played his first game in nearly a year and took the majority of the snaps at weak-side linebacker in place of Josh Bynes, who sat out the game with an infected finger. After that...
  • Ravens notebook: Steelers' Mike Tomlin drifts close to Jacoby Jones on return

    Ravens notebook: Steelers' Mike Tomlin drifts close to Jacoby Jones on return
    Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin drifted onto the field with his back turned to the play in the third quarter Thursday night, narrowly avoiding a collision with Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones during a long kickoff return. The bizarre sequence...
  • On the Anquan Boldin trade, hindsight and letting a player go too early

    On the Anquan Boldin trade, hindsight and letting a player go too early
    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...
  • Film Study: Looking back at the Ravens' 34-17 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals

    Film Study: Looking back at the Ravens' 34-17 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals
    Bengals 34, Ravens 17 STRATEGY: To the bitter end, the Ravens remained true to their identity as a passing team, despite Joe Flacco's obvious pain and hampered mobility due to a sprained left knee. Flacco threw the football 50 times for 192 yards and...
  • Breaking down the 2013 Ravens with Dan Bryden of Baltimore Sports and Life

    Breaking down the 2013 Ravens with Dan Bryden of Baltimore Sports and Life
    In this week’s edition of Blogger on Blogger, I reached out to Baltimore Sports and Life blogger Daniel Bryden, who does a great job breaking down the Ravens, to wrap up the season. I would recommend you follow Dan on Twitter. MV: The running game...
  • 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...
  • After disappointing season, Ravens must gauge return on their priciest investments

    After disappointing season, Ravens must gauge return on their priciest investments
    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...
  • Reading between the lines on the Ravens front office's intentions this offseason

    Reading between the lines on the Ravens front office's intentions this offseason
    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...
  • Late-game defensive failures cost Ravens three or four games, Ozzie Newsome says

    Late-game defensive failures cost Ravens three or four games, Ozzie Newsome says
    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...
  • ESPN counts Ravens all but out in 'Countdown,' but game coverage solid

    ESPN counts Ravens all but out in 'Countdown,' but game coverage solid
    After watching ESPN’s “Monday Night Countdown” show, I wondered why they even bothered to play the game. All I heard for two hours, was how unstoppable Lions receiver Calvin Johnson was, and how all but impossible it was for the Ravens...
  • Ravens rookie safety Matt Elam overcomes slow start

    Ravens rookie safety Matt Elam overcomes slow start
    The final word belongs to Ravens rookie free safety Matt Elam. Following a week where he created unwanted headlines when he called Detroit Lions star Calvin Johnson "pretty old," Elam intercepted a Matthew Stafford pass in the final minute to preserve...
  • Ravens' Jimmy Smith shuts down Lions WR Johnson

    Ravens' Jimmy Smith shuts down Lions WR Johnson
    Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith was granted an assignment he coveted Monday night, a daunting task most other defensive backs would dread. Smith shadowed All-Pro Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson all over Ford Field, doing a respectable job...