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  • Ravens defense struggles to stop Patriots' balanced offense

    Ravens defense struggles to stop Patriots' balanced offense
    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...
  • Film Study: Looking back at the Ravens' loss to the Patriots

    Film Study: Looking back at the Ravens' loss to the Patriots
    Patriots 41, Ravens 7 STRATEGY: Joe Flacco's sprained left knee meant the Ravens were even more reliant than usual on the shotgun formation rather than have him drop back in the pocket. They ran the shotgun 67 of 74 snaps, trying in vain to increase the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ravens Q&A with Mike Preston

    Ravens Q&A with Mike Preston
    Each week, Baltimore Sun columnist Mike Preston will answer questions from readers about the Ravens. You can submit questions during every game to sports@baltimoresun.com. Here are this week's questions and answers: For the last five years, the Ravens...
  • Ravens should bring back Arthur Jones, but let a couple of others go

    Ravens should bring back Arthur Jones, but let a couple of others go
    Now that the 2013 season is over, the Ravens will begin part two of their rebuilding process. There won't be the cleansing of superstar talent like last offseason, but it will be almost as interesting. A team that prides itself on having a strong...
  • Ravens middle linebacker Daryl Smith: 'I think they want me back'

    Ravens middle linebacker Daryl Smith: 'I think they want me back'
    Ravens veteran middle linebacker Daryl Smith stabilized the defense this season after Ray Lewis' retirement. Signed in June to a one-year, $2.125 million contract, Smith delivered on the Ravens' relatively modest investment after being signed to the...