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  • Ravens' red-zone defense, run defense regressing

    Ravens' red-zone defense, run defense regressing
    The Ravens' traditionally stout red-zone defense and run defense is suddenly headed in the wrong direction at the end of the season. The Ravens were ranked first in the NFL in red-zone defense heading into their game against the Minnesota Vikings on...
  • Arthur Jones, Ray Rice, Torrey Smith not practicing today

    Arthur Jones, Ray Rice, Torrey Smith not practicing today
    As the Ravens held practice on their indoor field Tuesday to start preparations for Sunday's regular-season finale against the Cincinnati Bengals, three starters weren't present during the portion open to reporters. That includes defensive lineman...
  • Ravens snap count observations from the unofficial first half of the 2013 season

    Ravens snap count observations from the unofficial first half of the 2013 season
    When the Ravens signed middle linebacker Daryl Smith this past spring, perhaps the biggest question was whether Smith would be able to stay healthy for all 16 games. The 31-year-old had missed only four games in his career before a groin injury...
  • Ravens cut Marcus Spears and Michael Huff, two of their veteran offseason additions

    Ravens cut Marcus Spears and Michael Huff, two of their veteran offseason additions
    Eleven days ago, Ravens coach John Harbaugh vowed to do “whatever it takes” to turn around a season headed in the wrong direction. As Ravens’ players reported to the team facility Wednesday and learned of the release of defensive end...
  • 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...
  • 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...