| 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...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 4:08 PM
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...
| 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...
| 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 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 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 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 1, 2014
| 4:00 AM
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...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 5:06 PM
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...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 11:02 AM
Each week, Baltimore Sun columnist Mike Preston will answer questions from readers about the Ravens. You can submit questions during every game to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are this week's questions and answers:
For the last five years, the Ravens...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 6:09 PM
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...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 5:11 AM
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...