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  • Rebuilding the Ravens' offensive line is an exercise in patience

    Rebuilding the Ravens' offensive line is an exercise in patience
    When Joe Flacco takes his first snap Sunday, he will line up behind a left tackle who 10 weeks ago was toiling away in Jacksonville, a left guard who has already made as many stops as an Amtrak train, and a center who two years ago was blocking small-...
  • Ravens missing their pass rush in recent games

    Ravens missing their pass rush in recent games
    The Ravens' pass rush has been silenced, failing to record a sack and only hitting the quarterback five times during the past two games. Since sacking New York Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith three times on Nov. 24, the pass rush has slowed down....
  • Ravens struggle to utilize rushing game in loss

    Ravens struggle to utilize rushing game in loss
    Instead of trying to resurrect their slumbering running game, the Ravens abandoned it Sunday despite the return of starting running back Ray Rice from a strained left hip flexor. The Ravens only ran the football nine times for 24 yards with a 2.7...
  • Looking back at the Ravens' 23-20 loss to the Buffalo Bills

    Looking back at the Ravens' 23-20 loss to the Buffalo Bills
    Each week, Baltimore Sun reporters Aaron Wilson and Matt Vensel look back at the Ravens' previous game and that of their next opponent. Bills 23, Ravens 20 Strategy: A largely ineffective pass-first game plan was scuttled by a career-high five...
  • Ravens center Gino Gradkowski determined to improve

    Ravens center Gino Gradkowski determined to improve
    The Ravens knew that Gino Gradkowski would experience some growing pains as the replacement for six-time Pro Bowl center Matt Birk after his retirement. And Gradkowski is still learning on the job four games into his second NFL season. Gradkowski...
  • Ravens make unprecedented moves to improve the offensive line

    Ravens make unprecedented moves to improve the offensive line
    It should have been fairly obvious on Monday when Ravens coach John Harbaugh called the offensive line "disappointing," described the pass-blocking against the Buffalo Bills as "unacceptable" and talked about "working through" first-year starting center...
  • Ravens offensive line continues to work through its struggles

    Ravens offensive line continues to work through its struggles
    Ravens left tackle Bryant McKinnie might have played his last game as a starter on the offensive line on Sunday. McKinnie's pass-blocking breakdowns against the Miami Dolphins were part of a chaotic game for a Ravens' offensive line that eventually...
  • Weaknesses on Ravens offensive line have led to Joe Flacco absorbing more hits

    Weaknesses on Ravens offensive line have led to Joe Flacco absorbing more hits
    The contact came just after the ball left Joe Flacco's right hand. Miami Dolphins defensive end Olivier Vernon, who beat left tackle Bryant McKinnie on an inside move, slammed into Flacco's left hip and then followed through, sending the Ravens'...
  • Film Study: Looking back at the Ravens' loss to the Green Bay Packers

    Film Study: Looking back at the Ravens' loss to the Green Bay Packers
    Packers 19, Ravens 17 STRATEGY: A gambling approach backfired offensively in the red zone. Blockers didn't create enough holes and Ray Rice and Bernard Pierce failed to break tackles as a once-formidable running game was silenced again. Unable to...
  • Ravens offense trying to fix blocking breakdowns

    Ravens offense trying to fix blocking breakdowns
    It was supposed to be a fresh start for the Ravens' offensive line, unveiling new left Eugene Monroe last Sunday against the Green Bay Packers. While Monroe was largely solid in his starting debut since being acquired via trade with the notable...
  • Ravens make changes but still waiting for results with the running game

    Ravens make changes but still waiting for results with the running game
    The Ravens were unable to significantly revitalize their dormant running game Sunday despite making adjustments to their blocking schemes and running back Ray Rice appearing healthier and more explosive. The Ravens had vowed to tweak their blocking...
  • CBS performs even worse than Ravens in loss to Steelers

    CBS performs even worse than Ravens in loss to Steelers
    How bad did the Ravens look in their 19-16 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday? So, bad that CBS analyst Dan “I never publicly like to call a player or coach out” Fouts called them out at the start of the second half for the...