| Dec 11, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Each Wednesday, blogger Matt Vensel highlights five stats that really mean something for the Ravens.
25 -- routes run out of the slot by Dennis Pitta on Sunday.
Four months after injuring his hip, Pitta made his season debut in Sunday’s win over...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 1:58 PM
Ravens defensive coordinator Dean Pees puts the film on during defensive meetings and encourages his fellow coaches not to speak. As the footage rolls, he wants to hear only the voices of his players.
Loud responses are welcome. Silence isn't. A wrong...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 12:00 PM
The Ravens didn't break the bank when they acquired veteran middle linebacker Daryl Smith this offseason, signing him to a one-year contract worth $1.125 million that included a $285,000 signing bonus.
The deal has a maximum value of $2.125 million if...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Whether it was Ray Lewis or Dannell Ellerbe manning the middle or Jameel McClain or Josh Bynes, Ravens inside linebackers did not defend the pass well last season. Only Brendon Ayanbadejo, a special teams regular who played sparingly on defense, had a...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 3:25 PM
The Ravens have been awarded veteran linebacker Robert James off waivers from the Atlanta Falcons.
The Ravens put in a claim on James after he was released Saturday by Atlanta during the final major roster cutdown.
James, 29, is a 5-foot-11, 224-pound...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 3:10 PM
Ravens middle linebacker Daryl Smith takes a rapid-fire inventory prior to every snap, diagnosing the offense's nuances, formations and personnel while barking out defensive signals.
Tapping his feet with excess energy and pointing his fingers to make...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 9:51 AM
Running back Ray Rice thoroughly enjoyed the resurgence of the Ravens' running game against the Chicago Bears and was still smiling days later in the locker room.
"It did feel good to get out in the open and get some yards," said Rice, who gained a...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 5:23 PM
Growing up in Plainfield, N.J., Ravens left offensive tackle Eugene Monroe would rise at dawn whenever his father was heading out for his latest contractor job.
As the youngest of 10 brothers and five sisters, Monroe quickly became accustomed to the...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 5:44 PM
Some of the Ravens either didn't know or didn't care about all that needed to happen — at least not at that moment — for them to make the playoffs. A 34-point loss to one of your biggest rivals has a way of making everything else seem...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The Ravens' defense dominated practice, particularly during goal-line drills where they stonewalled the running game.
Rookie fullback Kyle Juszczyk got stood up by inside linebackers Arthur Brown and Bryan Hall in lead-blocking situations.
| Jul 29, 2013
| 7:52 AM
For 17 seasons, Ray Lewis was a mainstay in the middle of the Ravens defense. The future Hall of Famer could do everything in his prime -- run, hit, cover and blitz. That’s why the inside linebacker rarely took snaps off.
Now, as the Ravens look...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 2:29 PM
When Maryland placekicker Brad Craddock showed up for his first lesson with Matt Stover in February, the former Ravens All-Pro was struck by how little the freshman from Australia knew about the mechanics and psychology of kicking.
Yet Stover saw...