| Oct 5, 2013
| 1:38 PM
In March, change came to Torrey Smith nearly as fast as one of his trademark fly patterns. Veteran wide receiver Anquan Boldin had been traded to the San Francisco 49ers after a contract dispute, and Smith was suddenly the Ravens' top receiver.
| Oct 1, 2013
| 5:28 PM
Each week, Baltimore Sun reporters Aaron Wilson and Matt Vensel look back at the Ravens' previous game and that of their next opponent.
Saints 38, Dolphins 17
Strategy: The Dolphins, in their variation of the West Coast offense, rely on short drops...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 8:07 AM
Ed Dickson can't help but feel a little left out.
He had a front-row seat as Denver's Julius Thomas and Cleveland's Jordan Cameron broke free for long gains against the Baltimore defense. He has flipped on the highlight shows and seen New Orleans' Jimmy...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 9:08 AM
Each Wednesday, blogger Matt Vensel will highlight five statistics that really mean something for the Ravens.
880 -- Receiving yards for tight end Dennis Pitta and wide receiver Anquan Boldin out of the slot last season.
After the offseason trade of...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 6:02 AM
Now that the Ravens have declared tight end Dennis Pitta out for the season with a fractured, dislocated hip, his loss is expected to have a serious long-term impact on the offense.
Pitta was a clutch target who was particularly valuable to...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 9:33 AM
Looking ahead to the 2013 NFL season, Matt Vensel over the next few days will break down the five Ravens players worth drafting in your fantasy league and when you should draft them. Though they are worth picking up, he did not include the Baltimore D/...
| May 6, 2013
| 3:31 PM
On a recent sunny, picturesque Sunday morning in Owings Mills, there was a flurry of activity on the practice fields outside the Ravens' team facility. Bird songs occasionally pierced the chirping of whistles, whirring of portable generators and the...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 4:01 PM
Team missing Payton
No team is done for the season after two games, but the Saints are moving in that direction.
The good news is there are 14 remaining games to make them forget about Games 1 and 2. The better news is the...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Ed Dickson understood that what he said could be perceived as arrogance. But the Ravens tight end didn’t back down from his original contention that he thinks of himself as being one of the best in the NFL at his position.
“I expect a big...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 12:30 PM
For the first time since the beginning of last season, tight ends Dennis Pitta and Ed Dickson finished a game with a combined zero catches in last Thursday’s 23-16 win against the Cleveland Browns.
Chances are that scenario won’t play out...
| Dec 19, 2010
| 9:06 PM
The Ravens surprised a sellout crowd at M&T Bank Stadium with a new menacing look, and it had nothing to do with sporting all-black uniforms for the first time in three years.
A bruising running game sprang up when the temperatures dropped. A terrorizing...
| Oct 4, 2011
| 12:00 PM
Desperation might be setting in inside your fantasy locker room if your squad is 1-3 or 0-4 at the quarter pole, especially if you’re in a cutthroat league where only four or six teams make it into the playoffs. We have enough data to see that...