| Aug 23, 2013
| 8:02 AM
Cornerback Jimmy Smith was a big topic of discussion in the past week after he allowed three catches for 55 yards and a touchdown to Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones in a matchup of 2011 first-round draft picks.
After that game, Smith...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 4:03 PM
Falcons keep coming
If you are looking for the next 1972 Miami Dolphins, you won't find it. That type of team does not exist. Not this year, anyway. Every team will have dips, valleys, slumps and losses.
But you have to give...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 9:46 AM
The NFL’s annual pre-draft meat market wraps up Tuesday, but one of the players generating the most buzz at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis was former Dunbar star Tavon Austin. His 4.34 in the 40-yard dash Sunday validated the gigabytes...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 11:45 AM
Time and weak opponents over the latter half of the preseason have quelled the concern over the play of the Ravens secondary in the first half.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones caught six passes for 109 yards and one touchdown in a quarter on...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 4:11 PM
One was expected to be a difference-maker right away. The other was supposed to take a little more time.
But last season, Cincinnati’s A.J. Green and Baltimore’s Torrey Smith both scared the bejesus out of NFL secondaries as the AFC North...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 6:15 AM
Every morning, Monday through Friday, blogger Matt Vensel will hook you up with reading material -- mostly on the Ravens but with some other Baltimore sports stuff, too -- to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday....
| Sep 6, 2012
| 8:05 AM
This week, each of the 32 NFL teams will start their seasons with renewed hope and dozens of reasons -- real or imagined -- to believe that they will be the ones leaving their sweaty fingerprints on the Lombardi Trophy at season’s end. But let&...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 3:00 AM
The indefinite absence of reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year and five-time Pro Bowl outside linebacker Terrell Suggs is already a worrisome topic with regards to the Ravens’ pass rush. It could also force the secondary to add another...
| Sep 9, 2012
| 10:48 AM
Here's a look at how the upcoming NFL season might unfold:
Super Bowl champion: Green Bay Packers over Houston Texans, 31-17
Prolific Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers solves formidable Texans front seven with series of quick throws to Jordy Nelson,...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 6:19 AM
Here's a look at the highlights and lowlights around the NFL during the opening weekend:
1. Peyton Manning is back.
The Denver Broncos' quarterback made an early statement in his bid for NFL Comeback Player of the Year honors.
In his first...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 10:36 AM
In this game-day staple, blogger Matt Vensel makes four sometimes-courageous predictions for the game. All he asks is that you don’t hold it against him whenever those predictions end up being embarrassingly wrong.
For the Ravens, the season begins...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 5:52 PM
Torrey Smith's first NFL training camp has been about adjusting to a new offensive system and a different level of expectations.
After an entire offseason of presuming he would be a backup as a rookie, Smith felt his NFL world change in a matter of...