| Dec 14, 2012
| 2:28 PM
Six running backs were drafted ahead of Ravens rookie running back Bernard Pierce last spring.
With the exception of first-round draft picks and starters Doug Martin (1,234 yards, 10 touchdowns) and Trent Richardson (869 yards, nine touchdowns),...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 6:41 PM
Ravens 28, Patriots 13
Strategy: The Ravens' winning equation in the AFC championship was provided by fast-paced no-huddle, shotgun concepts and enough runs to keep the Patriots honest. Play-action was effective, particularly in the second half when Joe...
| Apr 13, 2012
Second in a series exploring the April 26-28 NFL draft. Next: Tight ends.
There is not an abundance of elite running back talent in the draft, but there is some decent depth. That plays into the trend of teams finding backs later in the draft. Look for...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 7:05 PM
The Seattle Seahawks dispatched their NFC West nemesis to earn the franchise's second Super Bowl trip, rallying to beat the San Francisco 49ers 23-17 Sunday in the NFC Championship Game.
Seattle rallied from a 10-0, first-quarter deficit and didn't take...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 12:48 PM
The same day Jeff Ireland was removed this week Tom Gambles name surfaced as the front runner to replace him as the Miami Dolphins General Manager.
The Dolphins have finally sought permission to interview Gamble, who just finished up his first season as...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 3:44 PM
So much has changed for Dannell Ellerbe since the Super Bowl. He is in a new city wearing a different uniform for another AFC contender. He is now the leader that young players look to in key moments, instead of it being the other way around. And yes, his...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 3:26 PM
If Virginia Tech didn't want him, J.C. Coleman didn't want the stress.
It was the middle of his junior year at Oscar Smith High in Chesapeake, and though he'd just finished running for 1,402 yards and 21 touchdowns, he hadn't caught so much as a whiff of...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 2:58 PM
As part of this football blog, I’ll be writing a weekly college football gambling blog on Fridays. The first edition will be posted next week, just in time for opening weekend. My goal, as with every year, is to make enough money to offset my...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 10:00 AM
The NFL scouting combine starts Feb. 22. In advance of the NFL’s annual meat market in Indianapolis, staff writer Matt Vensel will examine each position and give Ravens fans the 4-1-1. Today he looks at running backs.
The top prospects: Trent...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Each day this week, Baltimore Sun reporter and blogger Matt Vensel will break down a key matchup from Sunday’s Super Bowl. Today, he looks at the challenge of defending Colin Kaepernick and the pistol offense.
In their stunning run to Super Bowl...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 6:00 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....
| Jan 30, 2013
| 6:44 PM
During the Ravens' first practice of the week at Tulane University heading into Sunday night's Super Bowl against the San Francisco 49ers, starting inside linebacker Dannell Ellerbe and tight end Dennis Pitta both participated fully.
Ellerbe returned to...