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  • Are the Ravens now the Patriots of the Mid-Atlantic?

    Are the Ravens now the Patriots of the Mid-Atlantic?
    I couldn’t help but notice a couple of trends with the Ravens’ four offseason additions so far. First, the Ravens signed four players who were cut by other teams this past offseason. Why is that significant, other than the chips they might...
  • Michael Huff says he's looking forward to carrying on Ed Reed's tradition

    Michael Huff says he's looking forward to carrying on Ed Reed's tradition
    The significance of replacing Ed Reed resonated strongly with new Ravens free safety Michael Huff, a feeling he imparted to the former NFL Defensive Player of the Year. Before Huff officially signed his three-year, $6 million contract, he texted Reed to...
  • Ravens news, notes and opinions on Ayanbadejo, Thompson, Te'o and more

    Ravens news, notes and opinions on Ayanbadejo, Thompson, Te'o and more
    I mentioned this on my Twitter account, but I wanted to go into a little more detail here. Eight of the nine oldest Ravens – and the six oldest overall - from the team that won the Super Bowl two months ago are no longer under contract with the...
  • Upbeat Harbaugh not sweating Ravens' losses, hopeful of Reed return

    Upbeat Harbaugh not sweating Ravens' losses, hopeful of Reed return
    The reality of the Ravens’ salary cap situation and post Super Bowl XLVII world hit coach John Harbaugh early last week. With the Ravens failing to convince wide receiver Anquan Boldin to take a pay cut and not willing to carry his $6 million salary...
  • Ravens sticking by 'next man up' mantra after loss of Ed Reed to Texans

    Ravens sticking by 'next man up' mantra after loss of Ed Reed to Texans
    The Ravens' three-word mantra remains unchanged: Next man up. That adage is about to be tested. The Super Bowl champions' defense has been impacted heavily by free agency as well as Ray Lewis' retirement and cutting strong safety Bernard Pollard, the...
  • Ravens will have options in the pass rush after adding Elvis Dumervil

    Ravens will have options in the pass rush after adding Elvis Dumervil
    The acquisition of outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil creates questions about how the snaps will be divvied up amongst him, Terrell Suggs and Courtney Upshaw, but the Ravens' coaches will tell you that it's a good problem to have. Especially when...
  • Ed Reed leaves Texans' building without deal, talks continuing

    Ed Reed leaves Texans' building without deal, talks continuing
    After two days of being aggressively recruited by the Houston Texans, veteran free safety Ed Reed left Texas on Friday afternoon without agreeing to terms as he returned to his home in Atlanta. In what remains a fluid situation with the two sides...
  • How the Ravens changed in a week

    How the Ravens changed in a week
    A little more than a month since the Super Bowl XLVII victory parade, the party has officially ended for the Ravens. When they next take the field for the start of organized team activities, the Ravens will have a significantly different look from the...
  • Eagles pounce on Asomugha

    Free agency officially opened Friday, and the Eagles wasted no time making an enormous splash by signing cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha. The five-year deal with the former Raider is worth a reported $60 million, including $25 million guaranteed. Asomugha,...
  • Film breakdown: Things that have previously worked against the Cowboys probably won't work this year

     
    The last two years, the Eagles have been killing the Cowboys with a fairly basic counter trap play. Here's the play in the form of X's and O's: Here's how it works against a 3-4 set that the Cowboys run:......
  • 40 things to know about Will Muschamp on his 40th birthday

     
    Florida coach Will Muschamp turns 40 years old today, a milestone that fans are hoping precedes a successful start to his head coaching career. (And writers are hoping doesn't precede an “I'm a man, I'm 40!” rant like this.) In honor of...
  • Dallas Cowboys 2011 Season Preview

    Dallas Cowboys 2011 Season Preview
    The city of Dallas finally rejoiced when NBA superstar Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks brought a championship back home in June. The Mavericks, San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets have given the state of Texas a combined seven NBA titles since the...