| Nov 29, 2011
| 1:00 PM
Fellow owners of Hakeem Nicks, I feel your pain.
I can also relate to what you’re going through if you own Greg Jennings, Reggie Wayne or even Anquan Boldin. Those fantasy maestros have been outscored by second fiddles this season with Victor...
| Dec 15, 2011
Jeff Fisher stands out
The best available coach for any opening is Jeff Fisher. You could throw Bill Cowher and Jon Gruden into the discussion, but it's doubtful that either would leave his comfortable broadcasting...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 10:50 AM
A little over 10 months ago, Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti provided a timetable for negotiations with quarterback Joe Flacco on a long-term contract extension.
"I would anticipate an extension that starts in 2012," Bisciotti told The Baltimore Sun. "Our...
| Dec 31, 2011
| 7:53 PM
Matthew Slater bulked up in a big way the moment he entered the NFL.
The Patriots handed the former UCLA standout not just one Yellow Pages-sized binder but two — one for offense, the other for defense.
"The first day in this building, they gave...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 10:15 AM
The lockout is over, the NFL is back, training camps have kicked off and free agency has died down after a frantic few days. Now that we have had a chance to survey the NFL landscape, we know which players to watch in 2011 and we have a pretty good idea...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 12:05 AM
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — While instructing the Chiefs quarterbacks, Jim Zorn ducked and dipped his shoulders, shifted his hips, pump-faked the football and nimbly moved his feet.
It was just as he did in his days as a scrambling passer for the expansion...
| Aug 8, 2011
| 12:15 PM
Because traditional statistics are no longer good enough for the Worldwide Leader, the folks over at ESPN have invented a new quarterback rating system that they will undoubtedly cram down our throats non-stop for the next six months. Get ready for a...
| Aug 15, 2011
| 11:00 AM
I'm pleased to announce that I will be bringing back my weekly fantasy football column this fall. Why am I so pleased? Because it gives me an excuse to tinker with my fantasy football teams when I'm on the clock.
I’m scaling back to four or five...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 7:21 PM
Ravens fans apparently weren't the only ones anticipating rookie cornerback Jimmy Smith's debut at M&T Bank Stadium.
The 27th overall pick of the draft in April, Smith got an NFL welcome from the Kansas City Chiefs, who targeted the Ravens' top pick...
| Aug 21, 2011
| 5:14 PM
The biggest answer that came out of Friday's preseason game for the Ravens is that they are better this season at cornerback — perhaps much better.
Jimmy Smith, the first-round pick who came with a caution flag, held his own against the Kansas City...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 1:30 PM
In last week's installment of Fantasy Fodder, I cautioned you to not panic and trade away one of five notable early-season disappointments if your team was stuck in the cellar. I hope this past week was better for you.
This week, we're going to turn...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 12:30 PM
Both coach John Harbaugh and players like center Matt Birk and left tackle Bryant McKinnie agreed that Joe Flacco has been on the receiving end of too many hits lately.
The only one who disagrees is the Ravens quarterback himself.
Asked if he...