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  • Fantasy Fodder: My 2011 all-disappointment team

    Fantasy Fodder: My 2011 all-disappointment team
    Last week, we looked at the biggest surprises of the 2011 fantasy football campaign. This time around, we will hand out dishonors to the disappointing (non-injured) players who have torpedoed our seasons so far. Try not to cuss too much in the comments...
  • Jimmy Smith feels no pressure to overtake Cary Williams as starter

    Jimmy Smith feels no pressure to overtake Cary Williams as starter
    Jimmy Smith is fully aware of the expectation that in his second full season with the Ravens and in the NFL, he should be poised to emerge as a starting cornerback. And perhaps because of that sentiment, Smith shrugged off that expectation. “I&...
  • Sean Considine finding his role within Ravens defense

    Sean Considine finding his role within Ravens defense
    When Tom Zbikowski – and to a lesser extent, Haruki Nakamura – left the Ravens, the team wasted little time signing Sean Considine to a free-agent deal. And after offseason workouts and training camp, Considine is listed as starting strong...
  • Third preseason game equals dress rehearsal for Ravens starters

    Third preseason game equals dress rehearsal for Ravens starters
    Over the last two weeks, the Ravens' starters have remained in preseason form. The first-team offense has gotten in the end zone once on seven total drives. The first-team defense has barely touched the opposing quarterback while the secondary has...
  • Ravens starters find a rhythm in preseason win against Jaguars

    Ravens starters find a rhythm in preseason win against Jaguars
    Joe Flacco faked a handoff, spotted Anquan Boldin alone in the back of the end zone and connected with hit him for the easy touchdown. He then ran to the sidelines, pumping his fist nearly the entire way. Preseason or not and regardless of the opponent,...
  • Ravens secondary to get tested by Lions' 'Megatron,' Matthew Stafford

    Ravens secondary to get tested by Lions' 'Megatron,' Matthew Stafford
    After a rocky start against the Atlanta Falcons a week ago, the Ravens secondary gets a shot to make amends when wide receiver Calvin Johnson, quarterback Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions visit M&T Bank Stadium on Friday night. But heading into the...
  • Ravens linebacker Courtney Upshaw makes his NFL debut

    Ravens linebacker Courtney Upshaw makes his NFL debut
    In his NFL debut, Ravens rookie outside linebacker Courtney Upshaw immediately got his legs chopped out from under him when he tried to penetrate the Detroit Lions' backfield. And the former Alabama star's frustration mounted during the same play when he...
  • Ravens stumped in preseason loss against the Lions

    Ravens stumped in preseason loss against the Lions
    The Ravens' offensive focus following last week's preseason opener was on sustaining drives. They'll spend this week talking about finishing them. The first-team defense has a host of topics to discuss from generating a pass rush to providing tighter...
  • Five who impressed, five who struggled

    Five who impressed, five who struggled
    The Ravens lost, 27-12, on Friday night to the Detroit Lions in their second game of the preseason. Below are five who impressed and five who disappointed. FIVE WHO IMPRESSED 1.  Paul Kruger, LB: It wasn’t a flawless game by Kruger, but he was...
  • UM's Heyward-Bey steps under the NFL scouting microscope

    UM's Heyward-Bey steps under the NFL scouting microscope
    Darrius Heyward-Bey's reputation preceded him this week in Indianapolis, where the NFL scouting combine will mint fresh millionaires and unmask impostors for its April draft. Scouts already know Maryland's mercurial wide receiver is lightning in a...
  • Raiders pick speedy Heyward-Bey

    Raiders pick speedy Heyward-Bey
    First came the euphoria for Darrius Heyward-Bey, then the sucker punch. When the Oakland Raiders made Heyward-Bey the seventh pick - and first wide receiver - of the draft Saturday, a group of 30-plus close friends and family exploded in delirium. Scant...
  • Game roundup: Bush run helps Lions win

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update 2, Seattle game added Game roundup: Bush run helps Lions win Reggie Bush had an 86-yard touchdown run in the first quarter that helped the Detroit Lions beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 13-12 in a preseason game...