| Oct 2, 2013
| 7:38 AM
Now that the NFL season is here, I’m putting a twist on my weekly Blogger on Blogger series. Each week, I hope to enlist a blogger who regularly writes about the Ravens’ opponent to help me break down the game. This week, I exchanged emails...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 4:00 AM
The Ravens’ recommitment to the running game during Sunday’s 26-23 victory over the Miami Dolphins wasn’t reflected in their 3.3 yards-per-carry average, the simplest way to measure rushing efficiency.
But other numbers tell the story,...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Ravens 26, Dolphins 23
STRATEGY: Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell recognized a need for a more balanced, methodical approach, calling a season-high 40 runs for 133 yards. Torrey Smith, Ray Rice and Deonte Thompson were targeted on 24 of 32...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 5:07 AM
For Ravens rookie free safety Matt Elam, each game and pass targeted in his direction represents something of a new experience.
Each week, Elam faces the speed of the game, the subleties of the pass patterns and how quarterbacks attempt to bait him....
| Jun 26, 2013
| 4:00 AM
In eager anticipation of the 2013 NFL season, Baltimore Sun blogger and reporter Matt Vensel will take a daily look at one of the 13 opponents on the Ravens’ regular-season schedule. Today is the Miami Dolphins.
After traveling to Buffalo in...
| Nov 18, 2012
| 9:45 PM
There was no Ben Roethlisberger, Hines Ward or Ray Lewis, but as both teams predicted all week, it turned out to be more of the same with the Ravens-Steelers rivalry.
In a tense game dominated by both defenses, Ravens return man Jacoby Jones made the...
| Dec 2, 2012
| 7:22 PM
It wasn't simply the disgust of watching the Pittsburgh Steelers, their most hated rival, come to their stadium and revive their season while temporarily delaying the Ravens' bid to clinch a playoff spot.
That surely hurt but it was the manner in which...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 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....
| Sep 4, 2012
| 8:24 AM
With three teams making the playoffs and two winning 12 games during the regular season, the AFC North was arguably the NFL’s most competitive division last season. Unfortunately for the Ravens, it figures to be hyper-competitive again in 2012 --...
| 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...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 10:00 AM
Organized team activities and mandatory minicamp have come and gone, and the Ravens are off enjoying a little down time before the start of training camp. But my peers in the media never rest, which is why I have rounded up what several national media...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 2:20 PM
Penn State has enjoyed a fertile recruiting pipeline into Maryland high school programs during the past decade, and the most recent classes have been no different.
But now, the future is unclear for several players from Baltimore who have made State...