| Sep 14, 2011
| 4:00 PM
On the first day of training camp, Clarence Brooks, the Ravens defensive line coach, walked up to a whiteboard in the unit's meeting room and wrote two numbers — 27 and 48 — on the board.
After getting quizzical looks and no answers, Brooks...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 7:30 AM
Improving the pass rush was one of the top priorities for the Ravens this offseason, but unlike their other critical needs -- adding speed at receiver, bolstering the offense line, getting bigger at cornerback -- the Ravens have addressed it organically...
| Sep 25, 2011
| 5:00 PM
The Ravens easily corralled the Rams on Sunday, outgaining the home team by more than 300 yards in a 37-7 win. These are my quick-hit thoughts after the Ravens improved to 2-1 on the season:
1. So Torrey Smith is a bust, huh? The second-round pick became...
| Sep 25, 2011
| 7:20 PM
The defensive force the Ravens applied to the St. Louis Rams Sunday wasn't a surprise to the members of that proud unit.
"It's what's expected," inside linebacker Ray Lewis said after the Ravens' thorough 37-7 shellacking of the Rams at the Edward...
| Sep 27, 2011
| 1:26 PM
STARTER: Joe Flacco. BACKUP: Tyrod Taylor. COMMENT: There were no surprises here because Flacco and Taylor were locks to make the team. It's still undecided whether a banged-up Taylor (left shoulder contusion) will remain the...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 5:01 PM
After watching his New York Jets' offense get steam rolled in a 34-17 loss Sunday night, Rex Ryan paid the Ravens' defense the ultimate compliment, saying the group reminded him of the 2000 and 2006 units that he helped coach.
The Ravens' 2000 defense...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 11:52 AM
1. Expectations for Joe Flacco might have been a little too high considering all the new receivers the Ravens have been trying to integrate into their offense. That said, even his biggest supporters are starting to acknowledge that he needs to be more...
| May 2, 2011
| 12:09 PM
Perhaps the best way to grade this year's Ravens draft is to look at the smile on the face of Eric DeCosta, who walked into the team's news conference on crutches after tearing his Achilles' tendon earlier this month.
"Once we got the Smith boys [Jimmy...
| May 3, 2011
| 9:00 AM
The Ravens did well in addressing needs during last weekend’s NFL draft. In the first two rounds, they added a supersized press cornerback in Jimmy Smith and a speedy receiver with big-play potential in Torrey Smith. But they still have holes to...
| Oct 16, 2011
| 10:13 PM
For the better part of 2 1/2 quarters Sunday, Joe Flacco spent nearly as much time on the ground as he did upright, the offense struggled to finish off drives, and the Ravens couldn't get anything going in the running game.
When Houston Texans...
| Oct 16, 2011
| 7:07 PM
The carnage from the second half of last December's game in Houston came back to the Ravens in bold relief last week. It was so bad they didn't bother to watch the tape.
Memory served them all too well.
"Last year, playing them down there, they really...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 10:15 AM
Since entering the NFL as a second-round draft pick two seasons ago, Ravens defensive end Paul Kruger has contributed 12 tackles and just one memorable play -- an overtime interception against Dennis Dixon and the Steelers in 2009. But Kruger feels he...