| Nov 30, 2011
| 8:38 PM
Trend sets that tone
It is possible teams will follow the Jaguars' lead and start their offseason housecleaning during the season.
It used to be that NFL teams waited until the season ended to do their dirty work. But it...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 3:00 AM
Jimmy Smith encountered the first test of his blossoming career when the Ravens rookie cornerback was targeted often in Sunday night’s 34-14 loss to the San Diego Chargers.
Starting for the injured Lardarius Webb, Smith, the organization’s...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 1:01 AM
1. If the Ravens could play against Cleveland's atrocious run defense every single week, Ray Rice might rush for 2,500 yards.
I don't want to denigrate the Ravens victory against the Browns. It was encouraging to see them prove, for the first time since...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 8:00 AM
Last week, I chatted with ESPN analyst and ex-NFL quarterback Tim Hasselbeck about San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers for an advance of the Ravens-Chargers game. While I had him on the line, I asked him about Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, who...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 4:15 PM
Disappointment and frustration might have been appropriate words to describe the emotions reverberating through the Ravens defense in the aftermath of Sunday night's 20-point loss to the San Diego Chargers.
Cory Redding had a different term in mind....
| Dec 25, 2011
| 1:08 PM
In the second quarter of the Ravens' 20-14 win over the Cleveland Browns on Saturday, Joe Flacco and Ray Rice perfectly executed what was perhaps the prettiest scoring play this season for Baltimore.
Lined up in the shotgun, Flacco took the snap from...
| Sep 25, 2011
| 8:32 PM
On five occasions in the Washington Redskins game Sept. 18, Rex Grossman dropped back and spotted his receiver. The ball's trek was interrupted midflight, though, batted down by defensive linemen and never coming close to the intended target.
| Sep 27, 2011
| 12:00 PM
Torrey Smith torched the Rams in Week 3, catching five passes for 152 yards and three touchdowns. Now he is burning up the waiver wire, and you can be sure that someone will claim him in your fantasy league.
I got a text message shortly after midnight...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Joe Flacco was one of 14 quarterbacks to start in all 16 games in the regular season. But Flacco’s durability extends even further back.
Flacco has never missed a regular-season start in his four years with the Ravens. Only the New York Giants&...
| Oct 4, 2011
| 12:00 PM
Desperation might be setting in inside your fantasy locker room if your squad is 1-3 or 0-4 at the quarter pole, especially if you’re in a cutthroat league where only four or six teams make it into the playoffs. We have enough data to see that...
| Oct 9, 2011
| 7:26 PM
We've reached the quarter pole of the NFL season, and it's probably fair to say we still don't quite know what to make of this Ravens team.
They've pounded two of their rivals (the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Jets), they've laid an egg against a...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 4:53 PM
In the lexicon of Navy football, they are called "loafs" — as in loafing. On defense, they come when linemen don't converge on a quarterback whose pocket has broken down; or when linebackers stop their pursuit of a running back about to break...