| Aug 16, 2011
| 6:09 PM
Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti continued to express optimism that the team will sign Pro Bowl defensive tackle Haloti Ngata to an extension.
But Bisciotti sounded surprised that the deal hasn't happened already.
"I'm having a hard time giving away $60...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 8:06 AM
Rex Ryan sure loves ex-Ravens.
Eron Riley, who earned a spot on the Ravens' practice squad 2009 as an undrafted wide receiver from Duke, was signed today by the Jets off the Broncos' practice squad.
The Jets were a little thin at wide receiver after...
| Oct 22, 2011
| 2:05 PM
Jarret Johnson still grimaces when he thinks about it.
For as long as he could remember, he'd been a strong guy. Some of it was country strength, the kind of muscles you build when you grow up in in a small Florida town on the Gulf of Mexico, raised by a...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 9:00 PM
Thanks to three touchdown drives by the first-team offense and a last-minute drive led by Tyrod Taylor, the Ravens overcame a 14-point first-quarter deficit to win their alleged preseason rivalry game against the Redskins, 34-31. Here is what is on my...
| Sep 5, 2011
Patriots vs. Packers
In the AFC, Rex Ryan has painted a bull's-eye on his Jets. No question, his defense has credentials. But his passing game is vulnerable and his quarterback is shaky in the red zone.
More likely, it will...
| Sep 8, 2011
| 3:03 PM
The Ravens don't pick a defensive coordinator.
They anoint one.
The man who gets to run their defense is already well versed with its tradition, is an advocate of its core principles and is eminently familiar with its personalities.
For Chuck Pagano,...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 1:30 PM
I'm not very good at making preseason predictions. Two years ago, I picked the Giants to beat the Chargers in the Super Bowl. Last season, I wrote a column saying the Ravens would go all the way, and they might have had they not fallen apart against the...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 8:02 PM
Super Bowl¿ champion: Patriots
AFC¿ championship game: Patriots over Texans
NFC¿ championship game: Saints over Packers
AFC division playoffs: Patriots over Chargers; Texans over Steelers
NFC division playoffs: Packers over Eagles;...
| Sep 11, 2011
Have the Eagles assembled the "Dream Team," or is this another fantasy football roster built to disappoint?
That's just one of the pressing questions heading into this NFL season.
A few of the others:
Did the lockout truly favor those teams with an...
| Sep 24, 2011
| 11:29 AM
RAVENS RUN OFFENSE VS. RAMS RUN DEFENSE: The Rams' rush defense is last in the NFL, having surrendered an average of 177.5 yards. St. Louis could be the ideal opponent for the Ravens to reestablish their running game, which was ineffective last week in...
| 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 26, 2011
| 7:15 PM
Maligned in past seasons for being too predictable and conservative, the Ravens offense was neither in Sunday's 37-7 rout of the winless St. Louis Rams.
Facing the league's worst run defense, the Ravens instead took to the air, and the result was a...