| Sep 16, 2013
| 1:14 PM
So far in 2013, the Ravens are missing a key element from their 2012 season: big passing plays down the field.
Last season, quarterback Joe Flacco had 1,100 passing yards, 11 touchdowns and no interceptions on passes thrown beyond 20 yards. He threw 92...
| May 22, 2013
| 7:43 AM
I don’t tend to make that many predictions. My thinking is that there is already enough material online that is less than certain, and I don't need to add to the morass. I try to confine my writing to topics with solid factual underpinnings and...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 10:37 AM
You know how you wake up on Sunday morning and enjoy the challenge of trying to complete the crossword puzzle or the Sudoku in the newspaper? That’s how NFL defensive coordinators and coaches when they wake up in the morning feel about the read-...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Baltimore Sun reporter Jeff Barker and editor Matt Bracken weigh in on the three biggest topics of the past week in Maryland sports.
What do you make of former Terps quarterback Danny O’Brien leaving Wisconsin and looking for a new school?...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 10:00 AM
The Ravens passed their way through three opponents in the first four weeks of the season, in the process soaring up the charts in many offensive categories. But in their past three games, the offense has not been as effective, particularly when it...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 7:03 AM
Baltimore Sun reporters Jeff Barker and Don Markus and editor Matt Bracken weigh in on the three biggest topics of the past week in Maryland sports.
What is the mood of Maryland's football program heading to West Virginia on Saturday as a four-touchdown...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 6:30 AM
Ho-hum, another game, another PR Hindenburg for the NFL. And this'll shock you. It had to do with the replacement refs again.
Of course, it's not like this one was nationally-televised or any -- oh, wait. Last night's Packers-Seahawks game WAS...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 7:49 AM
A sampling from around the world of sports about the Green Bay Packers-Seattle Seahawks finish Monday night:
Joe Posnanski, Sports on Earth:
Well, it's clear now: The Gods hate the replacement refs. That probably was obvious enough before Monday night's...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 1:35 PM
Perry Hall’s Chris Ricker and Parkville’s Danny Wittler play for rival football teams, but they will have something in common when they step on the field for the Ravens high school Quarterback Challenge Thursday night at halftime of the...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 3:52 PM
Curtis Painter is all too familiar with the fleeting nature of job security in the NFL.
In the span of less than a full calendar year, Painter went from backing up Peyton Manning to replacing the Hall of Fame-bound quarterback to being unceremoniously...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 4:48 PM
Joe Flacco basically blew off the question, and it was hard to blame him.
The day after he led the Ravens to the AFC championship with a terrific second-half performance against the New England Patriots, the whole paradigm had shifted. The day after...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 7:26 PM
The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association has published a three-book series to promote core values for those who participate and coach. It should be required reading for all athletes at all levels in our school system.