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  • Matt Vensel's Monday morning NFL power rankings

    Matt Vensel's Monday morning NFL power rankings
    Every Monday morning, the day after my favorite day of the week but still hours before that week’s slate of games officially wraps up with “Monday Night Football,” I will bring you my weekly premature NFL power rankings. Why Monday?...
  • Are the Saints done for this season?

    Team missing Payton Dan Pompei Chicago Tribune No team is done for the season after two games, but the Saints are moving in that direction. The good news is there are 14 remaining games to make them forget about Games 1 and 2. The better news is the...
  • NFL drops severe penalty on New Orleans Saints

    NFL drops severe penalty on New Orleans Saints
    The NFL has dropped the hammer on the New Orleans Saints. And believe me, it was a heavy hammer. The league on Wednesday afternoon announced the punishment for the Saints in their bounty scandal. (And moments later, the New York Jets announced that...
  • John Harbaugh says New England Patriots' Super Bowl titles are 'stained'

    John Harbaugh says New England Patriots' Super Bowl titles are 'stained'
    Ravens coach John Harbaugh clarified comments he made on a local radio station Tuesday in which he said that Super Bowl championships won by the New England Patriots were "stained" and have "asterisks" because of the Spygate scandal in 2007. Those...
  • What should penalty for bounty hunting be?

    Hit them where it hurts Matt Vensel Baltimore Sun The NFL is going to drop the hammer on the Saints. The NFL handed out $750,000 in fines to the Patriots for Spygate and took away a first-round draft pick. The punishment slapped on the Saints...
  • Instant analysis: NFL comes down with heavy penalty on Saints

    Instant analysis: NFL comes down with heavy penalty on Saints
    Reaction from Baltimore Sun reporters and editors about the NFL’s penalties against the New Orleans Saints over the use of a “bounty” system on defense: Mike Preston, Baltimore Sun columnist: If NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell...
  • Bounty penalties include former Towson coach Joe Vitt

    Bounty penalties include former Towson coach Joe Vitt
    The bounty scandal involving the New Orleans Saints has ties to Baltimore. Assistant head coach Joe Vitt, who played linebacker at Towson University on the undefeated 1974 teamĀ and coaches that position for the Saints, has been suspended for six games...
  • Q&A with Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti

    Q&A with Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti
    Seated outside Monday afternoon at the posh Breakers hotel, the site of this week's NFL owners meetings, Steve Bisciotti, well-tanned and sharply-dressed, appeared as relaxed as ever. The Ravens owner doesn't have to be consumed by a bounty scandal, like...
  • Week 2: Sam Farmer's NFL picks

    Pro football reporter Sam Farmer breaks down the games. Last week: 11-5 Against the spread: 6-9-1 SUNDAY'S GAMES Bears (1-0) at Saints (0-1), noon TV: WFLD-Ch. 32 Line: Saints by 7 Over/under: 471/2 Bears were very sharp in opener, particularly on...
  • Ex-Towson State linebacker Vitt named interim Saints coach

    Ex-Towson State linebacker Vitt named interim Saints coach
    Joe Vitt went directly from the football field at Towson State to his first job in the NFL as the strength coach of the Baltimore Colts in 1979. A little more than 30 years later, Vitt finds himself in the middle of one of the biggest stories in the...
  • Harbaugh 'middle of the pack' among coaches, NFL.com says

    Harbaugh 'middle of the pack' among coaches, NFL.com says
    Ravens fans placated by the NFL’s decision to award the franchise with three prime-time games at M&T Bank Stadium may raise their hackles when they read an analysis piece on NFL.com. Gregg Rosenthal, the website’s Around the League editor,...
  • John Harbaugh at a glance

    Born: Sept. 23, 1962 Birthplace, Residence: Ann Arbor, Mich., Philadelphia Contract status: Unknown NFL service: Never played professionally. Coaching career: Spent his first and only season as the Philadelphia Eagles secondary coach this past season....