| Nov 12, 2013
| 9:01 AM
Columnist Mike Preston answers questions emailed from readers after Sunday's Ravens victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.
Is Ray Rice done? -- Howard D.
Howard, can’t say that totally. No, he isn’t the same runner of the previous couple of...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 11:24 AM
When Ravens senior defensive assistant Steve Spagnuolo was running the New York Giants' defense six years ago, they won a Super Bowl behind a dominant front seven.
The Giants led the NFL with 53 sacks that season, including a dozen in one game to tie an...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 10:04 AM
During their Super Bowl season in 2012, the Ravens at times defied doubters, logic and historical precedent.
One trend they bucked, something that is starting to get a little attention in these dog days before training camp, is how the Ravens became the...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 4:59 AM
The roots of Juan Castillo intersect back to the plains of Texas where he began playing and coaching football.
And small-school ties have shaped the career of the Ravens' run-game coordinator.
Although Castillo, as the Philadelphia Eagles' longtime...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 3:47 PM
It's not unusual for the defense to be ahead of the offense at this point, but it appears the Ravens have a chance to be special again.
In the three-day minicamp that ended Thursday, the Ravens were impressive on defense and completely dominated the...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 6:06 PM
Steve Spagnuolo was traveling earlier this year visiting college football powerhouses Alabama and Ohio State when he came to a realization.
He couldn't envision himself not coaching this season.
Spagnuolo contemplated taking a year off from the NFL...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 8:45 AM
With his towering height and impressive wingspan, defensive lineman Chris Canty is one of the most imposing players on the Ravens roster.
Canty had a dominant minicamp, disrupting passing lanes and shoving offensive linemen into the backfield.
| Jun 2, 2013
| 11:43 AM
When the Ravens hired Juan Castillo as run-game coordinator and Steve Spagnuolo as senior defensive assistant, they added several years of institutional experience.
Both have strong ties to coach John Harbaugh from his decade on the Philadelphia Eagles'...
| May 31, 2013
| 3:55 PM
A year ago, Ravens defensive coordinator Dean Pees was the new kid on the block. Now, he's teaching a bunch of new players.
The Ravens still have a defense in transition. Gone are two eventual Hall of Famers, linebacker Ray Lewis and safety Ed Reed,...
| May 22, 2013
| 5:30 PM
I never put a lot of stock in OTAs because the season is still a few months away and there could be some significant changes to the roster before the regular season opener. But here are a few casual observations from watching the first workout open to the...
| May 14, 2013
| 10:25 AM
Unless you are a football junkie, you probably don’t know or don’t care that the Kansas City Chiefs hired Chris Ault, the man who invented the Pistol offense and coached Colin Kaepernick at Nevada, to a consulting gig.
But it might...
| May 3, 2013
| 1:07 PM
The Ravens have hired former St. Louis Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo as a senior defensive assistant.
Spagnuolo has been a defensive coordinator with the New York Giants and New Orleans Saints.
His background with Ravens coach John Harbaugh stems...