| Nov 16, 2012
| 6:15 AM
Every morning, Monday through Friday, blogger Matt Vensel will hook you up with reading material -- mostly on the Ravens but with some other Baltimore sports stuff, too -- to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday....
| Nov 16, 2012
| 11:00 AM
Among the variety of reasons why prognosticators think the Ravens will have the advantage against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday is Byron Leftwich's long windup.
Leftwich’s passing motion has been compared to that of a baseball pitcher and...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 3:32 PM
As the member of a family with deep roots in sports — including a few cousins who tried out for the NFL — Ashley Sims was familiar with witnessing feats of athleticism. But his eyes were opened when, as a 22-year-old junior defensive end at...
| Aug 6, 2011
| 3:20 PM
Anquan Boldin's roles this year extend beyond No. 1 wide receiver, fiery leader and part-time play caller.
When Boldin broke the huddle in Ravens' training camp Thursday, the 30-year-old wide receiver lined up next to wide receiver Torrey Smith, a rookie...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 4:14 PM
His fisticuffs with offensive tackle Oniel Cousins on Monday notwithstanding, rookie defensive end Pernell McPhee has already distinguished himself with Ravens defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano.
A fifth-round pick, McPhee had a sack in the team's 13-6...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 7:30 AM
It's hard to get too worked up about the preseason on either end of the spectrum, but the Ravens managed to ruffle some feathers Friday night. In the final minute of the 31-13 preseason win over the Chiefs at M&T Bank Stadium, Ravens quarterback Hunter...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 8:58 PM
Chiefs have issues
The Chiefs really need a win over the Lions.
Kansas City was coming off a 10-win season and was supposed to take the next step in Todd Haley's third year. They were favored to beat the Bills at home and...
| Sep 18, 2011
Todd Haley is focused on the future but drawing inspiration from the past.
The Chiefs coach, whose 0-1 team visits the Lions on Sunday, is at a pivotal moment in his career. His team needs to make a better showing than it did in a 41-7 loss to the...
| Feb 15, 2012
No room for sentimentality
There is only one way the Steelers should bring back Hines Ward next season — if they believe he can make them a better team.
There is no room for sentimentality or loyalty in the NFL....
| Jun 7, 2012
| 2:00 PM
Much has been made around here -- and elsewhere too -- about which players have and haven’t been attending the Ravens’ voluntary organized team activities the past three weeks. The Ravens were missing seven players during their first OTA...
| 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...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 12:05 AM
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — While instructing the Chiefs quarterbacks, Jim Zorn ducked and dipped his shoulders, shifted his hips, pump-faked the football and nimbly moved his feet.
It was just as he did in his days as a scrambling passer for the expansion...