Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with some reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday -- that way I'll have an excuse to do the same at the start of mine.

Running it back:


Ravens coach John Harbaugh on Monday backed Joe Flacco after the quarterback's poor outing in Cincinnati . ... Harbaugh continued to defend Ray Lewis and Terrell Suggs, too. ... Ravens assistant offensive line coach Andy Moeller was charged with a DUI. ... The Orioles beat the Red Sox on Monday.

Los links!!!:


1. Mike Preston: It's too early to panic about Ravens' offense [Baltimore Sun]

2. Do the Ravens lack an identity on offense? And what does that even mean? [Ravens Insider]

3. The Ravens' complaints fall on deaf ears [Cincinnati.com]

4. The Browns are the perfect opponents for the Ravens [MASN]

5. Tom Zbikowski is getting more comfortable on punt returns [Ravens Insider]

6. The Orioles are hitting on all cylinders, and at the right time [Orioles Insider]

7. Peter Schmuck is no longer expecting the worst from the Orioles [The Schmuck Stops Here]

8. Looking at the draft stock of Maryland wideout Torrey Smith [SI]

9. Alex Ovechkin is at center of the Capitals' rejiggered lines [Washington Post]

10. Karl Alzner's time has come [CSN Washington]

You said it:

"So enough with the "just run the ball" comments. It's insulting to anyone who considers himself a Ravens fan and has been paying attention to the NFL for the past 20 years." -- Chi Chi does not want the Ravens to just run the ball


Today's water cooler question (your response could be published in b):

What must offensive coordinator Cam Cameron do differently against the Browns on Sunday?

Video of the morning:

OK Go mesmerizes again in their latest video

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