Each morning, Monday through Thursday (and sometimes Friday, schedule permitting), 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:


The Ravens cleaned out their lockers Monday, and now they head into an uncertain offseason. Ravens coach John Harbaugh announced that offense coordinator Cam Cameron will be retained, and said that he still has confidence in QB Joe Flacco. ... Ravens FB Le'Ron McClain doubts he'll be back. OT Jared Gaither's status is up in the air and Harbaugh is optimistic that FS Ed Reed will return next season. ... The Orioles and reliever Jim Johnson avoided arbitration.

Hitting the links:

1. The Ravens' roster could look very different in 2011 [Baltimore Sun]

2. Here's how Mike Preston would fix the Ravens [Baltimore Sun]

3. What's next for the Ravens? [ESPN]

4. It was a depressing day at the Castle [CSN Baltimore]

5. Kevin Cowherd: Derrick Mason unsure whether he'll be back with Ravens in '11 [Baltimore Sun]

6. The Ravens want Haloti Ngata to be in purple for life [Ravens.com]

7. Might the Ravens bring in Plaxico Burress? [Ravens Insider]

8. Talking minor-league options and other tidbits [Orioles Insider]

9. Will Adam Jones have a breakout year in 2011? [MASN]

10. Alex Ovechkin thinks it would be "pretty cool" to start 2011-12 in Russia [Capitals Insider]

You said it:

"Joe Flacco is not a Field General. He is not even a Captain at the point, he is more of a corporal re-arranging a couple of guys so that they can try and do what they are told. He should be at least a Captain (Company Commander) but preferably a Lieutenant Colonel commanding a battalion, but he is clearly still only a vastly physically talented junior enlisted man." -- Jima on Joe Flacco


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

Which Super Bowl matchup do you want to see?

Video of the morning:

This old guy goes nuts to a Black Eyed Peas song at Lakers-Wizards game [hat tip to Hot Clicks]

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