Columnist Mike Preston answers questions about the leadership shown by quarterback Lamar Jackson, whether Ar’Darius Washington could step in at safety and how the offensive line is shaping up early in the season.
We kept hearing how things had changed, how quarterback Lamar Jackson was calling his own plays and how this Ravens offense was going to evolve into a highly sophisticated passing attack. Calling Sunday's performance ugly would be nice, columnist Mike Preston writes.
Here’s how columnist Mike Preston graded the Ravens at each position after a 25-9 win over the Houston Texans in Sunday’s season opener at M&T Bank Stadium.
From top to bottom, there is no more competitive division than the AFC North. In fact, all four teams have a shot at reaching the postseason, columnist Mike Preston writes.
There is no doubt the Ravens were blessed with playing the Houston Texans in Week 1 on Sunday afternoon at M&T Bank Stadium. Let’s just call it preseason game No. 4, columnist Mike Preston writes.
General manager Eric DeCosta’s message is similar to the feelings of a lot of Ravens fans: When it comes to the 2023 season, he is confident but will proceed with caution, columnist Mike Preston writes.
The expectations for the Ravens are higher than ever before in the John Harbaugh era, but executive vice president Ozzie Newsome doesn’t expect to see much change. The core of Harbaugh's coaching philosophy remains the same.
Columnist Mike Preston writes that the Ravens' lackluster pass rush this preseason could be a sign of trouble when the games really matter.
Columnist Mike Preston shares his thoughts from Thursday's Ravens practice on the leadership of middle linebacker Roquan Smith, the improvement of third-year wide receiver Tylan Wallace, the progress of second-year offensive lineman Daniel Faalele and more.
Columnist Mike Preston offers his thoughts from Wednesday's Ravens practice on what appears to be an exciting offense, an inconsistent Lamar Jackson, depth at running back and tight end, the return of a few injured cornerbacks and more.
Columnist Mike Preston offers his observations from Saturday's Ravens practice on Lamar Jackson's deep passing, rookie wide receiver Zay Flowers' jab step, outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney's debut and more.
The Ravens are missing a bona fide shutdown cornerback, and injuries have further depleted their depth. That means the secondary will be tested early and often this season, columnist Mike Preston writes.
Despite playing behind veteran Josh Johnson in Saturday's preseason opener, Tyler Huntley has the edge for the Ravens' backup quarterback job, columnist Mike Preston writes
When Todd Monken became the Ravens' offensive coordinator in mid-February, he said he was going to attack the entire field. Well, I’m still waiting, columnist Mike Preston writes.
Columnist Mike Preston offers his observations from Monday's Ravens training camp practice on the team's defensive backs, Ronnie Stanley facing Odafe Oweh and more.
Columnist Mike Preston and reporter Timothy Dashiell offer their observations from Monday's first full-padded practice of Ravens training camp on the defense, Lamar Jackson's performance and more.
Columnist Mike Preston and reporter Timothy Dashiell offer their observations from Thursday's second day of Ravens training camp on safety Kyle Hamilton, the left guard battle, how the team is dealing with a heat wave and more.
From Lamar Jackson's progression in Todd Monken's offensive system to how the Ravens deploy their new wide receivers, here are columnist Mike Preston's seven areas of concern heading into training camp.
“It’s hard to execute if you’re not adapting, if you’re not looking into what is cutting edge,” Ravens offensive coordinator Todd Monken told columnist Mike Preston. “What you’re always trying to do is create a nightmare for the defense."
Columnist Mike Preston offers his observations from Wednesday's Ravens minicamp practice on Ronnie Stanley enjoying a healthy offseason, Todd Monken making a strong impression, players standing out on both sides of the ball and more.
Columnist Mike Preston shares his observations from Tuesday's Ravens minicamp practice on quarterback Lamar Jackson and wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. getting up to speed, an undrafted rookie standing out, intrigue at the left guard battle and more.
There has been a different Michael Pierce in the voluntary practices open to the media, columnist Mike Preston writes. His quickness and burst are clearly evident, and Pierce has embraced the workouts because he wants and needs to find his groove again.
Columnist Mike Preston offers his observations from Tuesday's Ravens practice on improvement from quarterback Lamar Jackson, competition heating up at wide receiver, linebacker and left guard and more.
Columnist Mike Preston offers his observations from Thursday's Ravens practice on a rough day for the offense and quarterback Lamar Jackson, the absence of star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and more.
In one final game, columnist Mike Preston writes, Notre Dame men's lacrosse's great players were all great again, and that was the difference in its 13-9 championship victory over Duke.
Calls for implementing replay review in college lacrosse will only grow louder after Duke's controversial overtime goal against Penn State in Saturday's NCAA semifinal. Columnist Mike Preston explains why the sport doesn't need it.
Columnist Mike Preston offers his observations from the Ravens' first open practice of OTAs on rookie wide receiver Zay Flowers, quarterback Lamar Jackson, offensive coordinator Todd Monken, second-year players Travis Jones and Jalyn Armour-Davis and more.
If he plays up to his potential, David Ojabo could become the elite, young pass rusher the Ravens have coveted since Terrell Suggs left Baltimore after the 2018 season, columnist Mike Preston writes.
A men's lacrosse team can ride a hot goalie far in the NCAA Tournament. Penn State, Army and Notre Dame might have the players to make a run, columnist Mike Preston writes.
Coordinator Todd Monken spent Wednesday's Ravens practice directing the offense like a downtown New York City traffic cop at rush hour, columnist Mike Preston writes, but quarterback Lamar Jackson wasn't there to see it.