Ravens receiver John Brown doesn't say a lot, but no player has made a bigger impression during training camp. Brown hopes to put two injury-riddled seasons behind him, and he's no stranger to fighting back from difficult times.
Although the Ravens have given up an NFL-worst 11 sacks in the preseason, offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg said the offensive line performed better in Thursday’s win against the Los Angeles Rams.
A left foot injury kept the sixth-round pick out of the Ravens’ first 10 practices of training camp, but Senat still lined up at left tackle after the starting offensive line was removed from Thursday’s preseason game against the Los Angeles Rams.
It was hard to judge the Ravens’ performance against the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday night because the Rams held nearly 20 of their starters out, including quarterback Jared Goff and running back Todd Gurley.
After C.J. Mosley expressed his desire to see the defense open strongly against the Los Angeles Rams Thursday night, the Ravens' first team gave up zero points, one first down and 5 yards of offense in the first quarter.
Some fans found Wednesday that they could not transfer tickets to friends because of a system outage, leading to frustration. But on gameday, fans were happy with the new system, even preferring it to the old way.
Although all eight sacks Ravens quarterbacks absorbed Thursday night against the Chicago Bears can’t be blamed solely on the offensive line, coach John Harbaugh said, “We’ve got to be better up front.”
The man with the keys to the Ravens' revamped offense was former NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Robert Griffin III, signed as a potential backup quarterback before the Ravens used a first-round draft pick on the newer model, Lamar Jackson.
Robert Griffin III started the preseason opener against the Chicago Bears on Thursday night and rookie Lamar Jackson, the team’s first-round draft pick out of Louisville, played the second half. And both flashed something positive.
Ravens linebacker Kamalei Correa is among the former high draft picks fighting for a job on the team this year, and he helped his case with a first-quarter interception Thursday night against the Chicago Bears.
In Thursday’s practice, former Arizona Cardinals receiver John Brown caught two passes for touchdowns and another for a long gain from quarterback Joe Flacco, which might be a promising sign of their budding cohesion.
Wide receiver Breshad Perriman, the Ravens' first-round draft pick in 2015, said this season is “kind of like a make-or-break year, but at the same time, you can’t put that extra pressure on yourself.”
As Ravens training camp in Owings Mills is reopened to more members of the public, fans enjoy the shade and kid-friendly atmosphere, but some long for the intimacy of an earlier era at McDaniel College in Westminster.
C.J. Mosley began practice Thursday without a desired contract extension to keep him in Baltimore. But the Ravens middle linebacker said he's nonetheless ready to lead a revamped defense under new coordinator Don "Wink" Martindale.