Coffee Companion (10/10): How will the Ravens fare after the bye?

Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with 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:


Offensive guard Andrew Gonnella suffered a gruesome knee injury when his leg was severely twisted in Maryland's 21-16 loss at Georgia Tech on Saturday. ... Andy MacPhail is walking away from the Orioles, and manager Buck Showalter will remain in the dugout. ... Somebody threw a hot dog at Tiger Woods.

Hitting the links:


1. Kevin Van Valkenburg gives best- and worst-case scenarios for each of the Ravens' 12 remaining games [Baltimore Sun]

2. Poly, Maryland grad LaQuan Williams has found his way with the Ravens as an undrafted free agent [Baltimore Sun]

3. If you are going to Sunday's game, you probably won't spend half your life getting into the stadium [Baltimore Sun]

4. Mike Preston graded the first quarter of 2011 [Baltimore Sun]

5. The AFC North has fared well this season, as none of the division's four teams have a losing record [ESPN]

6. Everything is coming up roses for the Ravens [SI]

7. The Ravens' top five performances after the bye [Ravens Insider]

8. The Ravens' worst five performances after the bye [Ravens Insider]


9. It's a challenge for offensive linemen like Orlando Brown to keep their weight down after retiring [NPR]

10. Peter Schmuck: No matter his title, Buck Showalter will be calling the shots for the Orioles [Baltimore Sun]

11. Showalter is staying in the dugout; is that a good thing? [Orioles Insider]

12. The new GM's first task will be fixing the farm system [MASN]

13. The Andy MacPhail era is over [Oriole Post]

14. How good was Mark Reynolds' 37-homer season? [Camden Depot]


15. The Terps are facing a quarterback quandary [Washington Times]

16. Jeff Barker and Don Markus look ahead to the Maryland men's baskeball season [Tracking the Terps]

Video of the morning:

If they would have asked Ray Lewis to do this, somebody would have had a heart attack 

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