Maybe it should be some consolation that the difference between the Ravens being 2-0 instead of 0-2 can be traced to one key play in the season-opener against the Denver Broncos and one near-miss in Sunday's galling last-minute loss to the Oakland Raiders.
It's a position coach John Harbaugh has never been in as a head coach. The history for 0-2 teams in the NFL is gloomy, and the Ravens' path will get no easier as they prepare to host the AFC North-rival Cincinnati Bengals in their home opener on Sunday.
After an eight-day western stay produced two losses for the Ravens, coach John Harbaugh said he will re-evaluate plans to stay in Phoenix between his team's Oct. 18 game against the San Francisco 49ers and its Oct. 26 game against the Arizona Cardinals.
For a second straight game, Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. found himself lamenting a late-game touchdown opportunity that could have helped prevent the team's disheartening 0-2 start to the season.
Cornerback Jimmy Smith's presence gives this year's team a leg up on the team that limped through the postseason last season with a porous pass defense after it lost Smith during what seemed like a surefire Pro Bowl season.
Ravens coach John Harbaugh had said he hoped that last week, which included three consecutive days of joint practices with the Eagles followed by last night's game, would be good preparation for the Ravens' two extended West Coast trips this season.
The former Maryland running back and Mount St. Joseph standout is going to play linebacker for the Alabama Hammers after signing Thursday with the Professional Indoor Football Team franchise, which is based in Huntsville.
General manager Ozzie Newsome stood next to Jimmy Smith at the Ravens' training complex a week ago and broke into a wide smile moments after the cornerback signed a four-year, $48 million contract extension.
There's a hint of excitement in the voice of Michael Campanaro when he talks about what the future holds. The Baltimore Ravens slot receiver, coming off a rookie season in which he appeared in six games and made 11 catches for 141 yards and a touchdown, is eying even bigger things next fall in the purple and black
Shirtless despite the relatively chilly temperatures Wednesday, Towson pass rusher Ryan Delaire displayed his chiseled physique and crisp mobility for scouts during a series of outside linebacker and defensive end drills.