Admittedly, when I heard the Ravens were on the verge of hiring Wisconsin running backs coach Thomas Hammock, I didn¿t know anything about him. The Ravens have been looking to poach a couple of young, bright assistants from the college ranks to round out their coaching staff, and Hammock fits the bill.
Gary Kubiak's Houston Texans were one of the NFL's best at running the football. In every season from 2010 to 2012, the Texans ranked in the top eight in the league in both rushing yards and rushing touchdowns.
Days after chalking up the lengthy amount of time running back Ray Rice was relegated to the bench Sunday to strategic reasons, Ravens coach John Harbaugh now says he doesn't have a strong explanation for why the three-time Pro Bowl selection wasn't on the field.
For half a decade, the Ravens spoiled their faithful fans. With Joe Flacco under center and John Harbaugh wearing the head coach¿s headset, the Ravens went to the playoffs five years in a row, the only team to accomplish that feat over that span.
In the midst of his most difficult season, Ravens running back Ray Rice vowed that he'll rededicate himself during the offseason to try to regain his old form as one of the top all-purpose backs in the league.
Fullback Vonta Leach was an afterthought during Monday night's 18-16 win over the Detroit Lions, Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta played fewer snaps and more observations after looking at the official snap counts.
Like the cars driving through the slippery streets of Baltimore, the players on the snow-covered turf at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday had trouble gaining traction and traveled slower to avoid spinning out. The sluggish speed of the game in the first half was apparently a detriment to Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, who completed just nine of his 22 attempts for 82 yards with one touchdown and one interception.