The so-called Gary Kubiak effect means running back Justin Forsett, fresh off a 1,266-yard season and 5.4 yards per carry for the Ravens, has vaulted up the free-agent running back rankings as he looks for his first big-money contract.
Super Bowl parties are much like other parties. Good food, good company, and usually more than a few drinks are some of the similarities. The biggest difference is the Super Bowl is the most watched sporting event in the U.S. – and as most people know, sports have a way of polarizing people.
The New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks will square off in Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday night at University of Phoenix Stadium. Here's Baltimore Sun reporter Aaron Wilson's checklist of things to watch:
While the two lucky teams who actually made the Super Bowl, the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks, prepare for the game Sunday, a recent analysis shows just how close the Ravens' roster was to carrying them that far.
As Ravens coach John Harbaugh looked this month for an offensive coordinator yet again, he returned to a familiar script that has emerged. Like all of his previous offensive coordinator hires, Harbaugh tabbed a former head coach, Marc Trestman.
The Ravens' pending release of defensive tackle Terrence Cody, who is under investigation for animal cruelty, isn't necessarily a statement but it is a departure from how the Ravens have done things in the past.
Dumervil maintained his pass-rushing form Sunday night in the Pro Bowl as he recorded the only sacks of the game, finishing with two sacks as Team Irvin defeated Team Carter, 32-28, at University of Phoenix Stadium.
After a season in which Joe Flacco was sacked barely more than once per game, a journeyman running back ran for more than 1,200 yards, and the line blocked for the league's sixth-best rushing attack, the unit that took the worst of the criticism for 2013's 8-8 campaign emerged as a strength last season, and potentially for years to come.
It turns out Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco¿s rejection of a Pro Bowl invitation due to the impending birth of his third child was a bit more imminent than anyone realized. The Ravens announced on an unrelated conference call Wednesday that Flacco and his wife Dana¿s third son, Francis Michael, was born Tuesday night, weighing nine pounds, seven ounces.
In Marc Trestman's five stops as an offensive coordinator with the Cleveland Browns, the San Francisco 49ers, the Arizona Cardinals, the Oakland Raiders, and then head coach of the Chicago Bears, his best statistical offensive year was his first.
Nick Marshall shifted to cornerback Tuesday during a Senior Bowl practice for the South squad after initially being invited to the all-star game and preparing to play quarterback. Marshall lined up with the defensive backs and also worked as a gunner in kick coverage.
The Ravens moved quickly to fill their offensive coordinator vacancy, replacing Gary Kubiak with Marc Trestman, another former NFL head coach with a reputation for getting the most out of quarterbacks.
Where all of these Sunday developments leaves the Ravens is weighing the merits of a group of candidates that includes Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase. Gase is highly regarded by the Ravens, according to sources.
The Ravens will need to hire a new offensive coordinator, after all. Just seven days after saying that he would remain with the Ravens, Gary Kubiak will be named the new head coach of the Denver Broncos, according to a source, returning him to the organization that he spent 20 seasons with as either a player or assistant coach.
The Ravens knew that if offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak wanted to interview for the Denver Broncos' head-coaching vacancy, the job was probably his. Since late last week, they've been preparing for his departure, which now seems imminent.
Ravens quarterbacks coach Rick Dennison is regarded as a strong contingency plan if offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak leaves the organization to coach the Denver Broncos, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.
Three days after the Ravens' season ended with a divisional round playoff loss to the New England Patriots, John Harbaugh expressed confidence in the organization's future, and the chances of offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak remaining part of it.
As the Ravens begin the offseason, they already have the foundation for building a stronger team next year because of the youth on both interior lines. Now, over the next six or seven months, they need to add some playmakers.