The Ravens have been keeping everyone hanging as they conduct what appears to be a thorough search for their next offensive coordinator, but if they were to get Gary Kubiak, the wait would be well worth it.
It took a few years for him to find himself, but former Ravens kicker Steven Hauschka, the young man who faced the daunting task of filling the cleats of Baltimore legend Matt Stover, is going to the Super Bowl.
Daniel L. Spuck of Mercer, Pa., has filed a motion against the NFL to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania for "a temporary emergency injunction" on the basis that the Chargers should not have been in the postseason because of a missed call in the Week 17 game between San Diego and Kansas City.
Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell met with Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford during his lengthy Friday interview along with Lions vice chairman Bill Ford Jr., during what was described as an "excellent, outstanding interview" by Fritz Pollard Alliance chairman John Wooten.
Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell is expected to interview for the Detroit Lions' head coaching vacancy next week, according to Fritz Pollard Alliance chairman John Wooten. Wooten told The Baltimore Sun that he's been talking regularly with Lions general manager Martin Mayhew and anticipates Caldwell interviewing Wednesday or Thursday.
When the Ravens signed Corey Graham to a two-year, $4.204 million contract two years ago that included a $1.2 million signing bonus, they promised him a shot at a role beyond special teams. Two years later, the former Chicago Bears Pro Bowl special-teams ace has emerged as a valuable nickel back and spot starter whom the Ravens would like to retain as an unrestricted free agent.
Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco made it through the final full practice of the week without further injuring his sprained left knee. Flacco, who practiced on a limited basis all week while wearing a brace on his left knee, was listed as questionable on the injury report but on Sunday is expected to make his 108th consecutive start.
Though it was pretty obvious a week ago that the Ravens' visit to Detroit for a Monday Night Football matchup against the Lions presented another in a long series of "must-win" situations, the game has gotten progressively more significant as Week 15 has gone along.
This might be a good day to go out and finally knock out the rest of those leaves in the backyard...or head over to Home Depot and stock up on that phony rock salt that you're going to need a lot of next month, because you'd have to be kicking butt in your fantasy league right now to care much about most of today's NFL matchups.
Just a week ago, Ravens coach John Harbaugh considered doing the same thing in the overtime loss to the Chicago Bears, a game that was delayed nearly two hours due to a deadly storm front that rolled through the Midwest.