There's bound to be plenty of others, but there will definitely be at least one Harford County home with a special rooting interest in the Atlanta Falcons when they meet the New England Patriots in Sunday's Super Bowl in Houston.
Lions defensive end Devin Taylor's facemask penalty on the last play of regulation that allowed an Aaron Rodgers Hail Mary touchdown pass Thursday hits home for Ravens outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil.
At some point from the time he arrived at Maryland in summer 2012 to when he made his first career start in late October of that year, Caleb Rowe was labeled as a ¿gunslinger.¿ The term is a double-edged sword, one that conjures up images of free-flowing backyard football improvisation mixed with headache-inducing mistakes. Perhaps the greatest gunslinger of them all, Green Bay Packers legend Brett Favre retired as the NFL¿s leader in both touchdown passes and interceptions.
There seems to be a consensus among football pundits leaguewide: The Ravens, who annually lose veteran talent and replace it with young and unproven players, will again enter the season as one of the better teams in the AFC, and in good position to make the playoffs for the seventh time in head coach John Harbaugh's eight seasons.
The NFL had the Ravens and teams with a similar free-agent philosophy in mind when the league shifted a key date this year. Instead of having the compensatory draft pick formula count against teams when they signed unrestricted free agents prior to June 1, the league moved the date up to Tuesday.
When the Falcons ultimately passed and Coxson went undrafted, the former blue-chip recruit from City College signed a three-year free agent contract with the Green Bay Packers that included a $5,000 contract.