A few years ago, Jamal Lewis sat alone in a dark room wondering whether he still belonged in the world. Now, the former Ravens running back is speaking out about his experiences with depression in hopes of helping others,
Domonique Foxworth is a former NFL cornerback and a Harvard Business School graduate, and often it seems as if he wants to be recognized as neither. Sometimes he will appear on an ESPN show and be asked to talk about important matters and not want to come across as too highbrow. Other times, he'll be discussing football and remind himself that he was neither a star nor a Super Bowl champion, so he cannot talk in clichés and expect people to care.
Ravens left tackle Eugene Monroe called for the NFL to research the possible benefits of medical marijuana last week in an article on cnn.com. He took things even further Tuesday morning on his Twitter account.
Football's violence plays out within the context of a game that is undeniably thrilling. The question that now hangs above every gridiron in our football-crazy nation is whether those thrills will abide the counsel of our consciences.
I couldn't help but notice a couple of trends with the Ravens' four offseason additions. First, the Ravens signed four players who were cut by other teams this past offseason. Second, these players seemed to have picked the Ravens for a reason: They want to win a Lombardi Trophy. Sound familiar? That's how the New England Patriots have operated this past decade.
After playing through knee and shoulder injuries, Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata says the state of his mind and body are strong for the playoffs. But this remarkable physical specimen is thinking more than ever about how much longer he wants to play.
Every morning, Monday through Friday, blogger Matt Vensel will hook you up with reading material -- mostly on the Ravens but with some other Baltimore sports stuff, too -- to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday.
Terrell Suggs stepped out of a storm of speculation and into a semicircle of reporters Thursday, addressing the conflicting reports about whether he had decided to play Sunday against the Houston Texans. In his first public comments since training camp, he shot down a report that claimed that the plan was for his family to fly to Houston to watch him make his return. But he also didn't shoot down the possibility that he will play.