Brian Billick is 58 and he's been out of coaching since he was fired by the Ravens following the 2007 season. Now an analyst for Fox and the NFL Network, Billick still lives in the Baltimore area. Like everyone else, he admits to being caught up in the Ravens' run, from losers of four of five games to close the regular season, to their three playoff victories that have them facing the San Francisco 49ers here Sunday in Super Bowl XLVII.
The Ravens earned a trip to Super Bowl XLVII with a satisfying win Sunday over the New England Patriots. They'll play the San Francisco 49ers, with coaches John Harbaugh and Jim Harbaugh meeting in the first brother-against-brother match-up in Super Bowl history.
The thrill of Saturday's 38-35 double-overtime win against the Denver Broncos in the AFC divisional round swept up Ravens players and coaches alike. But after the euphoria had dissipated, members of the special teams unit were left with another emotion: anger.
Every week, blogger Matt Vensel breaks down a critical play, sometimes with the help of Ravens players, from that week's game. Today, he looks at quarterback Joe Flacco's touchdown pass to wide receiver Jacoby Jones in Saturday's win over the Denver Broncos.
The 15 modern-era finalists for this year's Pro Football Hall of Fame class were announced Friday morning, and two Ravens legends -- Jonathan Ogden and Art Modell -- are one step closer to enshrinement in Canton.
When the Ravens made Ray Lewis their second-ever draft pick, they knew they were getting a highly productive player from the talent-rich University of Miami. What they could not have known is that Lewis would become arguably the greatest middle linebacker in history and one of the faces of his NFL generation. Through 17 seasons of controversy and excellence, Lewis' Baltimore ride has never been boring:
Holding court inside the Ravens' locker room Thursday, veteran free safety Ed Reed was in no hurry to head toward the exit door. Reed is following a similar unrushed, stress-free approach toward addressing his uncertain future with the team after 11 seasons.
Former Ravens coach Brian Billick agrees the timing of John Harbaugh's decision to fire offensive coordinator Cam Cameron is dramatic, but points out that Ravens still consider themselves a Super Bowl contender
Baltimore Ravens fans can¿t help but feel frustrated, angry and maybe even sick about what they saw on their TV screens Sunday during a 31-28 loss to Washington. But let¿s be fair, you can¿t blame most of that on lousy coverage by CBS Sports this week.
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.
Overpowering offensive tackles, Kruger has generated four sacks over the past three games heading into Sunday's AFC North showdown with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Following a slow start to the season, Kruger has emerged as the Ravens' top pass rusher while being utilized primarily as a situational player on third downs.
If you believe Jacoby Jones, the hurt and the anger and the frustration have finally subsided. Jones says he doesn't care how Houston fans will receive him on Sunday and that playing his former team, the Houston Texans, will be just like any other game. He says he has no ill will towards the Texans for releasing him after he muffed a punt and lost a fumble in the AFC divisional round last January, key plays in the Ravens' 20-13 victory at M&T Bank Stadium. And he says he has put the pain of that loss behind him.
Jason Garrett was the hot coaching candidate who had everything the Ravens were seeking. He was a former NFL quarterback, Ivy League-educated and groomed in a football family. He was young and bright, and in just a couple of seasons as an NFL assistant, he had carved out a reputation as one of the freshest offensive minds in football.
Unable to shed blocks or consistently chase down backs in the open field, Ray Lewis was repeatedly left grasping at air as Chiefs star runner Jamaal Charles sprinted around him to pile up 140 yards during the Ravens' 9-6 victory last Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium.
I know I will probably never hear a seriously negative word about the NFL on its owned and operated cable channel. But I have to admit, I almost always enjoy watching the Baltimore Ravens on the NFL Network.
Former two-sport standout and current NFL Network analyst Deion Sanders, in town for Thursday night's Ravens home game against Cleveland, stopped by Oriole Park at Camden Yards to take pregame batting practice with the Orioles.
The Orioles have summoned outfielder Bill Hall from instructional league in Sarasota, Fla. The veteran right-handed hitter is insurance for Lew Ford, who is improving but still dealing with a groin issue.