Through three games, the Ravens' offense has succeeded despite an inefficient running game. Some analysts say that's no big deal in the pass-happy modern game. But Ravens coaches and players say balance remains essential to their offensive philosophy.
Special teams coordinator/associate head coach Jerry Rosburg said he looks “forward to better things from” the second-year pro after playing in his first game in Sunday’s 27-14 victory over the Denver Broncos.
As Kaare Vedvik and the Ravens approach the one-month mark since his apparent assault, the lessons of the incident that likely cost the Norwegian undrafted rookie an NFL kicking job this season still reverberate in the team's locker room.
Four of the Ravens' next five games are on the road. If they can win three of those games and enter the midseason at 5-3, they would be in pretty good shape to make the playoffs for the first time in four years.
Ravens coach John Harbaugh said the decision to deactivate the two defensive starters was not easy, but he still considers them day-to-day for this week leading to Sunday night’s game at the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Members of the Ravens special teams unit can take solace in knowing that their gaffes did not cost the team a victory Sunday against the Denver Broncos, but there is still considerable work to be done.
The Ravens are in the same class as the New England Patriots when it comes to cheating. That’s the general perception now after the NFL fined the team $200,000 on Wednesday for a violation of the Coach-To-Player Communications policy.