Technically, long-time Ravens backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor will play in a Pro Bowl before his former teammate Joe Flacco. But remember, Flacco was asked to go to last year's Pro Bowl and turned down the invitation.
There were no ultimatums or idle threats. If I didn't know better, I'd think the Ravens were headed off to a wild-card playoff game instead of spending the day putting out such positive spin. I wouldn't make many major changes either, not with a general manager and coach who have been to the playoffs in six of the past eight years. But this group can't have another season like this, or there will be a shake-up.
It's been a difficult season for the Baltimore Ravens, but Ravens Roost #117 in Catonsville has been keeping its spirits up throughout. Their last away game tailgate was Jan. 3 to watch the Cincinnati Bengals game.
Ronald Torbert, in his second season as a referee and sixth year as an NFL official, did not recognize Ravens guard John Urschel signaling he was lining up as an eligible player in a Monday night game Baltimore lost 26-18 at Arizona.
A state of the Ravens news conference has never been so highly anticipated. It's time to hear from owner Steve Bisciotti and general manager Ozzie Newsome, and what Bisciotti thought about this season and how he plans to rectify the problems.
Ravens rookie running back Buck Allen lost a fumble on the Kansas City 27-yard line with just over three minutes to go in the first quarter of Sunday's 34-14 Ravens loss, and Chiefs safety Tyvon Branch returned it 73 yards for a touchdown. Allen was benched for the rest of the game.
Heading into Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs, the Ravens have started two quarterbacks, Matt Schaub and Jimmy Clausen, in the past three weeks, and a third, Ryan Mallett, could get an opportunity before season's end.