Former Ravens quarterback Troy Smith, a 2007 fifth-round draft choice after winning the Heisman Trophy at Ohio State, was arrested early this morning outside of Columbus, Ohio, on drunken driving and marijuana possession charges.
The Ravens overcame two interceptions by quarterback Matt Schaub to beat the Cleveland Browns, 33-27, on "Monday Night Football." Will Hill's 64-yard return of a block field-goal attempt sealed the win with three seconds to play.
Ravens backup quarterback Matt Shaub has been eager to share his insight with starter Joe Flacco as the two learn under Marc Trestman, the offensive coordinator who replaced Gary Kubiak and is keeping the same basic principles in the playbook.
No team has been awarded more compensatory picks than the Ravens, who have shown that they are able to identify talent in the draft and unafraid to let talented but costly contributors leave in free agency.
Looking for a way to utilize the athleticism of their backup quarterback while also trying to spark their struggling running game, the Ravens trotted Tyrod Taylor out onto the field for a dozen plays, seven as a wide receiver and five at quarterback with Joe Flacco lined up as a wide-out.
Remember this name: Tyler Palko, if only for a moment. For anyone out there who still yearns for the days of Troy Smith or who still thinks Tyrod Taylor ought to get a shot at quarterbacking the Ravens (Seriously, does anyone still believe that?) let the name Tyler Palko serve as yet another example of what I like to call the gross underestimation of how truly great a quarterback the Ravens have in Joe Flacco.
It appears another Ravens-Steelers showdown will hinge on a banged-up joint on Ben Roethlisberger's body. The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback, who has thrown 17 touchdowns and just four interceptions, left Monday's overtime victory of the Kansas City Chiefs after his right arm, his throwing arm, got jammed into the turf while he was sacked by two defenders.
The Browns, who have had one winning season and five head coaches in the past decade, traded up to select Trent Richardson third overall in April's draft and 19 spots later used another first-round draft pick on Brandon Weeden.
As we close in on the 2012 NFL draft, we'll take a look at how the Baltimore Ravens have fared in recent drafts. It's too soon to give a fair evaluation from the 2010 and 2011 classes, but three years of NFL service time is enough for us to grade their 2007, 2008 and 2009 classes. In today's blog post, we will break down the 2007 class.
Several NFL teams have their lost starting quarterbacks to injury -- including playoff hopefuls in Chicago (Jay Cutler) and Houston (Matt Schaub) who have cast their lots to unproven backups. Ravens coach John Harbaugh said that hypothetically Tyrod Taylor is prepared should Joe Flacco get injured, too.
He has skin like an armadillo. He keeps wrestling championship belts in his locker. He poses for photos with dead animals. He has had a rocket arm since he was an infant. His mullet has become legendary. Former Ravens third-stringer John Beck is suddenly the most interesting quarterback in Washington.
In the weeks leading up to April's NFL draft, I will highlight four players whom the Ravens could target at different stages in the draft -- from their top pick to their Mr. Irrelevant. In this post, I will focus on quarterbacks such as Ricky Stanzi and Tyrod Taylor.
The Ravens haven't drafted a quarterback since taking Joe Flacco 18th overall in 2008. With Troy Smith and John Beck gone and Marc Bulger set to become a free agent, there is a decent chance the Ravens will take a quarterback for the first since they decided on the lanky kid Delaware.