| Jan 21, 2012
| 3:00 AM
As much as the running attack keyed the Ravens’ 33-14 rout of the New England Patriots in the 2009 playoffs, another critical factor was the defense’s ability to pressure quarterback Tom Brady.
In that contest, the unit sacked Brady three...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 10:00 AM
We started to look ahead to the NFL offseason as soon as Billy Cundiff’s field goal fluttered off-target and we will dive headfirst into the offseason two weeks from now when the scouting combine begins in Indianapolis. In the meantime, let's take a...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 11:30 AM
For Thursday’s newspaper, I began a three-part series called “Tweaking the Ravens” and I started by tweaking the offense. A big chunk of the analysis piece (you can find it here) was about the importance of continuity and stability for...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 10:29 AM
At this point, it seems pretty likely that the St. Louis Rams, who have former No. 1 pick Sam Bradford at quarterback, will trade the No. 2 overall pick in April’s draft to a QB-needy team. A bunch of teams will likely show interest, jacking up...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 8:38 PM
Seattle could surprise
Los Angeles Times
Robert Griffin III had an excellent combine, even though he didn't throw, and the Rams are huge beneficiaries of that because their No. 2 pick is all the more valuable.
The most logical scenario is...
| Mar 3, 2012
| 9:27 PM
The specter of athletic concussion dominates the news this week.
There are multiple lawsuits by retired NFL players moving through the courts alleging the NFL failed in its duty to warn and protect players of the short- and long-term damages that...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 12:21 PM
Jimmy Wilson wanted the blame. After the Miami Dolphins' 17-16 defeat here against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, Wilson stood in front of his locker and told anyone who would listen that this loss was his fault.
He didn't hide. He didn't shy away...
| Oct 9, 2011
| 7:26 PM
We've reached the quarter pole of the NFL season, and it's probably fair to say we still don't quite know what to make of this Ravens team.
They've pounded two of their rivals (the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Jets), they've laid an egg against a...
| Oct 17, 2011
Ohio State can win despite itself. The Buckeyes are by no means a flashy team, but they do two things really well — run the ball and play defense. It's that formula that helped them hand Illinois its first loss.
Texas still has a lot of work to do....
| Oct 19, 2011
| 8:39 AM
Of the Ravens’ final 11 games, four of them will be played against teams with first-year starting quarterbacks. That includes the two games against the Cincinnati Bengals and their rookie signal-caller Andy Dalton, the game against the Curtis...
| Oct 21, 2011
| 6:46 PM
When Jacksonville Jaguars rookie quarterback Blaine Gabbert stands under center Monday, he'll be confronting one of the NFL's elite defenses and a trend that suggests that he's in for an extremely long night.
One of the defining traits of the Ravens'...