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  • Reading between the lines on the Ravens front office's intentions this offseason

    Reading between the lines on the Ravens front office's intentions this offseason
    As my colleague Peter Schmuck pointed out in a column earlier this week, you often have to read between the lines at the “State of the Ravens” address to learn more about the front office’s offseason intentions. I’ll attempt to...
  • Ravens asst. GM Eric DeCosta sees chance for team to improve with deep draft

    Ravens asst. GM Eric DeCosta sees chance for team to improve with deep draft
    One year ago, the Ravens' coaching staff was busy preparing for Super Bowl XLVII instead of evaluating draft prospects at the Senior Bowl. It's an entirely different situation this week. Following an 8-8 season where they failed to make the playoffs...
  • Ravens' Dennis Pitta feels good, is hoping to make season debut Sunday

    Ravens' Dennis Pitta feels good, is hoping to make season debut Sunday
    Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta has waited more than four months to get back on the field. He certainly is fine with waiting a few more hours to make sure he's ready to go. Though Ravens head coach John Harbaugh was noncommittal Friday about the tight...
  • Ravens hire Steve Spagnuolo as secondary coach, Brian Pariani as tight ends coach

    Ravens hire Steve Spagnuolo as secondary coach, Brian Pariani as tight ends coach
    The Ravens made it official, naming Steve Spagnuolo as secondary coach and hiring Brian Pariani as tight ends coach. Neither move was a surprise with Pariani accepting the position Monday to replace 15-year tight ends coach Wade Harman. Spagnuolo...
  • Joe Flacco blasts Ravens' use of wildcat offense

    Joe Flacco blasts Ravens' use of wildcat offense
    If Joe Flacco has it his way, the Ravens’ experimentation with a two-quarterback offense would officially be over. After being relegated to a mere spectator on a handful of plays in the Ravens’ 19-3 victory over the New York Jets, the...
  • Film Study: Looking back at the Ravens win over the New York Jets

    Film Study: Looking back at the Ravens win over the New York Jets
    Ravens 19, Jets 3 STRATEGY: Instead of trying conventional methods against a stout Jets defense led by Muhammad Wilkerson, the Ravens got creative. They utilized a variation of the wildcat , albeit with backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor lining up at...
  • Looking back at the Ravens' 22-20 win vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers

    Ravens 22, Steelers 20 STRATEGY: Joe Flacco silenced anyone still clamoring for the wildcat offense, which disappeared against the Steelers days after the quarterback called it a high school offense. They went back to their conventional pass-first...
  • Snap count observations from the Ravens' win over Pittsburgh on Thursday night

    Snap count observations from the Ravens' win over Pittsburgh on Thursday night
    When the Ravens played the Pittsburgh Steelers last month, Jameel McClain played his first game in nearly a year and took the majority of the snaps at weak-side linebacker in place of Josh Bynes, who sat out the game with an infected finger. After that...
  • Ravens snap count observations from Sunday's win over the Cincinnati Bengals

    Jacoby Jones has now played four games since returning from a knee injury last month, but the veteran wide receiver has yet to overtake rookie Marlon Brown on the depth chart based on their playing time. Jones played 43 offensive snaps in Sunday's 20-17...
  • Joe Flacco has thrived while on the run recently

    As the Ravens moved into field-goal range Sunday, Joe Flacco was flushed out of the pocket yet again. On a second-down play in overtime, Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Domata Peko quickly beat right guard Marshal Yanda with a swim move and bore...
  • Looking back at the Ravens' loss to the Cleveland Browns

    Browns 24, Ravens 18 STRATEGY: Jim Caldwell has embraced a pass-centric approach, transitioning firmly to spread looks as the base offense. The Ravens utilized three wide receiver sets on 63 of 67 snaps, and went with four receivers twice. They were...