| Aug 11, 2011
| 8:00 PM
Here is what is on my mind after the Ravens opened the preseason with a sloppy 13-6 loss to the Eagles:
1. I know this one was ugly to watch, but don’t fret. Not only was it the first preseason game, it was the first preseason game after a...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 7:30 AM
Bryan Mattison, the son of former Ravens defensive coordinator Greg Mattison, was a member of the team's practice squad the past two seasons, at times shuffling back and forth from offensive line to defensive line.
His father is now coaching at the...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 3:38 PM
If the Ravens' Chuck Pagano has proven anything heading into Thursday's preseason game against the Washington Redskins, it's that he's an unpredictable defensive coordinator.
Only a few weeks ago Pagano cautioned fans not to read too much into the...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 10:30 AM
Baltimore is blessed with a bunch of talented sports bloggers who bring their unique perspective to the conversation. I often link up to these local writers in my morning Coffee Companion posts, but instead of just exchanging anti-social links with them,...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 9:00 PM
Thanks to three touchdown drives by the first-team offense and a last-minute drive led by Tyrod Taylor, the Ravens overcame a 14-point first-quarter deficit to win their alleged preseason rivalry game against the Redskins, 34-31. Here is what is on my...
| Sep 5, 2011
| 4:29 AM
The Ravens reached a one-year agreement Sunday with five-time Pro Bowl center Andre Gurode, increasing questions about Matt Birk's availability for the season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Birk, the Ravens' starting center for the past two...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 4:43 AM
1. If you have issues with your offensive line, or your quarterback likes to hang in there against the pass rush, the Ravens defense will eat you alive.
With the Ravens sporting a 3-1 record going into the bye week, there is a lot to be impressed with...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 5:01 PM
After watching his New York Jets' offense get steam rolled in a 34-17 loss Sunday night, Rex Ryan paid the Ravens' defense the ultimate compliment, saying the group reminded him of the 2000 and 2006 units that he helped coach.
The Ravens' 2000 defense...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 4:00 AM
When Chuck Pagano succeeded Greg Mattison as defensive coordinator in January, Pagano made no attempt to hide his objective to have the unit return to its aggressive, blitz-happy roots.
Through four weeks, the Ravens have seemingly carried out Pagano&...
| Sep 8, 2011
| 3:03 PM
The Ravens don't pick a defensive coordinator.
They anoint one.
The man who gets to run their defense is already well versed with its tradition, is an advocate of its core principles and is eminently familiar with its personalities.
For Chuck Pagano,...
| Sep 11, 2011
| 3:00 AM
The dress rehearsals are over. Sunday's season opener is the real deal. The Ravens and Steelers danced three times a year ago, and when they partner up again at M&T Bank Stadium, an early lead in the AFC North and plenty of bumps and bruises will be at...