| Sep 14, 2011
| 4:00 PM
On the first day of training camp, Clarence Brooks, the Ravens defensive line coach, walked up to a whiteboard in the unit's meeting room and wrote two numbers — 27 and 48 — on the board.
After getting quizzical looks and no answers, Brooks...
| Sep 16, 2011
| 2:04 PM
In the fourth quarter of the Ravens' Week 1 victory over the Steelers, there was a moment I'm not sure any of us could have imagined, or even fathomed, a year ago.
Baltimore was putting the finishing touches on a therapeutic beat down of its...
| 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&...
| Jan 18, 2011
| 8:42 PM
Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Greg Mattison is leaving to fill the same role on Brady Hoke's new staff at Michigan.
Mattison was also the defensive coordinator for the Wolverines during the 1995 and 1996 seasons.
Hoke, who took over last week...
| Feb 16, 2011
| 11:15 AM
As I mentioned in a previous post, Ravens coach John Harbaugh predicted big things for Joe Flacco on the "Norris & Davis Show" Wednesday morning. He also had interesting things to say about Haloti Ngata, defensive coordinator Chuck Pagno and the...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 12:57 PM
When Chuck Pagano was promoted from secondary coach to defensive coordinator by the Ravens in January, he said that his defensive philosophy was, "Let's go out and wreak havoc."
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger learned exactly what that...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 12:03 PM
The Ravens announced today that they have promoted rookie linebacker Josh Bynes from their practice squad to their active 53-man roster.
Bynes, who signed with the Ravens in July as an undrafted free agent, appeared in 43 games for Auburn in his...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 12:41 AM
1. Chuck Pagano's done such a nice job this year, it might be hard to keep him in Baltimore in 2012. But if the Ravens make a deep run in the playoffs, he's going to be a hot candidate for a number of head coaching positions. And he deserves to be....
| Jan 19, 2012
| 7:20 PM
The two-a-day practices were always fun because there was so much for an 8-year-old to do. There were cones to set up, tackling dummies to wrestle with, footballs to gather and water bottles to squirt. Young Chuck Pagano did it all for his father,...