| Sep 24, 2011
| 11:29 AM
RAVENS RUN OFFENSE VS. RAMS RUN DEFENSE: The Rams' rush defense is last in the NFL, having surrendered an average of 177.5 yards. St. Louis could be the ideal opponent for the Ravens to reestablish their running game, which was ineffective last week in the loss to the Tennessee Titans. To get Ray Rice going, the Ravens will have to account for Rams middle linebacker James Laurinaitis, who made 14 tackles last week and led the Rams with 129 tackles last season. Veteran defensive tackle Fred Robbins' main responsibility is occupying blockers and keeping them off Laurinaitis. The return of guard Ben Grubbs would certainly be a nice boost for the Ravens. If he remains out with a toe injury, the Ravens could start Mark LeVoir, who got the call last week, or use Andre Gurode. The Ravens have averaged 107.5 yards on the ground, 12th in the NFL
| Jan 4, 2009
Watching the New York Giants over the past month, there has been a common theme on defense.
No, not the blitz. It's been something defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo would like to forget — his defenders chasing an opponent down the field.
| Jan 13, 2009
| 4:30 PM
My Tuesday newspaper column primarily concerns Antonio Pierce's decision not to speak to reporters Sunday or Monday upon the conclusion of the Giants' season. (AP did speak to WFAN, which pays him for the privilege.) Inevitably when I write such...