Found January 26, 2012 on Football Nation:
As a Ravens fan, I was devastated by their loss to the Patriots in the AFC Championship.  Cundiff’s missed field goal was like something out of a football fan’s worst nightmare.  You could see on everyone’s face that nobody expected it not to go in.  After taking some time to grieve, though, I’ve come to the conclusion that Baltimore has nowhere to go but up.  It’s tough to be thankful for anything right now, but I think this past season yielded some potentially exciting things that could result in a trip back to the Super Bowl sooner rather than later.   1. Flacco is good, despite what people say Even though he takes a lot of heat, much of it from Baltimore fans, Flacco has proven himself to be a great quarterback.  It’s easy to say otherwise, seeing as how he took a step back in overall performance in 2011, but he still led his team to 13 victories, including a Playoff game.  And he was better than Tom Brady, the two-time Super Bowl MVP who holds the NFL record for touchdown p...

Birk Contemplating Retirement Against Return to Ravens

About two weeks ago, CBS Sports’ Charley Casserly reported that Baltimore Ravens center Matt Birk would retire following the 2011 season. It came as a bit of a surprise to Birk at the time. Birk, 35, told ProFootballTalk Live earlier on Friday, that he will decide between retirement and returning to the Ravens for a [...]

Reed joins list of Ravens skipping Pro Bowl

Baltimore Ravens free safety Ed Reed has withdrawn from the Pro Bowl due to multiple injuries, becoming the latest of several players from his team to skip Sunday's all-star game. The 33-year-old Reed is dealing with ailments that include a nerve impingement in his neck, a sore shoulder and a sprained left ankle. He will be replaced by Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark...

Has Ben Grubbs Played his Last Game as a Raven?

When Ravens left guard Ben Grubbs cleaned out his locker Monday morning following the the team’s 23-20 loss to the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game, Grubbs realized it could be his last time in the Ravens locker room. “I’m just trying to soak up everything right now and just take in the [...]

Pagano Going to Indy Anyway, Cameron…STAYING?!

As if it wasn’t bad enough that the Ravens’ season came to pretty much the most disappointing end possible on Sunday evening, now the offseason appears to be getting off to just as horrible of a start. Entering the 2012 campaign, the #1 priority on the wish list of most Ravens fans is to see the team part ways with Cam Cameron and bring in a new offensive coordinator. A close...

Ravens promote Pees to defensive coordinator, retain Cameron

One of the biggest questions surrounding the Ravens after Chuck Pagano left to take the head coaching job in Indianapolis was who will replace him as defensive coordinator? Baltimore answered that question today. According to multiple reports, the Ravens promoted linebackers coach Dean Pees to the defensive coordinator position. Pees was previously the defensive coordinator for the...

Ravens Kicker Gets Mocked By NFL Merchandise

Poor Billy Cundiff, his missed field goal against the Patriots lost the game for the Ravens and now, even the merchandise people on are making fun of him, at least when it comes to his jersey.Oooh, BURN![Jockular]  

Ravens S Reed withdraws from Pro Bowl

Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed withdrew from the Pro Bowl on Tuesday and was replaced by Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark.Reed, 33, is dealing with multiple injuries to his neck, shoulder and left ankle.The former 2004 Defensive Player of the Year Award winner had 52 tackles, and three interceptions for Baltimore this season.

Ray Rice on Ravens, Cameron, Flacco, and Ray Rice

For those of you who missed Tuesday’s PFT Live and didn’t watch the on-demand content or download the iTunes version, we’re going to give you another opportunity to ignore the show. Ravens running back Ray Rice spoke about a variety of issues, and he demonstrated a healthy perspective regarding the team’s inability to get back…

Harbaugh says scoreboard didn't cost Ravens on Cundiff kick

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Ravens coaching staff feeling the heat

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Ravens say they never considered replacing Cam Cameron

Target of much criticism, he'll return to lead offense in 2012Offensive coordinator Cam Cameron will be back with the Ravens next season. Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Friday, though, that Cameron was never going anywhere in the first place.

Here’s a little nugget from Tom E. Curran on...

Here’s a little nugget from Tom E. Curran on Spikes: Brandon Spikes played well against the Ravens. He also did stupid things like throwing a punch during one post-play scuffle and shoving Marshal Yanda from behind after another. I have no problem with Spikes playing like this. You need a guy on your defense with this kind of attitude. It’s only “stupid” if you get a ...

Reed, Ngata latest Ravens to bow out of this weekend's Pro Bowl

Four players have withdrawn from game since last Sunday's loss to New EnglandThe Ravens' contingent at Sunday's Pro Bowl game in Honolulu, Hawaii keeps shrinking by the day.

Ravens promote Pees to defensive coordinator

The Baltimore Ravens promoted linebackers coach Dean Pees to defensive coordinator on Friday, filling the void created when Chuck Pagano departed to become coach of the Indianapolis Colts.
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