Found August 13, 2012 on Football Nation:
After watching the Ravens training camp last week, I noticed a few things that I must address. This team is completely flip-flopping around from a strong defense with an average offense, to an average defense with a good offense. Now, I don’t know if the offense looked that much better with the defensive lack of pressure from outside linebacker or if the offense really got that much better from last year. These are my best and worst case scenarios for the Baltimore Ravens in 2012. Best Case Offense: With the handcuffs completely taken off of Joe Flacco, he steps up his game and becomes the top five QB he proclaims himself to be. Flacco has always had his hands tied in the passing game with the coaching staff knowing that the defense and running game can win them games. Now that the defense has clearly regressed, Flacco will have his chance to show Baltimore he can repeat his performance against New England, but across a 16 game season. Torrey Smith and Anquan Boldin pick up where...

Ravens DT Ngata bulks up to bolster strength

Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata is carrying a few extra pounds at training camp in an effort to drop a few quarterbacks toward the end of the season. Ngata weighs 342 pounds, about 12 more than his reporting weight a year ago. The 6-foot-4 defensive tackle says he lost some of his strength late in the 2011 season, in part because he weighed 335. Ngata started all 16 games...

Ed Dickson and Torrey Smith both leave Ravens’ first preseason game with injuries

The Ravens had two key members of their receiving corps go out with injuries in their first preseason game, as Ed Dickson left with a shoulder injury and Torrey Smith left with an ankle injury. Both are expected to miss most of the preseason and, while they are expected to be back for week 1, this will mean that Joe Flacco will be without 3 of his top-4 receivers for most of the...

Ravens’ Torrey Smith already back practicing

Yesterday, I commented on a report that Torrey Smith would miss most of the preseason with an ankle injury and his week 1 status was in jeopardy. However, it appears that was much ado about nothing as Smith was already back practicing for the Ravens today. My original projection of him as a major fantasy sleeper and a great value at his current ADP in the 7th round still stands....

Baltimore Ravens: Biggest Home Game of the Season

For most diehard Baltimore Ravens’ fans, there is one home game every season that matters more than the others. In fact, it goes without saying that the Pittsburgh Steelers are the one team they want to beat more than anyone else. So, it might come as a surprise to many that the biggest home game for Baltimore in 2012 is not on December 2nd against Pittsburgh, but instead on...

Ravens hold open practice at Navy Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis...

It was a special treat for Ravens fans who live near Annapolis and in southern Anne Arundel County... and it may grow into a regular trend if owner Steve Bisciottti has his way.Over 20,000 fans flocked to the Navy's home football stadium to watch a Ravens practice.Pretty impressive turnout on a Sunday afternoon in August--- and the Navy PR department made sure it was a festive...

NFL Rewind: Top 5 Baltimore Ravens opening day games

The Ravens have run the gamut of emotion in opening day games ranging from amazing blowouts of great teams to dismal losses. This list breaks down the Top 5 Ravens Opening Day games in the team’s history.

Billy Cundiff misses two easy FGs in practice

Justin Tucker made six of seven field goal tries, positioning himself well while Billy Cundiff stumbled on Monday.

Ravens OL shifts with Bobbie Williams absent

With Bobbie Williams out of practice, left tackle Bryant McKinnie earned reps with the first team on Monday. Kelechi Osemele filled in at right guard and Michael Oher played at right tackle.

5 reasons Joe Flacco will lead Ravens to the Super Bowl

In Baltimore, as Joe Flacco’s pass sailed through the air and into the hands of Lee Evans in last year’s AFC Championship game, you could almost hear an entire city exhale with relief that Flacco had finally proven his critics wrong.  For a brief moment in time, the Baltimore Ravens quarterback had arrived. And then [...]
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