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Vonta Leach was Baltimore's most valuable acquisition of last season - yes that’s right, the fullback.
The Ravens had a lot of success in 2011, but like most other teams, had down moments as well. If you need your memory refreshed, the loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars should be all I have to mention.
One of the Ravens' consistently great players was Vonta Leach, and he can’t take enough credit. Not a single linebacker in the game looks forward to playing this guy.
Leach can plow open the run lanes or shut down pass rushers. Anything you ask this guy to do he does, and does great.
Why? The thing the Ravens' offense was missing the last few years was a dominant fullback.
If you put on that Week 1 tape of the Pittsburgh at Baltimore game you will see my point. The Ravens in the past had no answer for the Steelers' pass rush. The answer -- Leach put his guy on an island and blocked him like a tackle on passing downs. Leach has made a career out of blowing up the ...
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Vonta Leach is a thoughtful, sensitive and intelligent man in the prime of his life. He is also the best damn blocking fullback in the NFL.Vonta Leach's peers voted him the overall 45th best player in the 2012 NFLN's "Top 100" poll...It will be interesting to see if any blocking fullback besides Leach shows up in the rest of the NFLN's remaining "Top 100...
Looking to add depth along the defensive line this offseason, the Baltimore Ravens’ search netted them Ryan McBean, a multitalented 6-foot-5, 305-pounder. McBean inked a one-year, $1.21 million deal earlier this month. But it will be nearly a month into the regular season until he can make his debut with the Ravens. McBean, 28, has [...]
Baltimore Ravens cornerback Cary Williams was present at Wednesday’s organized team activities, marking the second straight week he attended voluntary workouts, according to Matt Vensel of The Baltimore Sun. Williams, 27, began the offseason as a restricted free agent, but inked his one-year tender earlier in May. According to Vensel, the Ravens have expressed their [...]
It’ll be a three-horse race to see who will back-up Pro Bowl running back Ray Rice this season. At some point, Rice will return to running with the Ravens’ first-team offense. But until he does, rookie Bernard Pierce and second-year backs Anthony Allen and Damian Berry have an opportunity to make their case as to [...]
If the Baltimore Ravens defense is to maintain its unwavering standard of excellence in 2012, the unit must mesh with a new coordinator and operate without several key components - most notably injured All-Pro linebacker Terrell Suggs.
Dean Pees is the fourth defensive coordinator for the Ravens during John Harbaugh's five-year tenure as head coach. His task is to maintain the...
1. Ray Lewis (1996-present)
This was by far the easiest selection of the list. Lewis was drafted by the Ravens in the first ever Ravens draft of 1996, and is the last remaining player from the Ravens inaugural team. Surprisingly, Lewis was the fifth linebacker selected in the draft at pick number 26. Lewis is a 13-time Pro Bowler, 10-time All-Pro, two-time NFL Defensive Player...
According to Don Banks of SI.com, the Baltimore Ravens are holding out hope that linebacker Terrell Suggs will be healthy enough to come back late in the season and at least serve as a pass rushing specialist.
The Ravens could end up using the new injured reserve rule, by placing Suggs on IR and having him return late in the season. Each NFL team will have the opportunity...
One of the guys I thought had a chance to be successful and replace Terrell Suggs, who is out with a torn Achilles tendon, appears to be done for the year.
Michael McAdoo, an outside linebacker from the University of North Carolina, has torn his Achilles tendon, according to this tweet from Aaron Wilson.
This cuts into the Ravens’ depth some more and they’ll have to use draft...
It will be nearly a month into the regular season before defensive lineman Ryan McBean can make his official debut with the Baltimore Ravens