Found August 09, 2012 on
Legend of Cecilio Guante:
Age is nothing but a number, right?
OK, so we’ll take any excuse to bring back Uncle Drew into a post. But it’s admittedly the first thing we thought of after seeing this photo (via SB Nation) of Baltimore Ravens safety and perennial badass Ed Reed. It looks like Reed is almost ready to audition for the part.
Not that we’re making fun of you, Ed. What’s that? No, we didn’t say anything. You are the man.
Just saying…there is a resemblance…
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Ravens safety Ed Reed said he’s focused on football now, and isn’t worrying much about a new contract, although he was careful to point out they’ve already been talking about one. Trying to follow the direction of Reed’s future this summer could have given you whiplash. He contemplated retirement. He skipped a mandatory minicamp. He sent signals [...]
REPORTER: Ed! Ed! How will the Ravens’ defense adjust to playing without Terrell Suggs this season?
ED REED: Reckon I’ll answer your question with a question. Got any food, mister? Any little bit helps.
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The Ravens went to Atlanta with enviable depth at the tight end position. They boarded the homebound plane to Baltimore wondering how long Ed Dickson (shoulder) and Dennis Pitta might be sidelined. Dickson's injury appears to be the more serious of the two. He's scheduled for an MRI Friday to determine the severity of his shoulder injury which the team diagnosed initially...
The goal for the preseason is for the starters to get their work, but not get injured. That wasn’t the case for the Ravens following their 31-17 victory over the Falcons Thursday night.
Starting tight end Ed Dickson has a sprained shoulder and defensive lineman Ryan McBean has a fractured ankle, according to Aaron Wilson of The Baltimore Sun.
Dickson’s injury is more troubling...
Baltimore Ravens tight end Ed Dickson will miss the rest of the preseason but is expected back for the season opener with a shoulder injury. Dickson left Thursday's exhibition win over the Atlanta Falcons opener because of the injury but an MRI Friday revealed no structural damage, according to the Baltimore Sun. Dickson caught two passes for 15 yards, including a 9-yard...
Oh wow is Deonte Thompson fast. The free agent receiver got behind the Atlanta defense to score the go-ahead touchdown for the Ravens.
Baltimore now leads the Falcons 24-17.
The second half looks so much better than the first half and the Ravens’ defense is forcing turnovers. They have three tonight.
This game is winding down. The officiating has been horrible.
Joe Flacco and Matt Ryan had similar stats in their preseason opener.
Flacco had the better support for the Baltimore Ravens.
Flacco and Ryan each threw one touchdown pass, but backup Curtis Painter threw three second-half touchdown passes to lead the Ravens to a 31-17 preseason win over the Falcons on Thursday night.
''I like the way our young guys competed and executed...
The Ravens have looked better against Atlanta’s backups.
The Ravens’ defense recovered a fumble at the 10-yard line leading to a Curtis Painter touchdown pass that went to Billy Bajema, the newest tight end.
That was the tying score. The Ravens seem to be playing a bit better in the second half.
Overall it was a sloppy first half for the Ravens. Baltimore is down 17-7 to the Falcons at halftime.
The first team offense didn’t look great, but did score. Defensively the team struggled.
The Ravens are leaving a lot to be desired, but it is the first preseason game and there shouldn’t be too much to worry about.
The sloppy play for the Ravens’ offense continued throughout the first quarter. They didn’t convert a third down and only gained nine yards on nine plays. Way to go, Ravens.
The defense picked it up a bit with linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo intercepting a Matt Ryan pass on the goal line.
And the Falcons scored a second touchdown in the second quarter on a Jacquizz Rodgers run...
Didn't see this one coming... but that's why you don't take Game 1 of an NFL preseason too seriously...Joe Flacco's offense struggled against the Atlanta Falcon's first-team defense...and the vaunted Ravens defense struggled against Matt Ryan... but the Ravens' 3rd team offense dominated against the Falcons' 2's and 3's...Curtis Painter shines...
The Falcons will be kicking off their preseason schedule this Thursday when they go up against the Baltimore Ravens. Even though it's game one we could get a lot of telling information out of the few series the starters will be in and then the subsequent series with the backups.
Let's Play Some Football!
Perhaps the most discussed and debated area of the team so far...
Baltimore backup Curtis Painter threw three second-half touchdown passes to lead the Ravens to a 31-17 preseason win over the Falcons on Thursday night. Atlanta's Matt Ryan led two touchdown drives, including a scoring pass to Julio Jones, before Painter took over. Ryan completed 9 of 13 passes for 155 yards, one touchdown and one interception. He was 5 for 5 for 71 yards, including...
Ravens tight end Ed Dickson only suffered a sprained right shoulder against the Atlanta Falcons and didn't incur any structural damage Thursday night as a magnetic resonance imaging exam confirmed the initial diagnosis, according to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun who cites a source. With rest and rehabilitation, Dickson is projected to return in time for the Sept. 10 season...
Ravens fans are enthusiastic about getting the 2012 NFL season off to its preseason inaugural in Atlanta this Thursday night... especially with a bunch of Ravens rookies and unproven veterans out to solidify a roster spot.But I'm more interested in how the Ravens defense the potentially explosive Falcons--- including QB Matt Ryan and WR Julio Jones---and how their young guys...