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Ravens Football Machine:
If it's too hot to fish, or too hot to golf, it's probably too hot to play football...But with its first preseason game only two days away, the 2012 edition of the Ravens had to keep at it in what amounts to a record heat wave in Baltimore County...It started out like a day at the beach...but it ended with players dropping like flies...Wide receiver Tandon Doss returned to the field after missing six practices due to a hamstring injury. He only went through individual wide receiver drills, but it’s a good turn of events for a player who was showing major improvements in his second year.
Cornerback Cary Williams also returned, as did tight end Ed Dickson, who had blurry vision after being poked in the eye during Saturday’s practice.
One notable person missing was safety Ed Reed, who appeared to have a leg issue on Saturday but finished the practice. Harbaugh did not give an update on his Pro Bowler.
Others missing were linebacker Dannell Ellerbe, defensive tackle Ma’ake Ke...
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It can be argued that the 2012 Baltimore Ravens running back core is the best in team history and starting running back Ray Rice should be worried, for two reasons. Anthony Allen, Bernard Pierce, Bobby Rainey and Damien Berry are fiercely competing for a chance to back up Rice, and you can bet that whoever gets [...]
QB Joe Flacco
This is a make or break season for Joe Flacco as he heads into a contract year. If he can prove himself to be more than just a game manager who is blessed with a strong supporting cast, the Ravens will have no problem franchise tagging him, even though the franchise tag value in 2012 was a whopping 16.1 million. If he can’t do that, they might see that amount as way...
The Baltimore Ravens are adding on to their front office, and in doing so, are departing a bit from the norm. Every front office has a GM and a horde of scouts to evaluate college players in the draft, current free agents, and even their own roster. The Ravens are going a step further, however, [...]
As we fly across the late afternoon city, August red swelter, a serene blanketing calm and wave of deep focus takes over the car and its passengers, as our silver speeding Jeep hugs the curves of winding Lombard street, expediting our arrival to today’s hallowed destination, M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.
This deep focus arriving since each year on eight either fall Sunday...
Mike Smith isn't thinking about the opponent as his Falcons enter their preseason opener against the Baltimore Ravens.
There has been no game-planning in practice this week for Thursday night's matchup against the Ravens. Instead, Smith says he wants to use his first look at his players in a game to help him build his depth chart.
Smith says the preseason opener is when...
I the best QB in the NFL Juan…
I have never been a huge fan of Flacco from a fantasy standpoint, but all indications are that he could be in for a breakout season. Torrey Smith has already been getting a ton of praise from John Harbaugh, and now Flacco is receiving some praise of his own from QB Coach Jim Caldwell:
‘He tries to improve in every facet he’s been improving by...
I’m a big play waiting to happen Juan…
John Harbaugh has been impressed with the improvements of second year WR Torrey Smith in camp. After just missing so many big plays in his rookie season, Smith may be ready to break out. Harbaugh raved:
“(His) route-running’s improved. He’s improved his hands. He’s improved with understanding the blitz package, when he’s hot...
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh told Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times that quarterback Joe Flacco has looked really good so far in training camp.
“Joe is really on the money, so that’s good to see,” said Harbaugh.
Flacco has made it clear that he believes he’s elite quarterback. It will be up to him in 2012 to step his game up and prove the doubters wrong.
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...
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...