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MATT ELAM RUMORS & GOSSIP

The Baltimore Ravens have the DB with the most missed tackles in the NFL

Want to hear a fun fact about the 2014 NFL season to date? Matt Elam leads NFL defensive backs in missed tackles http://t.co/rCBIfNqOzB#Ravens — Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) October 28, 2014 Okay, so it’s not all that fun.  It’s the opposite. We knew that Matt Elam wasn’t supposed to be much in coverage, but his reputation as a tough, physical run-stopper seems to...
Via cover32 - Ravens
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Matt Elam a bust? The Ravens snap counts at safety say… something

The Ravens first-round pick from the 2013 draft may not be panning out. Or, the Ravens third-round pick from 2014 is really panning out, and their free agent signing of a talented, yet troubled safety could only be beginning to pay off. Or it’s some combination of all three.  In any event, Matt Elam is not playing as much, and Terrence Brooks and Will Hill are the culprits. Check...
Via cover32 - Ravens
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens welcome back Will Hill, needed relief for Elam

The Ravens secondary is about to get the boon it needs. Matt Elam — who was drafted as and praised as a hard-hitting, physical safety clearly suited for the strong safety role — has been playing out of position frequently this season.  He has been asked to do a large amount of coverage, and as a result his play has suffered.  Third-round pick Terrence Brooks has alleviated...
Via cover32 - Ravens
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Elam’s growth underlies a more pressing question

Matt Zenitz published a piece with the Capital Gazette that focuses on Matt Elam’s growth from his rookie season to the present day.  In it, he is praised heavily for his maturation on the football field — namely with his communication and assignment understanding.  Lardarius Webb had this to say about Elam: “The person who is just really growing is Matt Elam.  From last...
Via cover32 - Ravens
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Ravens safety Matt Elam working part-time at shoe store

Baltimore Ravens safety Matt Elam had a strong rookie season, and while he is planning to improve on that career, he is also working towards a degree this offseason and working part-time at a shoe store in Florida. Why would a multi-millionaire football player be doing at shoe store? The best owners of a business […]Continue reading...
Via The Victory Formation
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Ravens Matt Elam Working Offseason Job at Finish Line

Baltimore Ravens Safety Matt Elam has gotten himself an offseason job. He is working at Finish Line. Before you think this is some sort of weird endorsement thing or a PR stunt like the guys making Subway, read Elam’s very good explanation of why he is doing this: “I just need to get retail knowledge,” Elam told BaltimoreRavens.com. “That’s basically what I’m doing...
Via BlackSportsOnline
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Notes: Matt Elam gets the last laugh

DETROIT -- In the end, Baltimore Ravens rookie safety Matt Elam got the last laugh. Earlier in the week, Elam had drawn the Lions' attention with comments about wide receiver Calvin Johnson. "He's pretty old, so I don't know how physical he'll be," Elam said. "He's a big guy, but he's older. I guess when they get older they're not going to be as physical, you know what I'm saying...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson: I’ve Never Heard Of Ravens S Matt Elam Before This Week

Well Matt Elam, you got Megatron’s attention. Elam was an All American at Florida, and will be a pretty good safety in the NFL one day.  He may have barked up the wrong tree this time. On the heels of Elam saying the Ravens would be physical with Calvin Johnson because he’s an old man, Johnson has fired back with some ether of his own.   Johnson initially responded to Elam’s...
Via BlackSportsOnline
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Ravens S Elam on Calvin Johnson: 'He's pretty old'

Ravens safety Matt Elam nearly ran out of breath trying to come up with words to describe wide receiver Calvin Johnson, the main object of focus for Baltimore's defensive backfield Monday night in Detroit. ''Big, fast, athletic, unstoppable, freak,'' Elam said. Curiously, Elam went in another direction when asked how best to cover the 28-year-old Johnson, who's amassed a club-record...
Via AP on Fox
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Ravens safety on Megatron: He's pretty old

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) -- Ravens safety Matt Elam has plenty of words to describe wide receiver Calvin Johnson, the main object of focus for Baltimore's defensive backfield Monday night in Detroit. Those words include "big, fast, athletic, unstoppable, freak." Curiously, Elam went in another direction when asked how best to cover the 28-year-old Johnson, who's amassed a club-record...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss
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