The Pro Bowl happened, Ravens played, coached

The Pro Bowl happened. Did you notice? The Ravens showed up, both coaches and players, however Harbaugh’s Team Carter lost to Team Irvin in the end. Here are some highlights. Pro Bowlers @JForsett and Marshal Yanda arrive for work. https://t.co/NypjXhEER8 #blessing #RavensNation #ProBowl2015 #RollTide pic.twitter.com/PRMzSKHkMz — CJ Mosley (@TreyDeuce32RTR) January 26, 2015...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears hire Jay Rodgers as defensive line coach

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears have hired Jay Rodgers as their defensive line coach. Rodgers follows new Bears coach John Fox from Denver, where he spent the past six seasons on the staff. Rodgers oversaw the Broncos' defensive line the past three years. He worked with two Pro Bowl defensive ends in Elvis Dumervil and DeMarcus Ware during that time, and Denver led the...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Terrence Cody’s agent says dog died due to worms not cruelty

The Baltimore Ravens announced Friday that they will terminate nose tackle Terrence Cody’s contract after the Super Bowl next Sunday. According to The Baltimore Sun, Cody is under investigation for animal cruelty, and the case is being discussed with the Baltimore County State’s attorney’s office.  He has not been charged with a crime. The case involves the death of...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Lack of Sacks Rushed Lebeau Into Early Resignation

If you want to survive in the playoffs, you must harass playoff-caliber quarterbacks. You need Cliff Avril/Bruce Irwin, Demarcus Ware/Von Miller, Elvis Dumervil/Terrell Suggs, or Clay Matthews/Julius Peppers/Nick Perry.A team whose own-famed history includes sacking duos like Greg Lloyd/Kevin Greene as well as Jason Gildon and Joey Porter, just had consecutive seasons of 34 and 33...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

What If Steelers Had Signed Elvis Dumervil Instead Of Ravens? 

There are numerous “what ifs?” that exist in the sports world. Some are franchise altering decisions that completely shift the landscaping hierarchy of conferences and leagues. What if the Portland Trailblazers had drafted Michael Jordan? What if the Indianapolis Colts selected Ryan Leaf instead of Peyton Manning? While certainly not a franchise changer by any […] What If...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Predicting Each NFL Divisional Round Playoff Matchup

Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots (-7.5)  Did you know that six of the past eight AFC title games have featured either the Patriots, Ravens, or both? Two franchises that epitomize excellence will face off again this weekend with a trip to the AFC title game on the line. Brady and Flacco will hash out their playoff rivalry yet again, as this is the fourth showdown between...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Playoff Preview: Patriots vs. Ravens

For the fifth consecutive season, the New England Patriots’ first playoff game will be a home divisional playoff game. Out of the three possible opponents New England could have played in this round, they got arguably the toughest opponent, the Baltimore Ravens. For the third time in four years, the Patriots and Ravens will square off in the postseason. However, this time, the...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Flacco owns Tom Brady in the playoffs

The Baltimore Ravens will travel to Foxborough on Saturday to face the the New England Patriots in an AFC divisional round playoff game. The Ravens and quarterback Joe Flacco will have the chance to beat the Patriots on the road in the playoffs for a third time. Since entering the league in 2008, Flacco is 2-1 against Tom Brady and the Patriots in the postseason.  He’s also won...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots: Size doesn't matter with Ravens' Dumervil

BY NICK ST. DENISBaltimore Ravens outside linebacker and pass-rushing specialist Elvis Dumervil isn't the biggest guy in the world at 5-foot-11, 255 pounds, but his explosiveness and ability to get past the line make his presence plenty large. The New England Patriots are preparing for Dumervil and the rest of the Ravens' defense leading up to the teams' bout Saturday in the divisional...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

3 Baltimore Ravens keys to a victory over the New England Patriots

The Baltimore Ravens will go into Foxborough for a playoff match up for the fourth time in six years, when they take on the New England Patriots in the AFC Divisional Round this Saturday. Baltimore got into the playoffs on the last day of the season, and upset the Pittsburgh Steelers on the road. Now, here are five keys to a victory on Saturday. 1. Lots of pressure The strength of...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Dumervil ready to put on 'relentless' pass rush vs. Pats

BY DAN BEGNOCHEThe Baltimore Ravens pass rush was the key to the team's road victory last Saturday, tallying five sacks against a mobile Ben Roethlisberger. Elvis Dumervil and Co. will be looking for a repeat of that performance on the road against the Patriots this Saturday, though they're quick to point out the differences with the man under center this week.Dumervil notched two...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore already chirping about the Patriots

Jason Bridge/USA Today SportsThe Balitmore Ravens were flying high after their 30-17 Wild Card win over the Pittsburgh Steelers Saturday night. Even though they had just beat their division rival in the playoffs, they couldn't help but run their mouths about their impending match up with the New England Patriots.USA TodayWhenever my time is done on the field, they could say I never...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens ready to renew rivalry with 'arrogant' Patriots

The Baltimore Ravens were impressive Saturday night, and to borrow a line from a familiar face ... they're on to New England. The Ravens pulled away late for a 30-17 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Wild Card round, and the Ravens will now take on the New England Patriots next weekend in the divisional round. The matchup is a familiar one for both clubs, and the Ravens...
Via Fox Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens’ 4-man rush befuddles Big Ben and Steelers, 30-17…

That’s about as big a road win as you’re ever gonna see from the Ravens— and they did it with a tongue-in-cheek defensive strategy from coordinator Dean Pees… He decided to fortify his back seven in coverage by only rushing four guys. It worked. Ravens 30, Steelers 17… Especially strong in the middle of that 4-man defensive rush were tackles Brandon Williams and Haloti...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers Dominated by Ravens in All Facets in Wild-Card Loss

Remember when the Pittsburgh Steelers used to impose their will on other teams? They were the ones dominating the line of scrimmage and sending guys off to the sidelines for medical help. Tonight in their AFC Wild-Card game loss to Baltimore, it was the Steelers who were dominated on both lines of scrimmage and it was the Steelers who were sent to the sidelines by bone-crunching...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Baltimore Ravens LB Elvis Dumervil with Monster Sack on Ben Roethlisberger

Fans in Denver have to wonder just a little what it would be like if they still had Elvis Dumervil lining up and harassing quarterbacks. It would be an offensive line coaches nightmare to have to figure out how to stop Demarcus Ware, Von Miller, and Dumervil. It might be a little like what coaches try to do to stop him, Terrell Suggs, and Haloti Ngata.Which they failed to do on this...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Suisham's FG gives Steelers 3-0 lead over Ravens

PITTSBURGH (AP) Scott Suisham's 45-yard field goal with 1:29 left gave the Pittsburgh Steelers a 3-0 lead over the Baltimore Ravens after the first quarter of their AFC wild-card game Saturday night. The Steelers twice drove into Baltimore territory in the opening quarter, but were slowed by sacks and had to settle for Suisham's kick to jump ahead of their bitter AFC North rivals...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview: What to Watch For in Steelers vs. Ravens

At 8:15 on Saturday night, the Ravens will be at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh ready for yet another battle with their all too familiar foe, the Pittsburgh Steelers.Throughout the history of the Ravens vs. Steelers rivalry, the main focus has been on the opposing defenses, as fans would watch to see which would crack first, which would better stop the run or which would get the most...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

The All-Pro Team is losing credibility

For years, being a Pro Bowler has often been overrated. That’s because a voting process that involves fans can easily turn the NFL’s all-star game into a popularity contest. Too many rubber stamps exist, which is why All-Pro honors have always been given more weight. The All-Pro teams are selected by 50 members of the media in a balloting process conducted by the Associated Press...
Via This Given Sunday
28 days ago  |  Discuss

The All-Pro Team is losing credibility

For years, being a Pro Bowler has often been overrated. That’s because a voting process that involves fans can easily turn the NFL’s all-star game into a popularity contest. Too many rubber stamps exist, which is why All-Pro honors have always been given more weight. The All-Pro teams are selected by 50 members of the media in a balloting process conducted by the Associated Press...
Via Bloguin Best
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Marshal Yanda and Elvis Dumervil make All-Pro team for the Baltimore Ravens

Two players from the Baltimore Ravens have been selected for this year’s first-team All-Pro squad by the Associated Press. RG Marshal Yanda and OLB Elvis Dumervil were both named first-team All-Pros. http://t.co/zBSmZDBAKc pic.twitter.com/EFJ12sAc5R — Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) January 2, 2015 Guard Marshal Yanda and outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil were given the honor...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

New faces freshen up Steelers-Ravens rivalry

PITTSBURGH (AP) Sean Spence's word choice was not by accident. Spending three years in the Pittsburgh Steelers locker room has taught the linebacker certain opponents evoke certain feelings. There's only really one that pops up when the Baltimore Ravens come to mind. ''Just a rich tradition of hatred we have for one another,'' Spence said. Even if Spence's participation in that...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Notable 2014 NFL Performance Bonuses

Former Sports Agent Joel Corry of CBS Sports provided a breakdown of some of the more lucrative performance bonuses reached, missed and those still pending. Corry notes the significance of performance bonuses in contracts, serving as an effective tool to bridge the gap between player and team where disagreement remains on salary.  He also details the difference between incentives...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Connor Barwin in contention for Deacon Jones Award

Beginning last season, after the NFL’s best pass rusher passed away in Deacon Jones. The NFL decided to create an award in the Hall of Famer’s name, which goes to the player who leads the league in sacks at the end of the regular season. This Sunday, it is coming down to four players, who all have a chance to win the prestigious award. Those players are Kansas City’s Justin...
Via Total Sports Live
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Ravens named to Pro Bowl— Mosley, Dumervil and Yanda…

A Ravens rookie had never been named to a Pro Bowl prior to this year….but inside linebacker C.J. Mosley garnered that honor. Not too shabby when you think of Ravens greats of the past like Jonathan Ogden, Ray Lewis and Ed Reed. Apparently Mosley is regarded as the real deal coming out of the gate. Also named were veterans Elvis Dumervil (outside linebacker) and Marshal Yanda...
Via Ravens Football Machine
December 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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