Sam Koch jokingly disagrees with the notion that punters don’t matter

Baltimore Ravens punter Sam Koch and former Raven Haloti Ngata were reunited yesterday for some racing at Autobahn. Koch might have been sending a subtle message given his fashion choice, wearing purple, but no sign of a Ravens logo. As you can see in the photo, Koch’s shirt reads “punters are people too.” Besides the fact that it’s a pretty cool and humorous slogan, it...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Plan of Attack for the 2015 NFL Draft

With the Draft just over the horizon, it’s time to take a detailed look at each team’s acquisitions and losses and gauge a plan of attack for how they should approach the first three rounds of this year’s draft.  We’ll start with the lowly Tampa Bay Bucs and work our way all the way up to the Super Bowl Champs in New England.  The Lions roar their mighty roar today. DETROIT...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Should the Detroit Lions Draft in Round 1?

The Detroit Lions have taken a step in attempting to replace the nearly irreplaceable Ndamukong Suh. They shipped off three draft picks - a fourth, fifth, and seventh rounder - for former Ravens DT Haloti Ngata. Ngata is talented, but he is no Suh. Although Ngata has been to five Pro Bowls in nine seasons in the league, he is not the dominant player that Suh is. Ngata has 25.5 career...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Twitter Knew About Haloti Ngata Trade Before Lions Head Coach

By now it is pretty common place for "leaks" to occur in the NFL when it comes to a player's pending contracts and roster move. The most recent example being the news of former Baltimore Ravens defensive lineman, Haloti Ngata's trade to the Detroit Lions hitting Twitter before head coach Jim Caldwell was officially informed.According to President Tom Lewan, the team was still in...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Detroit Lions looking to Auburn prospect to fill hole at defensive tackle?

A couple of weeks ago the Detroit Lions suffered a huge free agency loss when Ndamukong Suh signed with the Miami Dolphins for one hundred trillion dollars. You may have heard about it. If that wasn’t bad enough, they also lost Nick Fairley to the St. Louis Rams, leaving them very thin indeed at defensive tackle. Since then they have added Haloti Ngata but expect them to get more...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

A Drafttek mock draft to get Ravens fans thinking…

There are all kinds of 7-round mock drafts out there churning the urn of speculation about exactly how the Ravens plan to prioritize positions of need in the 2015 NFL Draft. Some mockers (like SB Nation) think the Ravens want to go running back in Round 1. Others say cornerback. Many say wide receiver.   Even owner Steve Bisciotti is adding to the debate by coming out this past...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens commit tampering violation, show it on Twitter

It hasn’t necessarily been a good past 12 months for the Baltimore Ravens. From the entire Ray Rice scandal to the organization’s response to it, things have not gone right for owner Steve Bisciotti and company. If at all possible, it’s been an even worse year for the Ravens social media team. None of this changed on Wednesday evening when the Ravens unknowingly committed...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Pre-Draft Grades for Ravens Defense: Baltimore Can't Pass on Cornerbacks

Yesterday there were pre-draft grades for the offensive side of the ball. Today we take a look at the Ravens' defense, and how the unit shapes up heading into the 2015 NFL Draft.This offseason, the Ravens made two big moves on the defensive side of the ball.First, Baltimore traded all-pro defensive tackle Haloti Ngata to the Detroit Lions on the first day of free agency in exchange...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Aerial Attack Needs Work in 2015 Pre-Draft Grades of Ravens' Offense

The Ravens have had yet another quiet offseason thus far. They made very little noise on the free agent market, and made one trade that saw them send defensive tackle Haloti Ngata to the Lions for a fourth and fifth-round draft pick.While the Ravens haven't made many moves to improve their roster via free agency, they brought back a key player when they re-signed Justin Forsett to...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: The Detroit Lions deny they have any interest in running back Ray Rice

With Reggie Bush now out of the picture the Detroit Lions must find a suitable replacement at running back. One name that has been floated around as a possible answer is Ray Rice, who has connections to Teryl Austin and Jim Caldwell. Haloti Ngata for one thinks it would be a great idea to bring Rice on board: Haloti Ngata would welcome 'great community guy' Ray Rice to the Detroit...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Draft Needs: Defensive Tackle

Defensive tackle is considered to be one of the most important positions in the NFL. The battle at the line of scrimmage can determine the outcome of an entire game. Last season the Lions had a tremendous defensive line that was able to pressure the quarterback, and stop the run. Their defensive line was so good, the Lions had the best rushing defense in the league. However, some...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

What will Haloti Ngata look like wearing his new Detroit Lions uniform?

One of the more underrated free-agent signings so far came when the Detroit Lions nabbed defensive lineman Haloti Ngata. How the Lions will use Ngata and adjust from losing both Nick Fairley and Ndamukong Suh remains to be seen, but at least now we know what Ngata looks like in his new digs… AROUND COVER32 First and 10: Ten rule changes the NFL should make immediately Bold Prediction...
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How Much Worse in the Lions Defense Without Ndamukong Suh?

In the midst of a hectic free agency period, the crew at TopSportsReport decided that it was time to take a deep look at the roster shifts occurring and determine which teams are getting better and which teams are getting worse.  To present these opinions, I have decided to write a defensive power rankings article.  In this article, I go team by team and discuss each teams’...
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March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Haloti Ngata Says Goodbye to Baltimore Ravens Fan With Full Page Ad in Baltimore Sun

Unless your team is perfect--and no team is--it is starting to look like it doesn't pay for an NFL player to be too good at his job. Yes, the fat contracts are nice, and for the first season or two a player can get paid what he is worth and have nothing to worry about. However, this off-season it seems like a lot of guys with big contracts have been cut in order to make room under...
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March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Haloti Ngata sends out a goodbye message to Baltimore Ravens fans

Haloti Ngata meant a lot to the Baltimore Ravens, and, luckily, the Baltimore Ravens meant a lot to Haloti Ngata. After being traded to Detroit earlier this week, Ngata sent out this message to all of Baltimore. Special Thanks to the @Ravens fans pic.twitter.com/QN4rYbKVA4 — Deryk Gilmore (@DerykGilmore) March 15, 2015 Thanks, big guy! You may also be interested in: Haloti...
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March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

My Take on the Haloti Ngata Deal

View image | gettyimages.com In a move that has Baltimore Ravens’ fans both puzzled and desponded, The Baltimore Ravens have traded 5 time Pro-Bowl Defensive Tackle Haloti Ngata to the Detroit Lions. Though details of the deal have not been made official, Sports Illustrated’s Peter King tweeted that the Ravens will receive  4th and 5th round draft picks for Ngata. This deal...
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March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

What Haloti Ngata means to the Detroit Lions

With Ndamukong Suh going to the Miami Dolphins and the Detroit Lions other starting defensive tackle Nick Fairley going to the St. Louis Rams, the Lions were in desperate need of a starting defensive tackle. So, the team goes out there and acquires Haloti Ngata from the Baltimore Ravens for a set of draft picks. This acquisition was so essential for the Lions in this year’s free...
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March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Acquiring Haloti Ngata should come with more change for Detroit Lions defense

As I write this it’s been nearly two full days since The Great Trade Hour of 2015, which is still difficult to fully comprehend. It’s a rare day when the acquisition of Haloti Ngata, a five-time All Pro, can be overshadowed. Jimmy Graham will have that effect, as will any Jimmy Graham-level player who moves to a team that’s been to the last two Super Bowls. But Ngata somewhat...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Baltimore Ravens could sign the 2nd biggest free agent left on the market

Arguably the biggest free agent (outside of DeMarco Murray) still on the market could be headed to the Baltimore Ravens. Ravens have displayed interest in defensive tackle Terrance "Pot Roast" Knighton, sources say: http://t.co/IdJLCH0mPt — Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) March 12, 2015 Aaron Wilson from the Baltimore Sun has the details: Whether that materializes into a visit...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

AFC North Free Agency Watch Day 2: Baltimore Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens began the new league year in a salary cap bind, but they largely relieved that after working out a trade agreement that sent defensive lineman Haloti Ngata to the Detroit Lions for mid-round draft picks in compensation. Yet all they have managed to do so far is to hand out a bunch […] AFC North Free Agency Watch Day 2: Baltimore Ravens is a post from: The...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Trade For Haloti Ngata

Within minutes of the start of NFL free agency yesterday, the Detroit Lions made a big move  in trading for defensive tackle Haloti Ngata. The deal consisted of the Lions giving up their 4th and 5th round picks to the Baltimore Ravens. In return, the Lions received Ngata and the Ravens’ 7th round pick for 2015. This move should mutually benefit both teams. The Ravens wanted to...
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March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Amidst historic trades, Browns were maybe too quiet

I was good with the idea that the Cleveland Browns were going to be quiet on the opening day of free agency. I spoke about balancing a team’s need and free cap space with an efficient building of the team. It’s important to have that balance and a day removed from the opening of 2015 NFL free agency, I’m still all right with the the Browns not spending big money on Ndamukong...
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March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Ravens Trade Ngata, Immediately Improve Cap Situation

The Ravens made a trade with the Detroit Lions just as free agency officially kicked off yesterday, sending nine-year veteran defensive lineman Haloti Ngata to the Lions for a fourth and fifth-round draft pick.If you've been following the Ravens' offseason situation closely, the move should come as no surprise. Baltimore had just over $4 million to spend in free agency, and have...
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March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens Day 1 Free Agency Roundup

The biggest news of the day for the Ravens broke just before free agency officially opened, as they traded five-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Haloti Ngata to the Detroit Lions. The move came as only a slight surprise as the Ravens have struggled all off-season with attempting to negotiate a restructuring of his deal to free salary cap space for the team. Despite being one of the...
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March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Haloti Ngata is a Hall Of Fame Raven— but for now, he is a Detroit Lion…

Haloti with his family…hard to accept for Baltimore fans right now, but the Ngata clan is moving to Detroit… OLB Pernell McPhee will be missed by Ravens, too— he’s on to the Chicago Bears with a $40 million deal the Ravens had no chance of matching… Salary Cap…two words which can change a team’s destiny… Breaking up the Ravens is no fun for GM Ozzie Newsome—...
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March 11, 2015  |  Discuss
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