Mixed Year for Ravens Receivers

In what has been a rollercoaster of a year for the Baltimore Ravens, which ended with a 35-31 defeat by Betfair’s marginal Super Bowl outsiders the New England Patriots in the play-offs, there has been plenty of food for thought for the franchise’s management regarding the performances of their wide receivers. While there have been some real positives in the shape of Steve Smith...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Matthew Slater: Colts’ Josh Cribbs One Of The Best Returners In NFL History

This embed is invalid" /> FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots are tasked with slowing down an elite kick returner for the second consecutive week. The Patriots, who were forced to stall Jacoby Jones in Saturday’s divisional-round playoff win over the Baltimore Ravens, now are preparing for the difficulties of facing Josh Cribbs in Sunday’s...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers vs Ravens Wildcard Game Second Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations of the second half from the final game of the season for the Pittsburgh Steelers in their 30-17 Wildcard loss to the Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens opened the second half with the ball, as Ross Ventrone made the tackle on Jacoby Jones on the opening kickoff at the 16. […] Steelers vs Ravens Wildcard Game Second Half Notes And Observations is a...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens’ Jacoby Jones Poses Tough Test For Patriots’ Special Teams Unit

This embed is invalid" /> FOXBORO, Mass. — Don’t expect the New England Patriots to be caught off-guard on special teams. The Patriots are well-aware of Jacoby Jones’ potential impact in the third phase. As such, New England is gearing up to stop the Baltimore Ravens’ skilled return man in Saturday’s divisional round playoff game at Gillette...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick On Jacoby Jones: ‘Any Time He Walks On The Field, You Have To Respect Him’

FOXBORO, Mass. — Special teams often plays an important role in NFL playoff games and Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones is capable of making game-changing plays on kick returns with his speed and strength. Jones is one of the best returners in the league, whether it’s on kickoffs or punts. He’s not afraid to return any kick, even if the ball lands in his arms deep...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

AFC Wild-Card wrap-up: Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

Last night, the sixth seed Baltimore Ravens took on the third seed Pittsburgh Steelers in the first game of the AFC Wild-Card round. The last time these two teams met up, the Steelers defeated the Ravens 43-23 at Heinz Field. On Saturday night, it was a different story at Heinz Field as Baltimore won 30-17 over Pittsburgh. The Steelers came into last night’s game without star running...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell’s reaction to ref’s call is priceless

Life isn’t easy as a defensive back in the NFL. The rules are against you at every turn and sometimes even when you do everything right the officials screw you anyway. Who could blame them for wanting to put a nice helmet to helmet hit on a wide receiver every now and then? Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell knows what I’m talking about. Check out this doozy he laid on...
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5 Reasons the New Orleans Saints could lose to Baltimore

The only thing going for the 4-6 New Orleans Saints is the fact that they play in what could be the worst division in football. A playoff spot is still available, but they’ll need to play better this weekend against Baltimore if they want to stay in the hunt. 5.) John Harbaugh’s Special Teams   His brother’s background notwithstanding, John Harbaugh has been a special teams...
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November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin Puts End To His Kickoff Team’s Dance Routine

The Pittsburgh Steelers kickoff team just wants to dance, but head coach Mike Tomlin just wants them to stop. Tomlin announced Wednesday that he’s told his kickoff team to quit it when it comes to the on-field dancing. The unit would dance prior to the kicks in the past, but that’s all done after Jacoby Jones and the Baltimore Ravens took a kickoff back for a touchdown last...
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November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Go Footloose: Tomlin Will No Longer Allow Kick Coverage Team To Dance

After Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger connected with wide receiver Antonio Brown for a 54-yard touchdown pass Sunday night against the Baltimore Ravens to take a commanding 29-10 lead with 14:01 left in the fourth quarter, the kickoff team gave it right back as Jacoby Jones raced 108-yards untouched on the ensuing kick. That special […] Steelers Go Footloose...
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November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens rivalry is still a classic

Boy, that Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Ravens AFC North rivalry sure is a classic one, isn’t it? Of course, that’s easy for a Steelers fan like me to say after the latest installment that saw Pittsburgh vanquish the Ravens, 43-23, at Heinz Field before a national audience on Sunday Night Football. Like head coach Mike Tomlin said in his post-game press conference: Pittsburgh...
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November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens fans must see these five bold predictions for Week 8

Anyone can pick games. Whether selecting winners or making guesses against the spread, it’s essentially an exercise in flipping a coin. But providing some specifics about what’s going to happen in a game, detailing how things are going to play out, takes some thought, imagination and guts. And it actually provides some insight into what’s going to transpire on Sunday and Monday...
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October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens fans will enjoy Johnny Manziel’s new girlfriend’s Instagram

If Brian Hoyer struggles again this weekend you can bet we’re on the verge of seeing Johnny Manziel. Hoyer was awful last week in Jacksonville, and should he pull something similar against Oakland this weekend Johnny Cleveland will get his shot. Off the field Manziel’s antics are legendary. From partying with Gronk, to partying in Mexico, to partying in Vegas to pulling some...
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October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Is this more than a “slump” for Baltimore Ravens WR Jacoby Jones?

Jacoby Jones received $4.5 million guaranteed from a four-year, $12 million deal, which he signed in the offseason. Too bad his play on the field hasn’t lived up to that deal. It’s no secret what got Jones a deal such as this. He’s become a fan favorite in his three-year run with the Ravens. Many Ravens fans love Jones for his Dancing With The Stars flashbacks in the end...
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October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Baltimore Ravens kick returner Jacoby Jones the best in the NFL?

Everybody loves to rank the top ten quarterbacks in the NFL. It seems like people never get tired of arguing about it. However, there are 22 players on the field at any given time and no one player can swing the momentum like a kick returner can. So how come nobody ranks the top ten kick returners in the league? Who knows? But we set out to fix that. A lot of factors go into kick...
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October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Ravens: Steelers Have Rare Chance to Bury Ravens Early in Season

The last two times the NFL has played games on Sept. 11, the Pittsburgh Steelers have played at Baltimore. In 2011, they lost the season opener to the Ravens 35-7. They again play at Baltimore on the anniversary of 9/11 on Thursday night. The Steelers’ all-time record on Thursdays? 9-11 That record doesn’t begin to tell the tale of Thursday calamity that has haunted this franchise...
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September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Reeling Ravens face archrival Steelers

Maybe the NFL schedule makers did the Baltimore Ravens a big favor. Thursday night's game couldn't come any more quickly for the Ravens, allowing them to turn away from the turmoil of the Ray Rice release and concentrate on football. And with a visit by the bitter rival Steelers on the agenda, the game becomes even more of a relief for Baltimore. ''Obviously it's a little different...
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September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Terrell Suggs Trolls The Steelers With T-Shirt Of Mike Tomlin And Jacoby Jones

The Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens are set to face off against each other on Thursday night and Terrell Suggs of the Ravens is already having some fun at the Steelers expense. The Baltimore Ravens tweeted out this picture of Suggs, rocking a shirt with imagery on it that fans of both teams will remember well. Check out Terrell Suggs' T-shirt. #SteelersWeek pic.twitter...
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Mike Tomlin Not Planning On Covering Kicks Thursday Night Against Ravens

The last time the Pittsburgh Steelers played the Baltimore Ravens, the game wound up costing head coach Mike Tomlin $100,000 thanks to him interfering with kick returner Jacoby Jones as he raced down the left sideline with 6:20 left in the third quarter. During his Tuesday conference call with the Baltimore media, Tomlin was asked […] Steelers Mike Tomlin Not Planning On Covering...
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Lolo Jones highlights list of athletes appearing on 'DWTS'

All across the country, professional athletes train relentlessly to perfect their craft. This fall, however, a handful of those athletes will put that work ethic towards a slightly different endeavor. ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” will kick off its nineteenth season on Sept. 15. In the past, the show’s contestants have included an impressive list of athletes who have fared...
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September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 10 Athletes We Would Like To See On ‘Dancing With The Stars’ (Gallery)

“Dancing With The Stars” certainly isn’t a sport in the traditional sense of the word. But, athletes somehow have a knack for coming out on top. Since the show debuted in 2005, eight of the 17 champions have been men or women best known for their exploits on the field, ice, track, etc. Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones parlayed his touchdown celebrations into a...
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Which receivers will soar in the Baltimore Ravens offense?

With so many new additions to the Ravens receiving core, it makes one wonder who will have the best season statistically. As of right now, the 53-man roster is not set, so it is hard to say who stays and goes, but the surefire locks will most definitely make an impact. The locks to make the roster are Torrey and Steve Smith, speedster Jacoby Jones, and the impressive undrafted...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Worst case scenario: New list nails why 2014 could be a failure for the Baltimore Ravens

Tis the season for optimism. From coast to coast, city to city, every NFL team currently feels like 2014 is going to be successful; as they grind their way through training camp, each is convinced that this is the year the franchise takes the next step. Reports coming out of camps support these positive vibes. It’s nothing but stories about more efficient offenses, coupled with...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Baltimore Ravens receiver Jacoby Jones returns all the kicks

Tomorrow night the Baltimore Ravens will open their pre-season schedule by playing a familiar foe: the San Francisco 49ers. Despite playing in different conferences, the two teams have a connection on a number of levels. Head coaches Jim and John Harbaugh are brothers from a royal football family. They met in Super bowl XLVII and played one of the more thrilling games we have seen...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

A look at the Baltimore Ravens 1st offensive depth chart reveals some surprises

As every other NFL fan, I patiently awaited the first unofficial depth chart’s release, and must say I was pleasantly surprised. Here is a quick rundown of what is going on during camp and who is impressing the coaches thus far on offense. At quarterback, the man in charge is undoubtedly Joe Flacco, with Tyrod Taylor and Keith Wenning bringing up the rear. At running back...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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