Worst CB for the Ravens: The man after Ogden and Lewis

The first two players ever drafted by the Baltimore Ravens were Jonathan Ogden and Ray Lewis.  Two of the greatest ever to play their position.  Unfortunately, the third choice the Ravens ever made didn’t quite make it to that level.  Or close to it. In the 1996 draft, the Ravens used their second round pick on DeRon Jenkins, a promising cornerback out of the University of Tennessee...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Where are they now: Edgerton

The Raveans drafted Ed Hartwell in the fourth round of the 2001 draft as a project middle linebacker, someone they hoped could be a solid backup to Ray Lewis.  It was under the tutelage of Lewis, though, that Hartwell excelled, providing great dividends for the team during his four years with the Ravens.  After his rookie year, Hartwell started every game at middle linebacker in...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Worst 3 ILB: Who are they?

Fortunately for the Ravens, the franchise has not had to draft inside linebackers for quite some time, due to the fact they had future hall of famer Ray Lewis on their team for nearly two decades. Although Ozzie Newsome and company are regarded as some of the best — if not the best at what they do — as we all know, everyone makes mistakes once and a while, and the draft choices...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Wonder what it would be like to have a good inside linebacker…

It’s such a shame that the Baltimore Ravens never drafted any good inside linebackers.  I mean, if you rack your brain for hours, you’ll struggle to come up with one name — just one — that has made a lasting impression on the game of football.  For 17 years, the Ravens have been a franchise that has sorely lacked any motivating presence at middle linebacker, and that probably...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Team Needs at ILB: Is there actually a need, and why?

Last offseason, when the Ravens and Ray Lewis rode off into the sunset after the franchise’s second Super Bowl victory, there were holes to fill on the roster that far outweighed any others Ozzie Newsome dealt with in his tenure.  With Ray Lewis and Ed Reed departing, the Ravens essentially ran the risk of losing themselves, as those two had embodied the effort and values that...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Where Are They Now: Boulware after Baltimore…

Despite his key contributions to the great Ravens defenses during his heyday, it’s become somewhat commonplace to overlook Peter Boulware.  Ray Lewis got the vast majority of the attention when they played together (and deservedly so), and not long after Boulware retired, Terrell Suggs took the mantle as the great Raven pass rusher. However, Peter Boulware was a force at outside...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens to Pay Fitting Tribute to Ray Lewis

Ray Lewis was the face of the Baltimore Ravens for 17 seasons. He will undoubtedly be a Hall of Famer and is among one of the greatest linebackers to ever step foot on the field. Greatness and success followed Lewis throughout his football career, going back to his days at Kathleen High School in Lakeland, Florida. Lewis stayed close to home, playing his college football with the...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Unitas, move over…

Well, that didn’t take long. Just one full season after his retirement, the Ravens announced plans to unveil a statue of Ray Lewis outside of M&T Bank Stadium for the 2014 season.  Frederick Kail, the sculptor who was commissioned to complete the Unitas statue in 2002, is apparently already “well into it,” and though the organization hasn’t tangibly seen the progress...
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Could this be Ngata’s last year in Baltimore?

The Ravens are a franchise predicated on defense — tough, stingy defense, at that.  And for all of the praise that Ray Lewis garnered (rightfully so, mind you) for his stalwart career, much of his success would be impossible had it not been for the mammoths in the middle. The unsung heroes of successful defenses, defensive tackles are responsible for occupying space and blockers...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Quarterbacks are overpaid and overrated

Super bowl 47 was an easy call for Seahawks fans. They had no reason to hate the Baltimore Ravens and every reason to root against the rival San Francisco 49ers. It’s not every year that you have a clear cut favorite to cheer for, so it was a nice opportunity to see Ray Lewis walk into the sun with a ring and Jim Harbaugh flounder in defeat. If we had known what winning Super bowl...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens: 5 Biggest Draft Day Regrets in Franchise History

You can make the case that Ozzie Newsome is as accurate as any marksmen there is. Making the right decisions over the years for the Baltimore Ravens, the former tight end has been spot on making the personnel moves that have led to two Super Bowl titles.There has been drafts wheere the team netted Ray Lewis and Joinathan Ogden, or the drafts where depth was added and Pro Bowl players...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Daryl Smith signs with Ravens to remain in Baltimore

Linebacker Daryl smith will remain in Baltimore. Smith has agreed to a four-year, $16.1 million deal with the Ravens. Ravens and LB Daryl Smith reached agreement on a four-year, $16.1 million deal, per sources. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 14, 2014 Smith, a second-round pick of the Jaguars in 2004, was brought in last year to fill the shoes of Ray Lewis.  In his first...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Ravens Agree to 4-year deal with Daryl Smith

The transition from the Ray Lewis era went smoother than most fans anticipated, largely thanks to the offseason addition of Daryl Smith. The former Jacksonville Jaguar finished the season as the Ravens’ leading tackler with 123 combined stops, five sacks, three interceptions and 19 pass deflections. As one may infer, he was an integral part of the defense’s production and just...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Is there a possible free-agent linebacker you would like to see the Ravens pick up?

We all miss Ray Lewis and understand there will be no one like him. What we want is the chance at  a player that will be a fraction of him. Drafting Arthur Brown last year may have been a solution, but it’s just too soon to tell. Daryl Smith was brought in from Jacksonville and stepped up quite nicely. The only thing he lacked was that killer instinct (probably from being a Jaguar...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Chad Johnson Claims He Almost Beat Up Ray Lewis….Twice

Ocho always has some interesting stories on Twitter. Here is one about Ray Lewis courtesy of Pro Football Talk. “I remember waiting for Ray Lewis outside the locker room after a game for knocking my helmet off unnecessarily,” Johnson wrote. “He went out the side door, Ed Reed had to talk me out of putting these paws on Ray.” According to Johnson, when the Ravens and Bengals...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Chad Johnson claims he almost beat up Ray Lewis

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson tweeted a story about when he claims he almost beat up former Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis. I remember waiting for Ray Lewis outside the locker room after a game for knocking my helmet off unnecessarily‼️ — Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) February 28,...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Chad Johnson once confronted Ray Lewis outside the locker room

Former Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Johnson remembers a time when he waited outside the locker room to confront former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis after a game. Johnson wasn’t happy about a hit he took. I remember waiting for Ray Lewis outside the locker room after a game for knocking my helmet off unnecessarily‼️ — Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) February 28...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Chad Johnson once waited outside locker room to fight Ray Lewis

According to Chad Johnson, the former Cincinnati Bengals receiver once waited outside the locker after a game to confront Ray Lewis. Apparently, the whole motive stemmed from Lewis "unnecessarily" knocking Johnson's helmet off during the game.Johnson revealed this short story to his Twitter followers Thursday and the details of the situation go as follows:I remember...
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February 28, 2014  |  1 Comment

Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Jestin Love, DB, Central Arkansas

Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Jestin Love, DB, Central Arkansas How many teams were recruiting you out of high school? Out of High School approximately 6 or 7 schools were recruiting me Biggest schools being Arkansas and Ole miss but they didn’t offer me a scholarship and Arkansas State wanted to offer a partial scholarship. Where did you […]The post Draft Diamonds Prospect...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Cqulin Hubert, LB, Southeastern Lousiana

Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Cqulin Hubert, LB, Southeastern Lousiana Cqulin Hubert is a former Texas Tech transfer that has a terrific motor. His tenacity has NFL scouts raving, and his stock continues to rise.  With a great pro day he could end up getting drafted in the later rounds. How many teams were recruiting you […]The post Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Cqulin...
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February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens: 5 Free Agents They Should Target

What happened to the Baltimore Ravens?Remember that team that won the Super Bowl and put an average quarterback on center stage and took care of the more than able San Francisco 49ers?Remember that team that had Ed Reed and Ray Lewis anchor a defense that could still punch teams in the mouth and stop opposing runners in their tracks?This past season was not the Ravens we all knew...
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February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Ray Lewis: Pro-Files

Ray Lewis was truly the last of a dying breed in the NFL and it was a testament to his health and training he was able to play for so many years. When one talks about the linebacker position it’s amazing to think he was able to play for as long as he did. The 1996 NFL Draft will always be remembered as the draft that set the Baltimore Ravens up for their first championship but...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

The best Super Bowl performances in Baltimore Ravens history

Super Bowl XLVIII is upon us this weekend. The Super Bowl is a time where legends truly are born and performances will always be remembered. The Baltimore Ravens have been a part of two of these legendary games; being victorious in both. Stellar performances took place in both and we should remember and celebrate them during this time of the season. Ray Lewis A list that discusses...
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January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Ravens last week as defending Super Bowl Champions

It’s already been a year since last year’s fairytale Super Bowl ending for the Baltimore Ravens. As Ray Lewis constantly reminded us, all things good things must eventually come to an end. And so here we are Ravens fans— we face the end of our defending championship title with just a week to go until […]
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Peyton Manning says he is not planning to retire after Super Bowl

There’s been rampant speculation that Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning might hang up his cleats after the Super Bowl. He put those rumors to rest. “I think when you still enjoy the preparation, the work part of it, I think you sought to be still doing that,” Manning told the Denver Post. “When I stop enjoying it, when I can’t produce, when I can’t help the team...
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

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