8:59 AM EST, Wed January 18, 2017
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Should the Ravens look at safety in the first round?

Should the Ravens look at safety in the first round?

Lardarius Webb's release would save cap space Safety was not exactly the problem in the Ravens secondary. Eric Weddle performed at an All-Pro worthy level, even if he struggled late in the season, (Carson Wentz barrelling into the end zone and the numerous crack blocks and pancakes he was a victim of against the Steelers). Lardarius Webb on the other end, struggled to start the season in his new position but improved as the year wore on. Weddle is here to stay. Clearly nobody thinks otherwise. Webb however, could be cut. His release would free up $5.5 million. If the Ravens want to get...
Baltimore Beatdown Jan 16, 2017
PFF: Ravens secondary finishes ranked in the top 10

PFF: Ravens secondary finishes ranked in the top 10

The Ravens secondary was berated as it fell apart down the stretch of the 2016 season. Injuries crippled the unit as the overall defense fell down the ranks of total defense after being ranked number one at points during the 2016 season. However, considering the whole body of work over the course of the 2016 season, the Ravens secondary was very good. Pro Football Focus (PFF) would agree as it ranked the unit as the 10th best secondary in the NFL for the 2016 season. PFF’s Matt Claassen writes about the Ravens, “We weren’t quite sure what to expect from Eric Weddle with his new team...
Baltimore Beatdown Jan 15, 2017
Brandon Williams and Rick Wagner make top 25 2017 free agent list

Brandon Williams and Rick Wagner make top 25 2017 free agent list

Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com ranked the top 25 free agents of 2017 and two Baltimore Ravens made the cut. Brandon Williams was listed at number 9 (second best defensive tackle) and Rick Wagner was listed at number 24 (top tackle). If Baltimore wants to keep either player, they will have to spend big money. The biggest question is will Baltimore break the mold and spend huge money in free agency? Like I have said in previous articles, last year was rare because they spent relatively big money to sign Eric Weddle. My take is simple, re-sign Rick Wagner and let Brandon Williams walk. With some...
CSN MidAtlantic Jan 12, 2017

Ravens safety Eric Weddle sounds off on Chargers' move to L.A., new logo

Ravens safety Eric Weddle spent the first nine seasons of his career in San Diego. He had a strong reaction to news that the Chargers would relocate to L.A. 
Baltimore Beatdown Jan 12, 2017
Re-grading the Ravens 2016 offeason

Re-grading the Ravens 2016 offeason

ESPN’s Mike Sando re-graded each NFL team’s 2016 offseason, “with the benefit of hindsight.” The Ravens original grade, before the the 2016 season kicked off, was a C+. Now, it has jumped all the way to an A. Sando now writes about the Ravens 2016 offseason, “Baltimore's offseason moves look better in hindsight. Eric Weddle provided the production and leadership the Ravens sought. Fellow free-agent addition Mike Wallace produced his first 1,000-yard season since 2011. Cornerback Jerraud Powers was another solid veteran signing. The Ravens' 2016 draft class ranked sixth in total...
Baltimore Beatdown Jan 7, 2017
Eric Weddle snubbed from All-Pro team

Eric Weddle snubbed from All-Pro team

The safety, coming off a stellar season did not get his due After being snubbed from the Pro Bowl, most expected the media to come to their senses and vote Baltimore Ravens safety Eric Weddle as an all-pro. But Baltimore was let down... Again. Weddle is coming off a season that saw him reach his highest interception total since his seven in 2011 at 4 (though his fifth against the Eagles should have stood). Weddle is coming off what he has gone on record to say was one of his best seasons. He is Pro Football Focus' second highest rank safety and did make the website’s all pro first team...
Baltimore Beatdown Jan 2, 2017
The positives and negatives moving forward for the Ravens after 2016.

The positives and negatives moving forward for the Ravens after 2016.

What the team has and doesn’t have heading into 2017. First off, wow the loss yesterday was embarrassing. Really no words to describe the Bengals 27-10 domination of the Ravens on Sunday. Whatever’s been said by fans, media, or here on Baltimore Beatdown, has already said it for me or anyone else for that matter. Aside from a few players like Steve Smith Sr,. Joe Flacco, Dennis Pitta, Kenneth Dixon and Eric Weddle, it felt like every player on the Ravens sideline quit and were ready to begin the offseason. With the official conclusion of the 2016 season for the Baltimore Ravens, its...
Baltimore Sun Dec 21, 2016

Ravens strong safety Eric Weddle refuses to dwell on being snubbed for Pro Bowl

While four Ravens players were named to the 2017 Pro Bowl, perhaps the most prominent development was the absence of Eric Weddle.
Baltimore Beatdown Dec 21, 2016
Eric Weddle: “It is what it is,” about missing Pro Bowl 2017

Eric Weddle: “It is what it is,” about missing Pro Bowl 2017

Though he is ranked the #1 safety in the league, according to profootballfocus, Eric Weddle will more than likely be missing the 2017 Pro Bowl. He won’t be focused on the snub though. “You know, it is what it is,” Eric said. “I’m not going to waste time or energy spent on something I can’t control. It’s awesome for the guys that made it. For Juice and Marshal— I mean Marshal is six times running. It’s amazing if you really think about it. And Tucker really having an outstanding season. And C.J.— just a consumate pro, he’s the natural. So I’m happy for my teammates,...
Baltimore Beatdown Dec 20, 2016
Eric Weddle headlines Ravens Pro Bowl snubs

Eric Weddle headlines Ravens Pro Bowl snubs

In what is the biggest surprise in recent Pro Bowl voting, Raven safety Eric Weddle did not make the Pro Bowl. The star safety is the second alternate, per Luke Jones of WNST. Dennis Pitta, Terrell Suggs, Eric Weddle, and Brandon Williams were all named as second alternates. #Ravens— Luke Jones (@BaltimoreLuke) December 21, 2016 Weddle was graded by Pro Football Focus (PFF) as the top safety in the NFL over the entirety 2016 season as of December 15. Top-graded safeties in the NFLhttps://t.co/SpPvzdWMX9 pic.twitter.com/unluMWtGGe— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) December 15,...
Baltimore Beatdown Dec 20, 2016
Four Baltimore Ravens selected to the 2017 Pro Bowl

Four Baltimore Ravens selected to the 2017 Pro Bowl

The Baltimore Ravens will be represented by guard Marshal Yanda, fullback Kyle Juszczyk, inside linebacker C.J. Mosley and kicker Justin Tucker on the 2017 Pro Bowl roster. This marks Yanda’s seventh consecutive Pro Bowl nod. Mosley and Tucker were chosen for the second time each, each previous appearances was after their rookie seasons. Juszczyk is a first time honoree. Ravens safety Eric Weddle is a glaring omission, his excellent first season in Baltimore was overlooked by the Pro Bowl voters. Weddle, along with nose tackle Brandon Williams, outside linebacker Terrell Suggs and tight...
Baltimore Sun Dec 20, 2016

Ravens' news, notes and opinions including potential Pro Bowl picks

The Pro Bowl rosters will be announced tonight and the Ravens figure to be well-represented. The selections often amount to a popularity contest, but it's hard to imagine offensive guard Marshal Yanda, safety Eric Weddle and kicker Justin Tucker not receiving the honor.

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