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Times-Picayune May 24, 2016

New Orleans Saints OTAs get underway today

Although no live contact is permitted, for the first time teams are allowed to engage in 11-on-11 team work.
Baltimore Beatdown May 23, 2016

2012 Ravens some of the "worst" Super Bowl winners ever

By some accounts, the 2012 Ravens were very unlikely champions. The Ravens' Super Bowl run in the 2012 postseason was nothing short of magical, with the final rides of both Ed Reed and Ray Lewis, and a performance of a lifetime from Joe Flacco, but it was certainly unexpected. Facing staunch competition in the AFC with both the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots in the playoffs, the 10-6 Ravens weren't viewed by many to go very far. Yet at the end of it all, the Ravens were the last team standing as Super Bowl champs, toppling both the Broncos and Patriots on the way. So considering...
Baltimore Beatdown May 22, 2016

Baltimore Ravens are looking to avoid a 4 game opening day losing streak in week 1

The Baltimore Ravens haven't won an opening day game since the start of the 2013 season. The last time the Ravens won in week 1 of an NFL regular season, it was at home in 2012 when the Ravens demolished the Cincinnati Bengals by the score of 44-13 on Monday Night Football. So in other words, the last time the Ravens started out 1-0, the team won the Super Bowl. In 2013, the Ravens as defending Super Bowl champions lost its chance to host a home game as defending Super Bowl champions always have done over the last decade. The Ravens had to go on the road to face the Denver Broncos due to a...
CSN Baltimore May 20, 2016

Is Tyrod Taylor a franchise QB?

Tyrod Taylor never got the chance playing behind Joe Flacco, but once he left the Ravens nest he evolved into a legitimate NFL starting quarterback.Can
Baltimore Beatdown May 19, 2016

The Three Main Keys to Success for the 2016 Baltimore Ravens

With improvement in these three areas, the Ravens will be back in the playoffs As we all know, 2015 was a disappointing season for the Ravens.  A rash of injuries was one of the main culprits for the down year.  While injuries are usually out of the players and coaches control, other areas of necessary improvement are well within the capabilities of the players and coaches. These are the three biggest keys for a successful 2016 campaign: 1.  START FAST ON OFFENSE In 2015, the Ravens scored a touchdown on their opening possession twice in sixteen games.  The first was a Week 15 pass...
Buffalo Rumblings May 11, 2016

Low-volume passing offenses in a modern NFL

The modern NFL is pass-happy, but run-heavy offenses are still having a lot of success, too There's a common refrain in most league-wide analysis these days that the NFL is a "passing league." As each year passes, rule changes that benefit receivers, plus an influx of skill players schooled in wide-open passing offenses in college, continue to leave the ol' ground-and-pound in the dust. The concept of a run-first offense is about as in vogue as cassette tapes and the Macarena. But is it as really as obsolete as it seems? Under Greg Roman, the Bills were the NFL's top rushing team last...
Baltimore Sun May 9, 2016

Taking a look at the Ravens' offensive depth chart

After completing the rookie minicamp Saturday, the Ravens will continue with their offseason program this week. The next big date on the offseason calendar is the start of voluntary organized team activities during the week of May 23. Below is one opinion as to where the Ravens offensive depth...
Baltimore Sun May 7, 2016

Mike Flacco tries out for Ravens, keeping NFL dream alive

Mike Flacco, 29, Joe's brother, played one year of tight end at New Haven.
Baltimore Beatdown May 5, 2016

Ravens currently have 14 Wide Receivers on roster

The draft has left the Ravens with so many wide receivers The Baltimore Ravens shouldn't have any trouble giving Joe Flacco receivers now. The NFL draft and UDFA signing period has left the Ravens with a grand total of 14 wide receivers on the roster. Something tells me that depth won't be too hard for the team to come by. Here is the current list of Ravens wide receivers: Steve SmithKamar AikenBreshad PerrimanMike WallaceJeremy ButlerChris MatthewsMichael CampanaroMarlon BrownDaniel BrownChuck JacobsKaelin ClayChris MooreKeenan ReynoldsDonovan Harden Of those 14, I'd say that Steve Smith,...
Baltimore Beatdown May 4, 2016

Have the Baltimore Ravens found a competitive advantage by drafting small school prospects?

The Ravens have drafted a large percentage of less heralded small school players over the last several years Out of the eleven players the Baltimore Ravens selected in the 2016 NFL draft, only three hail from Power Five Conferences. Really, four if Ronnie Stanley from Notre Dame, which is an independent in football, is included.  Three of the other recently drafted rookies played in the American conference, one each from the Mountain West, Conference USA, the independent BYU and the NCAA Division II ranks round out the 2016 class. The 2016 class is more of the recent norm than an outlier...
Baltimore Beatdown May 2, 2016

The Pressure is on the Baltimore Ravens Secondary

The performance of the defensive backfield will make or break the 2016 season More than any other factor, except possibly the rash of unfortunate injuries, the secondary play was most accountable for the Ravens five win 2015 campaign.  The 2015 pass defense allowed the ninth most passing touchdowns in the NFL, with 30, even after tightening up considerably in the second half of the season.  Even worse, the team only collected six interceptions in sixteen games, the worst total in the league. Despite this obvious weakness, the Ravens front office refused to reach for a cornerback in the...
Baltimore Beatdown May 1, 2016

Ravens roster: Players who are most likely in a tight race for a roster spot

The Baltimore Ravens drafted 11 players in the 2016 NFL Draft and with the way the Ravens ended the season in 2015 with a 5-11 record, there is a good job that quite a few players will be replaced. The Ravens looked for reliable depth along the offensive line and drafted offensive tackles in Ronnie Stanley and Alex Lewis. The Ravens also addressed depth in the pass rushing department, secondary and at runningback. So who stays? Let's look at an overview of the roster and see which players at certain positions are on the hot seat. Notable players most likely on the hot seat at wide...
Gang Green Nation Apr 28, 2016

Mike Mayock Mock Draft: Paxton Lynch to the Jets

Mike Mayock has his final mock out in preparation for Thursday's first round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Like many other analysts, he has the Jets taking a new quarterback of the future. 20 NYJ PAXTON LYNCH QB MEMPHIS Ryan Fitzpatrick did a heck of a job last season, but I don't think the Jets have the answer on that roster at quarterback. Lynch is a lot like Joe Flacco, but is more athletic. Lynch can be special, and I don't think Bryce Petty or Geno Smith are the answer. Lynch is Mayock's third quarterback off the board. Jared Goff and Carson Wentz unsurprisingly go 1-2 to the Rams and the...

Kelly: Time for Dolphins to make bold move in NFL draft, and stop living with regrets

The stories of the Miami Dolphins' NFL draft misses gets repetitive after a while. Let us take a quick look at this decade's draft tales of "almost" or "if onlys" to see how much South Florida's NFL franchise has been haunted by the "wish we would haves." The Dolphins coveted Joe Flacco in the...
Music City Miracles Apr 27, 2016

2016 NFL Draft: Final Thoughts (Offense)

What are my final thoughts on the offensive prospects? QB - Cal's Jared Goff is the best quarterback prospect this year and it isn't close despite what other experts say. He has the best skill set to succeed over Carson Wentz. - Speaking of Wentz, I'm not buying what he's selling. Some people have evoked the comparison to Joe Flacco due to the small school thing but not me. Yeah he has the physical talent but can he put it all together mentally at a much faster speed that is the NFL? The Senior Bowl was an encouraging sign but FCS is still FCS no matter how much parity has been spread out...

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