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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...
Baltimore Beatdown Apr 26, 2016

What does Ted Cruz think about Joe Flacco as a quarterback?

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz stopped by in the state of Maryland recently leading up to today's primary election and he had a talk with WBAL TV in Baltimore about whether or not Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco elite at his position. Like a politician, Cruz could not give a straight answer. Instead, Cruz left it up to Ravens fans and Flacco's track record to speak on his behalf. During this time of year, voters want straight answers and Cruz didn't give one. Cruz probably has an answer in his mind, but he wanted to be neutral in his discussion so that he doesn't upset...
Baltimore Beatdown Apr 26, 2016

In 2013, the Baltimore Ravens made the obvious right decision to keep Joe Flacco

With the 2016 NFL Draft right around the corner, there will be quite a few teams around the league that will look for its quarterback of the future. A quarterback that a team could be set with for the next 10 years. Luckily for the Baltimore Ravens, the organization doesn't need to go that route because it has Super Bowl 47 MVP quarterback Joe Flacco. Flacco, who has spent each of his nine seasons in the NFL with the Ravens since being selected in the first round of the 2008 NFL Draft, has had a lot of success and the Ravens front office hasn't had one single regret about it since. But when...
Baltimore Beatdown Apr 26, 2016

Best All-Time Baltimore Ravens Draft Picks

Ozzie's best selections by position General manager Ozzie Newsome has been in charge of drafting players to the Baltimore Ravens for 20 years.  He has built two championship teams and one of the most consistently successful franchises in the NFL on the strength of his drafting prowess.  However, he has been better at drafting some positions than others.  What is the best possible starting lineup created strictly from Ravens draft selections? Offensive Skill: Joe Flacco (#18), Ray Rice (#55), Torrey Smith (#58), Brandon Stokley (#105), Todd Heap (#31), Le'Ron McClain (#137) Flacco is a...
Baltimore Beatdown Apr 26, 2016

Baltimore Ravens won't trade down in Round One

The new developments in the draft make it unlikely that the Ravens will trade down For the majority of the draft season, the Ravens pick has been in a state of uncertainty. We've been hoping that there will be a run on quarterbacks early in the draft to make sure that one of the elite prospects drops down to the Ravens at 6. The worst case scenario for the draft would be that there aren't any quarterbacks taken in the top five, which means that the elite players get snatched up before the Baltimore Ravens are on the clock, which means that the Ravens would have to choose from the second...
Field Gulls Apr 25, 2016

NFL Fantasy Football 2016: The Sonic Truth Dynasty Podcast, Episode 8 - "Escape from Under the Helmet"

Sonic Truth Ep 8: Nate Liss (@AnOutragedJew) & Matt Kelley (@Fantasy_Mansion) drop what some people are referring to as the "most ground breaking dynasty podcast episode in the history of the entire universe." -- This time a different one of Nate's friends pisses off Matt with a timely text message -- Ted Cruz recuses himself from the Is Joe Flacco elite? discussion. -- "Carson Wentz is the most pro-ready QB in 5 years" LOL. -- The Sonic Truth Podcast gets it's first sponsor: Escape from Under the Helmet Movie it's unveiled to the world. -- Jordan Matthews is not a slot receiver. -- Did the...
Baltimore Beatdown Apr 24, 2016

Joe Flacco has a returning offensive coordinator

For the first time in a long time, Joe Flacco will have an offensive coordinator last for more than one season. If Joe Flacco has another offensive coordinator go one and done, he'd start to get abandonment issues. The last two offensive coordinators, Jim Caldwell and Gary Kubiak, both left the Ravens to accept head coaching jobs after one year on the team. Fortunately for Flacco, he won't have to deal with that in 2016. Marc Trestman will be the first offensive coordinator to keep his job for two seasons since Cam Cameron in the 2011-2012 seasons. This means that Joe Flacco and the Ravens'...
Baltimore Beatdown Apr 24, 2016

Rewind: Ravens get revenge on Patriots in 2012 AFC Championship game

It is very rare in the history of sports that a team would lose a playoff game in heartbreaking fashion one year and have the opportunity to make up for it the following year against the same team, same venue, same playoff game and on the same day of the week. But that is exactly what the Baltimore Ravens did against the New England Patriots in the 2012 AFC Championship game. The previous season, the Ravens faced the Patriots in the 2011 AFC Championship and had a Super Bowl appearance right in front of the team. The Ravens were driving down the field led by quarterback Joe Flacco and were...
Baltimore Beatdown Apr 24, 2016

Rewind: Ravens defeat Broncos in double OT in 2012 AFC Divisional round

The Baltimore Ravens were never really given a true shot to win this game by many in the national media as well as the general public. Some in the media even laughed at the notion of the Ravens going into Denver and Beating the Broncos. The Ravens did just that by the score of 38-35 in the AFC Divisional round which is one of the greatest games in NFL history. Both teams took what the other dished out throughout. But it was the Ravens that saved the important punches for last. The Ravens especially never flinched. The entire team played with determination and the damage was done late in the...
Baltimore Beatdown Apr 23, 2016

Recent Public Policy Polling determines from Marylanders that Joe Flacco is Elite

We all know this Is Joe Flacco elite? The question is bigger than the meaning of life, the meaning of the number 42, or why the Seahawks threw the ball. Recently Marylanders answered the question, and it's not good enough! Excerpt from publicpolicypolling.com "While the debate rages on in the corners of the Internet and the afternoon time slots on ESPN, Marylanders are narrowly convinced that Super Bowl winning Quarterback Joe Flacco is indeed elite. 39% of state voters say Flacco, who tied Joe Montana's record for 11 touchdown passes without an interception in the 2013 playoffs, is a...
Baltimore Sun Apr 21, 2016

Ravens positional draft analysis: Tight ends

Leading up to the draft, The Baltimore Sun will look at the Ravens' personnel at each position, explore whether they could add to that position and analyze who they might target. Today we'll examine tight ends...

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