6:40 AM EST, Mon February 27, 2017
40 mins ago
Baltimore Beatdown All-22 film study teaser

Baltimore Beatdown All-22 film study teaser

You guys spoke and we listened The last two weeks I’ve taken to Twitter to allow the fans to select the next Raven’s Coach’s Film player. Last week you guys selected Breshad Perriman (you can find that here). This week’s results are in! Alright guys, it's that time again!Pick @tjack94's next Film Room piece!— Baltimore Beatdown (@BMoreBeatdown) February 22, 2017 Timmy Jernigan and Kenneth Dixon went head to head, but in the late hours Dixon was able to pull ahead! This was the second straight week of Joe Flacco being in the running, but ultimately falling short. I’ll be...
20 hours ago
Report: Matt Elam arrested on multiple drug charges Sunday morning in Miami.

Report: Matt Elam arrested on multiple drug charges Sunday morning in Miami.

This will probably spell the end for the former 2013 1st round pick. When people talk about Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome's biggest misses in recent drafts, the first name that immediately comes to mind is safety Matt Elam. The former first round pick has been a massive disappointment, as he has constantly been beaten in coverage and missed numerous tackles, leading to a benching in 2014. Think about that for a minute, a Ravens first round pick being benched in just his second season. Unfortunately, it seems like Matt Elam might've bitten the hand of the Ravens for the last...
22 hours ago
What is the dream draft night scenario for the Ravens?

What is the dream draft night scenario for the Ravens?

Last week, I wrote about what the worst draft night scenario is for the Ravens. In that mock draft, I had no quarterbacks taken in the top 15, as well as a run on corners and wide receivers, two positions of need for the Ravens. In this post, I’ll focus on what the best possible scenario is for the Ravens: It was tempting to let at least one of the top two running back and/or safety prospects slip to the Ravens, but that scenario would be more than a dream. Reality was taken into account when making this dream scenario, and it seems very unrealistic to have such a scenario play out....
23 hours ago
Raven first round pick: Pass Rusher or CB?

Raven first round pick: Pass Rusher or CB?

For the Ravens, the secondary and the pass rush have been identified by most as the positions in most need of new blood. Luck shines on the Ravens in this case, as in a year where the Ravens need immediate help, both cornerbacks and pass rushers have stacked classes for the 2017 NFL Draft. Three of the five executives polled by Daniel Jeremiah called this the cornerback class, in particular the deepest in the draft. The secondary issues have plagued the Ravens since 2011. This year’s class presents the ultimate opportunity to fix the problem for the next 5 seasons. However, first round...
Feb 25, 2017
New York Jets to release Nick Mangold, could the Ravens be his next destination?

New York Jets to release Nick Mangold, could the Ravens be his next destination?

According to Pro Football Talk among other sources, the New York Jets are expected to release its veteran center, Nick Mangold after an 11 year tenure with the team. Per multiple sources, the release of Jets C Nick Mangold is coming. Only remaining issue is timing -- today or in the next few days.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) February 25, 2017 The Jets had wanted to negotiate a pay cut for Mangold, but in the end, the Jets will release him to free up $9.1 million in cap space. Over his eleven year career, Mangold has not only been one of the most reliable centers, starting...
Feb 25, 2017
Baltimore Ravens Coach's Film: Breshad Perriman

Baltimore Ravens Coach's Film: Breshad Perriman

Does the former 1st round pick have what it takes to be a top receiver in this league? Welcome to the third edition of the Ravens film room pieces! For this edition, I went to Twitter to ask you guys who you would like this piece to be on. 196 of you all voted and here are the results! Who should @tjack94's next Film Room piece be on?— Baltimore Beatdown (@BMoreBeatdown) February 16, 2017 Really not as close as I expected it to be, but I’m pleased with the outcome. The organization has been known to add veteran receivers and try to roll with them. It’s worked well with Anquan...
Feb 25, 2017
Sleepers on the 2017 Free Agent market: Micah Hyde, the all-around corner

Sleepers on the 2017 Free Agent market: Micah Hyde, the all-around corner

The 2016-17 free agent cornerback class is loaded (read more about the cornerback free agent class as a whole here). High end talent in this year’s class includes A.J. Bouye, Morris Claiborne, Trumaine Johnson and Stephon Gilmore. Looking further down the list of free agent corners, NFL teams can still find strong options in Logan Ryan and Ross Cockrell. But for a team like the Ravens who will be looking for a bargain on the free agent market, look no further than the Green Bay Packers’ Micah Hyde. The 2013 fifth round pick is not a top player at his position, but the former Iowa...
Feb 25, 2017
Chance Warmack could find second life with Ravens

Chance Warmack could find second life with Ravens

The Ravens could find themselves in need to again shuffle their offensive line. Ricky Wagner has reportedly already rebuffed the Ravens first offer, per Jason La Canfora. The dominos that would be due to fall could see Alex Lewis moved to right tackle, as he manned the blind side in college, and could be better suited for it as his leverage issues would not be as pronounced in the run game. If Wagner leaves and Lewis kicks outside, the Ravens will have a whole at guard. Chance Warmack could fill that hole. While he missed most of last season with injury, Warmack presents the oustanding...
Feb 24, 2017
Ravens officially receive compensatory draft picks

Ravens officially receive compensatory draft picks

ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted a list on Friday of the official compensatory picks for the 2017 NFL Draft. NFL awarded compensatory draft picks early this year. Here's the full list of extra picks for teams: pic.twitter.com/0SAAd7qet2— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 24, 2017 According to Schefter, the Ravens will receive the 99th overall selection (the 35th pick in the third round). The Ravens received this pick as a result of losing Kelechi Osemele to the Oakland Raiders last offseason. Osemele would go on to be selected for the 2017 NFL Pro Bowl, as one of the key pieces...
Feb 24, 2017
Is T.J. Watt a good fit for the Ravens?

Is T.J. Watt a good fit for the Ravens?

It is no secret that Baltimore is looking for another pass-rusher. Is Wisconsin linebacker T.J. Watt a good fit? T.J. Watt is projected to go anywhere from early second-round to late third-round in this year’s draft. Watt stands at 6-foot-5 and 243 pounds. He excels at setting the edge and getting to the quarterback. Watt is a great tackler as well. He has the raw talent and size to be a dominant pass-rusher in the NFL. The knock on Watt is his speed and athleticism. He is very slow getting out of his stance. The biggest question with Watt is his injury history. Watt suffered a knee...
Feb 24, 2017
Report: Ravens may release TE Dennis Pitta

Report: Ravens may release TE Dennis Pitta

The Ravens are considering the release of the veteran tight end. The start of free agency is only a few weeks away, which means you will see the release of certain veterans in the coming days from NFL teams to try make cap room and make a move or two come March 9th. One of those teams will be the Baltimore Ravens, and they have a long list of veterans that will be on the chopping block. One of those is the teams starting tight end from BYU: Dennis Pitta. Sources told NFL Network's Mike Garafolo that the Ravens "may balk" at Pitta's $5.5 million salary he is due for next season. Sending him...
Feb 24, 2017
Opinion: Ravens would be foolish to release Dennis Pitta

Opinion: Ravens would be foolish to release Dennis Pitta

The veteran more than proved his worth last season In 2016 Dennis Pitta made a triumphant comeback to the NFL after what were almost two full lost seasons thanks to devastating hip injuries. Heading into the 2016 season, the Ravens believed themselves to be incredibly deep at the tight end position, and rightfully so. The group contained veteran Benjamin Watson fresh off of a career year, the promising trio of Crockett Gillmore, Maxx Williams, and Nick Boyle, as well as Darren Waller. At the juncture of late July/early August, Pitta was essentially an afterthought amongst this group due to...
Feb 24, 2017
The Baltimore Ravens desperately need wide receivers

The Baltimore Ravens desperately need wide receivers

Baltimore must address adding pass-catchers to the roster Before the 2017-2018 season, the Baltimore Ravens must add a receiving threat. According to Spotrac, there are only five wide receivers under contract for 2017, and two names most Ravens fans wouldn’t recognize. Right now, the Ravens receiving corps include Mike Wallace, Breshad Perriman and Chris Moore. Not a bad foundation for any franchise, but they cannot be the entire squad; Baltimore must find another receiver. Currently, the top wide receiver free agents include: Alshon Jeffery Pierre Garcon DeSean Jackson Vincent...
Feb 24, 2017
Pro Football Focus names Raven’s Mike Wallace the best at this route

Pro Football Focus names Raven’s Mike Wallace the best at this route

As the Ravens decide what to do with Wallace, this information may help Pro Football Focus is not the be-all-end-all source for in depth info. I personally will not comment in depth on players unless I’ve watched their film, but despite PFF’s arguably flawed grading process, they can be a useful resource. Recently, PFF did a series on the NFL’s best receiver when it comes to running each of the nine routes on a route tree, and Mike Wallace made the cut. Best slant route runner (min. 10 targeted routes): Mike Wallace, Baltimore Ravens Mike Wallace left defenders in the dust when...
Feb 23, 2017
Is Tyus Bowser the young pass-rusher Baltimore wants?

Is Tyus Bowser the young pass-rusher Baltimore wants?

The 2017 NFL Draft class is loaded with pass-rushers. With such a deep class, some players may slip through the cracks. A player who is sneaking under the radar is University of Houston outside linebacker Tyus Bowser. Bowser is projected to go anywhere from late second-round to early fourth-round. The 2017 NFL Combine is set for February 28th to March 6th. With the NFL Combine still to come, Bowser’s draft stock may continue to rise. Bowser could be a perfect fit for the Ravens. Baltimore needs another pass-rusher. With many analysts speculating the Ravens will select a cornerback in the...