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Jan 15, 2017
Rick Dennison back to Baltimore?

Rick Dennison back to Baltimore?

With Juan Castillo leaving the Ravens, Baltimore is currently looking for a new offensive line coach. The offensive line coaching job is still vacant and many suspected it would be an in-house replacement. It seemed like Richard Angulo would be the guy but he was promoted to the assistant offensive line coach. It seems Baltimore will be shopping to bring somebody new in. The rumor is the Ravens are interested in bringing back Rick Dennison. Rick Dennison was with Baltimore for one year, 2014. He was the quarterbacks coach here with the Ravens under Gary Kubiak’s offense. Dennison is a...
Jan 15, 2017
Path to the NFL: DB prospect Nehemiah Coward

Path to the NFL: DB prospect Nehemiah Coward

Nehemiah Coward sits down with Baltimore Beatdown to talk about his journey in football and what he thinks he can bring to the table on the NFL level. Nehemiah Coward comes from a small school in division II football from Central State University Marauders (HBCU) in Ohio. On the field, he has a knack for making the big plays particularly on special teams as he has five career blocks and a 109-yard missed field goal return for a touchdown. Marauders coaches have utilized Coward’s athleticism as he has the ability to play cornerback, nickleback and both safety positions. Gamer’s like...
Jan 15, 2017
Ravens seven round mock draft 3.0

Ravens seven round mock draft 3.0

This is the third edition of my Ravens seven round mock draft. The Ravens selection is still at 16, but as player rankings change, and college football came to a close as Clemson knocked off Alabama, it’s time to create a new mock draft. Yet again, I used the Walk the Mock draft simulator to complete my draft. First Round: Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan Unless the Ravens add a wide receiver before the draft, the position will be the team’s biggest need. It is time to add an elite option, and that is absolutely what Davis is. I believe Davis is not only a better player than...
Jan 15, 2017
The Baltimore Ravens must solidify the offensive line this offseason

The Baltimore Ravens must solidify the offensive line this offseason

Step 1 of the 2017 offseason is completing the offensive line. The Ravens enter this offseason with one goal in mind: find the pieces of the puzzle to make the 2017 postseason. Some pieces are in place, but there is more to find as they enter the process of free agency and the draft. While some of the pieces include cornerback help, one or two wide receivers and another pass rusher, the most important piece is completing the offensive line. Three lineman are guaranteed to be back next season. Ronnie Stanley, who is coming off an exceptional rookie season, Alex Lewis had a good rookie year...
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...
Jan 14, 2017
Ray Lewis comments on Tom Brady and dumb New England Patriots’ fans accuse him of murder on Twitter

Ray Lewis comments on Tom Brady and dumb New England Patriots’ fans accuse him of murder on Twitter

Since everyone these days is against, “fake news” how about New England fans educate themselves and stop calling Ray Lewis a murderer? Ray Lewis saw what we all saw during the AFC Divisional playoff game between the New England Patriots and the Houston Texans tonight. Patriots QB Tom Brady gets hit and of course he proceeds to complain to the referees about why there is no flag on the play like he is notorious for doing. Tom Brady was HEATED after he didn’t get a flag on a Jadeveon Clowney tackle: https://t.co/KgeSUV5lMG pic.twitter.com/1TIB4xtXuE— SB Nation NFL (@SBNationNFL)...
Jan 14, 2017
Baltimore Ravens have a 4-5 record all-time in AFC Divisional round

Baltimore Ravens have a 4-5 record all-time in AFC Divisional round

Take a look back at all of the playoff battles the Ravens have had in the AFC Divisional round. In honor of this weekend’s NFL divisional round between the AFC and NFC, we take a look back at the way the Baltimore Ravens have performed in the AFC Divisional round of the playoffs in its 21-year franchise history. The Ravens have an all-time record of 4-5 in the AFC Divisional round. And out of those nine games, seven of them were on the road. Let’s start in order. 2000 AFC Divisional round 12-4 Ravens vs. 13-3 Titans: Ravens won on the road 24-10 This game was the start of a decade and...
Jan 14, 2017
Is Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger a drama king? Ray Lewis offers his thoughts on Fox Sports

Is Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger a drama king? Ray Lewis offers his thoughts on Fox Sports

Ben Roethlisberger is always hurt and the media always knows about it when some argue those injuries don’t need to be known as much. Is he really a drama king? Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis had their run-ins in their rivalry between the two teams from 2004-2012. A lot of fights, a lot of blood, a lot of helmets tossed off and a lot of close games between the Ravens and the Steelers during that time frame. Lewis knows what it is like more than most people to get ready for Roethlisberger. When Roethlisberger was injured...
Jan 14, 2017
ICYMI: Steve Smith Sr. takes out an ad in Baltimore Sun to thank the city for their support

ICYMI: Steve Smith Sr. takes out an ad in Baltimore Sun to thank the city for their support

Steve Smith Sr. spent the last three seasons of his 16 year career with the Baltimore Ravens being himself and adding a fire to a Ravens offense that typically isn’t always there. Through the highs and lows of the last three seasons within the Ravens organization, Smith Sr. always gave his best effort on and off the field giving back to the community. In his three seasons with the Ravens, Smith Sr. accumulated a total of 195 receptions, 2,534 receiving yards, and 14 touchdowns. Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti wants Smith Sr. to return to Baltimore and he probably will return just not on the...
Jan 14, 2017
2017 NFL Draft: Adoree' Jackson, Tre'Davious White offer special team value

2017 NFL Draft: Adoree' Jackson, Tre'Davious White offer special team value

The Ravens can fix the issues they have had on punt/kick returns since Jacoby Jones left the team in 2014. The Ravens have lacked a playmaker at the punt and kick returner positions for the last three seasons. The ideal situation would have the designated special team player have a role on the side of the ball he is drafted to. LSU’s Tre'Davious White and USC’s Adoree’ Jackson can be impact starters at the position the Ravens need to upgrade the most. Cornerback and returner have been issues for far too long. The Ravens have the opportunity to knock out two longstanding issues in one...
Jan 14, 2017
Ravens 2016 Positional Grades: Offensive Line

Ravens 2016 Positional Grades: Offensive Line

After handing out grades to quarterbacks, running backs, fullbacks and wide receivers, it’s time to finish off the offense with the offensive line. Marshal Yanda: A Yanda is the best guard in the NFL, and he continued to prove why this season. Game in and game out, Yanda flat out dominated his opposition. Yanda was yet again selected to the Pro Bowl, and finished the year as the highest graded player at his position by Pro Football Focus. Yanda was the highest graded Raven in both pass protection and run blocking. Yanda’s injuries are the only reason he doesn’t have an A+. Ronnie...
Jan 13, 2017
ICYMI: Ravens RG Marshal Yanda will not play in 2017 Pro Bowl

ICYMI: Ravens RG Marshal Yanda will not play in 2017 Pro Bowl

The 10-year veteran won’t participate among the best in the NFL this year. Baltimore Ravens right guard Marshal Yanda has decided not to play in the 2017 pro bowl due to a shoulder injury that has caused him to miss three games during the 2016 season. To put less of a load on his shoulder, the Ravens moved Yanda from right guard to left guard for the final seven games of the regular season. Yanda earlier this month as named on the Pro Football Focus all-first team as well as the Associated Press second team All-Pro. Yanda, in his 10th season in the NFL (all with the Ravens) has...
Jan 13, 2017
Former Baltimore Ravens team president David Modell passed away today at the age of 55

Former Baltimore Ravens team president David Modell passed away today at the age of 55

The Baltimore Ravens organization and the Modell family lost a very special person in their hearts today as former team president David Modell, step son of the late and former Ravens owner Art Modell, passed away today at the age of 55 due to cancer. David Modell, former team president, has sadly passed away. You will be missed, David. pic.twitter.com/15IlVBnWvG— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) January 13, 2017 Early on in 2016, David was battling stage 4 lung cancer as he disclosed at, “A Night of Heroes” in May of 2016. David spoke about his battle with stage 4 lung cancer courtesy...
Jan 13, 2017
Baltimore Beatdown Staff: Could Ed Reed return to the Ravens as DBs coach?

Baltimore Beatdown Staff: Could Ed Reed return to the Ravens as DBs coach?

The Ravens have a coaching vacancy as they look to replace former DB’s coach Leslie Frazier. Frazier was hired by the Buffalo Bills to become their defensive coordinator. When looking for a DB coach, one name quickly pops to mind - Ed Reed. The connections to Baltimore are strong, and its fair to wonder if now is the time for a reunion between Reed and the Ravens. Baltimore Beatdown staff writers Matt Cohen and Michael Sedjro present takes on whether or not this would be beneficial to the Ravens. Matt Cohen With Leslie Frazier recently hired as the Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator,...
Jan 13, 2017
Greg Roman to help Ravens run game get back on track

Greg Roman to help Ravens run game get back on track

The Baltimore Ravens agreed to terms yesterday with former 49ers and Bills offensive coordinator Greg Roman to join the team in a yet to be specified role. Roman previously spent time with the Ravens as an offensive line assistant from 2006-2007, before moving to high school and eventually college football. He made his return to the NFL in 2011 to coordinate Jim Harbaugh’s offense in San Francisco, and went up against the Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII as the engineer of the Colin Kaepernick led pistol offense of 2012. After the 49ers cleaned house in 2014, he joined up with the Bills to run...