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Aug 18, 2017
Ravens tight end group produces great results against the Dolphins

Ravens tight end group produces great results against the Dolphins

Going back a few seasons, the Baltimore Ravens tight end group has been one that looks great on paper, but for whatever reason hasn’t lived up to the hype during the regular season. Injuries, poor quarterback play, and just about anything that you could think of seemed to derail any serious promise shown by the tight ends on the team, but against Miami on Thursday night, a few players at the position gave fans a reason to get excited. It started with Benjamin Watson, who made his first catch as a Raven on a third down conversion early in the game. What followed was consistent playmaking...
Aug 17, 2017
PFF: ‘Ravens fans should be worried’ about Ryan Mallett’s play

PFF: ‘Ravens fans should be worried’ about Ryan Mallett’s play

Two preseason games and Ryan Mallett’s not giving fans much to cheer about. In fact, PFF just released their ratings, and Mallett doesn’t score above 50. QB Ryan Mallett 48.3 Based on his performance so far this preseason, Ravens fans should be worried if Mallett has to take snaps in the regular season. He got an extended look with 22 dropbacks and managed three turnover worthy throws on them Credit: profootballfocus.com I’ve attempted to be the most level-headed Mallett apologist around. I won’t immediately call for a player to be fired, or lose his job. But after multiple weeks...
Aug 17, 2017
Report: Joe Flacco will not practice this week

Report: Joe Flacco will not practice this week

When will Baltimore’s franchise quarterback return? The Joe Flacco injury saga continues and yet again, it takes another mysterious turn. Harbaugh said Flacco's timeframe is not this week to return to practice.— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiecsun) August 18, 2017 With Harbaugh saying Flacco's practice timeline isn't this week, that means at, at most, Flacco will get 2 wks or practice in before opener— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiecsun) August 18, 2017 In his post-game presser, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh announced that Joe Flacco will not return to practice this week. This is...
Aug 17, 2017
Preseason Week 2 Ravens-Dolphins Game Recap, final takeaways, highlights and more

Preseason Week 2 Ravens-Dolphins Game Recap, final takeaways, highlights and more

A quick recap of the Ravens second preseason game against the Miami Dolphins Below is a quick recap of the Ravens-Dolphins preseason game. First-Half No problem, just get the fans to do polo divot stomping. pic.twitter.com/o3E0wtraKi— Sarah Ellison (@sgellison) August 18, 2017 The defense took the field first and again, this unit was essentially at full strength. Brandon Boykin, Lamar Louis and Maurice Canady were all held out, as per Jeff Zrebiec. The group picked up where they left off as they stopped Jay Ajayi on first down, but on second down, Jay Cutler connected with Ajayi for...
Aug 17, 2017
Ravens at Dolphins Postgame: Rookie Report

Ravens at Dolphins Postgame: Rookie Report

After a 7-0 Miami lead, the Baltimore Ravens scored unanswered points. Preseason or not, they didn’t let off the pedal. Not the best day for the young guns. Marlon Humphrey: N/A He played, but he certainly didn’t do anything noteworthy. I’m not giving a grade to somebody I need to ask others to see if he played. Tyus Bowser: N/A Another rookie who wasn’t noticeable if he played. Chris Wormley: C Didn’t play much, and when he did, he was stuck behind the ridiculous depth of the entire defensive line group. He’s not bad, but he’s stuck behind so many players. Tim Williams:...
Aug 17, 2017
Ravens Stock Report: 6 players who impressed in the second preseason game

Ravens Stock Report: 6 players who impressed in the second preseason game

The Baltimore Ravens defeated the Miami Dolphins 31-7 on Thursday night. The first-team defense bottled up the run and was solid in pass coverage overall. On offense, Ryan Mallett was up-and-down but did spread the ball around and make some plays while avoiding the rush. Ravens who impressed in Week 2 of the preseason: Za’Darius Smith, Outside Linebacker Smith received the majority of first team reps and provided consistent pressure against Dolphins right tackle. ‘Z’ also did well to set the edge against the run and almost secured a safety. Justin Tucker, Kicker MVP of the Ravens?...
Aug 17, 2017
Ravens Stock Report: 4 players who disappointed in the second preseason game

Ravens Stock Report: 4 players who disappointed in the second preseason game

The Baltimore Ravens defeated the Miami Dolphins 31-7 on Thursday night. Overall, the offensive line left much to be desired, particularly when run blocking. The only critique of the defenders likely to make the team was poor tackling at the second level. Ravens who disappointed in Week 2 of the preseason: Austin Howard, Right Tackle Let’s hope he was just knocking off the rust. Howard was beaten off the edge a few times when pass blocking and was stood up or pushed back frequently when attempting to run block. Also picked up a cheap holding call downfield. Quincy Adeboyejo, Wide...
Aug 17, 2017
ICYMI: PFF preseason rankings showcase multiple Ravens as best in the AFC North

ICYMI: PFF preseason rankings showcase multiple Ravens as best in the AFC North

Though the second preseason game is only hours away, a quick look back to preseason week one shows the Ravens with multiple highly rated players in the AFC North. James Hurst faces an uphill battle to hold onto his starting job at right tackle, but gave a good account for himself against Washington pic.twitter.com/LaG9T9A9p2— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) August 17, 2017 Yes, you’re reading this right. James Hurst was the highest rated tackle in the AFC North last week, against Washington. The bigger test is tonight, facing Ndamukong Suh and Cameron Wake. Also of note, with the limited...
Aug 17, 2017
Football Outsiders: Tony Jefferson doesn’t bring anything new to Ravens defense

Football Outsiders: Tony Jefferson doesn’t bring anything new to Ravens defense

Part three of our five part series with Football Outsiders includes a question about the Ravens new star safety, Tony Jefferson. Reminder: Football Outsiders recently released their Football Outsiders Almanac 2017. The Almanac is loaded with incredible sports info and data, get yours today. Every Raven fan is thrilled with the addition of Tony Jefferson, but Rivers McCown of Football Outsiders quells the excitement with his response. What change in the defense can Ravens fans expect with the addition of safety Tony Jefferson? The odd thing is that Jefferson’s strengths really play into...
Aug 17, 2017
Welcoming party: The Ravens get first crack at newly signed QB Jay Cutler

Welcoming party: The Ravens get first crack at newly signed QB Jay Cutler

After it was announced that QB Jay Cutler was to play against the Baltimore Ravens, I couldn’t help but smile. The Ravens aren’t ones to play nice against anybody. Obviously no team treats the returning starters or rookies of the opposition nicely, but most teams don’t have the defensive capability to punish them for thinking they’ll cruise into their first or returning game. The defense is excited to work; they’re roaring in practice. They don’t even like their own offense scoring or being successful. Eric Weddle, during morning stretches and warmups, said, “The goal today,...
Aug 17, 2017
Miami Dolphins are the perfect test for the Ravens offense

Miami Dolphins are the perfect test for the Ravens offense

What does a retirement, two season-ending injuries and one expected starting left tackle being absent all have in common? They all happened to the Ravens offensive line. Ronnie Stanley did not participate in over half of this weeks practice. With Alex Lewis and Nico Siragusa out, the Ravens will jumble the masses towards the best line combination possible, and the Miami Dolphins defensive line is the perfect test. In the most recent set of practices, the Ravens starters have been: LT — James HurstLG — Matt SkuraC — Ryan JensenRG — Marshal YandaRT — Austin Howard This line combo is...
Aug 17, 2017
Three predictions for Ravens preseason week 2 game against the Miami Dolphins

Three predictions for Ravens preseason week 2 game against the Miami Dolphins

With the Ravens second preseason contest set for Thursday night at 7:00 pm ET in Miami against the Dolphins, here are three predictions for the game. 1. Ryan Mallett shines with the first-team offense Yes, I predicted last week that Mallett would shine against the Redskins in his preseason debut. Obviously, he did the opposite. However, I am doubling down on my prediction and putting my faith, once again, in Mallett. With Joe Flacco out for the preseason, Mallett will have to step up and prove he is a serviceable backup. With Jeremy Maclin, Benjamin Watson and Mike Wallace all likely to...
Aug 17, 2017
Baltimore is not the only team with serious questions about their offensive line

Baltimore is not the only team with serious questions about their offensive line

There is a major shortage of quality NFL lineman The Baltimore Ravens offensive line was considered the weakest position group on the roster entering training camp. And then center John Urschel retired the morning he was supposed to report to the training facility, rookie guard Nico Siragusa suffered a gruesome knee injury in practice that will sideline him all season, and promising second-year guard Alex Lewis was ruled out for the year due to shoulder surgery. Making matters worse, crucial left tackle Ronnie Stanley has been held out of practice all week with a mystery ailment. The Ravens...
Aug 17, 2017
Ravens vs. Dolphins Preseason 2017: Game Time, TV Schedule, Online Streaming and more

Ravens vs. Dolphins Preseason 2017: Game Time, TV Schedule, Online Streaming and more

It has only been a week since the Ravens last football game, but every fan is excited and ready to watch another set of starters collide, before eventually turning into a second- and third- string bout. TV Schedule Date: Thursday, August 17, 2017Time: 7:00 PM ETChannel: WBAL, WJLA (NBC)Announcer: Gerry Sandusky (Play-by-Play)Brian Billick (Analyst)Evan Washburn (Sideline) Radio: WBAL (1090 AM) & 98 Rock (97.9 FM) Stream: NFL Game Pass or CSN Mid-Atlantic via NBC Sports App Enemy Blog: The Phinsider
Aug 16, 2017
Report: Baltimore Ravens and Jeremy Zuttah are close to a deal

Report: Baltimore Ravens and Jeremy Zuttah are close to a deal

Sounds like the Zuttah reunion is happening A few months ago, the Baltimore Ravens shipped center, Jeremy Zuttah, out of town in a trade with the San Francisco 49ers for a 2017 sixth-round draft pick. Zuttah spent three years, from 2014-2016 as the starting center for the Ravens, and was coming off two down years heading to the Bay Area. Baltimore, meanwhile, were ready to move on from Zuttah with the likes of Ryan Jensen and John Urschel to compete for the starting center spot. Even at guard, the team had starter Alex Lewis, and also rookie, Nico Siragusa, for depth. Things seemed okay...