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Oct 19, 2017
Joe Flacco voted third most overrated quarterback

Joe Flacco voted third most overrated quarterback

The Ravens’ signal caller carries a lucrative contract According to a poll conducted by ESPN.com, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is considered the third most overrated player in the league behind Giants quarterback Eli Manning and Colts quarterback Andrew Luck. 72 players voted in the poll and Flacco accumulated 10 percent of those votes en route to his third place finish. The poor finish likely stems from Flacco’s contract and his lackluster play since winning the Super Bowl nearly five years ago. Since signing the lucrative contract that made him amongst the NFL’s highest paid...
Oct 18, 2017
Ravens release injury report for Wednesday: Brandon Williams was a full participant

Ravens release injury report for Wednesday: Brandon Williams was a full participant

The Ravens have released Wednesday’s injury report. #Ravens injury report: DNP - WR Perriman, G Skura, CB Smith, OT Stanley (mouth), TE Watson (knee), RB West, TE M. Williams, LB T. Williams— Luke Jones (@BaltimoreLuke) October 18, 2017 #Ravens injury report (cont.):LIMITED - DB Levine (thigh), WR Maclin (shoulder), WR Wallace (back)FULL - DT Davis, CB Hill, DT B. Williams— Luke Jones (@BaltimoreLuke) October 18, 2017 This is definitely an encouraging report as Brandon Williams was listed as a full participant. In addition, Jaylen Hill and Carl Davis were also full...
Oct 18, 2017
Report: Ravens expected to sign WR Griff Whalen

Report: Ravens expected to sign WR Griff Whalen

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport is reporting that the Ravens are “expected to sign” wide receiver Griff Whalen. The #Ravens are bringing back a familiar face: Griff Whalen is flying to Baltimore, expected to sign & practice tomorrow, I’m told.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 18, 2017 Whalen was with Baltimore during the 2017 preseason. However, in his limited opportunities, Whalen did not capitalize. He finished the preseason with four catches for 32 yards. Whalen went undrafted in the 2012 NFL Draft. He is a true NFL ‘journeyman’. Whalen has had stints with the Colts,...
Oct 18, 2017
Ravens submit questionable hit on Breshad Perriman to NFL for review

Ravens submit questionable hit on Breshad Perriman to NFL for review

Breshad Perriman is still in the NFL’s concussion protocol after a vicious hit in week six against the Bears. Below is the play: Ravens turned in hit on Perriman to league. Felt it was type of hit that should be flagged. Perriman is in concussion protocol.— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiecsun) October 18, 2017 The Ravens have submitted this play to the league, so they can review it. Remember, there was no flag thrown on this play. Each week, NFL teams can submit questionable plays to the NFL and the league will review the play. The review can’t change the outcome or ruling of the...
Oct 18, 2017
Purple Reign Show: New Co-host(!), interview with Matt Stover, and how did the Ravens lose to the Bears?

Purple Reign Show: New Co-host(!), interview with Matt Stover, and how did the Ravens lose to the Bears?

Phil is joined by a new co-host, Baltimore Beatdown Editor, Logan Levy! The guys attempt to assign blame around the Ravens organization for the depressing loss to the Chicago Bears. Also, Phil suggests getting rid of the Ravens marching band and they preview Sunday's matchup with the Vikings in Minnesota. Finally, an interview with Matt Stover about Players Philanthropy Fund and their upcoming Beltway Boards & Brews Celebrity Cornhole Tournament on October 30th! Things to Subscribe & Rate Purple Reign Show iTunes Baltimore Beatdown SoundCloud Things to Like Purple Reign Show...
Oct 18, 2017
Brandon Williams, Carl Davis and Maurice Canady will practice on Wednesday

Brandon Williams, Carl Davis and Maurice Canady will practice on Wednesday

During Wednesday’s press conference, Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh revealed that Brandon Williams, Carl Davis and Maurice Canady would all return to practice John Harbaugh said Maurice Canady, Brandon Williams, and Carl Davis will all practice today. #Ravens— Luke Jones (@BaltimoreLuke) October 18, 2017 This is great news for Baltimore’s defense. The Ravens’ run-defense has struggled without Williams. Davis is another key rotational player, who was dealing with a hamstring injury. Maurice Canady returning to practice is interesting as well. He will officially be eligible to...
Oct 18, 2017
Which move did the Ravens miss out on most?

Which move did the Ravens miss out on most?

Recently, Baltimore Beatdown staff members discussed the question of, “Now that the season has begun to play out, what would your team do today if they could go back and change one move they made in the offseason? Would it instead be a move or addition they didn't make?” Managing Editor Kyle P Barber: “It’s a really difficult thing to look back on and make a definitive response. I was confident in the offensive line, with Alex Lewis and Marshal Yanda as the interior players. I believe right tackle was the biggest loss, followed by skipping over JuJu Smith-Schuster. Austin Howard has...
Oct 18, 2017
Four Ravens who must improve this season

Four Ravens who must improve this season

The Ravens season, thus far, has been a huge disappointment. The defense has been solid, but the offense has been far worse than expected. Make no mistake, Baltimore’s season is far from over. They sit at 3-3 and second in the AFC North. The Ravens can still win the AFC North and make the post-season. However, several key players need to step it up. Below are four Ravens who need to improve: Tony Jefferson Jefferson was the high profile free-agent signing for Baltimore in the 2017 offseason. Pairing him with Eric Weddle, on paper, looked like it would produce great results for Baltimore....
Oct 18, 2017
2018 NFL first round mock draft 2.0

2018 NFL first round mock draft 2.0

Who will the Baltimore Ravens select? Both the NFL and college football are well underway. We’ve gotten a good idea of where teams in the NFL stand, and more looks at the top college prospects. Before the season started, I put out my first 2018 first round mock draft, which can be viewed here. For this mock draft, I ordered the non-playoff teams based on their record after Week 6. I then simulated the playoffs based on the playoff picture following Week 6 to generate the rest of the order. With that said, let’s jump into the mock! 1) Cleveland Browns The Pick: Sam Darnold, QB, USC ...
Oct 18, 2017
PFF: Stanley still elite, Flacco struggling and Matt Judon is a future stud

PFF: Stanley still elite, Flacco struggling and Matt Judon is a future stud

PFF has once again supplied Baltimore Beatdown with five players on offense and defense whom performed positively or negatively. Left tackle Ronnie Stanley produced yet another top-notch performancd. He topped the team for the second week running with a 87.4 game grade, giving up only one hurry. It wasn’t the left tackle whom forced Joe Flacco to throw the interceptions either. PFF studied the tape and found Flacco was pressured on only 17.8% of drop backs, but managed to get sacked on 37.5% of those plays, the highest percentage for Sunday afternoon's games. Pressured or not, Flacco...
Oct 17, 2017
Ravens release LB Jonathan Freeny, sign LB Steven Johnson

Ravens release LB Jonathan Freeny, sign LB Steven Johnson

The Baltimore Ravens made a roster move today, as they picked up a linebacker at the expense of cutting a different linebacker. Ravens announce that they've released ILB Jonathan Freeny and signed ILB Steven Johnson— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiecsun) October 17, 2017 Steven Johnson, a former Steeler, Titan and Bronco, is a six-year NFL veteran. He’s played in 64 games, starting seven with Denver, whom originally drafted the linebacker in the sixth-round of the 2012 NFL draft. This isn’t an ‘over-the-top’ signing, but it hopefully brings about an inside linebacker which can cover...
Oct 17, 2017
NFL Power Rankings: Are the Ravens really a bottom five team?

NFL Power Rankings: Are the Ravens really a bottom five team?

The Ravens fell to 3-3 after suffering a tough overtime loss in week six to the Chicago Bears. Below are this week’s power rankings: ESPN: 22 The Ravens beat a Raiders team without Derek Carr in Week 5, then lost to Mitchell Trubisky in his second career start. They might get to face Case Keenum this week, Jay Cutler the next and then whoever is starting for the Packers (it's looking like Brett Hundley) after a trip to Nashville and their Week 10 bye. If the defense can take advantage, the Ravens could get back above .500 for the stretch run. Bleacher Report: 23 It was the same old story...
Oct 17, 2017
Matt Judon is developing into a foundational player for the Ravens

Matt Judon is developing into a foundational player for the Ravens

The learning curve was steep for Matthew Judon, a fifth round draft choice from Division II Grand Valley State. His progress as a rookie in last year allowed Baltimore to release veteran edge rusher Elvis Dumervil. Now in his second season, Judon has become the obvious starter at the strong side outside linebacker position. While the Ravens as a team have struggled with week-to-week consistency this season, Judon has posted strong games in consecutive weeks. In Week 5 at Oakland, Judon made three total tackles, including one behind the line of scrimmage. He also added a pass deflected and...
Oct 17, 2017
Terrell Suggs on Ravens, “There’s nothing more disappointing in the world than mediocrity”

Terrell Suggs on Ravens, “There’s nothing more disappointing in the world than mediocrity”

The Ravens were largely underwhelming in their loss Sunday to the Bears. The Ravens now have a 3-3 record this season, and it’s a spot that Ravens star linebacker Terrell Suggs isn’t particularly proud of. “There’s nothing more disappointing in the world than mediocrity,” Suggs said in a postgame interview. You can’t play good last week, and then we come out here, and we don’t play too good,” Suggs went on to say. “We gave up a ton of yards rushing. It just sucks, but we’re going to get it fixed. We’re all committed. We all bleed purple and black, and it’s going to...
Oct 16, 2017
Can the Ravens’ offense turn it around?

Can the Ravens’ offense turn it around?

Are the Ravens still in contention or is all hope lost? The Ravens stand at 3-3, but it is a rather confusing 3-3. All three of Baltimore’s wins have been double-digit victories. However, all three of their losses have been extremely ugly. Their first loss of the season came in week three against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Baltimore lost 44-7, and there was very little signs of life. The Ravens benched starting quarterback Joe Flacco in that game. Their second loss came the following week against divisional rival, the Pittsburgh Steelers. Another pedestrian performance, where Baltimore...