John Harbaugh

John Harbaugh holds court at NFL Annual Meeting…

Ravens head coach John Harbaugh is getting a lot of broadcast air time at the annual NFL meeting being held this year in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona. Harbaugh is a personable and intelligent guy— media gravitates to him. Harbaugh made it clear to the media yesterday that the Ravens are not done in free agency. They are […]

SamKoch

Ravens mock draft from Walter takes advantage of comp picks…

Charlie Campbell at Walter Football just released his 5-Round Mock Draft adjusted for compensatory picks. You can’t trade a compensatory pick—but the Ravens were awarded with three of them this year, which gives them 10 total draft picks to work with as of this writing. The Ravens were awarded one 4th-round pick (No. 136 overall) […]

LardariusWebb

Ravens find spare change under the cushions during Spring Cleaning…

I understand how Ozzie scrapes up cap-space with his annual Spring Cleaning every year, but it still amazes me. The Ravens this past week got some veterans and some up-and-coming guys to provide some hometown discount action… Somehow Ozzie peeled the Ravens salary cap off the ceiling and found about $9 million plus in extra […]

Darian

Ravens safety dance doesn’t amount to much…

Ah yes, the annual Safety Dance the Ravens do — plug and play, it was even like this when Ed Reed was in his prime. I can count ten names of guys who were paired at safety with Ed Reed over the last 5 years of his Ravens career. If you want a long-term investment […]

Forsett

Ravens fortunate to re-sign Justin Forsett…

Justin Forsett was the feel-good story of the Ravens in 2014…and in a win-win move for both parties, Forsett comes back to the team with a brand new 3-year contract…and a ton of good will to go along with his continued ability to run and block for the Ravens offense. Buried for 7 years in […]

Haloti

Haloti Ngata is a Hall Of Fame Raven— but for now, he is a Detroit Lion…

Salary Cap…two words which can change a team’s destiny… Breaking up the Ravens is no fun for GM Ozzie Newsome— but someone has to do the dirty work to keep the budget balanced. Yesterday’s main casualty was future Hall of Famer Haloti Ngata— the defensive tackle of huge athletic proportion who was drafted by the […]

TorreyTough

That’s all she wrote for Torrey Smith as a Raven

The business side of the sport will grab a fan by the butt every time. The cap-strapped Ravens could not work out an equitable money deal to retain WR Torrey Smith. What a great kid—not just for the team, but for the community. But you can’t afford him anymore, Baltimore. Smith, an unrestricted free agent, […]

Spock

Ozzie is Ravens’ version of Mr. Spock…

One of the main reasons the Ravens have lived long and prospered in the NFL since 1996 is the Mr. Spock-like logic of GM Ozzie Newsome. The passing of Leonard Nimoy at age 83 underscores the main message of the character he played on Star Trek for so long over the course of a combined […]

TorreySmith

No deal yet for Torrey Smith as Ravens release Jacoby Jones…

Still no deal with WR Torrey Smith, who is arguably the Ravens’ #1 receiver— and meanwhile Jacoby Jones is cut, saving the team $3 million against the cap. Maybe the Ravens are further along in contract negotiations to keep Torrey Smith than they are willing or able to let on right now. But the longer […]

DorialGreen-Beckham

Making a case for Ravens to draft Dorial Green-Beckham at #26…

The offensive linemen and tight ends have completed their on-field drills at the 2015 Combine as I write this— now it’s showcase time for the QB’s, running backs and wide receivers. First, a review of the Tight End group results. It doesn’t look like a real promising crop of TE’s this year. We know the […]

CrockettGillmore

Crockett Gillmore’s time to shine for Ravens at TE in 2015…

It’s a game of attrition— next man up and all that jazz— but the Ravens suddenly find themselves destitute at the tight end position. I wish Dennis Pitta the best in his future endeavors— and it’s not his fault he’s the best pass-catching tight end the Ravens have had since the Todd Heap era. You […]

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