Extending Jimmy Smith to an extra year is good move by Ravens…

Jimmy Smith is really starting to play cornerback in the NFL like the experts envisioned he would back when he was drafted in the 1st Round in 2011. That’s why the Ravens picked up the fifth-year option of Smith’s rookie contract worth around $6.5 million, according to ESPN’s Field Yates. His salary is determined by […]


Mount Cody still resides in Baltimore…

I honestly thought big Terrence Cody would get an offer from another team as an unrestricted free agent. Maybe he did— but apparently for no more than the $630,000 the Ravens wound up re-signing him for on a 1-year “Prove It” deal. I was wrong about the Ravens giving up on him. They want to […]


Ravens in the cat-bird seat for 2014 Draft…

When you’re holding the #17 pick in the draft, you sorta hold the cat-bird pick… You can trade up… or trade back.. or you can hold steady… Here’s how Garrett Downing of the Baltimore Ravens.com website sees the “hold steady” picks shaping up: If the Ravens stay true to #17, here are Downing’s most likely […]


Wacky Ravens preseason schedule a hint of things to come?

There’s a conspiracy theory about the NFL’s scheduling of Ravens games that goes back to the earliest days of the franchise. It has something to do with certain powers-that-were and powers-that-be, and let’s just say they were not in love with Art Modell. You’d think a logical preseason game schedule would have the Ravens playing […]


Ravens have had their share of Draft busts, too…

I know the deal in Baltimore has been “In Ozzie We Trust”… but the fact is, if you look at the record closely enough, Ozzie Newsome’s biggest contribution has been in picking up free agents, and not so much in the early round Draft process… The Draft for the most part in recent Ravens’ history […]


Owen Daniels a good get by Ravens— if he can stay healthy…

Nice when you can add a former Pro Bowl tight end to the roster on a 1-year deal at a bargain price… Best of all, Owen Daniels is a former Texan who knows OC Kubiak’s system. But coming off a major leg injury and at age 32, it’s difficult to project just how much of […]


Ravens fans hit new height of absurdity with Flacco hate…

Truly hard to believe… but a recent announcement by the Ravens that QB Joe Flacco would not be hosting any private workouts with his receivers prior to mid-April OTA’s drew a heap of fan criticism over the past weekend. Man, how quickly do people forget?— During the NFL Lockout, Joe was working out on his […]


The Ravens Machine Has A New Look…

Thanks to the Bloguin Network, we’ve got an updated format here at the Machine. I’m still learning how to drive this thing, so I will just drop a few bolts on you today— Here’s the short version of what’s going on in Ravens Land as I scan the scene: Wide-out Torrey Smith called the new […]


Ravens sign a center, get 4 comp picks in 2014 Draft…

Competition at the center position for the Ravens has just heated up. And 4 more draft picks brighten the weekend for May 8-10… The Ravens acquired interior offensive lineman Jeremy Zuttah from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for a 2015 draft pick. The exact terms of the draft pick were not immediately disclosed, and […]


Ravens throw another safety (Darian Stewart) into the mix…

The search by the Ravens to find a complement at Free Safety to Matt Elam's inherited spot at Strong Safety keeps coming… The featured safety of the day in Ravens Land is Darian Stewart… Stewart is a Spags hire… The Ravens have reached a one-year agreement with safety Darian Stewart….estimated contract worth $700,000 with $100,000 guaranteed. […]


Ben Tate is a Brown… and other Ravens Rival upgrades…

Arguably one of the best running backs in the NFL right now, Houston's Ben Tate has signed with the Cleveland Browns… So now the Ravens have another "Big Ben" in their division to contain… Rust never sleeps, and neither do the Ravens' AFC North division rivals, all of whom have made significant signings so far in […]