Thursday, January 12, 2012
Coach John Harbaugh, along with key players, address several topics heading into Sunday's playoff game against the Houston Texans.
The Ravens are gearing up for their first home playoff game in five years on Sunday when they host the Houston Texans in Sunday's AFC Divisional playoff game at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. On Wednesday, Ravens players and coaches addressed the media and delved into several topics, ranging from the growth of QB Joe Flacco to the play of the Texans to whether it is Super Bowl or bust this season. There were also some light-hearted moments discussing the Fu Manchu craze started by Flacco. Among some of the highlights of the press conference were: Ravens coach John Harbaugh on QB Joe Flacco: "Joe Flacco, as we've said, is our quarterback. He's the Ravens' quarterback. We think he's a great player, he's a great person and the best is yet to …
Friday, October 28, 2011
A weekly roundup of what the Ravens, their fans and the people who cover the NFL are talking about.
Former Ravens fullback Le’Ron McClain couldn’t believe he was booed in his return to M&T Bank Stadium during the NFL preseason. Former wide receiver Derrick Mason had the displeasure of being booed twice in three weeks when he was traded from the New York Jets to the Houston Texans. Now, with former tight end Todd Heap returning to the city he represented as a Raven for a decade, will Heap, too, be booed? The Arizona Cardinals' tight end is apparently doing what he can to avoid that, as he took out a half-page ad in The Baltimore Sun Friday thanking the organization, the fans and reminding readers that it wasn’t his decision to leave Baltimore. Ravens fans seemed to harbor ill will for McClain because he never fully embraced the idea of …
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
The Bleacher Report on new acquisitions Lee Evans and Ricky Williams, and the more familiar defense.
In just two preseason games, a 13-6 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles and 31-13 win over the Kansas City Chiefs, the Ravens have provided a glimpse of what may be in store this year. They look like they now have a legitimate deep threat in Lee Evans, a stronger power running game with the additions of Ricky Williams and Vonta Leach, and a better and more diverse pass rush. The complete Bleacher Report and slide show, "Baltimore Ravens: 5 Things We Learned Through Two Preseason Games," can be found here. The Ravens host the Washington Redskins Thursday at M & T Bank Stadium. Tickets are available.
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Ray Rice came to Dundalk Thursday, subbing for teammate Todd Heap, to celebrate the school's $10,000 grant for being named one of the NFL PLAY 60 Super Schools.
Waiting for Ray Rice’s arrival at Grange Elementary School Thursday afternoon, it was difficult to tell who was more excited—the kids, or the staff. “I’d say it was a tie,” said Grange principal Rosie Daddura, smiling as both groups swarmed the Baltimore Ravens star in the school’s gymnasium. Rice came to the school to congratulate students and staff for earning a $10,000 grant after being named one of the NFL PLAY 60 Super Schools, a joint campaign with the United Way that encourages young people to get 60 minutes of exercise each day. The school was one of only 34 nationwide—from more than 5,550 entrants—to receive the grant for winning Back to Football Friday, a joint campaign between the NFL and the United Way. To celebrate the start …