RAVENS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Keep them or cut them? Ravens have decisions to make on several veterans

The nucleus of the Ravens won't change for the 2017 season, but there should be quite a few new faces on the roster.
Via Ravens Insider
7 hours ago

Joe Flacco supports return of Marty Mornhinweg

One of the big surprises after the NFL regular season ended was that the Baltimore Ravens retained offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg. Reports towards the end of the season said the Ravens were unlikely to retain Mornhinweg after the team’s offense struggled, but that changed. Apparently Baltimore QB Joe Flacco supports Mornhinweg. “Listen, me and Marty have a great working...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens add an offensive line coach to the staff

The Baltimore Ravens have hired a replacement for Juan Castillo, who left the team to join the Buffalo Bills staff under new Head Coach Sean McDermott. Castillo was with the Ravens from 2013-2016, serving as run game coordinator for one year and then offensive line coach for the next three. He joins the Bills in the same capacity. The new offensive line coach is Joe D'Alessandris...
Via Baltimore Beatdown
12 hours ago

Joe Flacco expects Marty Mornhinweg to put stamp on offense this year

The Ravens made an in-season change at offensive coordinator when they dismissed Marc Trestman and elevated Marty Mornhinweg from offensive coordinator. It wasn’t always the smoothest transition and quarterback Joe Flacco lamented the offense getting too conservative during a late November game against the Bengals. Mornhinweg also said the offense had work to do to get…
Via Pro Football Talk
12 hours ago

QUIZ: Name every head coach in the history of the Baltimore Ravens

In 1996, Art Modell, the former owner of the Cleveland Browns, moved players and personnel to Maryland to become the expansion team the Baltimore Ravens. Fast forward twenty years, and the team has only had three head coaches, two of which have won the Super Bowl. Can you name all three leaders in the history of the Ravens? Clue: Years Active
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ravens hire Joe D'Alessandris to coach offensive line

Pennsylvania native has 39 years of coaching experience
Via Ravens Insider
13 hours ago

Comcast SportsNet will no longer partner with Ravens

CSN Mid-Atlantic, an important Ravens outlet since 2010, will no longer carry the team's preseason games or weekly in-season programs. The end of the relationship with the former Comcast SportsNet has left the Ravens looking for a new television partner — a search already well underway. "Comcast...
Via Ravens Insider
13 hours ago

Ravens hire Joe D’Alessandris as offensive line coach

The Ravens have filled their vacant offensive line coach position, hiring veteran assistant Joe D’Alessandris. He replaced Juan Castillo, who went to Buffalo to work on coach Sean McDermott’s staff. D’Alessandris is entering his 40th year of coaching and ninth as a pro. He spent three seasons with the Chargers but was out of coaching last…
Via Pro Football Talk
13 hours ago

Ravens emphasis on character will influence the offseason

Several potential additions have a questionable past We will never know what would have happened if the Ravens decided to release Ray Rice when news of his domestic violence incident first broke. What began as an act of compassion towards a player who had been a model citizen in the community turned into a stain on the Ravens organization when the disturbing elevator video was released...
Via Baltimore Beatdown
13 hours ago

Ravens Hire Offensive Line Coach

The Baltimore Ravens hired Joe D'Alessandris as the team's offensive line coach, it was announced Thursday by head coach John Harbaugh.
Via BaltimoreRavens.com
14 hours ago

Joe Flacco, Ravens owner disagree on whether his knee injury affected his game

For the second straight year, the Baltimore Ravens missed out on the playoffs. This time, it wasn’t the direct result of a rash of injuries. It was merely a case of the Ravens not playing very well and underachieving once again.Joe Flacco was especially bad, and he’ll be the first to admit that. Coming off of a significant knee injury, Flacco struggled mightily and looked hesitant...
Via FOX Sports
14 hours ago

Baltimore Ravens: Top 5 Things Fans Can Brag About

The Baltimore Ravens fan base is going to have a tough Sunday. Whether we like it or not, one of the Ravens rivals is going to the Super Bowl. With this frustration fully brewing, it seemed like a good time to cheer up fans of the purple and black. Sunday is going to be a […] Baltimore Ravens: Top 5 Things Fans Can Brag About - Ebony Bird - Ebony Bird - A Baltimore Ravens Fan Site...
Via Ebony Bird
14 hours ago

Recent Ravens Defenses In Rare Company

Only three defenses in the NFL have finished in the top 10 in overall yards allowed in each of the last three seasons.
Via BaltimoreRavens.com
14 hours ago

Late For Work 1/19: Joe Flacco Reacts For First Time To Ravens Keeping Marty Mornhinweg

Will Ed Reed replace Leslie Frazier as the secondary coach? Ravens’ carryover spending is well below the league average … and that’s not a bad thing. Reasons to keep and release Elvis Dumervil. Two Ravens ranked in top-five under-the-radar free agents.
Via BaltimoreRavens.com
16 hours ago

The one key stat for the Ravens over the last 4 years

We know about 32-34, but what about another team record during that span? The last four years have seen the Baltimore Ravens go through a much harder and much more difficult road to the postseason than the previous 5 seasons. In 2013, the Ravens were eliminated on the final day of the season. In 2014, they defeated the Cleveland Browns on the final day of the season to get to the...
Via Baltimore Beatdown
17 hours ago

Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti urges NFL to reduce commercial breaks

The latest The worst of Phil Simms, the best of Twitter vs. Phil Simms from Saturday's Texans-Patriots game Mike Francesa is ready to go on his WFAN farewell tour Why did Paul Finebaum rip UConn for pulling a scholarship, but not Michigan or Alabama? CBS San Diego...
Via Awful Announcing
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens: The Top 5 Dennis Pitta Moments

Dennis Pitta was named the NFL Comeback Player of the Year. It seemed like a good time to reflect on the peaks in his memorable career. This time last year, we didn’t know if Dennis Pitta would ever play football again. Pitta had back to back season ending hip injuries. It was the kind of […] Baltimore Ravens: The Top 5 Dennis Pitta Moments - Ebony Bird - Ebony Bird - A Baltimore...
Via Ebony Bird
1 day ago

Ravens owner: Too many commercials during NFL broadcasts

Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti believes there’s a relatively simple solution to solve the ratings woes suffered by the NFL this past season: Reduce the “absurd” amount of commercials and breaks in the action. “It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that nobody wants to see two minutes of commercials, come back, kick the ball and then go to a minute-and-a-half...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

David Modell, Baltimore Ravens' 1st president, dies at 55

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) David Modell, the first president of the Baltimore Ravens and the son of former team owner Arthur Modell, died Friday. He was 55. He had cancer for two years, the team said. Modell served as president of the Ravens from their beginning in 1996 until 2004. He was instrumental in the selection of the team's name and colors and helped orchestrate the move...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

David Modell, son of former Ravens owner Arthur Modell, dies

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) David Modell, the son of former Baltimore Ravens owner Arthur Modell and onetime president of the team, has died. He was 55. The Ravens say David Modell died Friday after a two-year battle with cancer. Modell served as president of the Ravens from the team's beginning in 1996 until 2004. He was instrumental in the selection of the team's name and colors...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Smith thanks Ravens fans with ad, signs it 'Ice Up Son!'

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith may still be capable of playing at a high level, but he is serious about calling it a career. The ad he took out in a newspaper thanking fans is further proof of that. In Friday morning’s edition of the Baltimore Sun, Smith paid tribute to Ravens fans for making him feel like part of the community in the short time he was there. Steve...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ravens add Greg Roman to staff

The Ravens aren’t making any drastic changes in the wake of their second straight non-playoff season, but there seems to be a sense within the organization that something needs to be done. Right now, that “something” is hiring former Bills and 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman. Other than his unofficial duties of breathing down current offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg’s...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens expect Terrell Suggs to come back for 2017 season

The Baltimore Ravens will lose receiver Steve Smith Sr. to retirement this offseason, but the team isn’t expecting veteran outside linebacker Terrell Suggs to follow him into life after the NFL. According to general manager Ozzie Newsome, the Ravens are planning on Suggs, who turns 35 next October, to come back for the 2017 season. From Jamison Hensley of ESPN: Ravens GM...
Via The Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Flacco needs to improve, owner says

Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti said that Joe Flacco needs to step up his game. “We need to get more out of Joe. He would agree with me,” Bisciotti said at a press conference Tuesday, according to Pro Football Talk. Since winning Super Bowl XLVII in 2012, the Ravens have made the playoffs just once in the last four years, with their last appearance in 2014. Flacco threw 12 interceptions...
Via The Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens still holding out hope Steve Smith returns in 2017

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. said he was 89 percent sure he was going to retire after his final game in 2016. This letter he wrote to Commissioner Roger Goodell pretty much solidifies the veteran’s plans to hang up his cleats for good. Despite all this, the Ravens are still holding onto a thread of hope that Smith will play again in 2017, with owner Steve Bisciotti...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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