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Category: Offseason

Ravens Bolster Offensive Line With McKinnie Signing

The Baltimore Ravens reportedly reached a two-year agreement with offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie earlier this afternoon. There have been question marks surrounding this teams offensive line all preseason. With this signing, the Ravens bring in one of the most talented yet troubled free agents remaining. The deal is still pending tomorrow’s physical, which could soil […]

Ravens Sign Jimmy Smith, All Rookies Now Inked

Since my last post was about Jimmy Smith getting drafted, I thought it was appropriate to kick start The Purple Chaos by talking about the official signing of Smith today. BaltimoreRavens.com has reported that rookie 1st round draft pick Jimmy Smith just signed a 5-year deal with the team. His signing means marks the completion […]

Thoughts & Recap of Ravens 2011 Draft Picks

Round-By-Round Analysis: Round 1- CB Jimmy Smith (Colorado) Excellent value here. Late in the 1st round, the Baltimore Ravens somehow landed a cornerback that was ranked as a top 10 -15 player. Character issues seem like they are behind him now, so let’s give him a chance first before passing judgement. Think of how many […]

Welcome to Baltimore, Jimmy Smith

With their 1st round draft pick of the 2011 NFL draft, the Baltimore Ravens selected Cornerback Jimmy Smith. Chosen 27th overall, CB Jimmy Smith sure does bring a lot of “baggage” with him. But I’m not worried. If there’s any locker room that could take care of Smith and keep him in check, it’s the […]

Ravens Tom Zbikowski Wins by TKO in 2 Minutes

Okay Ravens fans, this is not about the NFL ‘lockout,’ rather, this is about a ‘knockout.’ Baltimore Ravens Tom Zbikowski is making it interesting this offseason. The Ravens safety has been boxing since the age of 10, and compiled an amateur record of 75-15. Introduced in the boxing ring as “Tommy Z,” Zbikowski fought his […]

Ravens Offseaon Needs in 2011: Special Teams Edition

TOP POSITIONAL NEEDS ON SPECIAL TEAMS As a whole, the Baltimore Ravens did well in special teams under coordinator Jerry Rosburg, and they were a much-improved unit from 2009. The unit ranked 8th in the league in 2010, as opposed to 18th a year ago. Punter Sam Koch and Kicker Billy Cundiff are two of the […]

Baltimore Ravens Recap of the Week 02/25/11

Hey Baltimore Ravens fans, another week goes by as we anxiously await for the looming March 3rd CBA deadline! With so much uncertainty as to what will happen between the NFL and the NFL Player’s Association, there are a lot of things up in the air for the 2011 season! We are still unsure what […]