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Category: Thoughts/Opinions

Three-horse race for Ravens’ back-up running back spot

It’ll be a three-horse race to see who will back-up Pro Bowl running back Ray Rice this season. At some point, Rice will return to running with the Ravens’ first-team offense. But until he does, rookie Bernard Pierce and second-year backs Anthony Allen and Damian Berry have an opportunity to make their case as to […]

At 31, Boldin is the elder statesman in the Ravens receiving corps

At 31, Anquan Boldin is the elder statesman in the Baltimore Ravens receiving corps. Some of his fellow receivers were in middle school when he was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in 2003. The majority of the receiving corps- Torrey Smith, Tandon Doss, David Reed, Laquan Williams and rookie Tommy Streeter- don’t have as much […]

Pitta, Dickson should only get better in 2012

Heading into the 2012 season, the Baltimore Ravens offense must improve upon its No. 19 ranked passing attack from a season ago. While quarterback Joe Flacco continues to make strides and steadily improve, he will benefit from the continued progression of third-year tight ends Ed Dickson and Dennis Pitta. Following the lockout last season, the […]

Cody could emerge as a leader on and off the field for rookie Courtney Upshaw

Baltimore Ravens nose tackle Terrence Cody has improved in each of his first two seasons in the NFL, and there’s no reason why that trend can’t continue in 2012. Cody, 23, got into much better playing shape last year, shedding 65 pounds before the start of the 2011 season, according to a story by Yahoo’s […]

Kruger in line for a breakout season

Prior to Terrell Suggs tearing his Achilles’ Tendon, the entire linebacking core for the Ravens was already under pressure heading into the 2012 campaign, especially outside linebacker Paul Kruger. Now that Suggs, the reining NFL Defensive Player of the Year, will miss at least a portion of the 2012 season, Kruger’s role and production will […]

Can Flacco carry the Ravens in ‘T-Sizzle’s’ absence?

They play on the opposite side of the ball. While quarterback Joe Flacco anchors the Ravens offense, outside linebacker Terrell Suggs is one of the cornerstone pieces on one of the best defensive units in the NFL. Flacco is far from perfect. His biggest problem is following up one solid performance with another. One week […]

Flacco finally earning some respect from his peers

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco raised eyebrows last month when he proclaimed himself the NFL”s best quarterback. However, last Wednesday night, we learned that many of Flacco”s peers think pretty highly of him. Flacco, 27, was ranked as , as voted on by the players themselves. While Flacco”s peers didn”t agree with his assumption that […]