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Tag: "defense"

J.J. Shows his Support for Dean Pees

After nine seasons with the Baltimore Ravens, outside linebacker Jarret Johnson faces an uncertain future with the franchise that drafted him in the fourth-round of the 2003 draft. Johnson, 30, will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the league year in March and he knows that the Ravens are trying to get […]

Who is Dean Pees? A Closer Look at the Ravens’ New D-Coordinator

In 1983, Dean Pees was the defensive coordinator and secondary coach at Miami of Ohio, mentoring and coaching a young defensive back by the name of John Harbaugh. As a coach, Pees has worked under the likes of Nick Saban, Lou Holtz, Bill Belichick and most recently the Ravens’ Harbaugh. He was the Patriots’ linebackers […]

Two Possible In-House Replacements for Pagano

The Baltimore Ravens have had the propensity in years past to promote their defensive coordinators from within. Mike Nolan replaced Marvin Lewis in 2002. Rex Ryan replaced Nolan in 2005. Greg Mattison replaced Ryan in 2009. And most recently, Chuck Pagano replaced Mattison in 2011. Now that Pagano has been named the Indianapolis Colts’ head […]

WIDE LEFT: Patriots Outlast Ravens in AFC Championship Game, 23-20

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady waited out the final stressful minutes on the sideline and somehow, someway, his fourth-quarter leap into the end zone held up, sending the Patriots back to the Super Bowl, while ending the Baltimore Ravens’ season in agile disappoint. With New England leading leading by three points with 11 ticks […]

AFC Championship Game Preview: Baltimore Ravens vs. New England Patriots

A dominating victory last week allowed for the New England Patriots to atone for a few recent postseason failures on their home turf, one of which came at the hands of the Baltimore Ravens in 2009. Getting payback for that shocking upset will be secondary for the Patriots when the two top seeds in the […]

Rex Ryan Predicts Ravens will Beat Patriots

New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan has another Super Bowl prediction, which does not involve his Jets. Ryan likes the Baltimore Ravens to defeat the New England Patriots in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium. Ryan shared his thoughts on WFAN in New York on Friday: “But the truth is this. The only […]

Generating a Pass Rush on Brady will be Vital for Ravens’ D

When he”s kept upright and untouched by opposing team”s pass rushes, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is like kryptonite to even the strongest defenses. Sacked only 32 times this season, the ninth-fewest in the NFL, Brady threw for 5,239 yards, 39 touchdowns and was only intercepted 12 times. Given ample time in the pocket, […]