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Tag: "Sacks"

McPhee, Jones to compete for starting defensive end job?

Former Baltimore Ravens defensive end, Cory Redding, bolted for Indianapolis when free agency began earlier this month, as he joined former Ravens defensive coordinator, Chuck Pagano, who was named the Colts’ new head coach in late January. While Redding, 31, was a great fit along the Ravens’ defensive line, his exit leaves a void and […]

Kruger is leading candidate to replace Jarret Johnson

Paul Kruger is the frontrunner to replace Jarret Johnson as the Baltimore Ravens’ starting strong-side linebacker, according to an article by Jeff Zrebiec of The Baltimore Sun. Johnson, 30, had manned the position for the past five seasons and was one of the Ravens’ most durable players, having started a franchise-record 80 consecutive games and […]

DE Mark Anderson visits Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens had free agent defensive end, Mark Anderson, in for a visit on Tuesday, according to Jeff Zrebiec of The Baltimore Sun. Anderson, 28, had 12.5 sacks for the New England Patriots in 2011, spanning both the regular season and postseason as a situational pass rusher and he’s currently the best pass rusher […]

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, […]

Flacco Was Under Constant Pressure from Texans’ Front-Seven

More times than not on Sunday, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco was flushed from the pocket and was running for his life in the team’s 20-13 win over the Houston Texans. Flacco faced constant pressure and was under great duress throughout the course of the game due to the Texans’ ruthless pass rush. Sometimes Flacco managed […]

Rice Beats out Suggs in Narrow Vote for Ravens Team MVP

In what was an extremely tight vote, Ravens running back Ray Rice was selected as the team’s 2011 Most Valuable Player, as voted on by members of the media that cover the team on a everyday basis, according to Don Kolko of MASNSports.com. Rice, 24, finished the regular season ranking first in the NFL with […]

T-Sizzle Named AFC Defensive Player of the Month

Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs has been named AFC Defensive Player of the Month for the month of December, according to Aaron Wilson of . Suggs, 29, finished the season with a career-best 14 sacks, while breaking his own franchise record with seven forced fumbles. In the final month of the regular season, Suggs […]