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D line may be changing

18 June 2018 - 05:25 PM

and it should after last year. They didn't get the pressure that was needed and gave up too much against the run...








At this week’s minicamp, the starting three was Urban, Williams and Willie Henry, with Williams manning the “nose” slot and Henry at tackle. Pierce, who made 13 starts in 2017, ran with the backups.

If that’s still the lineup in September, it’s a major promotion for Henry, a 2016 fourth-round draft pick who played little as a rookie but provided energy and athleticism when given a chance last season. He finished tied for third on the team with 3.5 sacks, and it seems the Ravens believe he can bolster the interior pass rush.

This starting alignment also would move Williams back to the position where he developed into one of the league’s better run stuffers. The Ravens moved him last season so he could team with Pierce on what was envisioned as an immovable front wall, but the defense ended up yielding the third-highest single-season rushing total in franchise history.

So maybe it shouldn’t be a surprise that Wink Martindale, the new defensive coordinator, seemingly has a different plan.....https://www.baltimor...inicamp-thought

The Bandwagon just pulled up

18 June 2018 - 04:38 PM

Yeah Yeah  :gorave:


Ranking most likely new NFL playoff teams, and who each would replace




How they fared in 2017: 9-7. Baltimore was stunned on the final day of the regular season, losing its playoff spot after Cincinnati scored on a 49-yard touchdown pass with less than a minute remaining to win.

FPI rank headed into 2018: 15

Why there's optimism: The biggest reason for optimism is the health of Joe Flacco and his revamped wide receiver group. Flacco had his best offseason in recent memory, and many believe it's the result of him not having to deal with knee and back injuries. The last time Flacco was this healthy was 2014, which was also the last time Baltimore reached the postseason. Another factor is the Ravens' overhaul of Flacco's targets. Baltimore upgraded by adding Michael Crabtree, John Brown and Willie Snead. This offseason, Crabtree has looked like a No. 1 receiver, Brown has repeatedly made big plays downfield and Snead has consistently gotten open over the middle. The Ravens are looking to avoid missing the playoffs for a fourth straight year, which hasn't happened since the franchise's first four years of existence (1996-1999). -- Jamison Hensley....http://www.espn.com/...ms-replacements


Hurst and Andrews....going to be huge. Joe loves the TE's.

Collins....decent O line....not too shabby when you throw in the D and Special teams.

The can make some noise.


Anybody else think this could be one of Joe's best seasons?

I mean a Flacco best season....not like an Aron Rodgers type of season.

Joe doing what he does best and more often.


Remember this

14 June 2018 - 04:21 AM

If we all start calling for Jackson to play this season then remember this....




Weddle praised Griffin, who last played in 2016, for his ability to make “some unbelievable throws” in a new system. With Jackson, the No. 32 overall pick in the NFL draft and 2016 Heisman Trophy winner, he was more effusive in his praise but also more conscious of his limitations.

“Lamar is just a talent," he said. “He can do things that not many guys can do, getting out of the pocket and rolling. When he gets in the open field, he's just a special runner.

“But it's going to take some time for him in the pocket and throwing and doing the things necessary to be an effective quarterback in this league, and that's just reality. But he's got a live arm. He can zing it in there. He's just going to take some time.”...http://www.baltimore...0613-story.html


Weddle is being PC. He couldn't come out and say that Jackson isn't an NFL caliber QB so he calls him "a talent". 


I feel strongly that Jackson needs a year as a back up so he can properly develop. With proper coaching and scheme, he could be electrifying. He could be scary for defenses and DC's. 

As for this year......let him get comfortable with the offense and game speed.


I can't wait to see him in the pre season games. I think he'll tear it up and light us up. We haven't had this type of QB or caliber of athlete under center. Taylor was the closest. They share the same strengths and weaknesses.

Some Good News

01 June 2018 - 10:07 AM

I've been saying the U.S. is totally missing the boat by not going green. If we went all out to develop this technology, then the rest of the world would be buying from us. Our economy would boom like it did after WW2.  As a bonus....there may be a rest of the world in the future.



On the same day Trump abdicated climate leadership last year, we formed the U.S. Climate Alliance to uphold the Paris Agreement commitment in our states. In just one year, the alliance has grown into a bipartisan coalition of 17 governors representing 40% of the U.S. population and a $9 trillion economy — larger than that of every country in the world but the U.S. and China.President Trump’s announcement last year centered on his allegation that the Paris Agreement hurts the U.S. economy. The fact that our collective economies are stronger than non-alliance states proves just the opposite. Alliance states are not only reducing emissions more rapidly than the rest of the country, but we are also expanding our per capita economic output  twice as fast. Alliance states are attracting billions of dollars in climate and clean energy investments that have created 1.3 million clean energy jobs. The Alliance states are not alone: meeting the most ambitious goals of the Paris Agreement is projected to save the world $30 trillion in avoided economic damages. 

While the Paris Agreement is one of the greatest tests in global collaboration, this interstate effort stands as one of the biggest and most important experiments in American policymaking. From modernizing power grids to scaling up renewable energy and reducing pollution, we are saving money and cleaning our air.

We will do everything in our power to defend and continue our climate actions.https://www.usatoday...lumn/661059002/


Really feels good to see Maryland as one of the States.


US Climate Alliance

California | Colorado | Connecticut | Delaware | Hawaii | Maryland | Massachusetts | Minnesota |

| New Jersey | New York | North Carolina | Oregon | Puerto Rico | Rhode Island | Vermont |

| Virginia | Washington |

Cause for Concern

01 June 2018 - 07:38 AM

They're dropping passes again....




ESPN Staff Writer
Thursday's practice was a bad one for the Ravens wide receivers. Rookie fifth-round pick Jordan Lasley had three drops, and John Brown, Willie Snead and Breshad Perriman each had passes go off their hands. Baltimore needs more consistent play from its receivers in order for the NFL's No. 29 passing attack to improve.


Jamison Hensley
ESPN Staff Writer
Joe Flacco is passing the ball at a different level than the other three quarterbacks on the Ravens roster right now. He has been throwing tight spirals and showing good touch on deep throws into tight coverage. On Thursday, Flacco connected with Chris Moore and Breshad Perriman on downfield passes and he should have had another big completion if not for a Perriman drop. Flacco looks healthy and leaner than previous years.



I can't believe I beat papa to the punch with this one.