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Pressing hard for a better pass rush
Suggs, Dumervil, Canty, Jones, Ngata give defense new depth and flexibilityThe central traits of the Ravens' revamped defense were on display to a degree during a preseason win Thursday night over the Atlanta Falcons when outside linebacker Elvis Dumerv…Upvote Share Tweet
Preseason hasn't been a good start for Joe FlaccoIt isn't time to worry yet, but at least keep an eye on the situation.Upvote Share Tweet
Payton says Saints aren’t motivated by the bounty caseprofootballtalk.com Updated Aug 16, 2013It was head coach week for The Dan Patrick Show and Pro Football Talk on NBCSN. Between the two programs, we talked to (in chronological order) Ravens coach John Harbaugh, Jaguars coach Gus Bradley, Saints coach Sean Payton, Bengals coach Marvin Lewis, …Upvote Share Tweet
Ravens rookie LB John Simon gets first sackFourth-round draft pick sacks Falcons quarterback Sean Renfree in fourth quarterRavens rookie strong-side linebacker John Simon had Atlanta Falcons offensive tackle Alec Savoie on the ropes once he got him to turn his body outside with a quick speed rus…Upvote Share TweetPerformance in preseason games is important for young players trying to make a roster; no one would say otherwise. But practicing like a pro is vital, too. Look no further than the case of Ravens rookie wide receiver Aaron Mellette. In the preseason ope…Upvote Share Tweet
Sports Blitz: The Ravens have yet to get their running game going in preseasonLate in the first quarter of Thursday night's 27-23 preseason win over the Atlanta Falcons, the Ravens put the ball in the hands of running back Ray Rice, hoping to finally establish some semblance of a rhythm on offense. "We didn't run the ball re…Upvote Share TweetRavens cornerback Asa Jackson is about to go away for two months. But he gave the Ravens something to remember him by, and hopefully something that makes them want to keep him. Jackson returned a punt 78 yards for a touchdown, for the game-winning score…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Updated Aug 16, 2013Thursday night’s game against the Ravens was a mostly positive one for the Falcons first-teamers, but any smiles will be premature until they get a diagnosis on wide receiver Roddy White. White left the game in the first quarter after injuring his ankle…Upvote Share Tweet
Wake-up: Painful night for the BrownsESPN.com Updated Aug 16, 2013If you missed my observations from last night's preseason games, you can click here for the Browns-Lions and Ravens-Falcons. Both teams improved to 2-0, but the Browns and Ravens are feeling differently about their starting offenses right now. My one pr…Upvote Share TweetThe Baltimore Sun's Childs Walker shares his analysis of the Ravens' comeback victory over the Atlanta Falcons at M&T Bank Stadium.Upvote Share Tweet
Rough night for A.Q. Shipley as center competition continuesRavens center got the start in second preseason gameIt was a fairly rough night for Ravens center A.Q. Shipley.Upvote Share Tweet
Don Banks: Miami Dolphins try to translate on-paper expectations to real-l…Aug 16DAVIE, Fla. -- The hype and hope of the offseason spending spree was fun while it lasted, but the Miami Dolphins are slogging through a much tougher stage of 2013 at the moment. They're at that point where they're trying to take what looked so good on p…
Running in TandemAug 16The MMQB crew has hit the road for training camps. Check out all our coverage.
Other Than the Ring, Nothing's ChangedAug 16PETER KING: What was the most fun thing you did in your Super Bowl offseason? JOE FLACCO: “The offseason was pretty normal, after the first the week-and-a-half or so. Me and my wife planned on going somewhere. Me, Dennis Pitta and Todd Heap—we went out …
Chadiha: Can Steelers avoid mediocrity?Aug 16It appears the Steelers may fall into the mediocrity trap that has snared other great franchises, writes Jeffri Chadiha.