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Pressing hard for a better pass rush

Pressing hard for a better pass rush

baltimoresun.com Updated Aug 16, 2013
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…
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  • Preseason hasn't been a good start for Joe Flacco

    Preseason hasn't been a good start for Joe Flacco

    baltimoresun.com Aug 16, 2013
    It isn't time to worry yet, but at least keep an eye on the situation.
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  • Payton says Saints aren’t motivated by the bounty case

    Payton says Saints aren’t motivated by the bounty case

    profootballtalk.com Aug 16, 2013
    It 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, …
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  • Ravens rookie LB John Simon gets first sack

    Ravens rookie LB John Simon gets first sack

    baltimoresun.com Aug 16, 2013
    Fourth-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…
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  • John Harbaugh praises Aaron Mellette’s play and preparation

    John Harbaugh praises Aaron Mellette’s play and preparation

    Performance 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…
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  • Sports Blitz: The Ravens have yet to get their running game goi…

    Sports Blitz: The Ravens have yet to get their running game going in preseason

    baltimoresun.com Aug 16, 2013
    Late 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…
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  • Asa Jackson gives the Ravens something positive

    Asa Jackson gives the Ravens something positive

    Ravens 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…
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  • Roddy White hurt his ankle on Thursday night

    Roddy White hurt his ankle on Thursday night

    profootballtalk.com Aug 16, 2013
    Thursday 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…
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  • Wake-up: Painful night for the Browns

    Wake-up: Painful night for the Browns

    ESPN.com Aug 16, 2013
    If 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…
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  • Five Things We Learned from the Ravens' 27-23 win over the Falc…

    Five Things We Learned from the Ravens' 27-23 win over the Falcons

    baltimoresun.com Aug 16, 2013
    The Baltimore Sun's Childs Walker shares his analysis of the Ravens' comeback victory over the Atlanta Falcons at M&T Bank Stadium.
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  • Rough night for A.Q. Shipley as center competition continues

    Rough night for A.Q. Shipley as center competition continues

    baltimoresun.com Aug 16, 2013
    Ravens center got the start in second preseason gameIt was a fairly rough night for Ravens center A.Q. Shipley.
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Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Miami Dolphins try to translate on-paper expectations to real-l…

    Aug 16
    DAVIE, 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 Tandem

    Aug 16
    The MMQB crew has hit the road for training camps. Check out all our coverage.
  • Other Than the Ring, Nothing's Changed

    Aug 16
    PETER 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 16
    It appears the Steelers may fall into the mediocrity trap that has snared other great franchises, writes Jeffri Chadiha.