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Firing of Cameron was 'a brilliant move'

Firing of Cameron was 'a brilliant move'

ESPN.com yahoo.com Updated Jan 24, 2013
Cam Cameron told The New York Times that his firing in December by the Baltimore Ravens was "a brilliant move." "Everyone on the team took a look in the mirror after that," Cameron said. Cameron is right that his firing put the respo…
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  • Super stories: From Ray Lewis and Colin Kaepernick to the Harba…

    Super stories: From Ray Lewis and Colin Kaepernick to the Harbau…

    CNNSI.com Jan 24, 2013
    From Ray Lewis and Colin Kaepernick to the Harbaugh brothers and the 49ers' return to glory, this Super Bowl has a lot of storylines to digest. Peter King breaks them down.
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  • Ravens' Ellerbe didn't practice Thursday

    Ravens' Ellerbe didn't practice Thursday

    ESPN.com Jan 24, 2013
    OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Inside linebacker Dannell Ellerbe was the only Ravens player who didn't practice Thursday, the team's first official practice for next Sunday's Super Bowl. He is dealing with ankle and back injuries. Defensive tackle Haloti Ngata (k…
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  • Lewis more focused on Niners than retirement

    Lewis more focused on Niners than retirement

    ESPN.com Jan 24, 2013
    For weeks, no one could determine when The Ray Lewis Retirement Tour would draw to a close.
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  • Ravens don’t want to touch Lombardi Trophy yet

    Ravens don’t want to touch Lombardi Trophy yet

    The Ravens got an unwelcome visitor at their headquarters on Thursday. Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports that CBS brought a Lombardi Trophy to Ravens camp to take promotional pictures of players standing with the trophy. The Ravens didn’t want a
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  • Chat: Who should Steelers fans root for?

    Chat: Who should Steelers fans root for?

    ESPN.com Jan 24, 2013
    Some highlights from today's AFC North chat ... Chris (Baltimore): How is the NFL promoting player safety when Tom Brady gets fined $10,000 for an intentional kick to another player ... and Frank Gore is fined more for a "sock malfunction"? Ja…
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  • Ozzie Newsome isn’t retiring either

    Ozzie Newsome isn’t retiring either

    Ravens safety Ed Reed plans to keep playing after this season and General Manager Ozzie Newsome plans to continue being the guy who ultimately decides how hard the Ravens will push to keep him on their side. Assistant General Manager Eric DeCosta passed…
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  • Ravens safety Reed: 'I'll be playing next year'

    Ravens safety Reed: 'I'll be playing next year'

    Ravens safety Ed Reed isn't planning on joining teammate Ray Lewis in retirement after the Super Bowl.
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  • John Harbaugh pranks his parents

    John Harbaugh pranks his parents

    OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- A prankster created an awkward moment during Thursday's national conference call with the parents of Super Bowl coaches John and Jim Harbaugh. “Question from Baltimore: Is it true that both of you like Jim better than John?” Jacki
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  • Andrew Luck recommended Kaepernick to Jim Harbaugh

    Andrew Luck recommended Kaepernick to Jim Harbaugh

    profootballtalk.com Jan 24, 2013
    If the 49ers beat the Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII, folks in Baltimore have another reason to hate the team that left in the middle of the night nearly 29 years ago. Quarterback Colin Kaepernick plays for the 49ers in part because Colts quarterback Andrew…
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  • 2013 NFL Mock Draft 1.0

    2013 NFL Mock Draft 1.0

    CNNSI.com Jan 24, 2013
    There's no Andrew Luck or RGIII to save a franchise, but that won't stop QBs from going early in this year's draft. But who will reach? Don Banks projects the first 2013 round.
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  • Browns add another veteran assistant in Brian Baker

    Browns add another veteran assistant in Brian Baker

    profootballtalk.com Jan 24, 2013
    One of the biggest challenges for a rookie head coach is building a solid coaching staff, but Browns coach Rob Chudzinski continues to acccumulate good help. According to Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Browns have hired former Cowboy…
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  • Marvin Lewis picks Ravens over 49ers

    Marvin Lewis picks Ravens over 49ers

    ESPN.com Jan 24, 2013
    The last time the Ravens reached the Super Bowl, Marvin Lewis was the coordinator for one of the best defenses in NFL history. Lewis' defense didn't allow a touchdown in the 34-7 win over the Giants as the Ravens hoisted the Lombardi Trophy 12 years ago…
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  • Colts owner sent $8,500 to a fan who guessed the correct Ravens…

    Colts owner sent $8,500 to a fan who guessed the correct Ravens-Pats score

    yahoo.com Jan 24, 2013
    The NFL is the No Fun League, which means Jim Irsay's days in it are probably numbered. But he'll make it a fun ride as long as he's around. This past Sunday on Twitter, Irsay, the owner of the Colts, made his followers an offer: first to reply getting …
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  • Ravens red hot in the red zone

    Ravens red hot in the red zone

    ESPN.com Jan 24, 2013
    The Ravens scored touchdowns on all four of their red zone drives in the AFC Championship Game and went 3-for-3 in goal-to-go situations in New England. Baltimore has now scored on its last eight trips into the red zone. Before this hot streak, the Rave…
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  • AFC North chat reminder

    AFC North chat reminder

    ESPN.com Jan 24, 2013
    Just a reminder that the AFC North weekly chat was relocated to Thursday at 3 p.m. this week. Even though the Ravens are in the Super Bowl, our talk doesn't have to be limited to Super Bowl questions. This is your time to discuss the Bengals, Browns and…
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  • Buffalo News explores different angle of Ray Lewis murder case

    Buffalo News explores different angle of Ray Lewis murder case

    profootballtalk.com Jan 24, 2013
    With the presumed future employer of Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis devoting 30 minutes of air time to a 13-year-old case of double murder, it’s hard for Lewis or the Ravens to criticize any other media outlet for paying attention to the story. The Buffalo
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  • Rocky Balboa and Ranking Joe Flacco

    Rocky Balboa and Ranking Joe Flacco

    nytimes.com Jan 24, 2013
    Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has played brilliantly in the playoffs, but not in the regular season. Does that mean he's just a regular Joe?
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  • Video - Do Your Job: Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco taking care of business 01:33

    Do Your Job: Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco taking care of business

    Jan 24
    Heath Evans has been giving Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco a hard time throughout the season, but why is Evans calling Flacco "amazing?" Take a look for yourself.
  • Video - Super Bowl Preview: Ed Reed, Alex Smith 02:07

    Super Bowl Preview: Ed Reed, Alex Smith

    Jan 24
    John Clayton delivers the latest news in advance of Super Bowl XLVII
  • Video - Ride Not Over For Ed Reed 00:42

    Ride Not Over For Ed Reed

    Jan 24
    Ravens safety Ed Reed vows to return to the NFL next season and is excited for the Super Bowl.
  • Video - Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed compares San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick to Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Mic 02:45

    Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed compares San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick to Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Mic

    Jan 24
    Hear why Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed is comparing San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick to Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick and Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III.

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  • Don Banks: 2013 NFL Mock Draft 1.0

    Jan 24
    A mock draft in January is the ultimate example of the can't-wait-for-it mindset that prevails in today's world. Never mind that this year's draft class just became finalized days ago, or that NFL teams are still very early in the process of immersing t…