About Brian Bower

Brian Bower

Brian Bower is avid football fan who was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. Brian has covered the Baltimore Ravens and NFL player positives in the community for the past two years for FootballNewsNow.com. His work has been featured on NFL.com and ESPN blogs. He is also a regular guest on ESPN Radio in Honolulu, Hawaii.   Brian is very involved in the community and has spent the last twenty years as a volunteer firefighter.  Email him at bbower at russellstreetreport.com.

Ravens Hold Annual Pre-Draft Press Conference

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As the Ravens make their final preparations for the 19th draft in team history, General Manager Ozzie Newsome along with John Harbaugh, Assistant GM Eric DeCosta and Director of College Scouting Joe Hortiz met with the media on Wednesday for their annual pre-draft press conference. While little insight was given as to who the Ravens will covet in the 76th Annual NFL draft which begins on May 8, they did shed a little light on process and how they approach the draft. For any NFL team the draft process is...

Catching Up with Duane Starks

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In this week’s “Where Are They Now” I had the opportunity to catch up with former Ravens cornerback Duane Starks. Starks, who spent four years with the Ravens from 1998-2001, played a key role on the team’s record breaking defense during their Super Bowl run under head coach Brian Billick. Playing in 62 games (43 starts) for the purple and black, Starks had an impressive 20 interceptions, six forced fumbles and one touchdown to go along with his 345 tackles. Like many players around the league who finish their rookie...

Ravens Look to Continue Home Success in 2014

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Well, the excitement of the NFL schedule release is finally behind us after all was revealed on Wednesday night. As fans are putting together their fall road trips, here at home the Ravens are hoping to continue their success at M&T Bank Stadium in the month of September and beyond. For those that haven’t heard by now the Ravens will open up their 2014 season at home against the Bengals before a Week 2 showdown in prime time against the hated Steelers. While it’s silly to start predicting records, one...

Ravens’ Strength & Conditioning Programs Under Way

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photo: Baltimore Ravens Strength and conditioning is an important cog in the wheel of a football team’s performance. On Tuesday, Ravens Head Conditioning Coach Bob Rogucki stressed this when he met with the media about the team’s offseason workout program. “We are running two days a week as far as conditioning and we are doing skill work two days a week,” Rogucki announced. ”Our upper body days are Monday and Wednesday and lower body days are Tuesday and Thursday. We use Friday as a make up day.” Due to the NFL’s...

Harbaugh joins “Cradle of Coaches”

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Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh grew up in a football family. Surrounded by the game throughout his entire life, the name Harbaugh is synonymous with football at the University of Miami Ohio. On Saturday John Harbaugh and his family were on hand as the University unveiled his bronze statue at the Cradle of Coaches plaza on campus. “This Cradle is the greatest honor in coaching,” said Harbaugh, a former Miami defensive back, via the Baltimore Sun. ”You just think, man, these are the men that played and went to school...

Baltimore Mariners in Cruise Control For Home Opener

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The Baltimore Mariners improved their record to 2-0 Saturday night by defeating the visiting Atlanta Sharks (0-2) 65-18 in their home opener at the Baltimore Arena. In front of a cheering crowd including Ravens punter Sam Koch along with Towson University head football coach Rob Ambrose, the Mariners defense showed up early and often including notching two safeties in the first quarter alone. On the first play from scrimmage, Mariners defensive back Richard Johnson’s fumble recovery returned for a touchdown gave Baltimore a lead and they never looked back. Mariners...

WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Edwin Mulitalo

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For this week’s “Where Are They Now,” I caught up with former Raven guard Edwin Mulitalo. Mulitalo was selected by the Ravens in the fourth round of the 1999 NFL draft, and played ten years for the purple and black before finishing out his career with the Detroit Lions. A Baltimore fan-favorite both on the field and off, Edwin was a integral part of  of the Ravens’ Super Bowl XXXV team.   Brian Bower: Do you still follow the Ravens in your free time or have you moved on? Edwin Mulitalo: (Laughter)...

“We Will Announce When We Will Announce It”

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Sorry Ravens fans, the wait  continues regarding the release of the 2014 NFL schedule. On Monday, NFL spokesperson Brian McCarthy tweeted the following, much to the dismay of NFL fans everywhere: The league pushed the 2014 NFL draft back to May due to a “scheduling conflict” involving Radio City Musical Hall; however, it’s interesting to note an early report by ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Schefter tweeted the following in February of 2013: Sounds like that scheduling conflict worked out well for 2014! Whatever the case may be, it allows Goodell and company...

Ravens Need to Get “Time” on Their Side

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The Baltimore Ravens had their fair share of ups and downs on both offense and defense in 2013. Having lost four games last season by three points or less, the Ravens have put a strong emphasis on improving the offense this offseason. The Ravens ranked 16th in the league in time of possession (TOP), averaging 30:21 on offense each game. This stat can be a tricky one and there is more to it than meets the eye, as the Ravens proved last season. Despite being in the middle of the...

WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Joe Maese

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Some Ravens fans may have never heard of Joe Maese, while some may have simply forgotten, but Maese was the first ever long snapper drafted by the Baltimore Ravens. Selected in the 2001 NFL draft out of the University of New Mexico, Maese played four seasons in Baltimore. He was a key part of a successful kicking tandem that also featured the beloved Matt Stover and punters Kyle Richardson and later David Zastudil. Recently I had a chance to catch up with Joe and reminisce about his time as a...

Ravens Hoping to “Move Those Chains!”

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As the offseason began to unfold the Ravens front office made it clear that they wanted a “move-the-chains” type of receiver. Those sentiments were echoed by a few players. “That’s probably someone that we need on a consistent basis,” Torrey Smith stated in an interview with the teams’ website in February. “Another weapon like that is just another person that Joe [Flacco] can rely on.” In 2013, the Ravens logged 295 total first downs. Of those 295 first downs, 189 came on pass plays. Smith led the Ravens with 49...

Ravens Working to Put ’13 O-Woes Behind Them

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Success is never guaranteed in the NFL. Coaches can scheme and scheme but unless the players are put into a position to produce,  have a proper understanding of those schemes, and have the skill to execute perfectly, it’s all for naught. Transitioning an offense is never an easy task. The Ravens have dabbled in developing into more of a zone-blocking system over the past few years, yet lacked the proper player personnel and coaching staff to do so. 2014 should be different. In fact it has to be different. The...

Ravens Re-Sign Terrence Cody

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The Ravens wrapped up their Friday with the announcement that the organization re-signed unrestricted free agent Terrence Cody to a one-year deal. In what could be strictly called a “depth” move for a Ravens, Cody will have a chance to show team officials they made the right choice in bringing back the former Alabama player. The Ravens selected Cody in the second round of the 2010 draft with the consensus that he would have a direct impact on their defensive line. Four years later they are still waiting and if...

Ravens Sign Running Back Justin Forsett

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Friday proved to be a busy day for the Ravens as in addition to officially announcing the acquisition of Owen Daniels, the team also announced the signing of running back Justin Forsett. As a journeyman running back, Forsett has played for four different teams – Seattle (2008-11), Indianapolis (2008), Houston (2012) and Jacksonville (2013) – in his six year NFL career prior to signing with the Ravens today. “I guess I have a chip on my shoulder the size of Texas that I wanna get of,” replied Forsett when asked...

Ravens Make Daniels Signing Official

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The Baltimore Ravens officially announced the signing of Owen Daniels on Friday afternoon after the veteran tight end passed his physical. “I have a ton of respect for the organization and the players here,” Daniels stated as one of the reasons Baltimore was the right choice for him. “The Ravens and Texans have had so many battles over the years and back and forth with it and I have been on the wrong side of it here in Baltimore and knowing what the organization is all about, was a big...

Looking at Potential Backup QB Options

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It’s no secret that the Ravens are looking to bring in competition for current backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor heading into the 2014 season. “We’ve been very happy with Tyrod, and we feel like he has a great future, but we have been a little disappointed how he’s played in games certainly,” John Harbaugh told media members at the NFL owners meetings. “We feel like he’s a lot better than he’s showed. I know he feels that way, too. We feel like Tyrod’s best football is by far definitely in front...

Several Positions Open to Competition

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It appears as if the Ravens offseason motto is going to be “Competition”. Head coach John Harbaugh alluded to the possibility that some positions remain open for starting jobs in 2014 including the punter’s job. “Sam is our Punter and a really good one,” Harbaugh stated at this morning’s offensive football insight clinic. “It certainly doesn’t rule out the possibility of us bringing in someone to challenge him though.” Harbaugh added. Koch, who will turn 33 before the 2014 season has been mentioned as a possible cap casualty this offseason...

Harbaugh Plans to Get Tough

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Head coach John Harbaugh apparently is ready to get going even though the Ravens won’t open training camp for a few more months. Harbaugh recently told reporters at the NFL owners meetings that  “Our training camp this year will be more physical than it was last year.” “It’s going to be a tough, physical training camp. We’re going to wring everything we can out of every single second,” Harbaugh stated. Slow down there coach, as much as it sounds like a great idea, sadly tough, physical, training camps are a...

Brigance Brigade to Host 5.7K Family Fun Race

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Time to break out your running shoes or walking shoes for a great cause. Ravens Senior Advisor to Player Development O.J. Brigance is about to but he needs your help. On April 5, 2014, the Brigance Brigade Foundation, along with O.J. Brigance and his wife Chanda, are hosting their first annual Brigance Brigade Foundation 5.7K family fun run event. The event which will take place in the Canton section of Baltimore, Maryland with proceeds from the event going towards furthering the mission of the Brigance Brigade Foundation, whose goal it is...

Getting to Know Jeremy Zuttah

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Having played in Tampa since he entered the league in 2008 as a third-round draft pick out of Rutgers, new Ravens center Jeremy Zuttah is excited to become a Baltimore Raven. Zuttah has a fond memory of the time he played here in 2010 as part of a visiting Buccaneers team. Though his squad lost to the Ravens 17-10 on that November Sunday, he found himself amazed by the energy level of the crowd. “I remember the defensive intros that day and the way the whole crowd went crazy when Ray...
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