About Kris Jones

Kris Jones

Kris - or "Goob" as he's widely known - has turned an obsession into a career. As a media member by day and super fan by night, he reports from the Under Armour Performance Center twice per week and brings Ravens news from a fan's perspective. His popular YouTube series Goobvision propelled his career and notoriety amongst Ravens fans, even helping him win the 2010 nationwide DIRECTV Ultimate Displaced Fan contest. He's been featured on shows such as The Jim Rome Show, ProFootballTalk Live, The Sirius XM Blitz with Rich Gannon and Adam Schein, Sirius XM's MadDog Radio, The Michael Irvin Show, Tony Bruno Show, Two Live Stews and FoxSports.com to name a few (or is that a lot?). He's caught a touchdown pass from Warren Moon during a flag football game and hates the Pittsburgh Steelers more than anyone else on the face of the earth. Twitter: RavenManiac 

Six Reasons the Running Game Failed

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Nine carries, 24 yards. While it may look like this is the stat-line for one quarter – or even one drive – this is, in fact, the TOTAL collective rushing performance of the Ravens backfield on Sunday, which contributed to a 23-20 loss to the Buffalo Bills. This is the same backfield that features two players named to the Pro Bowl a season ago in Ray Rice and Vonta Leach. This is also the same backfield that features one of the best complementary – and promising – backs in the...

BUY OR SELL: Ravens @ Bills

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Glen Burnie Motorsports is the proud sponsor of Buy or Sell. If you’re looking to buy or sell hunting ATVs or other offroad vehicles, give them a call at 855-253-5253. Enjoy the Ride. Ray Rice Should Return This Week Ray Rice is officially listed on the team’s injury report as questionable, thus making him a game-time decision on Sunday. On Monday, head coach John Harbaugh said that Rice had been “in the ballpark” to play against the Texans, which would put him “really in the ballpark” to participate against the Bills. Rice returned to practice in...

GAME STATUS INJURY REPORT: Ravens at Bills

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After practice on Friday, coach John Harbaugh took time to address a report by NFL.com’s Albert Breer. On Thursday, Breer had stated that Ray Rice’s hip injury wasn’t a concern internally for the organization, which Harbaugh denied, calling it, “completely misleading.” Rice has been officially listed as questionable along with seven others. It appears that Harbaugh is going to make many of his players game-time decisions based on how they feel Sunday morning and during warm-ups.   BALTIMORE RAVENS OUT: WR Jacoby Jones (knee) DOUBTFUL: DT Terrence Cody (knee); C Ryan...

Is This the End for Christian Thompson?

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On Monday, the Ravens made a minor roster move by claiming former Bengals safety Jeromy Miles off of waivers. To make room for Miles, the Ravens cut rookie safety Brynden Trawick, who has since been added to the practice squad. Miles’ arrival was bad news for Trawick, and it may additionally cut short safety Christian Thompson’s tenure in Baltimore. Currently serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s Substance Abuse Policy, Thompson has missed the first quarter of the season, as he is unable to be a part of any...

DARYL SMITH: Right Player, Right Price…for now

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We’ve heard it many times when it comes to the credo of Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome. “Right player, right price.” Look no further than linebacker Daryl Smith as the latest example of the Ravens finding a player willing to accept less in compensation in exchange for an opportunity to play for a winner. At 31, Smith is nearing the twilight of his NFL career. Losing is something Smith is all too familiar with, playing nine seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars, who drafted him in the second-round of the 2004...

Fantasy Football: Interview with MJD and Roddy White

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Sponsored Post: The fine folks over at DIRECTV invited me to participate in a live web chat with Falcons wide receiver Roddy White and Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew to talk a little fantasy X’s and O’s (no, not the Orioles). As the dynamic in the NFL has changed and the league has become more pass-happy, the value of running backs seems to have increased as they provide the biggest separation in points between players with the same job titles. Given that I had the chance to speak to some notable...

SNF Intro Will be Sizzling!

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Football fans will have a new piece of eye candy to drool over as “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night” is performed this season on NBC’s Sunday Night Football. For the first time since 2007, Faith Hill (and her legs) won’t be appearing on your TV sets to an opening theme full of product placement and a catchy jingle to encompass each week’s matchup. However, NBC did a fantastic job replacing hill, bringing on another musician that looks just as good as she sings, six-time Grammy Award-winner Carrie Underwood. The...

Offense: Roster Bubble Predictions

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The Ravens have until Saturday at 6:00 p.m. to establish their 53-man roster. In some cases, players are fighting for a chance to live a dream by playing in the NFL, for others, they’re just trying to extend their career and collect another NFL-sized paycheck before being forced into retirement. Currently, the Ravens are in a bit of a predicament, with eight wide receivers still remaining on the roster, all of which have either made an NFL roster before, or have enough talent to do so now. Let’s take a...

Aaron Mellette and Marlon Brown Continue Seesaw Battle

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In what has been a lackluster training camp for the wide receiver position (after Torrey Smith), two bright spots have been a couple rookies. Aaron Mellette and Marlon Brown are two players that have at least given the wide receiver position a pulse this preseason. With so many struggling above them on the depth chart, both have not only shown up during practice, they’ve also put together some impressive game film. Having watched this battle closely throughout the preseason, it appears that each player has one-upped the other at various...

Could Juszczyk Force Allen Out?

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John Harbaugh and his staff will be forced to make plenty of difficult decisions as the 53-man roster deadline (August 31st at 6:00 p.m.) approaches. Within a matter of four days from initial cuts (August 27th) the Ravens will have to trim their roster by 37 players, likely cutting even more contributors from last season’s Super Bowl team. One key contributor that could find himself out of a job is running back Anthony Allen, who seemingly had no value out of the Ravens backfield, but was a big reason Jacoby Jones...

Playing Time by Committee for Ravens Defense

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A Super Bowl has never been won during the offseason but the Ravens have consistently positioned themselves to make a run for a championship year after year. While questions still surround the offensive personnel, the defense appears to be stacked for a sixth-consecutive playoff run. The roster decisions from the Ravens front office have allowed them to weather the storm from the losses of two future Hall of Fame members of their defense (not only that, but arguably the greatest players to ever play their respective positions). In less than...

Camp Notes: Newly-Acquired Veterans Feature Prominently

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As the Ravens prepare to host the Carolina Panthers on Thursday evening, they practiced in shells and shorts and worked mostly on technique. Some phases could have been categorized as a further install of the playbook. Monday’s practice wasn’t particularly eventful (not always a bad thing), but here are a few observations. Chris Johnson Released Prior to the start of practice, the team announced that cornerback Chris Johnson had been cut. Johnson was sidelined from practice with migraines according to the Ravens official website and he had previously donned a red non-contact...

Ravens’ Lack of Pass-Catching Options Cause for Concern

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Almost a month into the preseason, it’s still too early to officially push the “panic” button on the Ravens wide receiver corps, but questioning their output and lack of identity thus far is completely fair. The Ravens took a gamble when they shipped Anquan Boldin and his $6 million base salary to the 49ers for a sixth-round pick. Given what Boldin displayed in the playoffs, the offense would have to replace a key figure in what allowed them to call themselves Super Bowl Champions. While the actual impact of Boldin’s...

Camp Notes: Fans Watch Ravens at Stevenson University

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For the second straight season, the Ravens held their final “public” training camp practice at Stevenson University. Mustang Stadium is the current home to the Division III men’s lacrosse national champions and the former practice home to the Baltimore Colts. The Ravens also practiced here for the first 8.5 years of their existence before moving to the building now known as the Under Armour Performance Center. Rice Welcomes the Crowd The stadium was filled to capacity (3,500 seats) as fans and children tried to catch an up-close glimpse of their...

Camp Notes: Quotes from the Team

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After a disappointing performance by the starters in Thursday’s second preseason game, the Ravens players had to know they’d be in store for a few unpleasant practices in the coming days. They got back at it today in Owings Mills, trying to fix some of the myriad of issues that popped up against Atlanta. Here’s what some members of the squad had to say on a variety of topics: Aaron Mellette Benefits from John Harbaugh’s  ”Hard Coaching” Unfortunately for the Ravens, many of the receivers they had relied upon to...

FAN QUESTIONS: You Asked, We Answered

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“Why isn’t Laquan Williams considered a legitimate potential starter? He has been on the team for years and all I can remember of him are decent plays when given the opportunity. Plus, he’s a Maryland boy.” – Scott Zacharko LaQuan Williams has a lot of people clamoring for him to get an opportunity, and even though fans love seeing a local product playing for the hometown team, the coaching staff couldn’t care less. While he’s been a great contributor on special teams, Williams has struggled at times as a wide...

Lardarius Webb Is Nearing His Old Form

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Lardarius Webb’s progression on the field from his second torn ACL in four-years has been exciting (and encouraging) to watch. Last season during a Week 6 victory over the Dallas Cowboys, Webb was assigned to Cowboys’ receiver Dez Bryant during the first quarter of the game. The two collided knees on an 18-yard comeback route. Immediately, Webb dropped to the ground, clutching his knee. At the time, Webb’s injury was not only thought to be detrimental to the Ravens defense, but to Webb’s career as well. Fortunately, neither was the...

Camp Notes: Yanda Returns, Homecoming for Stokley

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Welcome Back Brandon Stokley As practice began on Monday afternoon, an old but familiar face once again stood on the field. Donning a No. 80 jersey that he once wore as a member of the Ravens Super Bowl XXXV team, Brandon Stokley stood next to two of the newer faces of the franchise, wide receiver Torrey Smith and cornerback Lardarius Webb. Stokley saw plenty of action in his first day of practice and wasn’t necessarily assigned to one specific offensive team, practicing in formations with receivers with the likes of...

Mellette Digs Out Of Harbaugh’s Dog House

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It has been a roller-coaster type of week for Ravens rookie wide receiver Aaron Mellette. On Thursday, Mellette caught his first career NFL touchdown — the only pass thrown his way. The following practice, coach John Harbaugh tore him a new one. “Get number 13 off the field,” Harbaugh yelled to the sidelines, criticizing Mellette on a field in front of fans watching practice on a small hill near the sidelines. “He’s lackadaisical and lazy, get number 13 off the field.” Mellette was just one of a handful of players...

Ravens Rookies Get a Taste of the M&T Experience

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On Sunday, over 25,000 fans entered M&T Bank Stadium to not bare witness to the new renovations inside the stadium, but they also were able to see their team in the final open practice of the preseason.  For the rookies, this was their first time performing in front of the hometown fans, and they were impressed to say the least. First-round pick Matt Elam praised the fans for their support. “I can see how loyal the fans are here during practice,” Elam said. “I can only imagine how they are...