Riley Babcock

About Riley Babcock

Riley Babcock was born and raised in Maryland where he took a big interest towards sports at a young age. The Baltimore Ravens soon became his main interest which led to his eventual hiring as Editor of the Ravens blog, Ebony Bird, in early March of  2011. Riley is an avid follower of all sports, but is primarily into football, specifically the NFL. With eyes glued to ESPN 24/7 and the NFL Network, you can count on Riley always being on top of the latest sports news and providing readers with quality content year round. 

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Is the Ravens-Steelers rivalry fading?

Street Talk Is the Ravens-Steelers rivalry fading?
Riley Babcock

For the past five seasons, we’ve had a pleasure of watching one of the hardest hitting and most passion-filled rivalries the NFL has to offer. The Baltimore Rav... Read More

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Five reasons the Ravens will make the playoffs in 2013

Street Talk Five reasons the Ravens will make the playoffs in 2013
Riley Babcock

Many Baltimore Ravens’ fans have yet to get over the fact that our team has just won the Super Bowl. Yet, some of us have already started to look forward to nex... Read More

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6+ Comments patrick says As much as I love Ray Rice as a dual threat, I think Bernard Pierce is going to start taking carries away from him next season, as he's a better pure rusher. Yo
Breaking down the 49ers’ Pistol – Part 3: Stopping it

Street Talk Breaking down the 49ers’ Pistol – Part 3: Stopping it
Riley Babcock

We’ve taken an in-depth look at the 49ers’ Pistol offense and know the fundamentals behind their option running game. Now, it’s time to figure out what the Rave... Read More

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3+ Comments Riley Babcock says Tyrod Taylor did run some read option at Tech but the Ravens will be using Dennis Dixon to run the scout offense this week. Dixon put up some incredible numbers
Breaking down the 49ers’ Pistol: Part 2 – The Read-Option

Street Talk Breaking down the 49ers’ Pistol: Part 2 – The Read-Option
Riley Babcock

In part one, we took a look at some of the more traditional plays the 49ers run in their Pistol offense. Now that we’ve had a small taste of what the pistol has... Read More

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7+ Comments Riley Babcock says Thanks Paul. Tyrod Taylor did run some read option at Tech but the Ravens will be using Dennis Dixon to run the scout offense this week. Dixon put up some in
Ravens’ offensive playcalling still causing some concern

Street Talk Ravens’ offensive playcalling still causing some concern
Riley Babcock

If you have paid any attention to the Baltimore Ravens during the past five years, you’ve probably heard plenty of complaints about the play calling, stemming f... Read More

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3+ Comments mich says Damn, in the SUPER BOWL but never satisfied... TAKE A HAPPY PILL!
Breaking down the 49ers’ Pistol: Part 1 – What is the Pistol?

Street Talk Breaking down the 49ers’ Pistol: Part 1 – What is the Pistol?
Riley Babcock

Over the past two years, the NFL has seen an influx of quarterbacks with skills that don’t necessarily fit the prototype mold. Cam Newton and Tim Tebow were the... Read More

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3+ Comments Riley Babcock says Thanks for the read and I definitely agree. The Packers tried to go Cover 2 man and got completely burned as Kaepernick was able to scramble once the corners ha
“Helmet-to-helmet” & “defenseless receiver” rules still leave players, fans puzzled

Street Talk “Helmet-to-helmet” & “defenseless receiver” rules still leave players, fans puzzled
Riley Babcock

A large topic of debate in the NFL recently has been player safety. In response to the increased number of head injuries due to helmet-to-helmet contact, the le... Read More

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8+ Comments Kevin (Pennsylvania_ says I was unclear. No contact would be able to occur to the QB in the act of throwing not because of the receiver definition but because the prohibited contact is n
Respect is earned, never given…especially to the Ravens

Street Talk Respect is earned, never given…especially to the Ravens
Riley Babcock

"Respect is earned, respect is never given…” The Baltimore Ravens came out of Denver victorious despite being nine point underdogs. After the miraculous perf... Read More

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8+ Comments SJ Bobkins says As a Raven fan in Phoenix, I don't see the disrespect. The team was a hair from beating New England in the playoffs last year and would have but for a missed fi

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