Camp Notes: July 27

Rock Em

Down Goes Dennis

The injury bug has bitten the Ravens early, and it hurts. Tight end Dennis Pitta has a dislocated hip and will miss the September 5th season opener versus the Denver Broncos according to head coach John Harbaugh following Saturday’s practice.

Click to read more about Pitta’s injury

Fists Start Flying – Juan Castillo is the referee

Today was the first day of full contact at practice and tempers flared. The first scuffle of the day came between center A.Q. Shipley versus linebacker Albert McClellan. After a few extracurricular activities during 11-on-11 drills, McClellan threw a few body punches to Shipley’s ribs.

The fight was quickly broken up by run game coordinator Juan Castillo, who has been one of the most active coaches of Harbaugh’s staff.

The biggest fight(s) of the day came between center Gino Gradkowski and defensive tackle Terrence Cody. A decent scuffle occurred during 11-on-11 drills about ten minutes after the McClellan/Shipley scrum. The following play, Cody and Gradkowski got after it again when Cody didn’t let go of Gradkowski’s face mask. Gradkowski began throwing punches and threw Cody down to the ground. However, the 40 pound weight difference was too much for Gradkowski as Mount Cody rolled over on him and began pulling at his helmet.

Arthur Jones was a spectator during the fight, and was playfully slapped on the back of his helmet by Torrey Smith who ran away laughing.

Justin Tucker drills 65 yard field goal with plenty of distance to spare

There isn’t a kicking competition in camp this year, but that won’t stop Justin Tucker from turning heads. Tucker hit a 60-yard kick with about 10 additional yards to spare. Then, Tucker moved back another five yards and DRILLED a 65-yarder through the uprights with yet again, another 8-10 yards to spare.

Terrell Suggs is hilarious

A more mature Terrell Suggs has been on display thus far during training camp, but that won’t stop him from having a great time and getting a few laughs while he’s at it.

During goal line drills, Suggs blew up running back Bernard Pierce for a loss, immediately jumped up and started yelling at the offense. While skipping around, Suggs enthusiastically exclaimed, “Where the f*ck is Vonta Leach when you need him?” multiple times.

Suggs has looked nothing short of amazing during camp, and would be quite an impact on his own, even without Elvis Dumervil lining up on the opposite side.

The Ravens will be back out on the practice field tomorrow at 2:30 p.m.

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7 Raves on “Camp Notes: July 27

  1. Sdot on said:

    Wow Justin Tucker should be All Pro this season … If he is really booming kicks that far … then those are potential record breakers that he might hit this year. Suggs might have the best year of his career if we can just stay healthy. I get nervous every time I sign on to the site hoping for no injury news. Lets go raven!

  2. Cerebral on said:

    These are gladiators seeking to find their hill on a new KING-OF-THE-HILL Defense. No Ray, no Eddie, has only increased the fiery-intensity of competition. These are beastly men awaiting their time to dominate. The leadership starts from above and flows down like an anointing-type oil and finds its new anointed one’s. Jealous? It’s only natural that the Raven-haters from other NFL teams are more wishful than realistic of our defensive demise. Isn’t it ironic that they’re reading our web-sites? I’m tipping my hat to you, fool, go ahead and read our website and keep hoping that the great Oz develops dementia. Until then, take a class on logic and wash your mouth out with soap.

  3. spy on said:

    I like the combativeness this early in camp , with the loss of Boldin and Pitta , the defense may have to carry this team until Caldwells and Flaccos offense is developed,,,,,,,,,The Ravens need help at the receiver spot , seems like I have heard this before , Ozzie spending too much time with the defense again , he better give the offense some attention , it needs it,,,,,,,,,,,I’m trying to think , who did Ozzie pick up on the offensive side of the ball this year ? I can’t remember anyone , but it seems like he added a dozen or so on the defense,,,,,seems like I heard this before also…………

    • melvin on said:

      Man, last year’s offense was the highest scoring offense in ravens history. The defense was the worst in recent memory, he addressed the side of the ball that needed addressing.

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