Players feel the wrath of John Harbaugh

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After hoisting the Lombardi trophy, the corresponding roster moves spoke volumes as to who the undisputed leader of the Ravens would be. Owner Steve Bisciotti made it clear that Joe Flacco would be the on-field leader now that Ray Lewis had retired, but make no mistake about it – this is John Harbaugh’s team. Standing near the sidelines for today’s training camp practice, we heard a very testy Harbaugh who had no problem publicly shaming a few players who were either underperforming or being disobedient. As a typical training camp...

It’s unfair to compare Aaron Hernandez and Ray Lewis

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On Wednesday, tight end Aaron Hernandez was arrested, released by the New England Patriots, and then charged with first-degree murder and five other firearm violations all within hours of each other. As the shocking developments continue to unfold surrounding Hernandez’s alleged involvement in the events that led to the death of Odin Lloyd, 27 on the night of June 14th, comparisons by multiple media outlets continue to draw a connection between Hernandez and Ravens legend Ray Lewis. This is unfortunate for Lewis, as his name was cleared in the stabbing...

(Video) Ray Rice, the punter?

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In most circumstances, the length of an NFL player’s career is strictly determined by their output on the gridiron. The major investments franchises commit to their players mean that they all do their homework before offering a contract. At the Scouting Combine, rookie hopefuls are tested in various categories that prove they’re amazing athletes. However, how high a guy can jump or how much he can bench rarely gives much insight into how he’ll play in the highest level professional football has to offer. It’s easy to see why some...

Ray Rice chosen as #13 on NFL’s Top 100

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Ravens running back Ray Rice was voted by his NFL brethren as the #13 overall player during the 2012 season.  Rice jumps up nine spots from his 22nd-overall ranking for the 2011-12 season. Rice is the highest-ranked running back thus far, beating out players like Chris Johnson (TEN), Doug Martin (TB), Frank Gore (SF), and Marshawn Lynch (SEA). Given that the Top 10 spots still remain, Rice likely will finish third in his position, trailing Arian Foster (Hou) and Adrian Peterson (Min), who likely will be named the top overall player...

How will the Ravens’ running game look without Vonta Leach?

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Unable to agree on a restructured contract with the Ravens, fullback Vonta Leach now finds himself unemployed. He appeared to say his goodbyes to the Ravens on Twitter this evening. In the NFL, it’s not often that the best player at their position doesn’t have job security, but that was the case for Leach, who was underutilized despite his $3 million base salary. Leach was a locker room leader and extremely well respected amongst his peers. Cutting a three-time Pro Bowl player who hasn’t declined on the field seems atypical,...

Ray Rice tattoos Lombardi trophy on his biceps

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Winning a Super Bowl is a life changing event, and a reminder will be permanently etched into Ray Rice’s biceps forever. Rice showed off his new ink on his left biceps, the one he often points to after finding his way into the end zone. With Rice’s right biceps still a blank canvas, Ravens fans can only hope he’ll have something new to tattoo on himself after this season.   Picture c/o Jimmy’s Famous Seafood

Former TE takes an immature shot at Ray Lewis

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Not cool! The often hilarious Deadspin site has made an autograph of former Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Pete Mitchell public. Mitchell signed a picture, “Ryan, This is what it looks like to be chased by a murderer!!” with an image of him being chased by Ray Lewis. Not only was Lewis never convicted of any murders, he has been more than a model citizen ever since. It’s actually a shame that someone who was supposed to be a “professional” took shots at a fellow player over ten years after being...

Denver’s Mayor injured while practicing Ray Lewis’ dance

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Politicians are rarely taken seriously and the following story will add one more piece of evidence to the ever-growing list of why that is. This is certainly true because it’s all too good to even attempt to make up. Whenever there is a major sporting event, politicians jump at the opportunity for additional PR. They create wagers between themselves and the rival area’s person of the same political office (mayor vs. mayor, governor vs. governor, etc). This was once again the case last week as Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Denver...