Ravens React to Cavs Championship

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The Ravens give their reactions to the Cavs championship victory. Orr and Campanaro are particularly excited. We take a look at the numbers behind Perriman on the receiver depth chart. The NFL’s medical culture has a problem. The second ILB job is up for grabs. The reality is that the pitcher trade market is weak in baseball.

Ravens React to Cavs Championship

There were plenty of people rooting against LeBron last night in his quest to end a 50+ year championship drought in his hometown of Cleveland. I was one of them. I couldn’t think of a town more deserving of a drought that long. Such hatred and negativity all the time. Of course, that makes sense when you experience the sports despair that they do, but it certainly doesn’t endear them to anyone around here.

Maryland product, Michael Campanaro, unlike me, is a fan of LeBron.

And when they won, he wasn’t afraid to express his excitement.

But Campanaro wasn’t alone. Linebacker Zach Orr was also…enthusiastic.

Kamar Aiken didn’t quite reach the level of Campanaro and especially not Zach Orr, but he enjoyed the outcome.

Torrey Smith expressed his appreciation, too.

And his prediction for social media.

But no reaction topped the one from Terrell Suggs.

No, not that one. This one.

Exploring The Ravens’ Wide Receiver Depth Chart Outside Breshad Perriman

With Breshad Perriman’s status uncertain (although it’s a little more certain than they lay out in this article), Dan Pizzuta of numberFire looks at the Ravens’ receiver situation on the whole. He overviews the incumbents, Steve Smith and Kamar Aiken, and predicts a drop-off in production for both. He looks at Mike Wallace and sees some room for improvement, but not much considering Wallace’s disappointing post-Pittsburgh career.

He does think that Chris Moore has good upside. He placed third among this year’s receiving class in a numberFire metric called Target Yards Added, which measures a receiver’s yards per target vs. a quarterback’s yards per attempt. Overall, Pizzuta and the numbers aren’t high on the receiving class unless Perriman can recover from his injury and become the receiver the Ravens drafted him to be.

Something is wrong with the NFL’s medical culture

In a recent AP poll, NFL players expressed concern about the conflict of interest that many NFL team physicians face. In the Ravens’ case, their services are provided by MedStar, the “official team provider.” Nathan Beaucage raises the question of whether such an agreement violates the Hippocratic oath and a 2004 rule imposed by the league.

Ravens’ second starting job at inside linebacker up for grabs

We may have had one major position battle resolved after the Ravens released Monroe last week, but we have at least one remaining. Three linebackers took reps next to C.J. Mosley at OTAs. One of those three – Zach Orr, Arthur Brown, or Kamalei Correa – could become the starter. Or maybe, as Clifton Brown of CSN Mid-Atlantic suggests it could, it will be a veteran signing.

In baseball news…

PiR: O’s Need Pitching Help, but Pickins’ are Slim

Joe Polek, over on Eutaw Street Report, discusses the need for starting pitching. Of course, everyone needs starting pitching, which makes it a real seller’s market for teams with a player to deal. So what exactly should the Orioles do? Joe says it will be interesting to see.

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Tyler has followed Baltimore sports his entire life. His favorite player growing up was Steve McNair, so he was ecstatic when he became a Raven in 2006. When he’s in front of the TV watching the game, it’s best to avoid non-football discussion. It’s quite likely he isn’t listening anyway, as his girlfriend can attest to.

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