For The Week of May 22, 2017
The Ravens have been criticized in recent years for a growing number of draft busts. Three young players will be given opportunities to steer clear of such infamy. Here’s a look at Kamalei Correa, Maxx Williams and Keenan Reynolds and what they’re doing to avoid this territory of outcasts.
Nose Piercing Anyone?
Brandon Williams is commonly recognized as one of the NFL’s best nose tackles. But as our latest version of Filmstudy suggests, Williams really wasn’t the team’s nose. That designation was pierced by a rookie UDFA. More here…
No More Excuses
Speaking of the Ravens defense, we’ve all heard about their failures in recent years, particularly in the fourth quarter. The failures seem to be outnumbered only by the excuses. Too many injuries. No pass rush. Poor safety play. Miscommunications. Etc., etc., etc. But with the Ravens offseason investments through free agency and the draft, Defensive Coordinator Dean Pees will have no excuses in 2017.
Right about this time every year, the NFL head honchos get together to discuss changes. Sometimes the changes are good ones, such as the change in PAT’s a couple years back. Others are headscratchers and seem like nothing more that frivolous change for change’s sake. Here’s a look at how 2017 rules changes can affect the Ravens.
Catch Me If You Can
One of the Ravens goals this offseason is to find a “complementary receiver” to go with those currently on the roster. Free agency the NFL Draft and Victor Cruz have all come and gone and Ozzie Newsome still claims to be seeking that mystery wide receiver. Meanwhile the Great Oz’s inactivity spells opportunity for the team’s No. 1 pick in 2015. Can Breshad Perriman fulfill his promise? The rest of the story is here…
Organized Team Activities are generally viewed by proponents as an opportunity for players to develop chemistry and lay the groundwork for a productive training camp. Skeptics label OTAs as a disguised form of babysitting players. We’ll support the former notion. Here are notes from the Ravens most recent gathering at 1 Winning Drive.