Every morning, Monday through Friday, blogger Matt Vensel will hook you up with reading material -- mostly on the Ravens but with some other Baltimore sports stuff, too -- to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday. That way he’ll have an excuse to do the same to start his workday, too.
RUNNING IT BACK
Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta has come a long way -- and packed on a lot of pounds -- since he was a skinny kid in California. … Linebacker Ray Lewis was picked as one of the NFL’s most overrated players in a recent poll by Sports Illustrated. … Rookie defensive tackle DeAngelo Tyson feels blessed for getting the opportunity to play last weekend against the Houston Texans. … Here are some first-half superlatives for the Ravens.