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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | February 3, 2013
NEW ORLEANS - The elusive presence of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick could become a unique challenge for the Ravens' defense Sunday night. Should they fail to contain the 49ers' unpredictable read-option Pistol offense at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, winning the Super Bowl shapes up as a challenging proposition for the Ravens. The Ravens have already been defeated twice this season by athletic quarterbacks, falling to the Philadelphia Eagles' Michael Vick and the Washington Redskins' Robert Griffin III. In those losses, the Ravens allowed a combined 906 yards of total offense.
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2014
It was two years ago when Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco outdueled San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick during Super Bowl XLVII and was named Most Valuable Player after delivering three touchdown passes and zero interceptions. During the Ravens' joint practice sessions with the 49ers that wrapped up Monday, Kaepernick said he remained impressed with how Flacco throws the football. "I like him as a quarterback," Kaepernick said. "He just sits back there and he picks people apart.
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By Matt Vensel | January 28, 2013
Each day this week, Baltimore Sun reporter and blogger Matt Vensel will break down a key matchup from Sunday's Super Bowl. Today, he looks at the challenge of defending Colin Kaepernick and the pistol offense. In their stunning run to Super Bowl XLVII, the Ravens eliminated a pair of future Hall of Fame quarterbacks and also beat rookie Andrew Luck, whom many feel will blossom into the next Peyton Manning or Tom Brady. But the young quarterback they must shut down on Super Sunday presents a unique challenge because he threatens the entire field after every snap.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | May 16, 2014
Charges against Navy junior midfielder Gabe Voumard related to a confrontation with a taxi driver last month have been dropped, coach Rick Sowell said Friday morning. “All those charges were dropped - every last one of them,” Sowell said. “Obviously, things came out, but we knew the story was crazy. We're excited, and he's going to be a big part of our offense next year in his senior year. We're expecting big things out of him, and we're happy for him and his family, that all of this is behind him and that he can move on with his life and becoming the best lacrosse player he can be. He's looking forward to graduating this time next year and being commissioned.” Anne Arundel County police had said they arrested Voumard, 22, for threatening a taxi driver with a butter knife April 20. Police had charged Voumard with first-degree assault, second-degree assault and reckless endangerment.
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2014
It was two years ago when Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco outdueled San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick during Super Bowl XLVII and was named Most Valuable Player after delivering three touchdown passes and zero interceptions. During the Ravens' joint practice sessions with the 49ers that wrapped up Monday, Kaepernick said he remained impressed with how Flacco throws the football. "I like him as a quarterback," Kaepernick said. "He just sits back there and he picks people apart.
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By Edward Lee | January 24, 2013
The Ravens can't fully replicate Colin Kaepernick's abilities as a quarterback, but they will try to give their defense a look by employing Dennis Dixon. Dixon, a practice-squad player, will imitate the San Francisco 49ers' second-year player in practice in the days leading up to Super Bowl XLVII. Dixon did the same thing for the Ravens defense during the week before their road game against rookie Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins on Dec. 9. “It's something that I'm accustomed to,” Dixon said before Thursday's practice.
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By Gary Estwick, For The Baltimore Sun | February 4, 2013
Although he tried his best not to be, Colin Kaepernick is back to being human, and playing that way - complete with the natural mixture of heroics and miscues you'd expect from a quarterback with just nine career starts. While Kaepernick entered Super Bowl XLVII with few blemishes on his postseason passer rating, the latest young NFL superstar exited the Mercedes-Benz Superdome after a mostly forgettable first half and an amazing second half, where he was a 5-yard touchdown pass away from joining Hall of Famers Joe Montana and Steve Young as 49ers quarterbacks to bring a world championship to the franchise.
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By Dave Rosenthal | July 10, 2013
ESPN knows that sex sells, and it takes advantage of that adage each summer with its "Body" issue. This video will give you a taste of the 2013 edition. The pages feature hard-bodied athletes such as 49erws quartback Colin Kaepernick, Washington Wizards guard John Wall and volleyball star Kerri Waslh Jennings in skimpy outfits, or none at all -- really, not much different from the way many athletes perform. But this is a more Vanity Fair-like treatment, with the bodies glistening with dew, rather than sweat.
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January 19, 2013
About Baltimore Sun staff picks: Each week, Sun columnists and NFL reporters will pick games (not against the spread) Sunday's games 49ers at Falcons Ravens at Patriots Kevin Cowherd Last week: 2-2 Overall: 177-86-1 49ers 27, Falcons 21: Colin Kaepernick's made a believer out of me. He's fast, smart and a winner. Better yet he's on a roll. That was a Mona Lisa of a game the 49ers QB turned in against the Green Bay Packers last week: 181 yards rushing and 263 yards passing for two touchdowns.
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December 4, 2012
Kaepernick, McElroy Sam Farmer Los Angeles Times Colin Kaepernick and Greg McElroy should be the starters. It's not as if 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh can keep flipping back and forth between Kaepernick and Alex Smith and expect those psyches to stay intact. In the eight quarters before Smith's concussion, he had completed 32 of 35 for five touchdowns with no interceptions. Now that he has been benched, a major blow to his ego, Smith might not be the same quarterback coming back.
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The Baltimore Sun | January 17, 2014
Sunday Patriots at Broncos 49ers at Seahawks Monique Jones Last week: 2-2 Overall: 164-99-1 Broncos 34, Patriots 31 The Patriots have relied on their running game in recent weeks and it has been enough to get to this point. The difference for the Patriots this week might be in the Broncos' run defense, which could lead to a passing-frenzy that will give the Broncos a slight edge. Seahawks 30, 49ers 27 The Seahawks may have the biggest advantage in the NFL when it comes to playing at home, but this season they also have benefitted from a suffocating defense.
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By Mike Preston | September 9, 2013
Like a lot of people in Baltimore, I watched San Francisco 49ers receiver Anquan Boldin play a great game against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, but I'm not sure he would be that effective with the Ravens this season. I won't challenge the strength in his hands. He catches anything thrown near him. But in San Francisco, he has quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Because of Kaepernick's running ability, most teams play zone against him and that helps Boldin. He is able to find the holes and creases in zones as he did Sunday against the Packers.
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By Dave Rosenthal | July 10, 2013
ESPN knows that sex sells, and it takes advantage of that adage each summer with its "Body" issue. This video will give you a taste of the 2013 edition. The pages feature hard-bodied athletes such as 49erws quartback Colin Kaepernick, Washington Wizards guard John Wall and volleyball star Kerri Waslh Jennings in skimpy outfits, or none at all -- really, not much different from the way many athletes perform. But this is a more Vanity Fair-like treatment, with the bodies glistening with dew, rather than sweat.
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By Matt Vensel | May 14, 2013
Unless you are a football junkie, you probably don't know or don't care that the Kansas City Chiefs hired Chris Ault, the man who invented the Pistol offense and coached Colin Kaepernick at Nevada, to a consulting gig. But it might interest you that the Ravens reportedly expressed interest in adding Ault to their coaching staff. According to Dan Hinxman of The Reno Gazette-Journal , Ault's agent, Bob LaMonte, said that Ault received interest from a handful of NFL teams , including the Green Bay Packers, the Minnesota Vikings and the Ravens.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | February 15, 2013
Quarterback Dennis Dixon , who spent this past season on the Ravens' practice squad, has signed a two-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles, the team and his agent announced this afternoon. The much-anticipated move reunites Dixon with Eagles coach Chip Kelly , who Dixon played under at the University of Oregon. Dixon, 28, will join a quarterback competition that also includes Michael Vick and  Nick Foles . Vick agreed to a restructured three-year deal with the Eagles earlier this week, but he he has not been guaranteed the starting job. The Ravens initially tried out Dixon last spring, but opted to sign Curtis Painter over both Dixon and Kyle Boller . However, Painter was released in the Ravens' final roster cutdown before the start of the season, and the Ravens ultimately signed Dixon to their practice squad.
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By Dave Rosenthal | February 5, 2013
Big games almost always have great back stories, and the 2013 Super Bowl, won by the Baltimore Ravens over the San Francisco 49ers, is no exception. Here are five books that could be crafted from the team members involved in Sunday's game. My bet is that at least one will be written within a year. -- The Fall and Rise of Ray Lewis. On the night of the 2001 Super Bowl in Atlanta, a promising young player is ensnared in a street fight and charged with murder. Lewis pleads guilty to a lesser charge, while two other defendants are acquitted of murder.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | January 30, 2013
Much of the attention from Super Bowl XLVII Media Day yesterday was focused on Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis , but several other participants offered memorable quotes or quips. Here were some of the best:   Former Ravens coach Brian Billick on comparisons between the current team and his 2000 squad that won a Super Bowl: “They wouldn't score, I know that.” Ravens tight end Ed Dickson on the game's expected outcome: “We're here for one reason and one reason only, and that's to win. We have no distractions.
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January 17, 2013
Ravens and 49ers Sam Farmer Los Angeles Times In the NFC, I like the 49ers beating the Falcons. Atlanta couldn't stop Russell Wilson in the second half against the Seahawks, and Colin Kaepernick won't be any easier. Even with Justin Smith playing with a torn triceps, the 49ers will be able to stop the run better than the Seahawks did in the first half against the Falcons. In the AFC, I like the Ravens upsetting the Patriots. In the five times these teams have met, with Bill Belichick and John Harbaugh coaching, every game but one has come down to the last possession.
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By Gary Estwick, For The Baltimore Sun | February 4, 2013
Although he tried his best not to be, Colin Kaepernick is back to being human, and playing that way - complete with the natural mixture of heroics and miscues you'd expect from a quarterback with just nine career starts. While Kaepernick entered Super Bowl XLVII with few blemishes on his postseason passer rating, the latest young NFL superstar exited the Mercedes-Benz Superdome after a mostly forgettable first half and an amazing second half, where he was a 5-yard touchdown pass away from joining Hall of Famers Joe Montana and Steve Young as 49ers quarterbacks to bring a world championship to the franchise.
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By Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun | February 4, 2013
A reeling Ravens' defense managed to survive the electrifying comeback attempt led by dynamic San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick despite being pushed to the brink of exhaustion by his high-octane style. Even with Kaepernick running the Pistol offense almost perfectly following a rough first half, the AFC champions escaped with a dramatic 34-31 Super Bowl victory Sunday night in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. How did they get the job done? Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti attributed it to having "resilience, like all great teams.
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