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By Edward Lee | October 15, 2012
After surrendering more than 200 rushing yards in back-to-back contests for the first time in team history, the Ravens said they wouldn't be surprised if the Houston Texans and the remaining teams on the 2012 schedule tried to attack the defense via the ground game. In fact, the Ravens said they expect it. “Definitely. Right now, of course you can,” defensive tackle Haloti Ngata said. “We're not doing anything to stop it. So that's why I'm a little frustrated that teams are being able to run on us. Hopefully, we can fix those things.” A proud unit that has finished in the top five against the run in six consecutive seasons - the NFL's longest active streak - allowed a franchise-worst 227 rushing yards to the Dallas Cowboys Sunday after giving up 214 yards to the Kansas City Chiefs the week before.
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By Edward Lee | September 25, 2012
A generous amount of doubt surfaced regarding the effectiveness of the Ravens pass rush due to the continuing absence of outside linebacker Terrell Suggs, but no one can blame Haloti Ngata for not doing his part. This season, the 6-foot-4, 330-pound defensive tackle is tied with inside linebacker Dannell Ellerbe for the team lead in sacks with 2½ and is tied for fourth in tackles with 16.  Ngata, 28, opened 2012 with two sacks in a Week 1 44-13 rout of the Cincinnati Bengals and split a sack with Ellerbe in Sunday night's 31-30 win against the New England Patriots.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | September 9, 2012
A football coach to the core, John Harbaugh loves motivational quotes and uplifting slogans. He has some printed on T-shirts and others are framed and strategically placed in his office or around the Ravens' training facility. One of his favorites, however, still resides in his phone. Seated at a table in his office recently, Harbaugh scrolls down and finds a message from a friend. He then reads the words of Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu. He pauses a couple of times and lets the words sink in. He then reads them again.
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Mike Preston | August 27, 2012
Since the 2000 Super Bowl season, the Ravens have set a standard for greatness on defense. The torch has been passed on from a Rod Woodson and Peter Boulware to a Haloti Ngata and Ed Reed. Great defenses in Baltimore were guaranteed like death and taxes, but we're waiting to see if the trend continues in 2012. After three preseason games, there are a lot of questions about six of the Ravens young defensive players. There is still time for improvement, but right now you're not encouraged or discouraged.
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By Edward Lee | August 14, 2012
The Ravens lost two defensive starters in outside linebacker Jarret Johnson and defensive end Cory Redding and will be without outside linebacker Terrell Suggs, a five-time Pro Bowler and the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year, for a good portion of the upcoming season. That would seem to put the burden on standouts like 13-time Pro Bowl inside linebacker Ray Lewis, eight-time Pro Bowl free safety Ed Reed and three-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Haloti Ngata to maintain the defense's level of success over the years.
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By Edward Lee | August 14, 2012
The Ravens have been ranked in the top 10 against the run in 12 of the last 13 years and in the top five for six consecutive seasons. But with the unit losing a pair of outside linebackers in Terrell Suggs (torn right Achilles tendon) and Jarret Johnson (free agent who departed for the San Diego Chargers) who were often overlooked for their ability to force opposing running backs to the middle of the defense, can the defense continue that strong tradition? A lot could depend on how Paul Kruger and rookie Courtney Upshaw - who are penciled in as the starting outside linebackers - rise to the occasion, but defensive tackle Haloti Ngata said he's not overly concerned.
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By Edward Lee | July 27, 2012
As a rookie Courtney Upshaw is bound to make mistakes. But if the Ravens rookie outside linebacker erred in his first practice of training camp Thursday, inside linebacker Jameel McClain didn't notice. “I think there were [a few] mistakes out there for everybody at some point, but he didn't really make any glaring rookie mistakes because he was always on his P's and Q's,” McClain said. “He knew where he had to go, and he got there and he got his job done.” That approval brought a smile to Upshaw's face, but in a sign that he understands his role as a rookie, Upshaw quickly downplayed the compliment.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2012
The word was out. There was no way you were blocking him with one guy. He was already one of the most disruptive defensive players in the NFL, and now he was emerging as a front-runner for the AFC Defensive Player of the Year . About a third of the way through the 2011-12 season, those things were being said and written more about Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata than linebacker Terrell Suggs. However, it was Suggs who set a career-high with 14 sacks and a franchise-record with seven forced fumbles on his way to winning the NFL's top defensive honor.
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Peter Schmuck | June 2, 2012
Defensive Player of the Year Terrell Suggs won't be ready to play on his newly repaired Achilles tendon for at least five months, which has put fourth-year linebacker Paul Kruger on the spot in more ways than one. This could be his moment, his opportunity to emerge as an every-down player and help the Ravens maintain their well-earned and long-held reputation as one of the most intimidating defensive teams in the NFL. Kruger certainly welcomes...
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Mike Preston | May 3, 2012
When the Ravens traded back from the first to the second round last week and still managed to get Alabama outside linebacker Courtney Upshaw, it might have been the steal of the NFL draft. A week later, it might turn out to be the deal that saved the 2012 season. Word came out from The Castle on Thursday that Pro Bowl outside linebacker Terrell Suggs, the reigning Defensive Player of the Year, might have either a partial or full torn Achilles tendon which could sideline him four to six months.
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