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By Edward Lee | December 29, 2012
If the Ravens wish to leave Cincinnati with their 11th win of the season and a hope of leapfrogging the New England Patriots for the No. 3 seed in the AFC playoffs, they need to find a way to neutralize Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins. In just his third year in the NFL, the 6-foot, 300-pound defensive tackle leads all interior linemen in sacks with 13, which ranks fifth in the league behind the likes of Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (20½ sacks), San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Aldon Smith (19½)
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By Katherine Dunn and The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2012
On the second day of The Baltimore Sun's countdown of the Top 5 high school football teams, we take a look at No. 4 McDonogh, which should be one of the contenders in the area's toughest league, the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference. Through the rest of the week, we'll count down to No. 1 and the entire Top 15 poll, along with a look at the top players to watch, will be published Friday in The Baltimore Sun and on baltimoresun.com. For a look at No. 5 Dunbar, click here . 4. McDonogh Coach: Dom Damico Last season: 6-5, No. 7. Postseason: MIAA A Conference semifinalist Key players: WR-DB Taysean Scott, Sr.; WR-DB Jabari Weems, Sr.; RB-LB Wyatt Cook, Soph.; QB Duke Etchison, Jr.; WR-DB Kareem Montgomery, Soph.; LB Akeem Myers-Blakney, Soph; WR Mike Cornwell, Soph.; OL Jared Cohen, Jr. Outlook: Some coaches in the A Conference have said next year will be the Eagles' year, but they're not counting them out this year either.
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By JAMISON HENSLEY | October 8, 2007
Survival game The Ravens' offense managed only three field goals but it left satisfied. After losing two offensive linemen (left tackle Adam Terry and center Mike Flynn) on one series in the first half, the Ravens had to gut it out with three rookie blockers. Plus, with Todd Heap and Daniel Wilcox sidelined, the Ravens played with one healthy tight end (Quinn Sypniewski). Back and kicking After uncharacteristically missing two field-goal attempts a week ago, Matt Stover carried the Ravens offensively with three field goals yesterday, converting from 26, 32 and 49 yards.
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By Rick Belz and Rick Belz,Staff Writer | August 27, 1993
Talk to Wilde Lake's Donovan Burns and Jay Green about football and they will shatter some notions about offensive linemen.The duo, described by Wildecats coach Doug DuVall as the "best pair of offensive tackles I've ever had," appear destined to lead Wilde Lake to its fourth straight state football championship and fifth overall.Burns and Green scoff at fans who think offensive linemen are just big dumb jocks slugging it out for two halves with other big dumb jocks.They see their positions as highly skilled and requiring great intelligence.
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By Matt Bracken and The Baltimore Sun | December 19, 2012
Record-breaking wide receiver Deon Long and offensive lineman Silvano Altamirano have signed letters of intent to play football at Maryland, coach Randy Edsall announced today. Long, a D.C. native and Dunbar High graduate, was the National Junior College Athletic Association's top-ranked receiver in catches (100), yards (1,625) and touchdowns (25). A first-team All-American, the 6-foot-1, 195-pound sophomore led Iowa Western Community College to the NJCAA national championship. “I am very excited about Deon joining the Terrapin family,” Edsall said in a news release.
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By Matt Vensel and The Baltimore Sun | February 7, 2013
The NFL has released some intimate audio and video from the sidelines of Super Bowl XLVII, and one of the most interesting exchanges was filmed on the Ravens sideline before the final play of Baltimore's 34-31 win. As Sam Koch prepared to boot a free kick to San Francisco 49ers return Ted Ginn Jr., quarterback Joe Flacco told his teammates to run onto the field and tackle Ginn if it looked like he was going to score. This, of course, is illegal and could have resulted in an automatic touchdown, but Flacco wasn't sure about the rule.
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By Matt Vensel | April 28, 2012
Ravens end a run on offensive linemen The Ravens, who have said all offseason that they would like to improve their offensive line, watched as a run on offensive linemen unfolded between their two picks in the second round. Two picks after the Ravens drafted Upshaw at pick No. 37, the Cleveland Browns selected California offensive tackle Mitchell Schwartz. Three picks later, the Carolina Panthers took Midwestern State guard Amini Silatolu. In the next two picks, the Buffalo Bills drafted Georgia guard/tackle Cordy Glenn and the Miami Dolphins drafted Stanford tackle Jonathan Martin.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Sun Staff Writer | October 28, 1994
You never know what's going to happen next with these guys. At any time, in the middle of practice, a comedy skit is liable to break out.Normal is not a word you would use to describe the Baltimore CFLs' offensive linemen -- not unless you consider a forward roll into a karate stance at the line of scrimmage normal behavior.No, these guys -- tackles Neal Fort and Shar Pourdanesh, guards Keith Ballard, John and Guy Earle, and center Nick Subis -- transcend the nameless, faceless mob who populate offensive lines throughout football.
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By Jamison Hensley and Sun reporter | October 8, 2007
It was a painful reunion yesterday with Trent Dilfer, but it had nothing to do with the Super Bowl-winning quarterback's one-time grudge against the Ravens. Entering the game without four starters and then losing two offensive linemen in one series, the Ravens persevered in an ugly yet satisfying 9-7 victory over the San Francisco 49ers before 67,885 at Monster Park. Injuries continue to take their toll on the Ravens, who were down to three rookie blockers, one healthy tight end and no backup offensive linemen.
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By Matt Vensel | December 9, 2011
Ravens center Matt Birk, who injured his shoulder in Sunday's 24-10 win over the Cleveland Browns, returned to practice Friday after sitting out the previous two and is optimistic that he will make his 93rd straight start. “Yeah, I feel good. We're still 48 hours away, and there's a lot to be done,” Birk said. “But I think it's one of those things where we'll have to see how it feels on Sunday. ... There's so much stress and worry and all those things that you just live in the now and go to the trainer's room and do what they tell me to do.” If for some reason Birk can't go Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, Andre Gurode is waiting in the wings.
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