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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,Staff Writer | January 4, 1994
ASHBURN, Va. -- Washington Redskins coach Richie Petitbon, whose first season ended Friday with a 14-9 loss to the Minnesota Vikings, has yet to meet with owner Jack Kent Cooke to find out whether Cooke will give him a second year."
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By Edward Lee | September 26, 2011
One of the few criticisms the Ravens have encountered after their 37-7 thumping of the St. Louis Rams on Sunday was the decision to have quarterback Joe Flacco run the offense in the last 3 minutes, 10 seconds of the game. Keeping Flacco in a game that had already been decided might put the franchise quarterback at risk to a season-ending injury, but coach John Harbaugh said during his weekly briefing Monday that allowing Flacco to play with reserves like offensive linemen Bryan Mattison and Jah Reid, wide receivers LaQuan Williams and Tandon Doss and running back Anthony Allen could provide benefits in the long run. “We did replace as many guys as we could,” Harbaugh began.
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By Matt Vensel, The Baltimore Sun | May 2, 2012
Days after the Ravens added eight players in the NFL draft, director of player personnel Eric DeCosta said there are items left on their wish list - assuming the player and the price are right. "We're very excited about last weekend and the draft we just had," DeCosta said. "Our work is not yet done. … There are still moves left to be made. This team is not yet ready for September. " DeCosta was the featured guest Wednesday night at The Baltimore Sun Newsmaker Forum series at the Jewish Community Center in Owings Mills.
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By Kevin Cowherd and Kevin Cowherd,SUN STAFF | December 12, 2000
With the Ravens now officially in the "Festivus," the well-dressed Baltimore fan may want to pick up a stylish new Festivus T-shirt to go along with the requisite giant foam-finger, purple hard hat and full camo gear. The brainchild of offensive lineman Edwin Mulitalo, the black T-shirts with purple lettering say "Happy Festivus Baltimore Style" and, once printed up this week, will sell for $19.95. Festivus, you may recall, was the word the Ravens came up with as a substitute for "playoffs" a couple of weeks ago, after coach Brian Billick banned the P-word from being uttered by the entire organization.
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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 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 Mike Preston and Mike Preston,Sun Staff Correspondent | August 28, 1991
"Four offensive linemen at Maryland actually nabbed a perpetrator this spring when he tried to break into their dorm. If only these guys had been as attentive on the field last season, then perhaps quarterback Scott Zolak might not have suffered 40 sacks. Zolak is gone, but Jim Sandwisch will have more of the same to look forward to this fall."-- Sports Illustrated, Aug. 26, 1991The insults hardly seem to stop. And when they do, it's probably because the line is so long."Those comments just stick me the wrong way," said Maryland senior center Mitch Suplee.
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