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By SPORTSTICKER | March 1, 1997
The NFL competition committee has approved a proposal to reinstate instant replay for 1997, ESPN Radio reported yesterday.The committee reportedly will present the replay proposal to NFL owners March 9-13 in Palm Desert, Calif.The proposal, which needs the approval of 23 of 30 owners, includes four types of reviewable plays: all scoring plays, sideline plays in or out of bounds, number of players on the field and fumbles or interceptions. Judgment calls on possible pass interference would not be subject to review.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun | August 11, 2014
Ravens secondary coach Steve Spagnuolo saw the yellow flag fly into the air and immediately sought an explanation from an official nearby. Spagnuolo knew there was contact between cornerback Chykie Brown and a San Francisco 49ers wide receiver during a one-on-one drill early in Saturday's practice. What he didn't know was whether the penalty flag was for illegal contact, defensive holding or perhaps even offensive pass interference. Such uncertainty among players and coaches has been commonplace early in the preseason as teams struggle to adjust to the NFL's vow to make illegal contact and defensive holding a "point of emphasis" during the 2014 season.
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August 1, 2009
CAMP HIGHLIGHTS RATING THE RECEIVERS: : Demetrius Williams had several good catches, including an over-the-shoulder reception of a pass from Joe Flacco. Mark Clayton also caught a few balls, but he was also flagged for offensive pass interference. Justin Harper dropped an easy pass on a deep post route that drew a stomped foot from wide receivers coach Jim Hostler. CATCH OF THE DAY: : Williams' catch was nice, but the award should be shared by tight end Todd Heap and running back Ray Rice.
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By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | December 2, 2012
Anquan Boldin paced the Ravens in catches (five) and yards (81), but the wide receiver spent more time after the team's 23-20 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday blasting officials for a pass interference assessed to him. On the offense's first series of the second half, quarterback Joe Flacco appeared to hit Boldin for a 15-yard gain on third down-and-11 from the team's 38-yard line. But an official flagged Boldin for pushing a Steelers defender, negating the play. Before the ensuing snap, Boldin moved early to earn a false start call and on third-and-26 from the Ravens' 23, Flacco couldn't complete a long pass to wide receiver Jacoby Jones.
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,Sun reporter | September 21, 2007
Coach Brian Billick created controversy this week when he suggested that some of the Ravens' penalties were the result of "illegal" tactics by the New York Jets. But that was just one team, one game. How does he explain a problem that has lasted for seasons? The Ravens have become one of the NFL's most penalized teams, ranking in the top 10 in penalties for three of the past four seasons. During that time, only one team - the Oakland Raiders - has been in the top 10 more than the Ravens.
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By Tom James and Tom James,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 14, 2002
INDIANAPOLIS - It certainly wasn't pretty or artistic. But what it was - a come-from-behind, 22-20 victory by the Indianapolis Colts over the Ravens yesterday at the RCA Dome - proved that winning ugly has its advantages. Mike Vanderjagt's fifth field goal of the game, a 38-yarder with four seconds remaining in regulation, lifted the Colts from what might have been one of their more lethargic offensive performances in recent years. Still, as Indianapolis coach Tony Dungy was quick to point out, he'll take the win, which gives the AFC South-leading Colts a 4-1 record heading into next Monday night's game at Pittsburgh.
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By Rick Belz and Rick Belz,SUN STAFF | September 24, 1995
"Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good," said Thomas Johnson coach Ben Wright, describing his team's 25-22 win over No. 5 Oakland Mills yesterday.Thomas Johnson (2-1) turned three of Oakland Mills' five turnovers into scores, kicked a 32-yard field goal with 1.4 seconds left in the first half, and drew a big break when Oakland Mills was called for offensive pass interference in Thomas Johnson's end zone with 35 seconds left in the game.Oakland Mills' offensive line failed to open enough holes or to protect quarterback Irving Conwell for the second straight losing week and forced the Scorpions into a scrambling passing game.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun | August 11, 2014
Ravens secondary coach Steve Spagnuolo saw the yellow flag fly into the air and immediately sought an explanation from an official nearby. Spagnuolo knew there was contact between cornerback Chykie Brown and a San Francisco 49ers wide receiver during a one-on-one drill early in Saturday's practice. What he didn't know was whether the penalty flag was for illegal contact, defensive holding or perhaps even offensive pass interference. Such uncertainty among players and coaches has been commonplace early in the preseason as teams struggle to adjust to the NFL's vow to make illegal contact and defensive holding a "point of emphasis" during the 2014 season.
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By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,SUN STAFF | October 7, 1996
The Ravens were seeing red after yesterday's 46-38 loss to New England, and part of their anger centered on the yellow flags strewn all over the Memorial Stadium field.One of the bright spots of the Ravens' 2-2 start had been their discipline. Coming into yesterday's game, they had drawn only 11 penalties, the fewest in the NFL.The flags flew like Drew Bledsoe spirals yesterday, when the Ravens more than doubled their season output in that area. They drew 13 penalties at a cost of 146 yards, and those mistakes hurt the Ravens as much as New England tight end Ben Coates or wide receiver Shawn Jefferson.
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By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,SUN STAFF | November 4, 1996
Early in the third quarter of yesterday's come-from-ahead, 24-21 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, Ravens cornerback Antonio Langham limped off the field with a pulled hamstring. As rookie DeRon Jenkins came on to replace him, veteran safety Stevon Moore offered some advice."I told him [Jenkins] that they are coming after you," Moore said. "I know, because I've been there. When you come into a game cold, you're not into the flow yet, and they are going to test you, to see where you're at."Jenkins, whose contributions before yesterday had been limited to special teams and nickel coverages on defense, stepped into the fire for nearly the entire second half, when he was left in the unenviable position of covering Cincinnati wide receiver Carl Pickens.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2012
Seven Maryland players made their first career start Saturday, but it was an experienced player - redshirt junior cornerback Dexter McDougle - who had one of the more difficult outings. McDougle was flagged twice for pass interference in the first half and once in the second half. On at least one of the plays, he seemed to be well-positioned but didn't turn to look for the ball. "Dexter will learn from today," Maryland coach Randy Edsall said. "I don't think Dexter had his best game.
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By Edward Lee | November 7, 2011
From the press box at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh and probably on television, it was pretty apparent that rookie wide receiver Torrey Smith had hauled in the 26-yard pass from quarterback Joe Flacco to propel the Ravens to a 23-20 victory over the Steelers on Sunday night. Apparent to almost everyone but Flacco. “I didn't even know Torrey caught the pass,” Flacco said after the game. “I thought it was pass interference. Then when I found out he caught the pass, I almost lost it.” Flacco was asked when it dawned on him that Smith had made the catch.
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By Jamison Hensley | jamison.hensley@baltsun.com | January 17, 2010
Colts quarterback Peyton Manning is causing more heartache for Baltimore fans these days than Bob Irsay. Allowing the four-time NFL Most Valuable Player to throw two touchdown passes in the final two minutes of the first half, the Ravens were once again undone by Manning in a 20-3 loss to the top-seeded Colts in an AFC divisional playoff game at Lucas Oil Stadium. The sixth-seeded Ravens (10-8) could never seize the momentum from him, failing to score a touchdown against Indianapolis for a third straight game and turning the ball over four times (two interceptions and lost fumbles by Ray Rice and Ed Reed)
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By Jamison Hensley | jamison.hensley@baltsun.com | January 16, 2010
The Ravens are likely catching another break in regard to the officials for tonight's playoff game at Indianapolis. Carl Cheffers' crew has called the smallest number of pass-interference penalties in the NFL this season. That group threw five flags for pass interference in 15 regular-season games. That could be an important part of the game for the Ravens, who might have to defend 30 to 35 passes from Colts quarterback Peyton Manning. In fact, Cheffers' crew has called the fifth-fewest penalties this season (180)
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By Jamison Hensley and jamison.hensley@baltsun.com | January 15, 2010
The Ravens are likely catching another break in regards to the officials for Saturday night's playoff game at Indianapolis. Carl Cheffers' crew has called the least amount of pass interference penalties in the NFL this season. That group has thrown five flags for pass interference in 15 regular-season games. That could be an important part of the game for the Ravens, who might have to defend between 30 to 35 passes from Colts quarterback Peyton Manning. In fact, Cheffers' crew has called the fifth-fewest penalties this season (180)
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By Edward Lee | August 16, 2009
MORE YELLOW: Continuing a disturbing trend from Thursday's preseason-opening win against the Washington Redskins, the Ravens committed an alarming number of penalties. The offense was flagged four times (three for false starts and one on tight end Isaac Smolko for pass interference). The defense jumped offside twice, and rookie cornerback Lardarius Webb was whistled for pass interference. TOUCHDOWN TSUNAMI: During a live, full-team, two-minute drill, the offense scored three touchdowns.
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By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,SUN STAFF | January 12, 1998
PITTSBURGH -- The old man with the glorious past met the kid with the glittering future in yesterday's AFC championship game. And in two weeks, the old man will be taking another swing in football's showcase game, while the youngster might still be digesting the mistakes that kept his team out of the main event.Ultimately, Denver's 24-21 victory came down to Broncos quarterback John Elway, 37, showing the skill and poise of a future Hall of Famer, while directing Denver to the fourth Super Bowl berth in his storied, 15-year career.
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By Jamison Hensley | jamison.hensley@baltsun.com | January 17, 2010
Colts quarterback Peyton Manning is causing more heartache for Baltimore fans these days than Bob Irsay. Allowing the four-time NFL Most Valuable Player to throw two touchdown passes in the final two minutes of the first half, the Ravens were once again undone by Manning in a 20-3 loss to the top-seeded Colts in an AFC divisional playoff game at Lucas Oil Stadium. The sixth-seeded Ravens (10-8) could never seize the momentum from him, failing to score a touchdown against Indianapolis for a third straight game and turning the ball over four times (two interceptions and lost fumbles by Ray Rice and Ed Reed)
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August 1, 2009
CAMP HIGHLIGHTS RATING THE RECEIVERS: : Demetrius Williams had several good catches, including an over-the-shoulder reception of a pass from Joe Flacco. Mark Clayton also caught a few balls, but he was also flagged for offensive pass interference. Justin Harper dropped an easy pass on a deep post route that drew a stomped foot from wide receivers coach Jim Hostler. CATCH OF THE DAY: : Williams' catch was nice, but the award should be shared by tight end Todd Heap and running back Ray Rice.
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,Sun reporter | September 21, 2007
Coach Brian Billick created controversy this week when he suggested that some of the Ravens' penalties were the result of "illegal" tactics by the New York Jets. But that was just one team, one game. How does he explain a problem that has lasted for seasons? The Ravens have become one of the NFL's most penalized teams, ranking in the top 10 in penalties for three of the past four seasons. During that time, only one team - the Oakland Raiders - has been in the top 10 more than the Ravens.
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