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December 7, 2012
It will be interesting to see how the Ravens defend against Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III. Because of his running and big-play ability, most teams would prefer to play zone against Griffin. That keeps him somewhat contained. But last week against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Ravens appeared to struggle staying in a zone and had communication problems. When an opposing team plays man-to-man against Griffin, that can open up the entire field to him if he gets out of the pocket.
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By Matt Vensel | March 20, 2013
You know how you wake up on Sunday morning and enjoy the challenge of trying to complete the crossword puzzle or the Sudoku in the newspaper? That's how NFL defensive coordinators and coaches when they wake up in the morning feel about the read-option offense, which puzzled many teams during the 2012 season. Three NFC playoff teams from a season ago -- Washington, Seattle and San Francisco -- made the read-option running game a staple of their offenses, using their poised, mobile young quarterbacks to terrorize defenses.
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By Edward Lee | December 6, 2012
Injuries may have sapped the Ravens of starting linebackers Ray Lewis and Terrell Suggs for Sunday's contest against the Washington Redskins, but the Ravens will still feature free safety Ed Reed in their defensive backfield. And the Redskins are fully aware of the eight-time Pro Bowler's potential to wreak havoc at FedEx Field. “Ed Reed, he's the top of that defense,” Washington's exciting rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III said after Wednesday's practice. “With Ray Lewis being out, he is the leader of that defense.
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By L'Oreal Thompson, The Baltimore Sun and By L'Oreal Thompson, The Baltimore Sun | January 24, 2013
Wedding date: Dec. 31, 2012 Her story: Tiffany Trask, 26, grew up in Columbia and is a nurse in the Navy. Her mother, Karen, is a financial analyst and her father, Tim, is a building supervisor. His story: Jason Harriman, 30, grew up in Laurel. He is a sales representative for an Anheuser-Busch distributor. His father, Guy, is retired, and his mother, Sandra, is the vice president of development at Howard County General Hospital. Their story: Tiffany and Jason met at a happy hour in Ellicott City through mutual friends.
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December 9, 2012
It's pretty obvious that the banged-up Ravens defense did not get enough practice time to deal with the multi-faceted “pistol” offense of the Washington Redskins. Maybe another four or five weeks might have done the trick. Robert Griffin III has carved them up on a pair drives, overcoming a big penalty to make a long first down on the way to the Redskins' second touchdown. Fortunately for the Ravens, the Redskins defense had just as much trouble against a conventional run-based offense the first time that Ray Rice and Co. were on the field, but that doesn't bode well for Baltimore.
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September 10, 2012
Defenses will adjust Aaron Wilson Baltimore Sun It was a masterful debut for Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III, practically perfect as he outdueled Drew Brees. So, what's next for the dynamic rookie? Defenses will make some adjustments to try to curtail his impact. They'll study his tendencies to find a hole in his game, if one even exists. Once there's a larger body of work of Griffin III, someone will devise a way to at least contain him. Remember, there are better defenses out there than the suspect Saints.
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December 9, 2012
Baltimore Sun staff members analyze the Ravens' 31-28 overtime loss to the Washington Redskins. Matt Vensel, reporter/blogger: The Ravens lost their second straight game for the first time since 2009 for myriad reasons, but mainly because they couldn't stop a pair of rookie quarterbacks with the game on the line. Robert Griffin III checked out of the game twice before Kirk Cousins tied the game with a touchdown pass and a run for a two-point conversion. But you can spread the blame around if you're into that.
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December 9, 2012
How did the Ravens lose on Sunday? Let me count the ways. Joe Flacco turned the ball over twice in the third quarter when they were in position to put the game away. The Ravens gave up a touchdown pass and a two-point conversion to somebody named Kirk Cousins in the final minute of the game while super rookie Robert Griffin III was licking his wounds on the sideline. The usually dependable special teams unit gave up a big punt return to set up a game-winning Redskins field goal in overtime.
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By Matt Vensel | July 9, 2012
The NFL will hold its annual supplemental draft on Thursday . Eight players are eligible to be selected. The draft will be conducted electronically, with NFL teams essentially submitting bids for any players they covet. The team that offers the highest pick gets the player, and they surrender a corresponding pick in the 2013 draft. Quarterback Bernie Kosar, linebacker Brian Bosworth and wide receiver Chris Carter are three of the most noteworthy players to have been selected in the supplemental draft.
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By Edward Lee | August 3, 2012
When the Ravens used a first-round pick in the 2008 NFL draft to select Joe Flacco, little did anybody know that he would become the only starting quarterback in NFL history to reach the playoffs in each of his first four seasons. Four teams took a similar path in April. The Indianapolis Colts and Washington Redskins chose Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III first and second in the draft, while the Miami Dolphins picked Ryan Tannehill at No. 8 and the Cleveland Browns selected Brandon Weeden at No. 22. Coincidentally or not, none of those teams advanced to last year's postseason.
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By Matt Vensel | January 7, 2013
Every Monday morning -- even during the playoffs -- I bring you my weekly premature NFL power rankings. Why Monday? Because who wants to wait until Tuesday or Wednesday for power rankings? Why 11 teams? I don't really have a good answer for that one. I've always liked odd numbers. What am I basing them on? Who my gut tells me are the toughest teams to beat that week. Why isn't my team on the list!?!?! Take a deep breath and try not to take these too seriously. 1. Denver Broncos (last installment -- 1)
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By Tim Swift, The Baltimore Sun | December 31, 2012
Goodbye 2012, it's been real. But on the trends front, we end on a sad note. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West -- two of the most obnoxious people in the world -- are reproducing. Joe Flacco can't even claim the title of the NFL's most pathetic quarterback. Thanks to Congress , the economy may be on the verge of collapse. And Hillary Clinton is in the hospital with a blood clot.  Happy New Year everybody!  In between auto-tuned sets, Kanye West confirmed last night what the gossip mags have been speculating about for months.
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December 9, 2012
It's pretty obvious that the banged-up Ravens defense did not get enough practice time to deal with the multi-faceted “pistol” offense of the Washington Redskins. Maybe another four or five weeks might have done the trick. Robert Griffin III has carved them up on a pair drives, overcoming a big penalty to make a long first down on the way to the Redskins' second touchdown. Fortunately for the Ravens, the Redskins defense had just as much trouble against a conventional run-based offense the first time that Ray Rice and Co. were on the field, but that doesn't bode well for Baltimore.
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By Matt Vensel | December 9, 2012
In this game-day staple, blogger Matt Vensel makes four sometimes-courageous predictions for the game. All he asks is that you don't hold it against him whenever those predictions end up being embarrassingly wrong. The Ravens had no time to dwell on their surprising loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers last week. Up next are the 6-6 Washington Redskins, who have won three straight since their bye week. At 9-3, the Ravens remain in great shape in the AFC North -- they have a two-game lead -- but they have lost grasp of their first-round bye. They have more pressing things to grab Sunday, mainly rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III, who has quickly become the most dynamic dual-threat passer in the NFL. Griffin has completed 67.1 percent of his passes this season with 17 touchdowns and just four interceptions.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | December 9, 2012
Baltimore Ravens fans can't help but feel frustrated, angry and maybe even sick about what they saw on their TV screens Sunday during a 31-28 loss to the Washington Redskins. But let's be fair, you can't blame most of that on lousy coverage by CBS Sports this week. The production team missed part of one play, and the broadcast crew of Marv Albert and Rich Gannon kept calling Dennis Pitta “Dennis Peeta.” And right at the start of overtime, Albert said one of the most obvious and, yes, dumbest things I have heard an announcer say all year: “The word on Robert Griffin III is that he appeared to suffer a right knee injury.” This came after viewers had seen Griffin: injure his knee once live and three times in a bone-jarring replay, limp off the field with the help of trainers, come back on the field limping worse, throw a pass and almost fall over from the pain, go down on all fours on the field and come limping off the field again as a second string quarterback went into the game for the final minutes to throw a touchdown pass and run for two points to tie the score in regulation.
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December 9, 2012
How did the Ravens lose on Sunday? Let me count the ways. Joe Flacco turned the ball over twice in the third quarter when they were in position to put the game away. The Ravens gave up a touchdown pass and a two-point conversion to somebody named Kirk Cousins in the final minute of the game while super rookie Robert Griffin III was licking his wounds on the sideline. The usually dependable special teams unit gave up a big punt return to set up a game-winning Redskins field goal in overtime.
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By Edward Lee | December 6, 2012
ASHBURN, Va. - For the first five seasons of his NFL career, Chris Chester called Baltimore home after he was drafted in the second round in 2006. But after the NFL lockout ended in July 2011, the offensive lineman made the move to the Washington Redskins. It's a decision that the 29-year-old Chester is grateful he made. “I'm really enjoying myself here,” he said after Wednesday's practice. “I had some good friends and some good experiences in Baltimore, but I'm happy to be a Redskin.
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By Matt Vensel | December 7, 2012
Every week, I hope to bring you a quick Q&A with someone who covers the Ravens' opponent that week. This week, I chatted with Rich Campbell, who covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Times. MV: How unique is Robert Griffin III? And how has this young man been able to handle himself with such poise with all the pressure, expectation and responsibility that has been heaped on him since Day One? RC: Griffin is as unique as they come because, basically, he's perfect.
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December 9, 2012
Baltimore Sun staff members analyze the Ravens' 31-28 overtime loss to the Washington Redskins. Matt Vensel, reporter/blogger: The Ravens lost their second straight game for the first time since 2009 for myriad reasons, but mainly because they couldn't stop a pair of rookie quarterbacks with the game on the line. Robert Griffin III checked out of the game twice before Kirk Cousins tied the game with a touchdown pass and a run for a two-point conversion. But you can spread the blame around if you're into that.
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