Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Welcome New Ravens Members!

From BaltimoreRavens.com:

The Ravens took a big step toward securing all of their rookies before training camp Monday, reaching contract agreements with three of their seven draft picks, including both first-day selections.Second-round pick Dwan Edwards agreed to a five-year deal and third-rounder Devard Darling signed a three-year contact; linebacker Roderick Green, a fifth-round pick, agreed to a three-year deal.Add in Josh Harris and Brian Rimpf, who agreed in principle to three-year deals last week, contractual agreements with just two draft picks remain unsettled – wide receiver Clarence Moore (sixth round) and kick returner Derek Abney (seventh round).

Welcome, Welcome, Welcome!!!! I can't wait to see all of the new guys in action on the team!





Tuesday, July 20, 2004

The Baltimore Ravens begin their ninth training camp with two practices (8:45 a.m. and 4 p.m.) at McDaniel College on Friday, July 30. All players will report to the Best Western (451 WMC Drive) Westminster on Thursday, July 29, for a 5 p.m. meeting. Baltimore will break camp on Tuesday, Aug. 24 following a morning practice.There will be 29 practices over the 26-day training camp, including the Ravens yearly intra-squad scrimmage on Friday, Aug. 6 at 6 p.m., at Bair Stadium on the McDaniel College campus. Following the scrimmage, players will be available for a half-hour autograph session along the fence-line of the Stadium.

So, is anyone else excited??? I can't wait for everything to begin!!!

Friday, July 16, 2004

As training camp gets closer, I thought it would be good to look at the Ravens new members that contribute to their effectiveness as a team in general.
The Ravens drafted 6'1" Devard Darling from Washington State and 5'11" Kevin Johnson from the National Football League back in April. This is part of the Ravens strategy to be smaller, faster and more dependable.
According to the Ravens homepage, receivers coach David Shaw said:
"We want to get more dependable. We want to give a young quarterback (Kyle Boller) someone who’s going to be there every week and have them build a relationship to where they can play off of each other. What a young quarterback needs is defense, a running game, consistent receivers."

So what do you think? Do you think that this new strategy will work well for the Ravens? Personally, I hope so.

Thursday, July 15, 2004

Welcome to my Ravens Blog!

Thanks for stopping by to visit! This blog is dedicated to the Baltimore Ravens football team and football in general. Please come back soon for more content once I get this off the ground!