On Now
Coming Up
  • Fri., Jul. 29, 2016 11:30 AM EDT Live Training Camp Press Conference Head coach John Harbaugh, tight ends coach Richard Angulo, TE Dennis Pitta, DT Brandon Williams and G Marshal Yanda will address the media.
  • Mon., Aug. 01, 2016 7:00 PM EDT Training Camp Military Appreciation Day The first M&T Bank Stadium practice will take place on Monday, Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. This practice – free and open to all fans – coincides with the Ravens’ annual Military Appreciation Day. Approximately 3,500 special seats will be reserved for active service members and veterans who present valid military identification upon check-in at the stadium.
  • Sat., Aug. 06, 2016 6:00 PM EDT Training Camp Fireworks Night On Saturday, Aug. 6 at 6 p.m., the second M&T Bank Stadium practice will showcase the organization’s third-annual Fireworks Night, an event highlighted by post-practice autographs for children and a fireworks/laser show.
  • Fri., Sep. 09, 2016 5:00 PM EDT Countdown To Kickoff Party Presented By Miller Lite Grammy Award®-nominated rock band 3 DOORS DOWN will perform at the Ravens Countdown to Kickoff Party Presented by Miller Lite on Friday, Sept. 9 at Maryland State Fairgrounds. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. Open to all ages.
  • Mon., Oct. 03, 2016 5:00 PM EDT A Purple Evening A Purple Evening is back! Join Purple on Monday, October 3rd for on-field drills, player appearances and autographs, giveaways, and much more! Tickets will go on sale soon. Check Purple-Just for Women on Facebook for the latest club and event information.
  • Sun., Oct. 23, 2016 7:30 AM EDT Purple Away Game Trip Up the Jersey Turnpike we go! Hit the road with the Purple Club on Sunday, October 23rd to watch our Baltimore Ravens take on the New York Jets for a 1:00 p.m. game at MetLife Stadium. Don't miss your chance to join the only NFL women's fan club to travel into unfamiliar territory!
  • Sat., Dec. 10, 2016 2:00 PM EST Army vs. Navy Football Don't miss one of the greatest events you can ever attend! The Army-Navy Game presented by USAA returns to M&T Bank Stadium on Saturday, December 10, 2016

News

Print
RSS

8/2 Training Camp Practice Highlights: Chykie Brown Briefly Kicked Out Of Practice

Posted Aug 2, 2014

Head Coach John Harbaugh sent a message to his players and coaches about making mental errors.

Ravens cornerback Chykie Brown had rough day at the office.

Brown was kicked out of practice by Head Coach John Harbaugh after the fourth-year cornerback kicked a football in frustration after dropping an interception.

Brown wasn’t sent to the sideline. Harbaugh took the extra step of calling him out in front of the team and sent Brown inside the team’s facility.

Message sent.

“Chykie was having a heck of a practice, and then he got riled up because he dropped the interception; he kicked the football,” Harbaugh said.

“I just talked about that last night – I made a point about those kinds of things – and [today I] took an opportunity to make a point with the defense and the coaches. … It’s practice and we want to have fun, but as a head coach, when you have an opportunity to make a point that they’ll remember in a situation like that in practice, that’s really important.”

The incident started before Brown’s mistake.

The defense was having its way with the offense, forcing three-and-outs versus the first- and second-team offenses. With the third-team offense trying desperately to move the chains, rookie quarterback Keith Wenning ran a quarterback sneak on third-and-1.

The defense thought that was foul play considering they’re not allowed to touch the quarterback. Inside Linebackers Coach Don Martindale came onto the field shouting in protest. Harbaugh responded by flagging him with an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on the bench.

The defense continued to have its way, and racked up four straight sacks. On the fourth, quarterback Joe Flacco desperately tried to get rid of the ball and threw it right to Brown.

Brown has struggled to make plays in training camp thus far. When he dropped another chance, he kicked the ball in frustration. That would likely result in a flag in a real game, and Harbaugh wasn’t having any of it.

In addition to scolding Brown, Harbaugh also yelled at Defensive Coordinator Dean Pees and said discipline starts with him.

Brown was only out of practice for about five minutes. He returned to the field, talked with Harbaugh and made a couple nice plays.

“I brought Chykie right back out, and the thing I loved about it was he responded with a great practice and played really well,” Harbaugh said. “To me, that’s a sign that he’s going to be just fine.”

It wasn’t long until Brown got into another scuffle, however, this time with wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. The two were engaged in a physical blocking drill that got a little overly heated. They both started swinging and had to be separated by teammates.

It was quite the eventful practice as the team returned to playing with pads after two days without them. But Harbaugh said it’s not his first time kicking a player out of practice.

“It’s a regular; it happens every year,” Harbaugh said with a laugh. “If it only happens once, it’ll be a record.”

Here are some other notes from practice:

  • The defense was “relentless” for the majority of the day. The first-team defense was particularly strong as the front seven badgered Flacco and gobbled up the run game.
  • Part of the reason for the defense’s success was that starting guards Marshal Yanda and Kelechi Osemele were given the day off. So was outside linebacker Pernell McPhee and tight end Owen Daniels.
  • A.Q. Shipley laid one of the biggest hits of training camp when he went to help right tackle Rick Wagner and popped linebacker Nicholas DiMarco, who had a pair of sacks earlier.
  • Wide receiver Kamar Aiken continues to impress. He went up high to catch a couple of touchdowns in the back of the end zone.
  • Outside linebacker Terrell Suggs was jacked up and dominant throughout practice. He kept imploring his defense to take it to the offense, bringing out some of that cocky edge the unit wants to revive. After Brown was kicked out of practice, Suggs made a play and called out, “I got you coach!” to Pees. Suggs also chatted with Harbaugh about the incident.
  • Brown did bounce back somewhat after returning to practice. He got a pass deflection (it would have been a difficult pick) on third down and got a lot of encouragement from his defensive teammates. Many players have been trying to pump Brown up.
  • Left guard Ryan Jensen and defensive end Kapron Lewis-Moore got into a fight with Jensen ending up on his back. Harbaugh asked the defense who started it, and, of course, they pointed to Jensen. Harbaugh penalized the offense 15 yards.
  • In a typical Suggs move, he walked up to Ravens Senior Vice President of Public & Community Relations Kevin Byrne and just swatted his clipboard out of his hands. “I’ve been waiting 10 years to do that!” he yelled.

Please Note

The opinions, analysis and/or speculation expressed on BaltimoreRavens.com represent those of individual authors, and unless quoted or clearly labeled as such, do not represent the opinions or policies of the Baltimore Ravens' organization, front office staff, coaches and executives. Authors' views are formulated independently from any inside knowledge and/or conversations with Ravens officials, including the coaches and scouts, unless otherwise noted.

Related News

Recent Videos

Recent Photos