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



Marlon Brown: 'I'm Not A Rookie Anymore'

Posted Sep 6, 2013

Wide receiver Marlon Brown grew up fast, and will have to continue, with Jacoby Jones out.

When Jacoby Jones went down with a knee sprain in the first half of Thursday night’s game, the first thing that popped into wide receiver Marlon Brown’s head was, “I’ve got to grow up.”

“I’m not a rookie anymore at the end of the day,” Brown said. “When you’re on the field, people don’t see you as a rookie. They see you as on the field with the ones, so you have to play like one of the starters.”

Brown played as a starter for much of the game against the Denver Broncos, and may have to continue in that role if Jones misses extended time. Brown did well in his first test, catching four passes for 65 yards and a 13-yard touchdown.

Just about 10 months after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, which sidelined him for much of his first summer in the NFL, Brown is quickly making an impact.

He’s gone from an undrafted rookie out of Georgia, to a member of the 53-man roster, and now an NFL starter.

“It was pretty exciting,” Brown said of his first regular-season game. “I went out there and I had fun. First and foremost, it was definitely a blessing and a dream come true. But we didn’t win. I like to win.”

Brown said Wide Receivers Coach Jim Hostler told him he would get 30 to 35 snaps in Thursday’s game regardless. When Jones went down, Brown’s workload got heavier. He was targeted by six passes.

Brown had one catch and run for 23 yards. On his 13-yard touchdown, he made a sharp cut and broke away from cornerback Kayvon Webster while heading for the sideline in the end zone. Webster grabbed Brown’s jersey but it didn’t matter. He easily hauled in the touchdown pass.

“It’s a personal milestone – my first NFL touchdown,” Brown said. “To be honest, I’m not satisfied. I’m going to grow from it and get better.”

Brown had to beat the odds just to make the Ravens’ 53-man roster. He missed the team’s second preseason game because he was still rehabbing his knee, then beat out veterans Tandon Doss and LaQuan Williams for a spot.

Brown had a strong preseason with 10 catches for 169 yards and two touchdowns. He’s now rolling that into the regular season.

“I’m just a hard worker,” Brown said. “After my injury, I came in with a chip on my shoulder. I felt like I was behind the other rookies coming in who were working out and doing stuff at the combine. They were mobile and I couldn’t work. I felt like I had to work 30 times harder than anybody else.”

Today's Week of Winning presented by PrimeSport Contest Code: PURPLEFRIDAY. Visit BaltimoreRavens.com/WOW and enter to win a 40" HDTV! »

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