Designed to focus on specific competitive cheer skills, Junior Ravens is the perfect camp for competitive cheerleaders! Participants will have the chance to perform at our annual Fireworks Night during Training Camp at M&T Bank Stadium (date TBD).
Junior Ravens is open to both teams and stunt groups. Participants must have prior cheer experience to include basic stunt technique. This camp will focus on team skills.
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John Harbaugh Snubbed In NFL Coaches Ranking? In my book, John Harbaugh is easily a top-five NFL head coach, despite last season’s 5-11 finish. The folks at USA Today see it slightly differently, however, ranking Harbaugh No. 7 in their head coaches list behind the Patriots’ Bill Belichick, Seahawks’ Pete Carroll, Cardinals’ Bruce Arians, Vikings’ Mike Zimmer, Saints’ Sean Payton and Steelers ’ Mike Tomlin, respectively. Harbaugh was “ snubbed ,” says Baltimore Beatdown’s Kyle P. Barber. On one hand, you have to give respect to each of the coaches ranked ahead of Harbaugh. Each has an impressive resume. And it’d be tough to argue against Belichick as the top dog seeing as he has four Super Bowl rings as a head coach and … well, do you even need to argue more? The man has won FOUR Lombardi Trophies. On the other hand, the list is all a matter of opinion and one could easily argue that Harbaugh should be ranked as high as No. 2. The same argument that folks use to prove quarterback Joe Flacco is elite is the same argument for Harbaugh: postseason wins. Since the two arrived in Baltimore together in 2008, the Ravens have the most playoff wins in the league with 10. The Patriots and Seahawks are tied for second place with eight. Harbaugh has led his team to three AFC title games and lifted the Lombardi Trophy after his Super Bowl XLVII victory. Other than Belichick, nobody in the top six of this list has more Super Bowl wins than Harbaugh, and he is the only head coach in NFL history to win a playoff game in six of his first seven seasons. “John Harbaugh has done the best possible job in the hardest division,” wrote Barber. “The AFC North has three established franchise quarterbacks. [It’s] the most difficult road to the playoffs when playing the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals twice in a season.” Below is USA Today’s write-up on the top-seven coaches. Where do you think Harbaugh ranks? 1. Bill Belichick, Patriots “Belichick is the greatest coach in NFL history. It’s not even debatable at this point. Other coaches have had bigger impacts on the game thanks to innovative schemes. … Schemes grow old and get replaced by the next big thing. The game is constantly evolving, and, somehow, Belichick always seems to be ahead of the evolutionary curve.” 2. Pete Carroll, Seahawks “No team plays harder than the Seahawks. … His overly-enthusiastic approach wasn’t supposed to work in the NFL, but it’s hard to argue with the results. The Seahawks have made the playoffs five times in Carroll’s six years as head coach.” 3. Bruce Arians, Cardinals “Is there a more aggressive coach in the league? Arians isn’t jumping on the dink-and-dunk trend most NFL offenses are now favoring. The Cardinals offense is going to attack defenses downfield and do it relentlessly. And that mindset has carried over to the defense. No team captures the personality of its coach more than Arizona. Arians also produces results. His teams have never won fewer than nine games, and that includes his 12-game stint as the Colts interim coach, when Indianapolis went 9-3.” 4. Mike Zimmer, Vikings “Zimmer is the most creative defensive play-caller in the league. And more importantly, he knows how to develop young talent.” 5. Sean Payton, Saints “There’s no offensive coach in the NFL better at creating favorable match-ups than Payton. That’s how the Saints offense remains in the top-half of the league without elite talent at the receiver position. While most other quarterbacks see their production fall off when their top targets go down, Drew Brees just keeps putting up 4,000-yard seasons.” 6. Mike Tomlin, Steelers “Tomlin might not be as hands-on when it comes the X’s and O’s as some other coaches on this list, but his players always play hard for him. And he’s done a good job handling his assistants. When he was given the job, Tomlin was smart enough to leave Dick LeBeau in charge of the defense instead of installing his own scheme. And the unpopular hire of Todd Haley has turned out to be a brilliant move.” 7. John Harbaugh, Ravens “Harbaugh deserves a pass for last year’s debacle. The Ravens sent an inordinate number of players to IR. It was only the second time the Ravens missed the playoffs in Harbaugh’s eight years in charge.” Joe Flacco Trending Friday If you’re a Ravens fan, Twitter was a fun place to be on Friday. That’s because the @NFL account started a #FlaccoFriday trend, and @Ravens, along with thousands of fans, joined in. The Ravens franchise quarterback has been on the sideline since November, so it was nice to be reminded of his big arm and sweet postseason resume. Only 2 QBs in NFL history have thrown 11 TDs & 0 INT in a single postseason: Joe Montana & Joe Flacco. #FlaccoFriday pic.twitter.com/CDa0qip1Un — NFL (@NFL) May 28, 2016 Joe Flacco on the move... Going DEEEEEEP. Got 'em. #FlaccoFriday https://t.co/QTSxbgHcYm — NFL (@NFL) May 28, 2016 Sometimes... He'll just take care of business on his own. #FlaccoFriday https://t.co/qqYkVgO7H5 — NFL (@NFL) May 27, 2016 That one time Joe Flacco caught a 43-yard pass... And made it look effortless. #FlaccoFriday https://t.co/DRzK6so71K — NFL (@NFL) May 27, 2016 Tossing TDs. In the @SuperBowl . NBD. #FlaccoFriday https://t.co/dM50IBScOO — NFL (@NFL) May 27, 2016 Flacco's got WHEEEEEELS! #FlaccoFriday https://t.co/8y8aDDirXL — NFL (@NFL) May 27, 2016 Never forget. #FlaccoFriday pic.twitter.com/QLvMVn0Hoj — Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) May 28, 2016 Can Michael Campanaro Stay Healthy Enough To Make Team? Ravens wide receiver Michael Campanaro has always shown huge potential when he’s on the field. But there’s ability, and then there’s availability. Campanaro has been plagued by injuries since he was drafted in the seventh round of 2014. A hamstring injury hampered his rookie season, and he landed on injured reserve last year with a herniated disc. He missed the first week of Organized Team Activities (OTAs) last week with a calf strain. “Third-year wide receiver Michael Campanaro will have a difficult time making the Ravens in 2016 if he does not stay healthy. He is not off to a good start,” wrote CSNMidAtlantic.com’s Clifton Brown. “Campanaro could help the Ravens as a returner, but so can [Keenan] Reynolds and [Kaelin] Clay. The Ravens have been waiting for Campanaro to show he can remain healthy. If that does not happen during training camp, it might be too late.” For the record, Harbaugh doesn’t seem to have lost faith in Campanaro. There’s still plenty of time this summer to prove he can stay on the field. “I’ve just never seen a guy work as hard as this guy has worked in the last year and a half,” Harbaugh said Thursday. “There will be a time he will get past this stuff. This stuff will stop happening and hopefully it’s training camp, and that’s what we’re hoping for him. The guy works tremendously hard and he was in phenomenal shape, and we’re still expecting really good things from him.” So Far, So Good For Webb’s Transition Media got its first glimpse at Lardarius Webb ’s transition from cornerback to safety during OTAs last week. So far, so good, says Brown in the video below. There are three things that Brown believes Webb has going for him: 1) He’s an eight-year veteran with plenty of experience in the secondary, which bodes well for a position switch. 2) He played safety in college, so he’s not completely new to the role. 3) He has Pro Bowl safety Eric Weddle playing next to him to help guide the way. Your browser does not support iframes. Perriman’s Father Is Improving What a relief it is to see tweets from wide receiver Breshad Perriman indicating that his father’s health is improving as he continues his recovery from a stroke suffered earlier this month. We hope this is the beginning of a much better year for Perriman, who had a rough time both on and off the field recently. In addition to the health scare with his father, Perriman lost his good friend and Ravens cornerback Tray Walker in a motorcycle accident. He also didn’t play his rookie year because of a knee injury. But his knee looks 100 percent healthy now and his father is on the up and up. I couldn’t be happier for Perriman and hope the string of good news continues. My Ol boy is starting chapter 2 today! He's leaving the hospital and on his way to a rehab center. Full recovery coming soon!! #sup — Breshad Perriman (@B_Perriman11) May 27, 2016 Still a long road ahead of him but with faith and prayers he will make a full recovery in no time. #letsworkpops #hardbody — Breshad Perriman (@B_Perriman11) May 27, 2016 Not A Bad Day For Keenan Reynolds What a weekend for sixth-round rookie Keenan Reynolds. Graduate from the United States Naval Academy? Check. Be cleared by the Secretary of Defense to play in the NFL? Check. Sign your rookie contract? Check. Add in a sponsorship with one of the biggest apparel companies in the world? Check. “ Not a bad day ,” tweeted The Baltimore Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec. In addition to his deal with the Ravens, Keenan Reynolds also signed endorsement deals with Under Armour and Panini — Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) May 27, 2016 Congratulations, Keenan Reynolds! pic.twitter.com/ICGaf0MgoQ — NFL (@NFL) May 27, 2016 Quick Hits Reynolds deal leaves third rounder Bronson Kaufusi as Ravens only unsigned pick. — Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiecsun) May 27, 2016 @ravens #stevesmithsr #playlikearaven #Ravennation https://t.co/GElccfoXLI pic.twitter.com/Tik0M6XTFs — Steve Smith Sr. (@89SteveSmith) May 30, 2016 Spending the day relaxing, kayaking and fishing on Lake Ontario. There's a math book on the shore though! pic.twitter.com/nhQF5revb6 — John Urschel (@JohnCUrschel) May 29, 2016 Highest offseason grades from PFF: A: Jaguars, Raiders A-: Bears B : Bills, Browns, Eagles, Ravens Details here: https://t.co/pIRzF9NOR9 — Pro Football Focus (@PFF) May 29, 2016 @Ravens #PLAY60 Grant applications are due this Tuesday! Don't miss out on this opportunity to receive funding! https://t.co/9XQjPNEfGF — Ravens Community (@RavensCommunity) May 27, 2016
Timmy Jernigan Pays Tribute To Warren Sapp, But Hall Of Famer Doesn’t Want It There was an unfamiliar No. 99 on the practice fields Thursday that wasn’t listed on the Ravens’ official roster. Turns out, it was defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan, who has donned No. 97 for the past couple of years. ...
It’s Sunny, It’s Hot…It’s Football The Castle is buzzing. … And, this ain’t Game of Thrones. Over 80 Ravens players were out on the fields, rocking the weight room, hitting the books and using new recovery methods this week when the team completed the first week of OTAs (Organized Team Activities). ...
Three Reasons Why Joe Flacco Will Throw For 4,000 Yards For eight seasons we have talked about the possibility of quarterback Joe Flacco breaking the 4,000-yard passing mark. And for eight seasons, the milestone has eluded him. You know what they say: ninth time’s a charm (or something like that). ...
While it was strange to see the Steelers head coach in Baltimore, he came for a good cause and played nice with Ravens fans. But we’re curious … what do he and John Harbaugh talk about over dinner?
Ravens Withdraw Proposal To Expand Replay The Ravens have withdrawn their proposal to overhaul the NFL replay system and won’t advocate for it next week at the owners meetings in Charlotte, N.C., according to multiple reports. Judy Battista of the NFL Network was the first to report the news. Why? It’s not entirely clear, but the competition committee is reportedly preparing its own version of a replay proposal, which is “ more moderate ” than the Ravens’. Instead of adding to the list of 33 plays that can be reviewed, Baltimore proposed a list of only eight “judgement call” plays that can’t be reviewed. “The plan, which the Ravens had modified in recent weeks, garnered plenty of support around the league,” wrote The Baltimore Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec. “However, it still faced opposition from a few significant NFL officials and competition committee members.” While the proposal is no longer in the works, Head Coach John Harbaugh seems to have made a big enough impact for the competition committee to seriously consider the replay system. He doesn’t have to travel far to share his opinion, as General Manager Ozzie Newsome is a member of the committee. “The Ravens caught the attention of many league officials,” wrote ESPN’s Kevin Seifert. “Owners tabled the proposal during meetings in March, and the competition committee has spent the past two months reviewing it.” Perhaps Baltimore is being a good team member by moving out of the way for owners to focus on and seriously consider the competition committee’s proposal. At this point, we don’t know what that proposal looks like because officials are still finalizing the details, according to Seifert. “Ultimately, however, the NFL considers replay to be a supplement to in-game officiating rather than a fundamental part of it,” Seifert wrote. For Harbaugh, his ultimate goal is to bring more credibility to the game because fans at home often have a better HD view than some of the officials on the field. It doesn’t sit right with viewers to see blown calls stand when it’s within the league’s power to correct them. "We can't fix it because we decide not to be able to fix it," Harbaugh said in March. "We can fix it. Just make it reviewable. "We're adding one or two more reviewable things this year, then a couple more next year, and then it's 33 and then it's 36 and then 41 and then 50 things that are reviewable. At some point in time, it's going to shift, and everything is going to be reviewable except certain categories. That's what our proposal says. So it's either going to be now or it's going to be soon." Jalen Ramsey, Who Ravens Tried To Trade For, Injures Knee Oh, Jaguars. We feel your pain. Well, maybe we don’t, because it’s happened to you guys twice. Jacksonville confirmed yesterday that fifth-overall pick Jalen Ramsey, who the Ravens tried to trade up in the draft to select last month, tore his meniscus in his right knee during a Jaguars’ on-field workout earlier this week. Statement on Jalen Ramsey. pic.twitter.com/9VIzQiG1Y3 — Jacksonville Jaguars (@Jaguars) May 19, 2016 This marks the second consecutive year that the Jaguars’ top draft pick was hurt before training camp. Defensive end and last year’s third-overall pick, Dante Fowler, tore his ACL during the first hour of a rookie minicamp practice last year and missed the entire season. Ravens fans can more than sympathize. They can empathize. Baltimore lost last year’s first-round pick Breshad Perriman on the first day of training camp after he suffered a torn PCL. It was originally thought to be a bruise and he’d return quickly, but a setback in late September ended any hopes of a comeback in his rookie year. Right now, the hope is for Ramsey to return for training camp , per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. The team is awaiting a second opinion and a verdict on whether he’ll need surgery. Let’s hope his recovery doesn’t linger like Perriman’s. Reports like this make me sick. Ramsey might be on another team, but you never want to see a young man with so much potential to start his NFL career on a bad note. And, one can’t help but wonder whether an injury still would have occurred had the Ravens been successful in trading up and drafting him. The Jaguars scaled back their offseason workouts after losing Fowler last year, yet this still happened. What a cruel twist of fate. The tear occurred in the same knee that underwent microfracture surgery when Ramsey was in high school. Wasn’t it Jags second-round pick Myles Jack’s knee that was supposed to be the long-term concern? Of course, Ramsey successfully started all 41 games of his three-year college career, so it seems unlikely that the two injuries are linked. That isn’t stopping the speculation, however. “The Jags and Ramsey now both certainly have to hope that this isn't a sign of recurring, serious issues to come,” wrote CBS Sports’ Jared Dubin. PFF Grades Ravens’ Offseason Moves, Projects Starting Lineup I personally am not a big fan of grading teams’ offseason moves before a game is even played. But, fans seem to consume it, so outlets continue to produce them. As such, here’s a very brief overview of Pro Football Focus’ (PFF) grades for the AFC North , and then I’ll move on to some projections that might be a little more interesting. Bengals: B Browns: B+ Ravens: B+ Steelers : C “The Ravens head into 2016 with a similar quality of team to the one they had in 2015,” wrote PFF’s Gordon McGuinness. “That might seem like a bad thing coming off a 5-11 season, but given how injury-riddled the Ravens roster was last year, it’s not all doom and gloom. They’ve added key pieces for the future through the draft, as well as two pass catchers for Joe Flacco in free agency in Wallace and tight end Ben Watson. Really, the keys for the Ravens this season will be staying healthy, and hopefully finally getting some production from 2015 first-round draft pick Breshad Perriman. If they can, they should be able to compete in a tough AFC North in 2016.” PFF also projected the starters for the Ravens’ base offense and defense with the website’s 2015 grades for each player in the images below. A few notes on this: The starting offensive line is interesting, as PFF predicts the Ravens will stick with Eugene Monroe at left tackle and get first-round pick Ronnie Stanley ’s feet wet at left guard. Wide receiver Kamar Aiken holds onto his starting role despite the addition of Mike Wallace and return of Perriman. I absolutely don’t understand starting Maxx Williams over newly-signed Benjamin Watson and Crockett Gillmore . Williams has great potential, but it’s hard to see him overcoming the vets for the starting role. Zachary Orr wins the starting inside linebacker role next to C.J. Mosley . That’s certainly possible as Orr was the player who came in on third downs for Daryl Smith last year. Cornerback Shareece Wright holds onto the starting job alongside Jimmy Smith . Wright had a very strong conclusion to last season, and he fends off newcomers Jerraud Powers and Tavon Young (both may be best suited as a nickel) and Will Davis , who is returning from an ACL injury. Lawrence Guy takes over the defensive end role vacated by Chris Canty. That is probably Guy’s job to lose, but he will certainly share snaps with fourth-round pick Bronson Kaufusi and Brent Urban . Three Super Bowl Coaches Come Together For A Night Of Heroes Congratulations to WNST’s Nestor Aparicio for successfully organizing “An Evening of Heroes: Champions and Survivors.” Thursday night’s event celebrated the lives of people who have overcome cancer, and also encouraged guests to sign up for the bone marrow donor registry. Aparicio’s wife, Jenn, has overcome Leukemia twice. His hope is to pay forward “the incredible generosity of my wife’s 22-year old donor from Germany. We’re still a few months away from being able to meet the man who has saved Jenn’s life twice since June 2014, but we’re already generating the warmth and pride that comes with doing our part to help others in the future.” My colleague Garrett Downing was at the event and we’ll have content for you later today, but here’s a sneak peek of three Super Bowl coaches and Governor Larry Hogan coming together via WNST’s tweets last night. John Harbaugh has arrived and is chatting with @CoachTomlin as we speak! #Ravens # Steelers pic.twitter.com/iU7ujDp2Iq — WNST (@WNST) May 19, 2016 . @CoachTomlin and John Harbaugh swabbing for the bone marrow registry... #Ravens # Steelers pic.twitter.com/0yWyVThUJA — WNST (@WNST) May 20, 2016 Governor @LarryHogan is among our many distinguished guests here tonight! @go_hero #Ravens # Steelers pic.twitter.com/r523BDPSIV — WNST (@WNST) May 19, 2016 Harbaugh joking about the Mike Tomlin sideline incident: "I suspect he's a pretty good tackler. He never saw it though." #Ravens # Steelers — WNST (@WNST) May 20, 2016 Quick Hits 175 TDs A photo posted on May 19, 2016 at 7:37pm PDT #Ravens CB Jerraud Powers signed a 1-year, $1.75m deal with $750k fully gtd. — Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) May 19, 2016 Ravens coach John Harbaugh to work Michigan camp with brother and Maryland coach DJ Durkin https://t.co/haGN3QwH33 — Baltimore Sun Sports (@BaltSunSports) May 19, 2016
The two rival coaches came together for Thursday’s ‘Night of Heroes,’ and they couldn’t help but reminisce about past Ravens- Steelers run-ins.
John Harbaugh ‘suspects’ Mike Tomlin is a pretty good tackler after the Steelers ’ head coach infamously prevented Jacoby Jones from scoring a touchdown on a kickoff return three years ago.
Ravens sixth-round pick Keenan Reynolds reached out to former hated Steelers rival Hines Ward for advice on how to make the transition from college quarterback to NFL receiver.
Ravens’ Bargain Shopping Begins Today With Plenty Of Options I have a feeling General Manager Ozzie Newsome headed into work this morning with an extra spring in his step. That’s because today is May 12 – the day signing unrestricted free agents (UFAs) doesn’t count against the compensatory pick ...