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Joe Flacco ’s Completely Unexpected (And Hilarious) Night Out With Teammates Maybe now my husband, and all you other men out there who pretend you don’t like this reality television show, can finally just own it. No more of this, “Oh, I just watch because my wife/girlfriend is tuned in.” Because if five burley NFL football players can have a boys’ night out watching ABC’s “The Bachelorette," then all men everywhere have a pass to do it too. Just a @BacheloretteABC sesh w/ the fellas @JoelleFletcher @chrisbharrison #TheBachelorette #SquadGoals pic.twitter.com/X3zQ0sJIAA — Dennis Pitta (@dennispitta) June 7, 2016 From left to right, that’s kicker Justin Tucker , quarterback Joe Flacco , tight end Dennis Pitta, tight end Nick Boyle and wide receiver Daniel Brown enjoying what was one of the best Bachelorette episodes I’ve seen recently. It was so good with this year’s villain, Chad, who seemed to be ‘roid raging and even had security watching over him while he slept to make sure he didn’t snap and destroy his housemates. Chad even attacked Aaron Rodgers’ younger brother, who is also on the show, calling him a “failed football player.” Anyway, back to the picture, I love how Tucker is hugging the pillow. Pitta gets points for his sock game. And didn’t anyone teach Flacco manners? He’s the only Raven to have his feet up on the ottoman with his shoes on. (Unless it’s his house. Then I guess it’s okay.) The only person missing is running back Justin Forsett because his cousin is one of the contestants on the show vying for JoJo’s love. But, Forsett appeared to be busy celebrating his wife’s birthday . I’m not surprised the Ravens were watching since I know it’s a secret guilty pleasure for just about everyone – man or woman. But I am a little surprised they watched it without their significant others … on their boys’ night out … and then posted it on social media. You’d expect something more like "The Walking Dead" or "Game of Thrones." Way to own it, guys! But that doesn’t mean you won’t get ribbed today in the locker room … Jim Harbaugh Plays To Baltimore Audience With Amazing Wardrobe Change Jim Harbaugh sure knows how to play to his audience. Coming to Baltimore for one of his famous satellite football camps, Harbaugh honored two local sports legends. He started out donning the jersey of Orioles great Cal Ripken Jr. That would have been enough to make Baltimoreans smile, but Harbaugh upped the ante with a halftime wardrobe change, and put on his No. 52 Ray Lewis jersey. Jim Harbaugh goes with the Cal Ripken jersey at a satellite camp today in Baltimore. pic.twitter.com/GuBd95bDtd — Jon Solomon (@JonSolomonCBS) June 6, 2016 Wardrobe change. Jim Harbaugh is on to the Ray Lewis jersey. pic.twitter.com/tC9ODu40Sq — Jon Solomon (@JonSolomonCBS) June 6, 2016 This was the eighth of 28 camp stops on a month-long trip for Harbaugh and his Michigan coaching staff. He spent two hours Monday with area high school football players at Patterson Park's Utz Twardowicz Field. Maryland coach DJ Durkin, along with coaches from Towson, Navy and Stevenson were all in attendance. Even former Washington Redskins coach Joe Gibbs made an appearance. Head Coach John Harbaugh arrived for his brother’s evening session after the Ravens wrapped up their Organized Team Activity, according to The Baltimore Sun. Both John and Jack, the brothers’ father, spoke to the camp participants. John tells campers to "chase the lion," not run from it. "Have you read your bible?" Jim: "Daniel!" John: "SAMUEL! Nice try though!" — Jake Lourim (@jakelourim) June 7, 2016 PFF Ranks Ravens Roster No. 17 In NFL The Ravens have spent all offseason rebuilding their roster, with about one-third of it being injected with new blood. And in Pro Football Focus’ (PFF) estimation, that roster is the 17th best among all 32 NFL teams. The average ranking doesn’t come as a huge surprise, considering the Ravens finished 5-11 last year. The website calls the Ravens “inconsistent,” highlighted by Flacco , who seems to play at a Pro Bowl level one game and average in the next. PFF also says the defense has talented players, but leaders like cornerback Jimmy Smith and linebacker C.J. Mosley had down seasons in 2015. PFF has been inconsistent themselves with their rankings. Part of the problem is PFF uses its data and grades from the past two years, giving more weight to the latest season, and averages out the grades for each roster. The website tries to add in “context” for its final list, but it seems challenging to add in enough to truly account for so much roster turnover. “Recent history says this middle-of-the-pack assessment is a sign of good things to come ,” wrote ESPN’s Jamison Hensley of the Ravens’ ranking. “Pro Football Focus has had a difficult time predicting the Ravens' success. In 2014, the analytic web site had Baltimore with the 16th-best roster and the Ravens nearly knocked off eventual Super Bowl champion New England in the playoffs that season. In 2015, the Ravens had the third-best roster and went on to have their worst season under coach John Harbaugh.” With key veterans expected to return from injury, new offensive weapons brought in this offseason and safety Eric Weddle leading the defense, Hensley says the Ravens have a chance to exceed expectations. “The Ravens' roster has a chance to surprise this season as long as the new weapons come through for [ Flacco ] and the defense makes more plays than it did last year,” Hensley wrote. Quick Hits . @ZoBot_45 my body will rest when it wants rest. Right now it wants food and the weight room. See u there I'm heading over in 5! — Crockett Gillmore (@CrockettG7) June 7, 2016 To drive your #MondayMotivation “Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement.” pic.twitter.com/Skvvw4DBrg — Benjamin Watson (@BenjaminSWatson) June 6, 2016 Felt great to be back on the field!!! — Anthony Levine (@ALevine41) June 6, 2016 Can #Ravens ' Williams take same path to Pro Bowl as Ngata? https://t.co/y14Dy1mUGf #RavensTalk pic.twitter.com/q7FUbN66rY — CSN Ravens (@CSNRavens) June 3, 2016 Way too close to the elephants at @universoulcircus. My brave wife shot this vid because I got scared, took the kids and watched from a few rows back. Elephant has some serious core strength for a big guy tho! A video posted on Jun 6, 2016 at 1:50pm PDT
Joe Flacco took to the podium to address the media on his timeline for returning to practice and how missing the final six games of the 2015 season was the hardest part of the injury.
The Ravens receiver gets trolled by a little Patriots fan, explains how he made Joe Flacco a millionaire and draws up his own special play. Oh, and he gave back to those who serve our country.
Head Coach John Harbaugh was very pleased with the team’s attendance for Tuesday’s Organized Team Activities (OTAs) practice, which was more than 80 of the 90-man roster. Running backs Trent Richardson (hamstring) and Kenneth Dixon (hamstring) both returned to the field after missing the first week ...
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