There's Another Color Rush Leak. This One Real?
Another NFL "Color Rush" uniform leak is out.
And, yes, it's a slow news day.
In the first "Color Rush" leak, it looked like the Ravens were going to be wearing the colors of the Maryland flag for their Week 10 Thursday Night Football game against the Browns. That was wrong (we confirmed with our sources).
Now there's a new leak out which has the Ravens in all purple. Sooooo, is this one real?
A couple things with this leak:
1) They were wrong once, so they could very well be wrong again.
2) The tweet itself does include the acronym, AFAIK, which means "as far as I know."
I will say that an all purple uniform seems more logical than the Maryland flag colors, so at least this one makes some sense.
If the Ravens were going to go with a bold full uniform color choice, wouldn't all purple be the only option? They've done all black and all white before, and I have my doubts about full gold after last year's experiment. Plus, other teams have used their primary colors in their color rush uniforms in the past.
Let's all sit back and see whether this one turns out to be true.
"The all purple definitely matches the Ravens color scheme much better than the flag, and I think this would prove to be a much better option for the league to go with," wrote Baltimore Beatdown's Matthew Cohen.
I know you all love debating jerseys. So what do you think?
No, Joe Flacco Is Not Dead
Told you it was a slow news day. This is the kind of stuff that happens this time of year.
A Ravens fan page Twitter account supposedly got hacked last night and falsely reported that Joe Flacco had died.
Problem is, it got everybody in a tizzy. #RIPJoe and "joe Joe Flacco" were the fourth-most trending topics on Twitter in the United States last night. That is until @Ravens squashed it.
Flacco's Twitter account had some fun with the rumor this morning.
The last time this happened, as PFT pointed out, it was the NFL's official Twitter account that was actually hacked with the false notion that Commissioner Roger Goodell had died. There have been countless other fake car crashes and whatnot on Twitter involving prominent sports figures.
I'll say this once, and I'll probably have to say it a million times again. Don't trust everything on Twitter.
Harbaugh On Dream Coaching Staff
Head Coach John Harbaugh is involved in every single facet of the game. He sits in on, and speaks up in, offensive, defensive and special teams meetings.
However, when choosing a dream coaching staff, NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks went back to Harbaugh's roots.
Harbaugh was named the dream coaching staff's special teams coordinator. New England's Bill Belichick was tabbed the head coach, Green Bay's Mike McCarthy is the offensive coordinator and the New York Jets' Todd Bowles is the defensive coordinator.
"Harbaugh, who entered the NFL as a special teams coach, is the perfect choice to coordinate the kicking game," Brooks wrote.
"Known as a player's coach, Harbaugh is a strong motivator and tactician in the kicking game. With the overwhelming majority of NFL games decided by seven points or fewer, the opportunity to grab a coach with extensive special teams experience could be a game changer."
Casserly: Stanley A Perennial Pro-Bowl Player
Part of the reason the Ravens drafted Ronnie Stanley and released left tackle Eugene Monroe last week was because of durability.
Monroe struggled to stay on the field, missing 17 games (regular and postseason) over the past two seasons, due to a variety of injuries. Stanley was very durable at Notre Dame, starting every game the last three years.
But if Monroe were able to stay healthy in 2016, would Stanley be an upgrade?
Charley Casserly, a former general manager and current analyst, answered that question for CSNMidAtlantic.com, and said he believes the Ravens got better at left tackle with the rookie.
"One of the things you do in scouting is compare how they were coming out of college," Casserly said. "Stanley was the better prospect coming out of college – a better pass blocker."
Monroe was the eighth-overall pick in the 2009 draft. Stanley went two picks higher.
"This guy is a perennial Pro Bowl player," Casserly said. "Monroe, on his best days, was a solid left tackle."
That's a stamp of approval for Stanley, who has impressed teammate and Pro Bowl guard Marshal Yanda, as well as many others around the Under Armour Performance Center.
"I like his feet, his athletic ability, his ability to bend his knees and slide. Excellent pass blocker," Casserly said. "It's going to take some time. He needs more strength and the bull rush might give him some problems. But you've got to believe he's going to be durable."
Congrats To Torrey Smith On Second Child
Even though Torrey Smith isn't a Raven anymore, you just can't help but keep tabs on the guy and be happy for his success.
Smith and his wife, Chanel, welcomed their second boy, Kameron, into the family yesterday morning. Enjoy and congrats to the Smiths!
HE'S HERE!!!!!!! — Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) June 22, 2016
Thank you all for the prayers! I know it worked! We felt it. It was a long and stressful pregnancy. I'm so thankful he is here. — Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) June 22, 2016