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Fansided: Gerald McCoy to visit Ravens on Tuesday: 3 big things
Gerald McCoy left his visit with the Cleveland Browns without a contract and an appointment to visit Baltimore, according to reports. The Browns have been proclaimed the winners of the NFL offseason. A few years ago, Tony Jefferson chose the Baltimore Ravens over the Cleveland Browns. It was a more obvious decision before Baker Mayfield, a bevy of Browns acquisitions and hope was restored in Cleveland. If McCoy makes the same choice Jefferson did, it's a big win for Eric DeCosta.
McCoy has made it clear that he wants to go to a winner. It is worth noting that Golden Tate said the before same thing before signing with the New York Giants.
Russell Street Report: Ravens Run First Offense a Step Ahead?
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You hear it all the time - the NFL is a passing league. Along with that you are regularly reminded of things such as:
* The rules have been changed to enable more scoring.
* The league wants more scoring.
* Fantasy football drives ratings and they want more scoring.
* The NFL now resembles Arena Football.
But did you know that since the Ravens entered the league in 1996, the average points scored by team per game has increased by just 2.9 points - essentially a field goal.
Fansided: Baltimore Ravens: Lamar Jackson could have historic season in 2019
Since being discussed as an NFL prospect, Lamar Jackson has always been seen as a dual-threat quarterback, with most of his game revolving around his legs. There were plenty of questions about his ability to translate to the NFL level and become an above-average passer.
Still, it was universally agreed upon that Jackson would become one of the league's best running quarterbacks the moment he stepped onto the field. This has reigned true, as has the fact that he is arguably the most athletic, and most explosive player on the field. All this is an incredible accomplishment and truly highly praise for such a young man, but it's because of his gifts as a runner rather than a passer.
Lamar Jackson is excited about the new speed on offense: https://t.co/eNTBhQrk4I
Fansided: Baltimore Ravens may have their best secondary in team history
The Baltimore Ravens won Super Bowl XXXV on defense. While much of the credit surely goes to Ray Lewis and the defensive front, the secondary was incredibly good. Rod Woodson was the free safety, Kim Herring was the strong safety. At this point Woodson had already built a hall of fame career with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Herring was a very good strong safety that people tend to forget about.
On one side the Ravens had Chris McAlister and the other starting cornerback was Duane Starks. Baltimore had top 10 picks at cornerback that lived up to their draft selection.
Top Takeaways from Week 1 of OTAs: https://t.co/gnNeO71fYY
ESPN.com: Wobbly start: Lamar Jackson critical of his early offseason practices
OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- At the end of Thursday's practice, Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh wanted to finish with a pressure scenario, telling his players that there were seven seconds remaining and the offense was down by six points.
Lamar Jackson threw a 3-yard touchdown pass through heavy traffic to running back Gus Edwards, winning the drill but apparently not winning over the second-year quarterback. Jackson gave a blunt assessment of how he performed in his first week of offseason practices.
Fansided: Three Baltimore Ravens who could disappoint in 2019
The Baltimore Ravens are into their 2019 OTA sessions and the NFL preseason kicks off in just over 70 days or so. Baltimore will be looking to defend its AFC North Division crown and there are some players that will have increased expectations heading into the upcoming season.
The Ravens will find themselves back at the top of the AFC North if the three players mentioned below perform to the expected and necessary levels. However, I expect that these three players could be disappointing in the 2019 season.
Let's start with the Ravens starting QB Lamar Jackson.
Fansided: Gerald McCoy would be key addition to Ravens defense
So far, the most popular suitors for recent free agent defensive linemen Gerald McCoy have been the Cleveland Browns (ew...), the Indianapolis Colts, and the Los Angeles Rams. Well, you might just have to throw the Baltimore Ravens in there, too.
Former Ebony Bird site-expert Joe Schiller gave his opinion on Baltimore's top sports radio station, 105.7 The Fan, stating the following:
From what we've seen this offseason, DeCosta and the front office have followed a plan. I'm not sure McCoy makes sense given the price tag he'll command and the competition the Ravens will fight against.
WBAL: Waterfront Partnership Puts Some Mr. Trash Wheel Finds Up For Auction
One man's trash could be your treasure.
The Waterfront Partnership is auctioning off four special items recovered by Mr. Trash Wheel. The finds are headlined by a well-worn football signed by Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker and former Ravens Eugene Monroe and Tyrod Taylor.
The other items up for auction are a baseball bat, a collection of "genuine polystyrene" and an Elmo plush the group quips is "possibly possessed."
Polystyrene was included in recognition of the recent ban passed by the General Assembly on its use by restaurants. The city's three trash wheels have eaten more than 1 million Styrofoam containers since Mr.
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