Baltimore Ravens reserve running back Lorenzo Taliaferro will miss several weeks with a knee injury.
As practice games go it was a thriller reminiscent off legendary practice games of the past like the Derrick Anderson to Randy Hymes 66 yard overtime classic that beat the Redskins in 2005.
The Ravens know the most successful teams win games in December. The Ravens have won both of their December games so far in 2014. Two more wins and their guaranteed a spot in the postseason.
Now that the dust has settled on the Ravens blowout of Tampa Bay, how about a few extra game balls.
Steve Davis is not particularly concerned about the Ravens after the loss in Indy. Actually, to some degree he is encouraged?
Through the first four games of the 2014 NFL season, the Baltimore Ravens look like a completely different team on the offensive side of the ball.
The Ravens couldn’t afford to fall to 1-2 in the division with a loss to the Browns. And with the scrutiny that the Ravens have dealt with off the field, it would be easy for them to succumb to distractions. But the Ravens are resilient, and would prove it by picking up an impressive win over Cleveland.
Scott has a few questions having to do with Ray Rice and the Ravens. Do you have any answers?
Steve Smith will be making his debut in a Ravens uniform this Sunday afternoon; Scott asked the lantern how amped up is the veteran wide out. “He’s really juiced up to go against Adam Jones, especially in front of the hometown crowd for the first time. With these new NFL rules it really benefits the receiver. That’s advantage Steve Smith in my opinion in that department. That will be interesting and it will be physical, so If Adam ‘Pacman’ Jones gets a little to physical the yellow flag will come out of the back pocket.”
The Baltimore Ravens seem to be adjusting well to new offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak.
“He’s probably in the top four players you cannot afford to lose. It just shows how valuable he is, because you saw how Dominique franks faired when replacing him,” said Wilson.
“The thing about the preseason is you just sort of want to survive and advance to games that matter,” Wilson added.
Although depth and injury problems have been a factor in the preseason for Baltimore, there have been a number of bright spots in the first two games.
Possibly the most important part of preseason football (besides crossing our fingers that everyone stays healthy) is getting to know the new faces that could potentially be the next stars of the franchise. Here’s the Ravens rookies to watch in 2014: