NFL is back! Preseason is under away and it is that time of year where people like me love making predictions thinking we know everything only to be completely wrong by midseason. That being said here is my two cents about the AFC North.
Over the years, the AFC North has been dominated by the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers with Cincinnati and Cleveland being the bottom dwellers. Although Cincinnati has made a run to the playoffs the last couple of years, they have been bounced out in the first round by Houston both l times, and because of this many people (including me) still look at them as a nobody. However, this year I believe Cincinnati will have something more to cheer about, and that it will be a slugfest with them as well as Baltimore and Pittsburgh down to the last week to see who wins the AFC North. For now let’s break down each of the four team’s strengths and weaknesses starting with Cleveland. Anything not mentioned means the position is just okay. Continue reading
2012/2013… What a time to be a Baltimore sports fan. It was the year Michael Phelps a Baltimore native became the greatest Olympian of all time. It was the year Carmelo Anthony, who also grew up in Baltimore, rose to among the elite NBA players and received a very prestigious award This past NBA season. It was the year the Orioles not only broke their streak of 14 straight losing seasons, but also shocked the MLB world and made the playoffs. Lastly, it was the year Ray Lewis and the Ravens, in the face of adversity, went on one of the more improbable runs and won Super Bowl XVII. All of this success has charm city in pandemonium. Continue reading
This past year was certainly the “Year of the Quarterback.” We saw long bombs from Joe Flacco. We saw rookie quarterbacks look seemingly like 5 year veterans. We saw what looks to be the start of a revolution with the read option being displayed so effectively by many teams and their QB’s. As we are waiting and preparing for the NFL to begin its season I always love debating the top QB’s to pass the time. My top 10 QB’s in the league heading into 2013 are: Continue reading
In an unforgettable season full of injuries, adversity, and drama, the Ravens overcame all odds to beat the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl. The strength and courage they displayed (especially by quarterback Joe Flacco) made them worthy of being champions. However, this offseason has been quite a sad time for most Ravens fans. Being up tight against the cap, the Ravens had to cut/trade many beloved veterans and could not sign back many of their free agents. Combine that with the fact that Ray Lewis, the 2 time Super Bowl champion, and arguably the greatest linebacker of all time, retired, really had Ravens fans panicking. In all, 9 starters from last year’s super bowl Ravens team are no longer on the team. That list includes notables Ray Lewis (retired), Dannell Ellerbe (free agency), Ed Reed (free agency) and Anquan Boldin (traded to 49ers for a 6th round draft pick). Also, contrary to popular belief, it is not Joe Flacco’s fault as much as people think, just because he got the big contract. Continue reading