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Cincinnati Bengals News: James Harrison Would Give The Bengals The NFL's Best Pass Rush

on April 13 2013 10:07 AM
Cincinnati Bengals News: James Harrison Would Give The Bengals The NFL's Best Pass Rush

James Harrison would give the Cincinnati Bengals the NFL's best pass rush. The Bengals have already held talks with the 34-year-old former Pittsburgh Steelers star.

Those are talks are ongoing, according to NFL.com's Marc Sessler. Acquiring the free agent rush linebacker would boost an already fearsome rotation of pass-rushers.

Cincinnati's defense was just one sack shy of leading the league in quarterback takedowns in 2012. The Bengals compiled 51 sacks and trailed only the Denver Broncos and St. Louis Rams in applying pressure.

The lion's share of that pressure came from a deep and talented defensive line. Coordinator Mike Zimmer can rely on bookend edge-rushers Michael Johnson and Carlos Dunlap to collapse the pocket from the outside.

The pair combined for 17.5 sacks last season. Reserve ends Wallace Gilberry and Robert Geathers added a further 9.5.

Gilberry proved to be a very astute signing. He joined after being waived by the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Will Ray Lewis’ PED Accusations Ruin the Baltimore Ravens’ Super Bowl Chances?

on January 30 2013 5:14 PM
Will Ray Lewis’ PED Accusations Ruin the Baltimore Ravens’ Super Bowl Chances?

It’s safe to say that the last thing the Baltimore Ravens needed was another distraction.

On Tuesday, Sports Illustrated broke a bombshell of a report detailing one of the latest product being used by athletes looking for an edge:  a deer-antler spray containing the performance enhancer IGF-1 that is also available in pill form.  Several prominent athletes were identified as users, but Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis has to be the biggest name on the list.  Lewis, who missed much of the season with a triceps injury and is retiring after the Super Bowl, has strongly denied the allegations and is set to play in the game on Sunday.

The Prophecy Fulfilled: Ray Lewis And The Baltimore Ravens Are Going To The Superbowl

on January 21 2013 12:31 PM
The Prophecy Fulfilled: Ray Lewis And The Baltimore Ravens Are Going To The Superbowl
As Ray Lewis stood in the very same Locker Room a year ago, he gave an inspirational speech to his Baltimore Ravens team-mates. They would be back here next year, and when that time came, the outcome would be different. A year on, the legendary Linebacker was right. The Ravens pulled off a monumental upset over the New England Patriots to ensure their undisputed leader gets the send off his career undoubtedly deserves. Lewis will get all the headlines, without question. However, he will be the first to admit that this was a collective effort. He has long been a believer in this team, convinced that this year they would reach the promised land. They didn't make it easy for themselves, their route through the playoffs made it difficult to believe they could achieve their goal. After all, 3 of the NFL's best Quarterback's would stand in their way. First up was Rookie Sensation Andrew Luck. Luck found the Playoff much harder than the Regular Season and the Colts were easily disposed of 24-9 in Lewis' last game in-front of the adoring home crowd.

The Miracle At Mile-High: Ray Lewis Makes Father Time Wait For One More Week.

on January 15 2013 12:37 PM
The Miracle At Mile-High: Ray Lewis Makes Father Time Wait For One More Week.
It should hardly have come as a surprise should it? The Ravens, down and out, oxygen deprived and all but done for the year at Mile High Stadium in Denver, managed to pull-off one of the greatest comebacks in NFL history in Double-Overtime to prolong the career of Hall of Fame certainty Ray Lewis. For one more week at least. Ray Lewis is the Baltimore Ravens. He epitomises everything that is good about the franchise. He is a role model and an inspiration, not just to the rookies he takes under his wing, but to the Seasoned Veterans that Lewis has guided throughout his 17 year tenure as the team's cornerstone and Leader. When he announced that this would be his last season in the NFL shortly before the Playoffs began, people were quick in delivering Lewis' eulogy of a great NFL career as if it was already over. We should have known better.

Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers Preview And Where To Watch Online

on December 30 2012 11:11 AM
Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers Preview And Where To Watch Online

You want to watch this game? You must be a serious fanatic or a masochist. Or both. Even NFL.com is struggling to find reasons to watch. It says the fate of Browns head coach, Pat Shurmur and quarterback, Brandon Weeden hang in the balance. But multiple reports say Shurmur is already out the door. With a new owner and new GM, that does seem quite likely and any new head coach is probably going to want their own quarterback too, spelling the end of the short-lived Weeden era. (Incidentally it is quite a Browns thing to do - draft a rookie quarterback that is already approaching 30 with a first-round pick. Even if he did turn out to be legitimately good, he’s only going to have half a typical career.

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