Welcome to lunchtime links, where we round up all the latest Ravens news from around the web for your convenient consumption. Today we take a comparative look at the Steelers vs. Ravens special teams for 2014, discuss a possible role for rookie wide receiver Michael Campanaro, and talk about how the Ravens are high on Kyle Juszcyzk.
SB Nation is comparing the Ravens vs. Steelers special teams for 2014 (at their Steelers site). Ravens vs. Steelers is one of the best rivalries in the NFL and at least one of their two annual meetings is an easy prime time spot for the NFL. Sadly for Steelers fans, in the case of special teams there really isn’t much competition. The Ravens have a much superior unit, ranking 3rd in 2013 vs. the Steeler’s 16th.
Aaron Wilson tells us that Michael Campanaro is looking to carve out a role with the team in 2014. The Ravens are simply stacked at wide receiver this year and it will be tough for the young man to earn his snaps. Seventh round picks are often on the roster bubble, but the Ravens typically don’t waste them. We expect Camp to stick around but his biggest impact will most likely come on special teams this season.
One guy that should see a lot of playing time this year is fullback Kyle Juszcyzk, and that’s a good thing for those of us trying to get proficient at spelling his name. ESPN tells us that the Ravens and Gary Kubiak in particular are very high on Juszcyzk and his versatility. Kubiak has openly predicted that Juszcyzk will catch between 40-50 passes this season. We think that is a bit optimistic considering the talented pass catchers around him.
In the latest Ravens vs. Steelers comparison, who do you think will have the better special teams unit this year? Do you think Kyle Juszcyzk will catch 40-50 passes?