Ravens Behind The Scenes, Biggest Question Marks
By Brett Foote
Dec 29, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Marlon Brown (14) leaps to try to get past Cincinnati Bengals safety Reggie Nelson (20) in the second half at Paul Brown Stadium. Cincinnati defeated Baltimore 34-17. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports
Welcome to lunchtime links, where we round up all the latest Ravens news from around the web for your convenient consumption. Today we bring you a behind the scenes sneak peak at the new Ravens primetime intro, the biggest questions marks before training camp, and some highlight videos from mini camp.
BaltimoreRavens.com has some great new video for us as we recover from our July 4th gluttony. First up is a behind the scenes look at the team recording their intro for this year’s primetime games. If that doesn’t get you psyched for some football, I don’t know what will.
The Ravens also have some video of Jimmy Smith demonstrating his lock down skills in mini camp. Smith has been on the verge of a breakout for a season or two now, and he appears ready to join the ranks of the top corners in the NFL this season.
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Our third video shows Marlon Brown grabbing some passes in practice. While the reports on Brown have been pretty negative regarding his work in camp, it could easily just be a psychological thing. We’ll reserve final judgement on the second year receiver until after training camp and the preseason.
Jason Marcum at Bleacher Report has the Raven’s biggest question marks before training camp. Marcum highlights the battles at safety, right tackle, and cornerback. There are certainly some compelling reasons to watch training camp, as there are still some unsettled positions on the depth chart up for grabs.
Finally, in case you missed it, Torrey Smith has been working out with Cam Newton at Baltimore’s Dunbar High School. Also part of the group were Randall Cobb, Kelvin Benjamin, and Anthony Walters. It’s nice to see Smith out there staying sharp, and I bet Cam wishes he had the Baltimore receiver and Cobb catching his passes in real life.
What are you going to be watching for in training camp?