NFL All-Pro Midseason Awards, Dennis Pitta Unsure of Future
Sep 11, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta (88) gets tackled by Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback William Gay (22) in the first quarter at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports
Welcome to the Daily Caw, where we round up all the latest Ravens news from around the web for your convenient consumption. Today we take a look at some NFL All-Pro midseason awards, Dennis Pitta still doesn’t know his future, why the Raven’s corners will have a hard time at Pittsburgh, and Terrell Suggs relishes being the villain.
Short Handed Corners Face Big Challenge
"There may not have been a worse time for the Ravens to be short-handed in the secondary.With Jimmy Smith sidelined for a few weeks with a sprained foot, and Asa Jackson (toe) still out, the Ravens are thinner at their thinnest position – cornerback.While Smith is out, Lardarius Webb is in after not facing the Steelers earlier this season due to injury. But Baltimore only has two other active cornerbacks besides Webb in Dominique Franks and Chykie Brown.Now here come the Pittsburgh Steelers and their trio of talented wide receivers: Antonio Brown, Markus Wheaton and Martavis Bryant. They’re one of the best groups in the league right now."
"Peyton Manning. Justin James Watt.Those players are two of the National Football’s League’s very best at what they do.Manning is a household name who has appeared in approximately every commercial of the past two years. Watt isn’t far behind in either regard."
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Ravens vs. Steelers Week 9 Preview
"The Baltimore Ravens will be looking to rebound from a gut-wrenching loss when they take on the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday Night Football.Baltimore comes into this game at 5-3, after losing a hard-fought game to the Cincinnati Bengals last week, 27-24. That gave Cincinnati the season sweep of the Ravens, who also fell out of first place in the AFC North.With the Steelers now on deck, Baltimore must win this game just to avoid falling into last place in the division. The 4-3 Cleveland Browns are looming, and they could pass Baltimore with a win and a Ravens loss."
"In this city, rooting for the Orioles was much easier than getting behind the Ravens this fall. The O’s hadn’t been this good since the 1990s, but they won their division and advanced to the American League Championship Series for the first time in 17 years. Two seasons removed from hoisting the Lombardi Trophy, the Ravens became ground zero for a firestorm that’s still casting a pall over the NFL."
C.J. Mosley Named NFL Rookie of the Month
"The Ravens were looking for a new inside linebacker to anchor their defense when they selected C.J. Mosley in the first round of this year’s draft and the early returns have been good.Mosley has started all eight games of his brief NFL career and has helped the Ravens allow the second fewest points of any team in the league. The NFL found his play in October to be impressive enough to name him the league’s defensive rookie of the month."
Terrell Suggs Relishes Being the Villian
"What would a Steelers-Ravens rivalry week be without a few quotes from Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs? Not as much fun.Speaking in front of his locker Wednesday afternoon, Suggs held court about the Steelers, and looked forward to being hated Sunday night at Heinz Field.“To be the villain?”, Suggs said. “At Heinz Field?…Yeah, I love it. I love it because they put so much energy into hating you. You obviously are doing something, so it’s kind of flattering. I take it as a sign of respect.”"
Dennis Pitta Still Months Away From Knowing Fate
"“In a few months, we’ll see how I’m feeling and how things are going, and we’ll be able to make some determinations then,” Pitta said, via the Baltimore Sun. “It’s still too early to kind of tell, and I’ll continue on like I did last year and get myself ready to get back on the field.”"
Arthur Brown Looking Forward Following Trade Deadline
"When the NFL trade deadline passed Tuesday afternoon, inside linebacker Arthur Brown was still with the Ravens.Brown was linked to trade rumors in September and was assured by the Ravens that he wasn’t on the trading block after the team fielded calls about him. Sources told The Baltimore Sun at the time that the Ravens were resistant to trading Brown."