Elvis Dumervil might want to change his predictions


Oct 12, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil (58) celebrates as he high fives fans after they beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Baltimore Ravens defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 48-17. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to the Daily Caw, where we round up all the latest Baltimore Ravens news and notes from around the web.  Today we find out that Elvis Dumervil’s recent goal of obtaining the NFL’s sack record may not correlate with a Ravens’ Super Bowl win, Steve Smith is less anxious in year two, the Ravens highest paid players, and Sal Paolantonio is backtracking on his comments from yesterday.

History doesn’t support Elvis Dumervil’s Super Bowl predictionJamison Hensley, ESPN

"“If I can hit that number, that’ll mean we’ll be in the Super Bowl for sure,” Dumervil said at the team’s mandatory minicamp.Even though this potentially could happen, history says sacks have never been a strong indicator for success. Only one of the 10 players who have reached 20 sacks have hoisted up the Lombardi Trophy that season. That was Lawrence Taylor in 1986, when he recorded 20.5 sacks for the Super Bowl-winning New York Giants."

Steve Smith Sr. less anxious in year twoRyan Mink, BaltimoreRavens.com

"“Obviously I’m a lot more comfortable,” he said Monday at his youth football camp at Owings Mills High School. “I feel more at home. Less stress, less anxiety about how I’m going to fit in and how it’s going to work.”Smith recalled some “interesting moments” during Organized Team Activities last year, perhaps referring to his scuffle with cornerback Lardarius Webb."

The Ravens’ highest paid playersThe Baltimore Sun

"The 30 Ravens players — including one former Raven —  with the biggest salary cap numbers going into the 2015 season."

Sal Paolantonio says team owners not pressuring Goodell; says previous statement was ‘speculation’The Norris and Davis Show, CBS Baltimore

"On The Fan, Paolantonio said that Bisciotti should have released a statement sooner — but that it’s clear from his statement, “it sounds like he just doesn’t care, he just wants the matter to be resolved.”“I was wrong to say what I said…” Paolantonio said. “…and what I was able to find out pretty clearly is that the owners are not pressuring Roger Goodell at all. So I would have never have reported that. And the other thing was that it was not a report, it was just me talking on a radio station, it was my opinion and it was speculation.”He said he didn’t want to get into how the media altered what he said on air — but that it’s clear the owners just want this situation over."

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