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Ravens try to fast-track hurry-up offense


Ravens try to fast-track hurry-up offense

No one will ever confuse the Ravens with the West Coast offense, but offensive coordinator Cam Cameron is experimenting with some changes to diversify the attack.

The Ravens have been training at a quicker pace with quarterback Joe Flacco.

"We've dabbled in (it) a little bit over the last three years. When Joe was a rookie, it was more of a slow no-huddle," Cameron said. "So now we are just working on different tempos. Really what it carries into is your two-minute (drill). It's a version of your two-minute offense ...

"I don't think you can turn on a game anymore at any level, high school, college or the NFL where someone isn't running no-huddle. ... It's good for us to see if it's a fit and then if we use it, we use it. I think it's something our defense can work on. It's what football really is these days. We are just working and trying to get as good as we can and see where it takes us."

Cameron even believes the faster pace would help the offensive line.

"Actually, it's easier," he said. "They don't have to keep going back and forth over here and over there. They kind of know where they need to be, where they need to go. If you chart a lot of the running that the offensive line does, if you no-huddle you can really trim it down for those guys."

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Fellow dance student of Ravens' Alex Collins fatally shot in Florida school shooting

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Fellow dance student of Ravens' Alex Collins fatally shot in Florida school shooting

On Wednesday, February 14, a horrific school shooting claimed the lives of 17 innocent people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. 

The tragic event impacted people far and wide, and hit especially close to home for Ravens running back Alex Collins.

The former Arkansas star was born in Plantation, Fla., a suburb of Fort Lauderdale and went to high school just 15 miles south of Douglas High School. 

In the offseason, Collins took Irish dancing lessons to improve his footwork, and following the act of terror, the Ravens' tailback learned that one of his dance partners had been killed in the mass shooting.

17-year-old Cara Loughran attended The Drake school of Irish Dance with Collins in addition to two other Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students and was fatally shot by the gunman on Wednesday afternoon. 

Collins took to his Twitter account to issue this heartfelt message.


“The school shooting yesterday hit home,” Collins wrote.

“We received confirmation a few hours ago we lost one of the girls, Cara Loughran. Two other girls saw and experienced unspeakable tragedy. My heart goes out to these girls, all their families and their teacher Chrissy.”

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Baltimore Ravens to take on Chicago Bears in Hall of Fame game

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Baltimore Ravens to take on Chicago Bears in Hall of Fame game

BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Ravens and Chicago Bears will launch the NFL's 99th season by playing in the annual Hall of Fame game on Aug. 2.

The Ravens' first appearance in the Hall of Fame game, which launches the league's 2018 Enshrinement Week. Former Baltimore linebacker Ray Lewis is among the inductees, along with former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher.

Lewis, who played 17 seasons with the Ravens, and Urlacher, who played all of his 13 seasons with Chicago, both were elected on the first ballot.

Lewis joins Jonathan Ogden as the only Ravens in the Hall of Fame. Both were selected by Baltimore in the first round of the 1996 draft.

The other members of the Class of 2018 include Bobby Beathard, Robert Brazile, Brian Dawkins, Jerry Kramer, Randy Moss and Terrell Owens. All will be inducted on Saturday, Aug. 4.

This will be the record-tying fifth time that the Bears will play in the Hall of Fame game. They won the previous four, most recently 27-24 over Miami in 2005.