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C. Williams finding his way in the secondary

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C. Williams finding his way in the secondary

When the defense is playing better, the criticism calms down. One player who heard plenty of negative things in the first part of the season is cornerback Cary Williams.

He had problems at various points, getting beaten in different ways as the Ravens seemed like they just couldn't control passing games on a regular basis. But things have been changing in recent weeks. 

The team's pass rush has slowly been awakening, mostly since the return of Terrell Suggs, something that's helped the defense control the passing game a little better. However, Williams is one of the players who's also been faring better.

Williams often got beat on downfield patters but that's slowed in recent weeks. 

"I think the thing he’s been is a little more consistent, and that’s what we were looking for," defensive coordinator Dean Pees said when talking to the media on Thursday. "That’s what we didn’t have earlier in the year. I think we’d have some real good plays, and then we’d have some plays that … I’m talking about everybody, not just necessarily Cary [Williams]. I just think he’s been more consistent – feels a little bit more comfortable."

Williams looks more settled out there. The Ravens really needed him to do better due to all of the injury problems. Lardarius Webb is out for the year, and Jimmy Smith will be gone for awhile, so Williams was the cornerback who'd played the most in the last few years.

Pees said the recent improvement of Williams kind of goes along with what many on the defense have done recently.

"Just like all of them, they all have their moments," Pees said. "Nobody has played a perfect game in the 40 years that I’ve been coaching; I haven’t seen one of those. He’s just more consistent. He works hard during the week and prepares himself.”

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Report: Tony Romo agrees to deal with CBS to become highest-paid analyst ever

Report: Tony Romo agrees to deal with CBS to become highest-paid analyst ever

Tony Romo’s transition from NFL quarterback to CBS analyst has been as seamless as anyone could have imagined.

The former face of the Cowboys franchise has garnered acclaim for his acumen in the booth, as he’s displayed an unparalleled vision of the game and ability to convey it in ways that average fans understand. For that, CBS reportedly has rewarded Romo with the richest deal for an NFL analyst in TV history.

Romo and CBS have agreed to a deal of about $17 million a season and “significantly more” than five years, New York Post’s Andrew Marchand reported Friday. The deal more than doubles the previous annual high of $8 million held by John Madden two decades ago.

According to the report, Romo would have been able to speak with other networks in March if a deal had not been reached, and ESPN was prepared to make a serious run at him for their “Monday Night Football” broadcast.

Instead, CBS avoids a bidding war as Romo signs on with a deal that will pay him more annually than he made on his entire rookie deal (three years, nearly $10 million) with the Cowboys.

Romo made just over $3 million last season, his third with CBS.

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Ravens' Sam Koch teaches celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay how to punt

Ravens' Sam Koch teaches celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay how to punt

Sam Koch teaching celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay how to punt at M&T Bank Stadium isn't exactly the football highlight you'd expect to find in late February. 

But hey, here we are. 

Ramsay is pretty good at punting based on this clip, though we don't know exactly how many attempts and cuss-word filled rants went on before it. 

His connection to the Ravens? Glad you asked. Ramsay opened a restaurant in Horseshoe Casino Baltimore in 2017. He met a few players and toured the stadium back then, so he's returned to get more action on the field. 

Maybe now Ramsay can teach some Ravens players to make his perfect burger. 

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