Monthly Archives: August 2016

Oral history of ’96 Ravens: From dodging M-80s in Cleveland to humble start in Baltimore (Shutdown Corner)

From the craziness of Cleveland to the improbability of Baltimore, here is the long-forgotten maiden voyage of the 1996 Baltimore Ravens – on their 20th anniversary – through the words of more than 30 people who watched it unfold.

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6 new NFL head coaches try to lead turnarounds (The Associated Press)

New Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase likes to talk trash to his players, and the team’s performance in recent years has provided plenty of fodder. The Dolphins haven’t had a winning season since Barack Obama became president. Last year they were outscored 139-65 by the rival Buffalo Bills and New York Jets.

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Shaun Hill takes over for Vikings, who don’t have many good options (Shutdown Corner)

To everyone speculating on the possible acquisitions for the Minnesota Vikings to replace Teddy Bridgewater: Good luck finding a good, available quarterback on Aug. 30. Shaun Hill is next in line at quarterback, which prompted people to name every possible quarterback who might actually become the starter instead of Hill. Any quarterback available in late August is not saving your season.

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After Nelson and Cobb, a toss-up at receiver for Packers (The Associated Press)

The Packers’ final preseason game on Thursday against the Kansas City Chiefs could help sort out the pecking order to catch passes this fall from two-time MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers. ”The good news is we have another preseason game to give guys an opportunity to go out there and do it the right way and make plays and make the most of their opportunity,” offensive coordinator Edger Bennett said. There is little need for the Packers to risk playing their stars against the Chiefs, even with Nelson coming back from a knee injury.

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Buccaneers place WR Murphy, G Sweezy on reserve/PUP list (The Associated Press)

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have placed receiver Louis Murphy and guard J.R. Sweezy on the reserve/physically unable to perform list, meaning they'll be sidelined for at least the first five games of the regular season.

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