Brendon Ayanbadejo is reported to have been cut by the Baltimore Ravens today. The outspoken veteran linebacker was known for his political views on gay marriage rights. He was also known as a very good special teams player and led the Baltimore Ravens with tackles on special teams. This move by the Baltimore Ravens organization is proof that the Ravens are going with youth as Brendon Ayanbadejo is currently 36 years old.
The following is a video clip of Brendon Ayanbadejo signing autographs before a Ravens practice at M & T Stadium in 2012:
Click here for Brendon Ayanbadejo NFL Career Stats
You saw Baltimore Ravens WR Jacoby Jones display some of his dance moves in Superbowl 47 after he scored two touchdowns. He has now taken his dance moves to TV on the show Dancing With the Stars. Jacoby Jones has been a hit so far on the show. You can see Jacoby perform one of his dance routines in the clip below:
Jacoby Jones played a key part in the Superbowl 47 victory for the Baltimore Ravens. Jones averaged a whopping 30.7 yards per kick return in 2012. You can view Jacoby Jones career NFL stats by clicking here.
The Baltimore Ravens wasted no time in finding a quality safety in free agency and offer a deal to Michael Huff from the Oakland Raiders. The acquisition of Michael Huff will help ease the pain a little bit after losing Ed Reed in free agency and releasing hard hitting safety Bernard Pollard.
Michael Huff Career Stats
After losing several quality starters in free agency, the Baltimore Ravens seem to be building the defensive line back up by bringing in Elvis Dumervil. Elvis Dumervil will be coming from the Denver Broncos and he knows how to get to the quarterback.
Elvis Dumervil Stats
Looks like the Baltimore Ravens will lose superstar safety Ed Reed to the Houston Texans. Although Ed Reed's contract has not been signed yet, it is being reported that he has accepted the offer and plans to go play for the Houston Texans next year.
Ok it is time to announce the RavensBlogger.com Player Awards for the Baltimore Ravens 2012 season. The awards are as follows:
Most Improved Ravens Player Award - This award goes to Paul Kruger. Paul Kruger stepped up his game in 2012 and became the leading pass rusher for the Baltimore Ravens. With Terrell Suggs out for most of the season, Kruger led the Ravens with 9 sacks. It is no surprise that he got a huge deal from the Cleveland Browns in free agency. Paul Kruger's Career Stats
Ravens Rookie of the Year Award - This award goes to Justin Tucker. After what happened with Billy Cundiff previously, acquiring rookie kicker Justin Tucker was a huge blessing. Tucker showed he could handle the pressure and was 100% on kicks that were over 50 yards going 4 for 4! He was 100% on PATs and 90.9 % accurate overall on field goals. Justin Tucker's Career Stats
Ravens Offensive Player of the Year Award - This award goes to Joe Flacco. Joe Flacco threw for more yards in 2012 than he did in any previous year and he ended up with 3,812 yard passing. Although there were some inconsistencies during the regular season this may have been due the scheme under former offensive coordinator Cam Cameron. Flacco flourished under Caldwell in the playoffs. The Baltimore Ravens organization obviously believe in him since they gave him a lucrative contact making him the highest paid player in the NFL! Joe Flacco's Career Stats
Ravens Defensive Player of the Year Award - This award goes to Bernard Pollard. Bernard Pollard was our designated hitman on defense. When I think of the slogan "Play like a Raven" Bernard Pollard was the first name that came to mind. Pollard led the Baltimore Ravens defense with 98 tackles. He also hit the hardest on the team no doubt. Bernard Pollard's Career Stats
Ravens Leadership Award - This award goes to none other than Ray Lewis for the second year in a row. Ray Lewis will probably go down as the best on the field leader to ever play the game. You all saw what happened when he came back from injury and announced his retirement. The team stepped up and went on a Superbowl run under his leadership. Ray Lewis' Career Stats
Well we knew that the Baltimore Ravens wouldn't be able to keep everyone. Especially after rewarding quarterback Joe Flacco by making him the highest paid player in the NFL. The news broke that Anquan Boldin has been traded to the San Francisco 49ers for a sixth round draft pick. Losing Boldin will be a huge loss on offense. He made some huge plays during the Superbowl run. We will miss the leadership and fire that he brought to the offense.
Below you can see some Anquan Boldin highlights:
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The City of Baltimore will host a parade today in downtown Baltimore to celebrate the Baltimore Ravens winning the Superbowl. The parade will start at City hall around 10:45 and end at M & T Bank stadium. The will be free parking in stadium lots and the parade is free to all Baltimore Ravens fans! Come on out and show your support for the World Champion Baltimore Ravens!
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All hail the Superbowl Champion Baltimore Ravens. Despite having to survive a bazaar power outage that gave the San Francisco 49ers a chance to regroup and spotting the 49ers 2 points by giving up a safety, the Ravens win Superbowl 47!
Ravens win by score of 34 to 31 in what turned out to be the longest game in Superbowl history!
The San Francisco 49ers are the favorites to win the Superbowl today. The 49ers have a rookie quarterback however. This rookie quarterback has never faced the likes of Ray Lewis or Ed Reed.
Have people forgotten how this Baltimore Ravens defense completely shut out the New England Patriots in the second half of the AFC Championship game. Have they forgotten how the Baltimore defense dominated the first Harbowl?
Both teams have alot of weapons on offense and good defenses. I am looking for Ray Lewis to get his 2nd ring though and Joe Flacco to get more respect throughtout the league when the Ravens win the Superbowl. I am drinking the purple Kool-Aid and I am taking the Rvens all the way.
The Ravens have come much too far to lose this game. If Jim Harbaugh beats us with a rookie quarterback then the 49ers deserve to win.
Predition: Ravens 24 49ers 17