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Dolphins determined to get running game going against Ravens

baltimoresun.com - Dec 5, 2015

The Miami Dolphins are ranked 27th in rushing offense at 91.7 yards per game, but this week, under new play-caller Zac Taylor, they're serious about running the ball this week against the Baltimore Ravens, the NFL's eighth-ranked rushing defense.

mike pouncey "I love it, We still haven't found our identity on offense. I always felt like the run game was going to be our identity. We still haven't done that yet. We'll see how Sunday goes but the plan is to run the football a lot. As a lineman, you've got to love that."
dan campbell "We're going to have to be creative, we're going to have to finish our blocks and move these guys a little bit, Again, it's a defense and a front that you can't get frustrated on. You can't let yourself get frustrated. You've got to stay patient and just keep working."

Ravens defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan on a pass-rushing roll

baltimoresun.com - Dec 3, 2015

Ravens defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan has become a quarterback killer the past two weeks. He gave St. Louis QB Case Keenum a concussion in the final minutes of the game against the Rams, and then put Cleveland's Josh McCown out for the season with a fractured collarbone in the second half of Monday...

5 stats that stand out ahead of Ravens-Browns

baltimoresun.com - Nov 29, 2015

With so little known about what the Ravens offense will look like without quarterback Joe Flacco and running back Justin Forsett, it's hard to read too much into the first 10 games of offensive stats. So here are five stats, mostly about the defense, that stand out ahead of the Ravens' visit to...

Rhaney is next man up for battered O-line

stltoday.com - Nov 27, 2015

Former seventh-round pick makes his first NFL start for Rams.

Brandon Williams, Ravens run defense stifle Rams star Todd Gurley

baltimoresun.com - Nov 22, 2015

With backup quarterback Case Keenum starting his first game for the St. Louis Rams Sunday, the Ravens defense knew the key to stopping the Rams offense would be to slow down running back Todd Gurley. They did just that, holding him to 66 yards on 25 carries with a long of seven yards in what was...

brandon williams "We know that any time [Gurley] touches the ball, he has the ability to make a big play, They play off of that, and when you stop that, it’s hard to come out and throw it over our heads when we’re smashing the run."
courtney upshaw "We know we’ve got to slow them down, I felt we did a good job."

Ravens' Brandon Williams a leader of the NFL's new wave of athletic interior linemen

baltimoresun.com - Nov 21, 2015

Make a list of the league's most prolific and well-known interior defensive linemen, and you'll find many play on a four-man front that allows them to focus on creating havoc in the backfield. Visiting St. Louis Rams star Aaron Donald, the reigning Defensive Rookie of the Year and a sure-fire perennial...

brandon williams "The difference between what they do and what I do, I'm taking on a lot more blocks, They're just taught to get up the field, rush up field no matter what down it is. Mine's more methodical. I feel like they just teach one thing. We know multiple things — we can do more than just run up the field. We can play blocks, we can do schemes, we can do stunts and stuff, all that. That, I think, is the biggest difference."
chris canty "He's definitely taken the next step, He's cleaned up some things as far as technique-wise and the run game. He's developed some things in the pass rush, which is a welcome surprise. The more opportunities he gets, the more opportunities that he's out there on that football field, he's going to continue to figure it out and continue to improve."

Ravens work out former Cleveland Brown NT Phil Taylor

baltimoresun.com - Nov 10, 2015

Team doesn't have an obvious need at the position

Ravens nose tackle Brandon Williams: 'We don't need anybody to be Haloti'

baltimoresun.com - May 30, 2015

The offseason trade of five-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Haloti Ngata dramatically altered the landscape of the Ravens defensive line.

brandon williams "It tells me I just have to step up, We have to do more. I accept the challenge willingly, to get out there and do everything I have to do to be my best player, be my best self. And that goes for everybody else on the defensive line. We don’t need anybody to be Haloti. We just need everybody to be their best selves, and we’ll be fine."

Ravens nose tackle Brandon Williams wins Extra Effort award

baltimoresun.com - Apr 12, 2015

Brandon Williams manhandled centers during his second NFL season last year, creating enough leverage with his stocky, powerful frame to shove them into quarterbacks' faces.

brandon williams "I feel like I established respect, Whether they fear me or not, it's my job. If you're in my way, that's the cost of doing business. ... I won't be pushed around. I can hold my own."
brandon williams "It's an honor and a blessing to win this award, Knowing those guys had it before me and won it, that means a lot. Those are players you want to be like when you get older in your career. When you get to that point where you are that guy, that's what I'm striving for and what I want to be."
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College Football Recruiting 'Busts' Who Can Salvage Career Next Season

bleacherreport.com - Apr 3, 2015

Recruiting rankings matter. This is proved scientifically—with numbers. But that doesn't make the rankings an exact science. Every class still has busts. However, for highly ranked recruits who start slow at the college level, it's never too late to turn things around. Talent always stands a chance of winning out. And even if it doesn't, it was worth hoping it might. The hardest part of writ

Heavyweight battle looms between Ravens nose tackle Brandon Williams, Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey

baltimoresun.com - Jan 2, 2015

Although most of the attention tends to be focused on the skill players, a pivotal heavyweight battle in the trenches is shaping up for Saturday night's AFC wild-card playoff game between Ravens nose tackle Brandon Williams and Steelers Pro Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey.

brandon williams "It's the same thing I've been seeing on tape from him for years, he's a Pro Bowl center, He's been playing good ball. Obviously, he's a great center. I feel like it's always a good matchup with me and him playing against each other. Let the best man win."

Brandon Williams impresses John Harbaugh with explosiveness, quickness

baltimoresun.com - Jun 6, 2014

Drafted in the third round last year, defensive tackle had a quiet rookie seasonFor a big man whose job primarily requires him being an anchor at the line of scrimmage, Ravens defensive lineman Brandon Williams' mobility is regarded as a plus.

Matt Elam, Marlon Brown take part in charity kickball game

baltimoresun.com - May 25, 2014

Game at Ripken Stadium benefits Wounded Warrior ProjectRavens safety Matt Elam booted the kickball into the outfield, rounded first base and later coasted into home plate to score during the first inning Sunday afternoon at Ripken Stadium.

brandon williams "Everybody played this as a kid, if you had any type of childhood, I've played kickball since I was knee-high to the tree-high. I just hope I don't miss the ball entirely and fall on my butt."
arthur jones "I'm excited to be here, I pretty much never left, I still have a place in the area. This is for a great cause, and it's a lot of fun to be here with the guys."

Rams select Mizzou's Gaines before taking Sam

stltoday.com - May 10, 2014

Three-year starter in Tigers' secondary picked in sixth round. Rams also drafted Utah State safety Maurice Alexander, a Eureka High product.

Hazelwood East product Powell has NFL in his sights

stltoday.com - Apr 30, 2014

Wide receiver eager to test himself against players from bigger schools after a record-breaking career at Murray State.

Injury history could hurt Jared Abbrederis in NFL draft

jsonline.com - Feb 23, 2014

Executives in personnel for four NFL teams expressed concern in the last week about what they described as Abbrederis’ history of concussions.

After Ravens cut 'mentor' Marcus Spears, Brandon Williams ready for larger role

baltimoresun.com - Oct 30, 2013

When rookie defensive lineman Brandon Williams arrived at the office Wednesday and learned that his mentor was no longer employed at the company, he reached for his phone and typed him a text message.

brandon williams "Thanks for everything you’ve done for me, Thanks for teaching me how to be a pro."
brandon williams "He told me, ‘Go out there and do your job. You know what you’ve got to do,’ ‘And hey, hit me up in the offseason and we’ll go hunting together.’"

Jah Reid, Brandon Williams among the Ravens inactives

baltimoresun.com - Sep 5, 2013

John Simon also deactivated for RavensThe Ravens didn't have much in the way of surprises Thursday night when they made their scratches for an NFL regular-season kickoff against the Denver Broncos.

Texas A&M Football: Johnny Manziel Can Now Focus on Season

bleacherreport.com - Aug 29, 2013

There are likely few college football players in the country who must have looked forward to August 31 as much as Johnny Manziel. On that date, the sophomore quarterback for Texas A&M will start to make headlines for what he is doing on the field and not off of it. It has been a tumultuous offseason for the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner. Manziel has drawn criticism for everything from tweeting ab

Rams notebook: Winless mark no big concern going to finale

stltoday.com - Aug 29, 2013

Rams focus more on evaluation.

Big night for Ravens rookie nose tackle Brandon Williams

baltimoresun.com - Aug 8, 2013

Third-round draft pick slated for lots of playing timeEver since the Ravens drafted him in the third round, rookie nose tackle Brandon Williams has drawn praise from the coaching staff.

brandon williams "To hit someone else, that’s the biggest thing, To get out on the field and show people what the Ravens are all about."
brandon williams "I feel like I’m doing well, The whole defense is meshing together, coming together, getting plays right, just becoming family."
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Elam signs four-year deal with Ravens

miamiherald.com - Jul 18, 2013

Exactly a week before their first full-team practice of training camp, the Ravens took care of one more piece of offseason business Thursday, agreeing in principle to a four-year deal with first-round draft pick Matt Elam, general manager Ozzie Newsome announced.

corey graham "He's picking things up very fast, He's at safety they are putting him in the dollar package, he's coming down playing nickel. When you have the ability to play all those positions, that's pretty impressive. You don't see that much, especially in the first couple of months of being on the team."

Ravens agree in principle to deal with rookie safety Matt Elam

baltimoresun.com - Jul 18, 2013

Agreement wraps up deals for the team's 10-man draft classExactly a week before their first full-team practice of training camp, the Ravens took care of one more piece of offseason business Thursday, agreeing in principle to a four-year deal with first-round draft pick Matt Elam, general manager Ozzie Newsome announced.

corey graham "He’s picking things up very fast, He’s at safety, they are putting him in the dollar package, he’s coming down playing nickel. When you have the ability to play all those positions, that’s pretty impressive. You don’t see that much, especially in the first couple of months of being on the team."

Texas A&M Football: Will the 2014 NFL Draft Gut the Aggie Program?

bleacherreport.com - Jul 18, 2013

The Texas A&M Football program has produced three consecutive top 10 draft picks in the NFL draft. The Aggies could make it four years in a row since left tackle Jake Matthews is about to enter his senior season. The 2014 NFL draft may cause personnel losses at A&M that will not be easy to recover from.  College football coaches are constantly turning over their roster when it comes t

Ravens sign third-round DT Brandon Williams to $2.697 million contract

baltimoresun.com - Jun 7, 2013

With third-rounder signed, only unsigned draft pick remaining is first-round safety matt elamThe Ravens have signed third-round defensive tackle Brandon Williams to a four-year, $2.697 million contract.

Baltimore Ravens: What to Watch for at OTAs

bleacherreport.com - May 19, 2013

Forget about championships: The Baltimore Ravens of 2013 are a whole new squad, and the world will get its first look at them when full-team OTAs start on May 22. With a new season comes new players, new schemes and ultimately new questions.What should we expect from these Ravens at OTAs? What can we learn? Without pads, information will be hard to come by, but we fans and analysts can glean enoug

Brandon Williams: Sometimes, a 'little poop' happens

nfl.com - May 6, 2013

Baltimore Ravens third-rounder Brandon Williams has come a long way in a short time. Only a year ago, he had the worst job imaginable, where "sometimes, you got a little poop on you."

brandon williams "Sometimes, you got a little poop on you, Every time I was doing that, I said to myself, 'I gotta work harder, I'm not doing this the rest of my life.' It motivated me to get better."

Ravens rookie went from number two to Round Three

profootballtalk.nbcsports.com - May 6, 2013

For Brandon Williams, the Ravens’ third-round pick, everything’s coming up roses. Or maybe it’s just that anything would smell better than his old job. The rookie nose tackle will never be offended by the smell of an NFL locker room, since his last job was hauling and moving portable toilets. “Sometimes, you got a little…

brandon williams " Sometimes, you got a little poop on you, Every time I was doing that, I said to myself, ‘I gotta work harder, I’m not doing this the rest of my life.’ It motivated me to get better."

Ravens rookie Brandon Williams turned a challenging job into training ground

baltimoresun.com - May 4, 2013

The grind of being an NFL nose guard is embraced by Ravens rookie Brandon Williams, a heavyweight defensive lineman accustomed to dirty work.

brandon williams "Sometimes, you got a little poop on you, Every time I was doing that, I said to myself, 'I gotta work harder, I'm not doing this the rest of my life.' It motivated me to get better."
brandon williams "I acted like I was playing football, I just made it fun."
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Dallas Cowboys: Meet 2013 Undrafted Free Agent Deon Lacey

bleacherreport.com - May 4, 2013

Nobody has to tell Deon Lacey about the obstacles he faces to be successful in the NFL.Heck, it has been hard enough for a University of West Alabama football player to even reach this point. Nobody from the school has earned a roster spot since Kendrick Office (Buffalo Bills) in 2001. This year three players from UWA will be involved in a NFL training camp and potentially preseason games and

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