Author | Chris Pika

Blog & Tackle: Week 1 NFL scoring struggles

Blog & Tackle: Week 1 NFL scoring struggles

September 14, 2010 | Chris Pika

If you thought the amount of scoring in the NFL’s Week 1 games was less than usual, you were right in a big way. A total of 21 teams scored less than 20 points in the 16 games — that number was the highest total of Week 1 sub-20-point team scoring since the 1970 AFL-NFL [...]

Blog & Tackle: How TJH was used in 2009

Blog & Tackle: How TJH was used in 2009

September 07, 2010 | Chris Pika

The Ravens acquisition of WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh yesterday gave the club a tough receiver who will help Baltimore in the short term by giving QB Joe Flacco another target in the expanding passing game. What kind of numbers will the about-to-be 33-year-old TJH put up in 2010? It’s obviously hard to say as the Ravens [...]

Blog & Tackle: Vanilla anyone?

Blog & Tackle: Vanilla anyone?

August 12, 2010 | Chris Pika

All of us have walked into our favorite ice cream shop in the heat of summer and looked at the dozens of flavors — depending on your establishment — and stepped up to the counter to make a call. Chances are, if you are an NFL coach, your choice in August is very plain — [...]

Blog & Tackle: Sweet tune could return

Blog & Tackle: Sweet tune could return

August 06, 2010 | Chris Pika

A familiar tune, played with pride during some of Baltimore’s greatest football moments, and mournfully after one of the city’s darkest, could return to herald Ravens touchdowns in M&T Bank Stadium this season if fans have their way. The Ravens through their website, are giving fans the chance to decide whether the current fight song, [...]

Blog & Tackle: Not a good day

Blog & Tackle: Not a good day

June 04, 2010 | Chris Pika

Seeing the press release stating that Dave Trembley was fired as Orioles manager reminds me of how hard the decision is from the inside and how it affects an entire organization.

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