Author | Jeffrey Gilley

Jimmy Smith, the breakout player of 2013

July 13, 2013 | Jeffrey Gilley

Every year, there are players who “break out.” This year, one of them will be the physically imposing Jimmy Smith. Smith was brought to Baltimore with high expectations. He was dubbed the Ravens’ next great cornerback and was expected to match up with the best of the best. Going into the 2011 draft, Smith was [...]

Which Ravens Rookie Will Have the Biggest Impact in 2013?

July 11, 2013 | Jeffrey Gilley

The Ravens aced the 2013 NFL Draft. They added many talented, hard working players to the team. Many of these talented rookies are competing for jobs and all of them may get a chance to see the field in 2013. But let me start off by clarifying the usage of impact in the title. Impact, [...]

Baltimore Ravens 2013 Season Preview Part Three: Predicting the Biggest Positional Battles

July 06, 2013 | Jeffrey Gilley

It’s no secret the Ravens are a different team. Starters that must be replaced include Carry Williams, Ed Reed, Ray Lewis, Dannell Ellerbe, Vonta Leach, and Anquan Boldin. Paul Kruger is also gone but he was more of a role player that rotated starts with rookie Courtney UpShaw. The following are my projections for the [...]

Baltimore Ravens 2013 Season Preview Part Two: predicting the Ravens record

July 05, 2013 | Jeffrey Gilley

Will the Ravens make the playoffs yet again? It is possible but they will have to fight through a tough schedule. Opening the season on the road is tough. Opening against the Broncos is even tougher. Denver, and specifically Rahim Moore have spent the entire offseason wondering what could have been. Had Moore not made [...]

Baltimore Ravens 2013 Season Preview Part One

July 05, 2013 | Jeffrey Gilley

Baltimore’s victory in Super Bowl XLVII was bittersweet. The Ravens had a reason to celebrate but it must also be put into perspective. Ray Lewis will never play for the Baltimore Ravens again. Neither will Ed Reed. Many fan favorites are gone from Baltimore. Guys like Bernard Pollard, Carry Williams, and Anquan Boldin weren’t just [...]

Jeffrey Gilley

I am a Junior at High Point University but a native of Northern Virginia. I love the Ravens and the NFL is where my true passion lies. I hope to become a sports journalist one day and hopefully broadcast football games.