Author | John Gallo

C.J. Mosley’s great, but Ravens’ draft class will be defined by who they take next

May 09, 2014 | John Gallo

It’s a great start. But one player rarely makes for a great draft class. It’s not surprising the Ravens took C.J. Mosley, a 6-foot-2, 235-pound inside linebacker out of the University of Ozzie Newsome, I mean Alabama. What’s not to like: He runs a 4.63 40-yard dash and can jump 35 inches. He was one [...]

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Houston, there’s no problem: Johnny Manziel is the No. 1 pick

May 06, 2014 | John Gallo

I really wanted to dismiss Johnny Manziel as the top pick. I wanted to justify knocking him down a few rungs on the board because he’s a “running quarterback,” and you know what running quarterbacks don’t do? Win Super Bowls. I heard Manziel’s name, and I thought of Michael Vick – a guy who will [...]

NFL Draft: Who will the Ravens take 17th overall?

May 02, 2014 | John Gallo

In less than a week, we’ll know. We’ll know who’s the Ravens’ first pick in the draft, a player who history says should be Pro Bowl-level good. Of the Ravens’ 18 all-time first-round picks, 10 have gone on to make at least one Pro Bowl. The 10 players have been selected to 51 Pro Bowls [...]

Donald Sterling’s lifetime ban the right move by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver

April 29, 2014 | John Gallo

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver got it right by banning Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life from the league after his remarks about blacks created widespread outrage. Sterling’s banned from attending Clippers’ games and practices. He’s banned from the Clippers’ facility and from making any team or personnel decisions. He’s banned from attending the [...]

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Nelson Cruz and Steve Smith: An Oriole and a Raven searching for redemption

April 26, 2014 | John Gallo

One man wants to forget his past; the other is motivated by it. One man is sorry for the mistake he made; the other is adamant he did nothing wrong to be sent packing. One makes a living hitting home runs; the other earns his paycheck scoring touchdowns. One was a strike away from winning [...]

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