Ozzie newsome

Business of Football
Is the NFL’s No-Nonsense Sheriff Turning Soft?
Is the NFL’s No-Nonsense Sheriff Turning Soft?
Roger Goodell has long ruled with an iron fist, but following Ray Rice’s mere two-game ban, the so-called ‘judge, jury and executioner’ is catching heat for being too lenient. Which begs another question: Why aren’t people up in arms about the Ravens doing nothing?
By Andrew Brandt
Open Field
The Ray Rice Fallout
The Ray Rice Fallout
Ray Rice was suspended two games for his domestic-violence arrest and the immediate reaction was that the Ravens running back got off light. Is this the ‘wake-up call’ some say he needed? Baltimore and the NFL are about to find out
By Peter King
Weekend Notes
The Tease of Rookie WRs
The Tease of Rookie WRs
Everyone is in agreement: the 2014 draft class of wide receivers is stacked. But don't get too excited about the new skill guys contributing in Year 1. A trend in the college game has made the pro wideout learning curve much steeper
By Greg A. Bedard
Open Field
Cooking the NFL Draft with a Special Sauce
Cooking the NFL Draft with a Special Sauce
Since compensatory picks were instituted in 1994, the Baltimore Ravens have received a leauge-high 41. No matter how many good players walk in free agency, this is where general manager Ozzie Newsome is willing to gamble
By Jenny Vrentas
On Further Review
The Man With A Plan In San Fran
The Man With A Plan In San Fran
No, not Jim Harbaugh. As the announcement of 2014 compensatory draft picks shows, 49ers GM Trent Baalke is building a lasting winner in Northern California. Plus, more news and rumors from the NFL annual meeting and reader email
By Peter King
Monday Morning Quarterback
Keeping the Passers Protected
Keeping the Passers Protected
It was a weekend of great play and controversy (and, oh yeah, crazy weather). But whether it was Denver's line stepping up or the refs speaking up for Drew Brees in two games with big playoff implications, Week 11 made it clear again: The QB is sacred
By Peter King
Going Long
Oz the Great and Powerful
Oz the Great and Powerful
Ozzie Newsome, Hall of Fame tight end and architect of the Ravens’ two Super Bowl champions, doesn’t talk much about himself, but listen to the men who know him and you’ll learn something of the esteem in which he’s held throughout the league
By Greg A. Bedard