Happy Birthday America!!! I hope every-one has a safe and wonderful July 4th. But without any further ado, here's today's fresh-hot "Cup of Joe"!!!
The Baltimore Ravens' first two selections in the 2011 NFL Draft were savvy picks, grabbing a top corner in Jimmy Smith and a potential diamond in the rough in Maryland receiver Torrey Smith. But there are still questions to be answered.
Donte' Stallworth is eternally grateful for how the Baltimore Ravens gave him a job and a valuable second chance following his suspension and jail sentence for a driving under the influence manslaughter conviction. "Yeah, there's mixed feelings," Stallworth said in a telephone interview. "The organization was nothing but great to me. I appreciate the opportunity they gave me. The guys were great and the fans welcomed me. They tell me all the time they hope things work out for me and that I would come back. From the foot injury standpoint, it definitely derailed a lot of things that I was looking forward to doing."
Terrence Cody, DT, Baltimore Ravens: Cody didn't make a significant contribution as a rookie, but his hulking presence in the middle of the Ravens' defense free up Haloti Ngata to wreak havoc on foes. As an immovable force at the point of attack, he is capable of eating up (no pun intended) double teams, which would allow his teammates to flow freely to the ball without hesitation.
There has been talk during the offseason concerning Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco and concern by some that the team can’t win with him at quarterback, but more specifically not win against Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers.