We are Dan and Chris, two good friends and past college roommates as well as avid Ravens fans. We saw that Baltimore Beatdown was in need of writers, so we decided to put our names in the mix. First we'll tell you a little about ourselves, and then we will explain our mission.
Dan is a former college lacrosse player and a PhD student. Though he spends most of his time in the lab, he can often be found taking notes on the All-22 game replays. Dan loves the Xs and Os, and he will be providing much of the critical analysis for our posts.
Chris is a writer and marketing coordinator for a large accounting firm. He recently finished his graduate degree in Professional Writing and, accordingly, will be writing our weekly posts.
Speaking of weekly posts--we will be collaborating on a weekly fantasy football write-up. Our goal is to do some in-depth research about key Ravens players and analyze their upcoming match-ups. We hope to go beyond some of the readily available statistics (like ESPN's opponent rankings, for instance) and uncover the best and worst matchups for players like Flacco, Rice, Smith, Pitta, and others. At the same time, we will provide some (hopefully) interesting reading on the schemes and formations the Ravens will face each week.
Our goal is to post each Wednesday evening, giving readers enough time to digest our material before the Thursday night game kicks off. Be on the lookout for our first post next Wednesday!
Chris Worthington (Follow on Twitter @C_Dubs87)
Dan Bryden (Follow on Twitter @PlainMilksFine)