Friday Ravens Links

John Harbaugh motivates his team in many different ways, writes CSNBaltimore.com. - Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Here's your daily 'Cup of Joe' with Ravens stories from other sources around the World Wide Web.

Preston: Ravens Camp Observations

The Baltimore Sun's Mike Preston gives his early observations from training camp.

Bryant McKinnie Overwight? No Surprise There

The Sun's Mike Preston also weighs in on why the veteran left tackle was absent from training camp, saying no one can be surprised from this latest development.

Decision Time Looming for Vonta Leach

With a report from the Newark Star-Ledger stating Vonta Leach was likely to return to Baltimore, the Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson writes that it's decision time for the NFL's best fullback.

Jacoby Jones Compares Conditioning Test to Taking the ACT

Having to take the conditioning test a second time, Jacoby Jones said it was like taking the ACT in high school -- eventually he passed, writes BaltimoreRavens.com.

Thursday's Practice Highlights

BaltimoreRavens.com's Garrett Downing breaks down what stood out in his eyes after witnessing the first training camp practice of the preseason.

John Harbaugh, the Motivator

CSNBaltimore.com's Clifton Brown writes that coach John Harbaugh can motivate his team in many different ways.

Ray Rice Might Lose Carries But He's OK With That

Ray Rice knows he has a solid backup in Bernard Pierce around him, and a quarterback that can make all the throws needed. If his carries take a hit as a result, he's OK with that, writes Press Box's Joe Platania.

Lardarius Webb Hoping to Return to Pre-Injury Form

Now that Webb is back and feeling close to 100 percent, he's hoping he can be his old self on the football field again, writes Matt Zenitz of the Carroll County Times.

John Simon No Longer a Steelers Fan

Growing up in Steelers country, rookie outside linebacker John Simon grew up a fan of Baltimore's bitter rival. Now that he's a Raven, he's "burned" all of his Terrible Towels, according to Kris Jones at Russell Street Report.

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