If the Ravens reach an agreement with receiver Michael Crabtree, it would be a cause for major celebrations in Baltimore. It’s not like Crabtree is in the class of an Odell Beckham Jr. or Antonio Brown, but he is certainly better than Chris Moore or Breshad Perriman or any of the other current receivers on the roster. And just think, the Ravens virtually had to stumble into this possible deal.
As the teams ran out onto the field for the men’s lacrosse final four last year, there was one common thread among three of them. Maryland, Towson and Ohio State all had dominant short-stick defensive midfielders. The Terps had the best tandem with Isaiah Davis-Allen and Nick Manis, which was one of the main reasons they won the national championship. “You can’t win one without good defensive people,” Maryland head coach John Tillman said.
The Ravens will add two new wide receivers through free agency today in John Brown and Ryan Grant, but I was more excited when they announced that they had re-signed defensive lineman Brent Urban and offensive lineman James Hurst. At least I had watched them play and know what they can do. Brown and Grant? Are they really going to change the fortunes of the Ravens? Is Grant really a No. 1 receiver in the NFL? Really? It’s the same scenario as years past. The Ravens don’t want to pay top-notch receivers.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
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World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".