Dan Bryden   

Ravens Analyst

Dan played high school football at Wilde Lake and graduated from McDaniel College with a degree in Psychology. Dan is currently a Maryland Terp working on his PhD degree in Neuroscience. He has experience writing published scientific material as well as blogging for SBNation via Baltimore Beatdown. Beginning in the 2012 season, Dan has been writing about the Ravens focusing on the X’s and O’s of the game of football with heavy use of overhead (All-22) film analysis. The Columbia, MD native currently lives in Silver Spring.

 

Articles by Dan Bryden


The Ravens Need Cornerback Help

Using Football Outsider’s defensive DVOA metrics, the Ravens were 19th in total defense and 22nd against the pass during the 2012 Super Bowl run.  The welcome comeback of Lardarius Webb and the insertion of Matt Elam, James Ihedigo, and Daryl … Continue reading

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Why Bring Back Terrence Cody?

Terrence Cody’s career as a Raven began after being selected in the 2nd round of the 2010 draft.  The consensus among local fans is that Cody’s play has been less than stellar to this point.  Regardless, Ozzie Newsome brought Cody … Continue reading

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Jeremy Zuttah, Patching a Leaky Line

Many in the Baltimore media chronicled Gino Gradkowski’s struggles throughout the 2013 campaign.  Although Gradkowski improved when the calendar turned December, he only graduated to a below-average starting center.  In response, the Ravens turned to former Buccaneer Jeremy Zuttah to … Continue reading

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First Round O-Line: Taylor Lewan, Zack Martin

Let’s face it.  The offensive line was a disappointment to most Ravens fans in 2013.  With Michael Oher leaving for Tennessee and Osemele (hopefully) moving to his natural guard position, the Ravens may now address offensive tackle in the draft.  … Continue reading

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How the Ravens Should Approach the O-Line

Ravens fans see the offensive line as the group that needs the most work this off-season. Consequently, I’ve dedicated a lot of my film study to determining the best approach for the Ravens moving forward.  Here are my thoughts on … Continue reading

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Is Steve Smith Worth Pursuing?

The Ravens have made their mark on the 2014 Free Agency period by simply signing their own.  By all accounts, priority #1 was Dennis Pitta (√) and priority #2 was Eugene Monroe (√).  I’m of the opinion that signing your … Continue reading

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Is Eugene Monroe Worth Investing In?

After the signing of Dennis Pitta, Ravens fans turned their focus to the next UFA priority: Eugene Monroe.  While Monroe has gotten a good deal of praise this off-season (PFF’s #1 rated UFA Offensive Tackle), Jacksonville didn’t appear too concerned … Continue reading

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Next Man Up: Ricky Wagner

The Ravens had their struggles on the offensive line in 2013.  What was a mainstay for the 2012 Super Bowl run suddenly declined into little more than a series of holes and mishaps.  With Michael Oher rumored to have played … Continue reading

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Gary Kubiak: A Schematic Shift

After some odd press releases championing four candidates for the role of Ravens Offensive Coordinator, Gary Kubiak emerged as the odds-on favorite only days before his eventual hiring.  Along with his well-documented offensive strategy, Kubiak brings his former OC Rick … Continue reading

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Can the Ravens Interior O-Line Hold Up?

For the Ravens to make the play-offs, they realistically must win on Sunday in Cincinnati.  The Ravens are familiar with the Bengals as these teams faced off as recently as Week 10.  Cincinnati’s Mike Zimmer-led defense puts a premium on … Continue reading

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