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The official home for audio programming from Baltimore Beatdown, SB Nation's community for fans of the Baltimore Ravens. Come for the high level analysis, stay for the obscure pop culture references and inside jokes.

The official home for audio programming from Baltimore Beatdown, SB Nation's community for fans of the Baltimore Ravens. Come for the high level analysis, stay for the obscure pop culture references and inside jokes.


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The official home for audio programming from Baltimore Beatdown, SB Nation's community for fans of the Baltimore Ravens. Come for the high level analysis, stay for the obscure pop culture references and inside jokes.




Chris Orr interview + Derek Wolfe signs

The boys hop in the studio for what's gonna be a fun one for you guys on this Monday. First things first, there's some bad news to discuss in the Michael Brockers situation, who the Ravens ended negotiations with following concerns on results from his physical. They touch on that prior to jumping into a great interview (20:21) with Wisconsin Badgers linebacker Chris Orr (@chris_guwap). Brother of current Ravens coach (and former MLB) Zach, Chris has one of the best resumes you'll see from a...


Raven Madness 2020!

The boys have a fun one for y'all on this fine Friday! With Spencer preoccupied, Jake rounded up Kyle (@BB_KylePBarber) and Vas (@VasilisBeatdown) for a really fun beginning to multilayered segment: Raven Madness. March Madness has of course been cancelled due to the Coronavirus, so the boys figured they'd hold a tournament of their own, with it being all Ravens related instead. After getting to some news, they jump right into the bracket (24:47) which is organized into four divisions that...


Mock Draft, post Free Agency edition

The first big wave of free agency has come and gone, and while there are a few big pieces still out on the market, many of the power players in the NFL have gone ahead and made their moves. With that in mind, the boys decided to go ahead and give you guys a fresh mock draft for this fine Tuesday. This time, Vas (@VasilisBeatdown) joins the fray for the first three man weave of the offseason, and he has the honor of getting things going with the first pick. Throughout this edition of things,...


Free agent frenzy pt. 2 + mailbag

The boys are back in town! Spencer hops back into the studio with Jake to discuss more of the madness that has been the new league year for 2020.Plenty of crazy things have happened this week, such as Tom Brady heading for Tampa Bay, Cam Newton being confirmed as on his way out of Carolina, Deandre Hopkins being shipped to Arizona for a bag of balls, and much, much, much... much... much... more. The guys have plenty to touch on in regards to all of that, before they jump into the Ravens...


Calais Campbell trade, Judon Tagged, Listener Questions

We hope you this pod finds you guys well in the midst of a pandemic breakout that's occurred since we last recorded, and that some good Ravens news will be just what you need top have your spirits lifted. There's been plenty of that to go around, as Eric DeCosta has begun to work his magic yet again, and Jake is joined by Vas (@VasilisBeatdown) to discuss it all and more. The Ravens have officially placed the franchise tag on Matt Judon, flipped a fifth round pick(!) for Calais Campbell, and...


Yanda out, Comp Picks in

Between the combine and the opening of free agency, there isn't always a ton of news to get to, but that wasn't the case this week (at least in relation to the Ravens). The boys are here in celebration of 311 day to chop up several different things that came out today, namely the retirement of a franchise legend, the announcement of NFL compensatory picks, and the Ravens getting involved in the rule proposal business. After that, they jump into today's discussion segments (38:10) with the...


Mock Draft Madness (Post Combine Edition)

Friday is here, and so is a fresh first round mock draft for you beautiful people to feast your fine ears on. The boys were champing at the bit to jump in studio and record another one of these for you, but of course had to wait until the NFL Combine had officially concluded so they could do so to full effect. The wait was worth it, as a very fun hour and a half took place in which they went back and forth picking players for each of the 32 teams. Jake was first on the clock for Cincinnati...


Combine Mega Mailbag

The boys are back for this fine Wednesday to give you guys the NFL combine recap (with a Ravens perspective) that you're looking for. They do so largely by fielding your questions from social media - user submissions to @PodcastBeatdown on Twitter and @baltimore_beatdown are the anchor of the ship for today's episode as the boys have an hours' worth of questions to answer from there, so strap in and enjoy. They relate largely to last week's combine as mentioned, but other questions enter the...


Jonas Shaffer + Combine Talk

The boys are back after a very eventful week and have a ton of news to catch up on, and a very fun interview for you all as well. As far as news goes, the NFL CBA talks are heating up down in Indianapolis, a Ravens coordinator got a healthy contract extension (and some coaching positions were shaken up), and a certain third year tight end is potentially on the trading block. Following all of that, the guys have the honor of welcoming on a friend of the show, the Baltimore Sun's Jonas Shaffer...


Combine preview with Connor Rogers

What's up guys? It's almost combine week, that's what's up. The boys are absolutely stoked to see a bunch of 20 something men running around an indoor field in spandex, and decided to throw together a quick preview for you guys to enjoy. There's no one in the Baltimore Beatdown Podcast expanded Universe that's better for something like that than friend of the show Connor Rogers (ConnorJRogers) from Bleacher Report, so they dialed him up to have a chat from the perspective of somebody who's...


Mock Draft Monday

The boys are back in the studio on this fine Monday and have plenty to discuss, starting off with some news. That includes a suspension for a rotational offensive lineman, the release of a fan favorite veteran safety, and the re-signing of a lesser recognized player at the same position. That then allows for them to open up the mailbag for the first time in a bit, with plenty of great topics ranging from Marlon Humphrey's potential acting career, to the pronunciation of "Calais" and many,...


The 2020 Beatdown Awards!

It's Wednesday my dudes. The boys are here for you with this jam packed hump day episode. There's a ton of news to discuss to kick things off, including a contract extension for an ascending player (which they called a few months back), some news on the hypothetical quarterback carousel which is starting to spin up, and some fun news involving the Oscars Ceremony and a former Raven. They then jump into their topics for the day, first starting off with a chat about the recently launched XFL,...


Early offseason news + Combine & FA chatter

The boys are back in the studio for the first time in a little while, and they have a lot to talk about. They start off with a bit of news, including a re-signing, a retirement relevant to Ravens history, a projected free agent signing, and more. They then jump into some discussion topics, the first of which is some combine discussion, then leading into some thoughts on potential free agent talk, and closing with what they think Lamar Jackson's offseason approach ought to be. Thanks for...


Super Bowl LIV Recap ft. Matt Pyne

The Baltimore Beatdown podcast is back for Tuesday, February 4th. This time, Jake is joined by Russell Street Report blogger Matt Pyne (@MPyne_) to recap the big game from this past Sunday. That would of course be Super Bowl LIV in Miami, in which the Kansas City Chiefs emerged victorious over the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 to claim their first title in several decades. The guys have plenty to talk about, starting with their perspectives on the game heading into it, what they thought of some...


SUPER BOWL LIV: Harrison Hand

RJ Ochoa (Blogging the Boys) & Jeanna Thomas (The Falcoholic) chat with Temple CB Harrison Hand about his draft process & thoughts on landing spots PLUS the imprint that Matt Rhule left on Temple! Powered by SBNation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Kyle Barber

Jake is joined on this fine Friday by Baltimore Beatdown's head honcho himself, Kyle Barber (@BB_KylePBarber), the managing editor of the site. The guys have plenty to go over this week, and for the most part, tried to keep things Super Bowl focused. As a result, they touch on Terrell Suggs' comments during his media availability in Miami, Lamar Jackson stating he has no interest in even watching the game, and an interesting nugget about Joe Flacco's standings among all time performances in...


Vasilis Lericos

Spencer is out sick, so Jake has the pleasure of being joined by great friend of the pod, Vasilis Lericos (@vasilisbeatdown), for this Tuesday edition of the Baltimore Beatdown Podcast! Vas is a huge proponent of strong salary cap management and is very passionate about roster construction, so he jumps on the pod to discuss what the Ravens offseason is currently looking like from his perspective a few weeks out. The guys break it down position by position, and discuss ideal free agency and...


Daniel Oyefusi

It's a freaky Friday on the Baltimore Beatdown podcast as Jake has the pleasure of being joined by a very special guest, Daniel Oyefusi of the Baltimore Sun (@DanielOyefusi). Daniel is the Sun's breaking news reporter and covers the Ravens beat, having just gotten on the job prior to the start of the regular season. He joins the show to talk about all manner of things, including his start in covering the team, what it's like doing so in the social media era, his favorite players to cover,...


Early draft talk + mailbag

The boys are back in the studio on this fine Wednesday to talk some Ravens with you beautiful people. To do so, they start by opening the mailbag for the first time in at least a few episodes to riff on what you guys want to hear (remember to get your questions in whenever and on whichever your social platform of choosing is). They then jump into a lengthy discussion about the draft thanks to the kickoff of the annual Reese's Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama. The guys talk about the hot names...


Drowning our sorrows with PFF Gordon

Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened - or, at least that's what the boys are trying to tell themselves after the Ravens were stunned at home in the divisional round to the wild card seeded Tennessee Titans led by castoff quarterback Ryan Tannehill. It's about as insane to type out as it is that it actually occurred, and it's not a whole lot of fun to talk about either. That said, Jake and Spencer have a job to do and as such they're here to talk this thing out with you guys...