Let's start the Wake-up caw with a stroll down memory lane with your favorite Dancing With The Stars athlete ...
Wide receiver Jacoby Jones relived the dramatic 70-yard touchdown, which he caught behind Broncos safety Rahim Moore and tied the AFC divisional playoff game in the final minute. "I think he was trying to make a play and we caught him slipping," Jones told The Baltimore Sun. "They weren't up for us. Bingo." I was surprised that Jones was able to get behind the secondary. I am shocked that Moore remains a starting safety in Denver.
Tight end Ed Dickson is upbeat about playing Thursday night, according to The Baltimore Sun. ’"Im pretty optimistic about my chances of playing this game and working toward playing," Dickson said. "I always feel like I’m playing so I’m working towards it that way. We’ll see what the trainers and the coach say.” The Ravens really need Dickson in the lineup after seeing Dallas Clark do basically nothing in the preseason.
Echoing coach John Harbaugh's comments from earlier in the week, cornerback Lardarius Webb is set to play in Denver after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in October. "Knowing all the hard work I put myself through, I miss it to the fullest," Webb said, via Comcast SportsNet. "I just can't wait to touch my foot on that field."
Being the underdog is a familiar spot for the Ravens, The Baltimore Sun's Mike Preston writes. "No, it doesn't surprise me at all," Ravens running back Ray Rice said of the Broncos being favored.
Backup nose tackle Brandon Williams is out indefinitely after being seen in a walking boot, according to The Press Box. With defensive end Art Jones already out, the Ravens have five healthy defensive linemen: Haloti Ngata, Chris Canty, Marcus Spears, Terrence Cody and DeAngelo Tyson. Meanwhile, rookie linebacker John Simon switched his jersey number from No. 47 to No. 94, which was last worn by Sergio Kindle. Obviously, Simon isn't superstitious.
Starting cornerback Corey Graham doesn't get much attention but plays a big part. In his last trip to Denver, he picked off Peyton Manning twice in the AFC divisional playoff game. Here's the full story in the Carroll County (Md.) Times.