Ravens’ Harbaugh on Gaither, Heap, McClain — Baltimore Sun Video

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Here is some footage I edited from a press conference at Ravens Training Camp on Monday. Head Coach John Harbaugh addressed concerns about several players who have already been plagued by injuries this year.

This is one in a series of many posts and updates leading up to the regular season. I’ll post my reflections on covering the Baltimore Ravens as the end of training camp approaches.

Ravens Fabian Washington discusses injury, Twitter updates — Baltimore Sun Video

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The Baltimore Sun’s Ed Lee had a chance to catch up with Baltimore Ravens cornerback, Fabian Washington, today at training camp at McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland.

Washington, who tore a ligament in his knee last November, began training camp this year on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list. He discussed his rehab process.

He also commented on two of his latest Twitter updates. He explained the terms “going HAM” and “Rick Flair mode,” which he used in several of his recent tweets.

It’s fascinating to me that these small updates tweeted by notable figures are so often used as legitimate sources of information for journalists.

So, on that note, follow me @bjweiss22 on Twitter or keep checking back into this blog for video updates throughout Ravens training camp!

Ed Dickson.

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Here’s a locker room interview with Baltimore Ravens’ rookie tight end, Ed Dickson.

It’s very brief, but I always try to find something to build on, no matter how small the assignment.

In this case, I realized that I didn’t stake out my camera spot quickly enough. I was behind a circle of reporters when I shot this. That’s why you see some other faces occasionally popping into view.

It’s important to claim a good spot within the huddle of reporters and camera people.

Lesson learned!

Rookie Day.

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The new players weren’t the only rookies present at the Baltimore Ravens mini-camp today.

I was also a rookie, as this was my first time covering the purple and black. I was sent to shoot a press conference with Head Coach John Harbaugh after morning practice at the Ravens’ training facility in Owings Mills, Maryland, commonly known as “The Castle.”

From what I’ve been told, there wasn’t much going on today because it was “just the rookies.” For me, however, everything was new.

After working for the Baltimore Orioles last year, I’ve gotten a unique perspective on how professional sports organizations operate. It was interesting to note the differences in how the two clubs are organized. At the same time, I picked up on certain aspects that were nearly identical.

Mainly, it was unbelievable to see how much bigger these rookies were then most of the professional baseball players I’ve been around. Football players may look big on television, but after shooting some interviews in the locker room today, I was taken aback by how much bigger they are in real life.

That’s the nature of the game, I suppose.

These were the highlights from Harbaugh’s press conference. Check back tomorrow for a locker room interview with rookie tight end, Ed Dickson.

Many thanks to Leeann Adams for storming the castle with me, showing me around, and sharing her video expertise.