Podcast: Jake and Nolan analyze where the Orioles are, and talk Ravens as OTA’S begin

Welcome to the latest episode of the Charm City Bird Watch Podcast with site owner Jake McDonnell and author Nolan McGraw.

With the Orioles 17.5 games back in the American League East, some decisions need to be made in the warehouse. At what percentage do Jake and Nolan think players like Manny Machado, Adam Jones, Zach Britton, and Brad Brach could be moved? The guys also ponder what to do with Chris Davis, and look ahead to this week’s series against the White Sox.

On Monday, Organized Team Activities (OTA’s) begin for the Ravens in Owings Mills. The CCBW duo go over the biggest storylines surrounding the Ravens at this point in the offseason, including the relationship between Joe Flacco & Lamar Jackson, the retooled receiving core, the position battles along the offensive line, and the impact of concession price reductions at M&T Bank Stadium.

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Podcast: Nolan and Jake react to Super Bowl 52, latest Ravens news, and latest Terps loss

Welcome to the latest episode of the Charm City Bird Watch Podcast! On today’s show, Nolan McGraw and Jake McDonnell break down a number of topics, including:

  1. Superbowl 52: Well-deserved for Philadelphia, the empire crumbles, and discussion on the strange McDaniels / Colts saga
  2. Reaction to last Friday’s ‘State of the Ravens’ press conference with Mr. Bisciotti (including the Ozzie Newsome / Eric DeCosta transition), and Ray Lewis’s election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2018
  3. The Terps’ tough 74-70 loss to Penn State on Wednesday night

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Podcast: WVUA-23 Reporter Bethany Miller talks about covering Alabama’s National Championship run

Welcome to the latest edition of the Charm City Bird Watch Podcast! On this episode, WVUA-23 reporter Bethany Miller joins Jake to talk about her experience covering Alabama football at WVUA-23.

A week ago, the Alabama Crimson Tide defeated the Georgia Bulldogs 26-23 in overtime to win their fifth National Championship in the last nine years. Miller was on the field at Mercedes-Bentz Stadium as the confetti fell, and got to report from the sideline. On New Year’s Day, she was at the Superdome in New Orleans when Alabama took down Clemson 24-6 in the Sugar Bowl.

In Bethany’s time at Alabama, the Crimson Tide won two national titles. Going to an SEC school and covering an SEC team had to have been an amazing opportunity. On this episode, Bethany went into her time at Alabama and with WVUA, and what it was like to cover the championship-winning team this season. She also gave us the inside scoop on some potential Alabama players the Ravens could target in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Miller recently graduated from Alabama and currently reports and produces at WVUA. She is also a former classmate of Jake’s. Both Miller and McDonnell graduated from Susquehannock High School in 2014.

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Podcast: Vasilios and Jake dive into the NFL Divisional Playoffs, Martindale promotion, and latest Terps buzz

On the latest episode of the Charm City Bird Watch Podcast, reporter Vasilios Nikolaou joins owner Jake McDonnell for a half-hour of sports talk.

A few days before the NFL Divisional round, the guys break down the key things to watch for during “the best football weekend” on the NFL calendar.

On Monday, we heard Nolan‘s take on the recent rumors surrounding the brass of the New England Patriots. How does Vasilios feel about this story that is sure to linger into the offseason?

On Tuesday, the Ravens promoted linebackers coach Don “Wink” Martindale to defensive coordinator. Is this a yay or nay move?

Last up on the podcast is some college hoops talk. Despite departures and injuries to several key players, the Terps look impressive as conference play gets underway. What can we expect to see from this 2017-18 Terps squad? Vasilios and Jake have you covered.

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Podcast: Nolan and Jake go over the latest on the NFL Playoffs, New England Patriots, and Terps hoops

Welcome to the latest episode of the Charm City Bird Watch Podcast! On today’s show, insider Nolan McGraw joins site founder Jake McDonnell for a half-hour of sports talk.

In the middle of the NFL playoffs, the guys recapped Wild Card weekend and looked ahead to the Divisional round. Nolan and Jake also discussed at length the ESPN story that questioned the relationship between New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, head coach Bill Belichick, and quarterback Tom Brady.

Nolan has been all over our Maryland Terps Basketball coverage so far this season. With conference play now underway, how does Nolan feel about the 2017-18 Terps squad?

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Podcast: WBAL’s Keith Mills recaps Harbaugh’s season-ending presser, and the ever so quiet Orioles offseason

Welcome to the latest episode of the Charm City Bird Watch podcast! On today’s show, WBAL Sports Anchor and Reporter Keith Mills joins Jake McDonnell to discuss the latest news surrounding the Baltimore Ravens and the Baltimore Orioles.

On Thursday, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh gave his season-ending press conference. Keith and Jake touched on several points from the presser, including the decision to keep Marty Mornhinweg, adding more playmakers on offense, and drafting a quarterback.

Next up is a lengthy discussion about where the Orioles are just a few weeks away from pitchers and catchers reporting for camp. Whether it’s questioning who will fill the last three spots in the rotation, who will step in for Zach Britton, or the impending Manny Machado saga, there’s plenty to talk about even in the cold of January.

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Podcast: 24 hours later: Jake McDonnell reacts to the Ravens’ soul-crushing loss to the Bengals

Welcome to another edition of the Charm City Bird Watch Podcast! On this episode, Charm City Bird Watch Owner / Insider Jake McDonnell reacts to the Baltimore Ravens’ soul-crushing, season-ending loss to the Cincinnati Bengals 24 hours later. This is 28 minutes of unscripted insight from Jake after one of the worst losses in Ravens history.

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