57 Ravens Traveling to Combine

Aside from a typical road game, the Scouting Combine is the biggest team-travel event of the year.

Posted by Mike Duffy on Wednesday, February 24th, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Categories: Mike Duffy

Aside from a typical road game, the NFL Scouting Combine is the biggest team-travel event of the year.

Just ask the person in charge of it all.

“We’re sending just about everyone involved with football to Indianapolis,” said Joan Sieracki, the Ravens’ travel manager. “It’s not all at the same time, but a lot of Ravens are going to be at the Combine.”

Fifty-five, to be exact. Although, if you count me and BaltimoreRavens.com’s production coordinator Eddie Coughlan, that number is bumped up to 57.

The Ravens’ entire training staff has an important function in examining all of the prospects during meticulous physicals. They will be accompanied by many of the team’s doctors.

Each coach will attend, including new outside linebackers coach Ted Monachino, who was just hired on Tuesday.

Baltimore’s position coaches will generally only stay until their particular position works out. For example, tight ends coach Wade Harmon leaves early because the tight ends wrap up their drills on Saturday. But the defensive backs – and secondary coach Chuck Pagano – has to stay until Tuesday.

The Ravens sent two video staffers and assistant director of player programs Harry Swayne.

And of course, the personnel department – including general manager Ozzie Newsome, director of player personnel Eric DeCosta, vice president of football administration Pat Moriarty and a slew of scouts – will be working hard all week.

It’s going to be a cold Combine. According to weather.com, they are expecting snow showers and below-freezing temperatures.

So considering the Ravens’ extensive travel party, expect a large contingent of Ravens winter coats and stocking hats in Indy.

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