Bernard Pierce | RB | Baltimore Ravens
Posted: 3/6/2013 12:00am et
Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce said he hopes to improve next season. Pierce says he feels good, and did not have to undergo any procedures in the offseason. 'I'm looking for the same outcome, just a little better,' Pierce told The Baltimore Sun. 'I feel like I did good for my first year. Next year, I'm going to try to do a lot better. The stats will speak for themselves at the end of the day.'
Huddle Up: Pierce opened some eyes with 315 rushing yards over the final 2 regular-season games and the Ravens' wild-card win before a knee issue slowed him for the rest of the postseason. If healthy, he definitely needs to be valued higher than a straight-up Ray Rice handcuff in fantasy drafts this summer.
Posted: 2/3/2013 11:49pm et
Baltimore Ravens rookie RB Bernard Pierce left late in the third quarter of Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday, Feb. 3, with what was called a sprained knee, but returned in the fourth quarter and finished the game with 33 yards on 12 carries.
Huddle Up: Pierce and starter Ray Rice combined for only 93 yards on 32 carries against the stout Niners' defense, but they gave the Ravens needed balance a bright running- game outlook for 2013 and beyond.
Posted: 1/29/2013 12:59pm et
Baltimore Ravens rookie RB Bernard Pierce (knee) has drawn praise from LB Ray Lewis and the coaching staff leading up to Super Bowl XLVI against the San Francisco 49ers. Lewis compared Pierce to former Ravens RB Jamal Lewis. Pierce rushed for 169 yards in three playoff games, averaging 6.3 yards per carry despite a bone bruise in his right knee.
Huddle Up: Ray Rice's fantasy owners might not see it this way, but Pierce has been the perfect complement to the Ravens' starting RB and has been everything the team asked for and more from a third-round pick.
Posted: 1/20/2013 12:20pm et
Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce (knee) is expected to play in the AFC Championship Game even though he is listed as questionable for the game. Pierce could be limited during the game because of the injury.
Huddle Up: Pierce had been an emerging force for the Ravens -- averaging 105 rushing yards per outing over the final 2 regular-season games and the wild-card win over the Colts -- before missing half of last week's divisional win in Denver in which he ran for 14 yards on 5 carries. The Pats can expect a full serving of Ray Rice on Sunday as it looks like Pierce will be a spot sub at best.
Posted: 1/15/2013 10:31pm et
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh did not offer much of an update to RB Bernard Pierce's knee issue. 'He seems like he is feeling good,' Harbaugh said with a smile. 'He was in good spirits. He had a big smile on his face. He had a nice big lunch. He seemed like he was happy. I think his son slept the whole night last night, so he was happy.'
Huddle Up: Pierce, who had rushed for 100 or more yards in 2 of the Ravens' previous 3 games, only had 14 on 5 carries in Saturday's divisional-playoff win over the Broncos before leaving in the third quarter, and he'll likely have to show something in practice this week if he's going to play in Sunday's AFC title game.
Posted: 1/11/2013 12:59am et
Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce (ankle) said he will play in the team's playoff game Saturday, Jan. 12. Pierce was limited in practice Thursday, but head coach John Harbaugh said he does not expect any player to miss the game.
Huddle Up: Pierce, who sat out practices Tuesday and Wednesday, quickly has emerged as a key piece of the Ravens' offense, averaging a team-leading 105 rushing yards over the past 3 outings, including 103 in last weekend's wild-card win over the Colts. If healthy, he and Ray Rice give Baltimore one of the best ground games remaining in the postseason.
Posted: 12/16/2012 4:52pm et
Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce (concussion) suffered a concussion in Sunday's Week 15 game .
Huddle Up: Pierce, who has been spelling Ray Rice, didn't play in the second half and finished with 20 yards on 5 rushes.
Posted: 11/30/2012 11:52pm et
Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce is starting to provide more of a complementary role to RB Ray Rice, carrying the ball 28 times in the past four games with 94 rushing yards and a score. He had nine carries in Week 12 against the San Diego Chargers. 'I'm starting to gain more trust with the coaches and the players,' Pierce said Friday, Nov. 30. 'Once I get a groove going, I feel comfortable. I can't wait to be able to learn more than I already know.'
Huddle Up: The Ravens might even need more from Pierce with Rice coming off a season-high 30 touches in Week 12 against the Chargers. That can't happen every week or the Ravens' top offensive weapon runs the risk of wearing down or getting injured with the season's most critical juncture at hand.
Posted: 7/4/2012 12:50pm et
Baltimore Ravens OC Cam Cameron hinted that rookie RB Bernard Pierce might be best suited for full-time duty if Ray Rice was unavailable for any reason.
Huddle Up: The Ravens traded up seven spots in the third round to select Pierce, who rushed for 27 touchdowns as a junior last year at Temple. “The one thing is you can see why we drafted him,” Cameron said. “I can’t wait until the pads come on. I think that becomes the true test for any young player, but he is physical, smart and fast... One thing that is obvious is that he is a good football player.” Pierce is competing with Anthony Allen and Damien Berry for the No. 2 slot.