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Baltimore Beatdown Jul 11, 2014

Ravens offense: favorite plays from second half of 2013 season

The Ravens went on to finish the second half of a solid 8-8 campaign with a 5-3 record. These plays generated on offense caught our attention. Besides the lopsided victory against the terrible New York Jets (19-3), the Ravens won four games by an average margin of 2.5 points, barely edging the Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers, Vikings and Lions. A few things to keep an eye out for: Week 12: Joe Flacco threw a couple of deep bombs against the New York Jets. One ball sailed in front of former Ravens safety Ed Reed's face for a 66-yard touchdown and landed into the jazz hands of...
Baltimore Beatdown Jul 10, 2014
Vegas gives Joe Flacco and Johnny Manziel the same 2014 MVP odds

Vegas gives Joe Flacco and Johnny Manziel the same 2014 MVP odds

Say what? Cue the Rodney Dangerfield clips, because I tell ya, Joe Flacco gets no respect at all. (OK, I don't expect anyone to watch that 48-minute clip. But you'll get the point with the following.) Flacco, the Super Bowl XLVII MVP, is coming off a poor season, having thrown 19 touchdowns and 22 interceptions. Sure, the offensive line was horrendous and he had no help from the running game. But still, he put in the worst season of his career, all things considered. However, he's a more-than-capable quarterback that's won a lot of games and won a postseason game in each of his first five...
Baltimore Beatdown Jul 5, 2014
Ravens offense: favorite plays from 2013 season

Ravens offense: favorite plays from 2013 season

Watch this compilation of the Ravens offense going to work from Week 1 to Week 8. I have 26 more days to enjoy my NFL Game Rewind so I thought, hey, why not produce a movie for our readers? I scrounged through the first eight games and picked out my favorite offensive plays from 2013. Not only did my computer freeze thrice, my video-editing software shut down like Robert Griffin III last December. After multiple attempts, 11 to be exact, I finally got the short film done. Here are a few statistics you might want to read before you begin viewing: In his first eight games Joe Flacco...
Baltimore Sun Jul 4, 2014

Ravens QB Joe Flacco sees progress, 'explosion' from lighter, leaner running back Ray Rice

Coming off career-worst season as a starter, former Pro Bowler has lost roughly 20 poundsWhen Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco handed the football off and threw swing passes to Ray Rice this spring, he had a close-up view of the three-time Pro Bowl running back's physical transformation.
Baltimore Beatdown Jul 4, 2014

Friday Ravens links: Jeremy Butler catching on, Joe Flacco seeing progress in Ray Rice

Read what others are writing about the Baltimore Ravens. Hard-nosed Jeremy Butler catching on as Baltimore undrafted free agent Jeremy Butler, an undrafted free agent wide receiver, has impressed during the offseason, writes The Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson. Joe Flacco sees progress from 'leaner' Ray Rice The Ravens quarterback has seen some good things out of Rice following a tumultuous offseason for the veteran running back, writes The Baltimore Sun's Wilson. Will fireworks return on offense for the Ravens? CSNBaltimore.com's Clifton Brown ponders whether the Ravens, under offensive...
Baltimore Sun Jul 2, 2014

Ravens' Joe Flacco ranked 12th-best quarterback in NFL in ESPN poll

ESPN's Mike Sando sure knows how we like to fill our Ravens downtime — with talk of just how elite quarterback Joe Flacco is.
Baltimore Beatdown Jul 2, 2014
ESPN: In survey, Joe Flacco placed in second tier of NFL quarterbacks

ESPN: In survey, Joe Flacco placed in second tier of NFL quarterbacks

ESPN's Mike Sando asked a lot of NFL insiders about where the quarterbacks rank. Joe Flacco received a fairly favorable placing, considering his 2013 season. Joe Flacco has had that elite question thrown his way over the years, Is he or isn't he? In my mind, it doesn't matter. He led the Ravens to a Super Bowl title and is in the prime of his career, and therefore, has the ability to do it again, regardless of any shortcomings he has to his game. With that in mind, it shouldn't be much of a surprise to find out that a group of 26 league insiders polled by ESPN regard Flacco in the second...
Baltimore Beatdown Jun 30, 2014

Monday Ravens links: Running back by committee, Matt Elam a potential breakout player

Read what others are writing about the Baltimore Ravens. Ravens could be forced to go to running back by committee The Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec writes that with Ray Rice facing a likely suspension, the Ravens could be forced to turn to a committee approach, especially early in the season. Potential breakout players: Matt Elam Purple Reign Show's Will Grabill makes the case for Elam being a breakout player in 2014 after getting a ton of experience a season ago. Joe Flacco working on footwork, understanding terminology Russell Street Report's Brian Bower writes that Flacco will be...
Rotoworld Jun 28, 2014

Kubiak focused on protecting Flacco - Joe Flacco (QB) Baltimore Ravens

Ravens OC Gary Kubiak is expected to utilized bootlegs and moving pockets in order to keep Joe Flacco off the turf this season.
Baltimore Beatdown Jun 25, 2014
Hensley: Pitta has declared 100 percent healthy

Hensley: Pitta has declared 100 percent healthy

ESPN.com's Jamison Hensley shares in his latest video what Ravens fans should expect from their star tight end. What should Ravens expect from Dennis Pitta in 2014?  Pitta, Baltimore's star tight end, dislocated his hip during last year's training camp and consequently missed 12 regular season games. Pitta looks to regain his form from a couple seasons back, when he tied a tight end record with seven touchdown receptions. He went on to snag three more in four playoff games. If you've forgotten, Joe Flacco threw 11 touchdowns in that span, which goes to show how reliable Pitta truly is....
Baltimore Beatdown Jun 25, 2014

Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco: 'It's not tough to learn an offense'

Joe Flacco appeared on WNST and talked about working with Gary Kubiak and picking up his offense. A lot of us can be enthralled at the game of football, and how everything works in a cohesive unit. It's brilliant at times, with all the intricacies that go into each individual play. And maybe that's why we harp on the details of this game we love so much. But for the players? It's like any other job. You go in, you learn and you execute. Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco appeared on radio station WNST Tuesday night with Nestor Aparicio, for the "There Goes My Hero" event at Padonia Ale House....
KFFL Jun 25, 2014

Ravens | Joe Flacco talks playbook

Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco ...
Baltimore Beatdown Jun 25, 2014

Wednesday Ravens links: Second-year jump, Marshal Yanda getting healthy

Read what others are writing about the Baltimore Ravens. Ravens need 2013 class to make second-year jump The Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec writes that the Ravens need the 2013 draft class to make a similar jump this year that the 2012 class did a season ago. Marshal Yanda back to full strength The Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson writes about the veteran right guard being back to 100 percent after dealing with a shoulder injury the past two seasons. The five best Joe Flacco moments Purple Reign Show's Slater Jackson writes about the five best moments concerning Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco,...

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