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PLAYERS: Joe Flacco
TEAMS: Baltimore Ravens
Following an outstanding playoff run resulting in a Super Bowl victory, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco was rewarded with a six-year, $120.6 million contract. Unfortunately for Flacco, accepting a large sum of money like that will be putting him under a microscope (more so than an NFL quarterback already is subject to).  The Super Bowl XLVII MVP has spent a good part of his NFL career being scrutinized about his “elite” status as a quarterback. But while that debate is still going on, there are a few things to look for from Flacco this upcoming season that could help the discussion. Joe Flacco (Photo credit: Joe Sargent/Getty Images) 1. Consistency In the 2012 postseason, Flacco played four of the best games of his career, one after another.  It started with his performance in the Ravens 24-9 win over the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Wild Card round of the 2012-2013 season playoffs. In Denver, his 70 yard launch to Jacoby Jones with about thirty seconds left in regulation w...

2013 Baltimore Ravens Fantasy Football Projections

QB Joe Flacco (Baltimore) Throughout his 5 year career, he’s been a very inconsistent week to week quarterback, but an incredibly consistent year to year quarterback, proving himself to be a slightly above average quarterback and nothing more. His completion percentages have always fallen between 57.6% and 63.1%. His YPAs have always fallen between 6.7 and 7.4. His touchdowns have...

Previewing the Ravens: Tight Ends – Most Appreciated In The League

CHECK OUT FOOTBALL AND FUTBOL’S BOOKSTORE   With the recent arrest of Aaron Hernandez and many surgeries to New England’s Gronk Machine, Baltimore fans should be thankful and appreciative of the pair of Tight Ends we have on the roster.  In 2010, fans and analysts questioned the decision to draft Dickson and Pitta in the 3rd and 4th rounds respectively.  After all, the team...

Previewing the Baltimore Ravens: Wide Receivers – Who Will Step Up?

CHECK OUT FOOTBALL AND FUTBOL’S BOOKSTORE   The Baltimore Ravens currently have 13 receivers on their roster, however only six receivers caught at least one pass in 2012.  If I were a betting man (which I’m not) I would bet that six receivers won’t even make the team this year.  Normally having a young core of players is a good thing because normally those “players”...

Previewing the Baltimore Ravens: Running Backs – Running For Miles And Years To Come

In their 17 years as an NFL franchise, the Ravens have established themselves as team that is not only consistently good at running the ball but also a franchise that lives at the top of league in rushing.  For 17 years, Baltimore has had at least a 1,000 yard rusher in nearly every season.  The 2013 Ravens look to continue that trend with Ray Rice entering his fifth season as...

Ravens' Lardarius Webb expects to join team in training camp

Baltimore Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb is expected to be back in time for training camp. He tore his ACL last October and had been sidelined ever since, but all signs point to a healthy Webb, who should be ready to participate in training camp later this month. Webb injured his kneee during his rookie season, but came back strong to develop a reputation as a formidable corner...

Lardarius Webb expected to be ready for camp

According to, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh expects cornerback Lardarius Webb to be ready for training camp. Webb hasn’t fully returned to action after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in Week 6 of last season. The Ravens’ top cornerback, who received a contract extension before last year, came back strong after an ACL tear in his other knee...

Baltimore’s new-look Ravens

CHECK OUT FOOTBALL AND FUTBOL’S BOOKSTORE   Unless you don’t follow football, you know that safety Ed Reed is no longer with the Baltimore Ravens.   Unless you spend your days living under a rock, hermit – crabbing yourself from the rest of society you know that some dude named Ray Lewis retired.   With the departure of those two walk-in Hall of fame names alone, it is obvious...

NFL's strongest arm belongs to ...

Pitchers have speed guns. Runners have stopwatches. But how do you measure who has the strongest arm in the NFL? How about two pieces of anatomy? Specifically, fingers and Jaws. For Ravens tight end Ed Dickson, there's no doubt who has the strongest arm in football -- and he has to be ready for it on every throw. "You've always got to make sure you have your hands...

Harder to Replace---Ed Reed or Ray Lewis?

Interesting debate over at NFLN the other night... The two defensive faces of the Ravens franchise – Ray Lewis and Ed Reed – are gone. So which one is more difficult to replace? Former New York Giants lineman Shawn O'Hara and analyst Brian Baldinger of the NFL Network debated the question as part of their 32 teams in 32 days segment. O'Hara picked Reed...

2013 Baltimore Ravens NFL Season Preview

Introduction Going into the 2012 playoffs, many people believed that the Baltimore Ravens were one of the weakest playoff teams and one of the most unlikely to go all the way. Some people even thought they were the worst playoff team and they had good reason to believe so. No playoff team had fewer than the Ravens’ 10 wins. They were coming from the weaker conference (the AFC was...

Ladarius Webb back for camp

Following the departure of Ray Lewis to retirement and Ed Reed to free agency, the Baltimore Ravens were due some good news on the defensive front.  They got it on Monday, when it was announced that cornerback Ladarius Webb will be back for training camp in late July following his anterior cruciate ligament injury in late October. Defensive co-ordinator Dean Pees, speaking to Comcast...
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