Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/31/13
NEW ORLEANS - He's been offensive coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens for only a matter of weeks, but quarterbacks are what Jim Caldwell knows best. And he knew before the 2008 NFL Draft that Joe Flacco was going to be a great NFL quarterback. Elite, even. "We had Peyton Manning, and we knew Joe Flacco would be drafted earlier than we could take him," Caldwell recalled of his initial review of Flacco out of the University of Delaware. "So I didn't watch every snap he took in college. But I didn't have to. A lot stood out about his as (a blue-chip) prospect. I wanted to get to know him, because you just never know - and I'm glad I did. He was tough as nails. He loved the position of quarterback and he loved football. Has a very, very good arm. And a detailed understanding of offense and the game." The Ravens passed on a chance to move up to No. 1 in that draft, owner Steve Biscotti said Wednesday, because the price was too steep. That pick would've been spent on Boston Colleg...
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