Coffee Companion (10/6): Is Joe Flacco's accuracy a concern?

Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday -- that way I'll have an excuse to do the same at the start of mine. 

 Running it back:


Joe Flacco has completed a scant 49.3 percent of his throws, but the problem appears to be more anomaly than trend. ... Jarret Johnson is the latest Ravens player to be named AFC Defensive Player of the Week. ... Chuck Pagano's imprint on the Ravens defense is evident. ... Maryland has a daunting task in defending Georgia Tech's triple-option offense. ... Navy's leading rusher, Alexander Teich, will "probably" not play on Saturday.

Hitting the links:

1. For the Ravens defense, history waits [Ravens Insider]

2. Terrence Cody is "dominating" this season [Ravens.com]

3. Joe Flacco was a "C-minus" in the first four games [ESPN]

4. Hold off on those defensive comparisons [CSN Baltimore]

5. Filled with mediocre teams, the NFL has become boring [SI]

6. Chuck Pagano's faith in his players is strong [Ravens.com]

7. Parting ways seems to make the most sense for Andy MacPhail and the Orioles [Baltimore Sun]

8. Here's an update on what some Orioles prospects are up to in the Arizona Fall League [Orioles Insider]

9. Seventeen baseball analysts talk about Prince Fielder and Baltimore [Baltimore Sports and Life]

10. Will Buck Showalter's second (full) season magic work here, too? [MASN]

11. Should the Orioles consider trading Adam Jones this winter? [MASN]

12. Cal Ripken talks about Brooks Robinson being his idol [SI]

13. Maryland is entering a critical three-game stretch [Terrapins Insider]

14. The Terps are still seeking an identity [Washington Times]


Video of the morning:

Capitals coach Bruce Bourdreau is in more carpet commercials [via Russian Machine Never Breaks]

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