Ravens kicker Justin Tucker said the footballs used for kicking plays in Saturday night's game at the Los Angeles Chargers were "just different than what we’re used to experiencing on your typical NFL Sunday.”
When Lamar Jackson was taken No. 32 overall in the draft this year, Ozzie Newsome acknowledged they were “building for the future” with the Heisman Trophy winner. But, he added, “In order for us to win this year, we need Joe Flacco.”
Ravens rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson will likely be active on game days this season as the team looks for creative ways to use him, coach John Harbaugh said Tuesday on the first day of mandatory minicamp.
Exactly 10 years after drafting quarterback Joe Flacco, a decision that contributed to one of the best stretches in franchise history and the organization’s second Super Bowl championship, the Ravens hope they found his successor.
With Joe Flacco going into what could be his last season as the Ravens' franchise quarterback, the team might use a high draft pick on the sport's most important position for the first time in a decade.
New Ravens quarterbacks coach James Urban worked with Donovan McNabb and Michael Vick with the Philadelphia Eagles and then moved to the Cincinnati, where he mentored Bengals receivers, including A.J. Green.
Michael Vick and Antonio Brown have spent as much time as they can on the field and off ¿ and Brown adding more with the re-calibrated Jugs to simulate a left-hander's spin on the ball ¿ to try to learn as much about each other.
In the Ravens' 28-24 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, Jimmy Smith was beaten consistently by star receiver A.J. Green, who caught 10 passes for 227 yards and two touchdowns, including the go-ahead score with just over two minutes remaining. Following the Ravens' practice Monday, Smith's focus was already on his next challenge,
Matt Schaub's training camp interceptions have been well-documented. His errant throws have spurred some groans from the fans at the Under Armour Performance Center. One prominent Raven even felt compelled to remind Schaub what color jerseys his receivers were wearing after a series of incompletions.
Ravens backup quarterback Matt Shaub has been eager to share his insight with starter Joe Flacco as the two learn under Marc Trestman, the offensive coordinator who replaced Gary Kubiak and is keeping the same basic principles in the playbook.
The NFL had the Ravens and teams with a similar free-agent philosophy in mind when the league shifted a key date this year. Instead of having the compensatory draft pick formula count against teams when they signed unrestricted free agents prior to June 1, the league moved the date up to Tuesday.