FantasySP / NFL / Joe Flacco FantasySP / NFL / Joe Flacco Copyright 2018 5334310 <![CDATA[Joe Flacco, Ravens putting in work on limiting his batted passes at the line of scrimmage]]> Joe Flacco has led the team forward in 2018. But one problem still facing this offense has been the number of batted balls at the line of scrimmage.

It’s something the Ravens want to improve upon immediately and cut out as soon as possible. Enter quarterbacks coach James Urban and a rather unusual drill.

“He’s standing there with a bag in his hand that goes up to 12 feet high, unrealistically high for anybody’s hands,” Flacco said, according to Jamison Hensley from ESPN. “[One time] I just threw the ball and hit the bag on purpose. It’s just like, ‘I get your point. We got it.’]]> 5334310 Thu, 18 Oct 2018 13:42:01 EDT Ravens Wire
<![CDATA[Joe Flacco reluctantly performs unusual batted-passes drill]]> Joe Flacco has had 11 passes batted down at the line, which is tied for the league lead and has the QB and his coaches searching for answers.]]> 5333312 Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:03:01 EDT espnnflblog <![CDATA[Ravens jump up to No. 6 in USA TODAY Sports' power rankings, still feel like underdogs]]>
On Tuesday, USA TODAY Sports’ latest power rankings came out and the Ravens found themselves jumping up four spots to No. 6.

“Say hello to NFL’s new No. 1 defense. Baltimore has allowed more than 14 points only once, which greatly reduces pressure on Joe Flacco et al.]]> 5332368 Tue, 16 Oct 2018 13:24:01 EDT Ravens Wire
<![CDATA[Watch QB Joe Flacco connect with WR Michael Crabtree for a 4-yard TD]]> Michael Crabtree, were heavily criticized for their performance in Week 5 against the Cleveland Browns. The Ravens only managed to score nine points in 75 minutes (including overtime). Crabtree dropped several passes last week, including one that would have given Baltimore the go ahead lead late in the fourth quarter against Cleveland. It put him up to eight drops over just five games.

But Sunday in the first quarter against the Tennessee Titans, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco and Crabtree connected for a four-yard touchdown connection, which has given Baltimore an early 7-0 lead]]> 5330542 Sun, 14 Oct 2018 17:18:01 EDT Ravens Wire
<![CDATA[Ravens-Titans: 3 keys for Titans on defense]]>
But in order to do that, they’ll need to keep the Ravens offense from making big plays.

Here are three keys on defense for the Titans to do just that on Sunday:

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Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco may not make the impact he once was able to, but he’s got a strong arm and reliable targets on offense]]> 5329887 Sun, 14 Oct 2018 7:30:01 EDT Titans Wire
<![CDATA[Ravens-Titans: Joe Flacco vs. Marcus Mariota]]>
Perhaps the biggest of these lies at the quarterback position. Here’s how the two stack up.

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Joe Flacco is strictly a pocket passer. We’ve seen him use mobility a handful of times, but it’s mostly just in effort to extend a play and isn’t anything that’s going to give opposing defenses problems]]> 5329128 Sat, 13 Oct 2018 10:30:01 EDT Titans Wire
<![CDATA[Michael Crabtree put in extra practice time to stop drops]]> Michael Crabtree has not had a great start to his season. After his three-drop performance against the Cleveland Browns in Week 5, Crabtree has eight drops on the season. Expected to be the sure-handed, possession receiver for this team, Crabtree has more filled he role of let down thus far.

But Crabtree is taking his job seriously. Following the overtime loss to the Browns, Crabtree apologized to quarterback Joe Flacco on the flight back home and got the support of his teammate in return. That’s after he put the loss squarely on his shoulders]]> 5327595 Thu, 11 Oct 2018 13:42:01 EDT Ravens Wire
<![CDATA[Can Ravens win with Joe Flacco throwing 700 passes this year?]]> Joe Flacco doesn't have much time to discuss run-pass balance, which the Ravens don't have, because all that matters is the win column.]]> 5327324 Thu, 11 Oct 2018 8:09:01 EDT espnnflblog <![CDATA[Tough for Ravens' Flacco to win when pass-count reaches 49]]> Joe Flacco, however, the ceiling appears to be 48. Flacco threw 56 passes last Sunday in the Baltimore Ravens' 12-9 overtime loss ...]]> 5326868 Wed, 10 Oct 2018 16:48:02 EDT Washington Times <![CDATA[Joe Flacco’s wife thinks he needs to sell more when lined up at WR]]> Lamar Jackson on the field this season. They’ve used a few different looks, including ones that call for Joe Flacco to line up as a wide receiver. Flacco’s presence requires the defense to pay him some attention, but Flacco [more]]]> 5326732 Wed, 10 Oct 2018 14:30:01 EDT <![CDATA[Ravens drop 1 spot on USA TODAY Sports' power rankings after Browns loss]]>
On USA TODAY Sports’ latest power rankings list, the Ravens fall one spot to No. 10 overall. However, the note associated offers a look at a potentially larger problem looming over the team.

“Just us, or are these Lamar Jackson packages little more than a nuisance to Joe Flacco and unnecessary risk to future of the franchise?]]> 5326299 Tue, 09 Oct 2018 22:30:01 EDT Ravens Wire
<![CDATA[Michael Crabtree's drop rate is worse than Breshad Perriman's]]> Michael Crabtree. In fact, it’s gone quite the opposite. Other than an impressive Week 1 touchdown against the Buffalo Bills, Crabtree has been practically invisible. When Joe Flacco does look his way, he seems to drop the ball on every fifth target.

According to Pro Football Focus, Crabtree has a receiving rating of 57.0. That ranks 10th on the team out of 13 — Just ahead of Chris Moore, Lamar Jackson and Hayden Hurst. Running back De’Lance Turner and the recently waived Tim White are among the players with better grades here]]> 5325636 Tue, 09 Oct 2018 7:06:01 EDT Ravens Wire
<![CDATA[Watch: Buck Allen's great 16-yard catch-and-run in full 360 degrees]]> Javorius Allen’s 16-yard catch-and-run in the fourth quarter in full 360 degrees.

It was a perfect play call at the time and executed beautifully. The Browns pass rush had been getting home to quarterback Joe Flacco throughout the game, causing him to throw under duress. With the game on the line and the pass rush looking like it was going to come hard again, a screen pass was called]]> 5324981 Mon, 08 Oct 2018 14:18:01 EDT Ravens Wire
<![CDATA[Joe Flacco: Key penalty on Ravens in OT was “kind of bogus”]]> Joe Flacco joined the chorus after his team’s 12-9 overtime loss to the Browns. The Ravens appeared to move the ball inside the Browns’ 40-yard-line on their opening drive of overtime when running back Alex Collins gained 17 [more]]]> 5324671 Mon, 08 Oct 2018 7:03:01 EDT CSN NW <![CDATA[Ravens regret mistakes in overtime loss to Browns]]> Michael Crabtree sat dejectedly in front of his locker and knew exactly who to blame for Baltimore's loss. He pointed the finger at himself. "Put that on me," the Ravens receiver said. Crabtree let a possible game-winning touchdown pass from Joe Flacco slip through his hands in ...]]> 5324392 Sun, 07 Oct 2018 20:54:01 EDT Washington Times