Report: Ravens will put more on QB Joe Flacco's plate this season
According to FOX Sports' Jay Glazer, the Baltimore Ravens are expecting Joe Flacco to be "the man" in 2012.
"All eyes are on Joe Flacco," Glazer said Saturday. "... They are putting more on his plate. They want him to step up and be the man. When you talk to players and teammates, they definitely see a difference in Joe Flacco. They are giving him the reins this year, letting Joe step up and being the man."
However, you shouldn't be led to believe that the Ravens are going to suddenly turn into a pass-happy offense. I'm sure the Ravens realize that they were 1-4 last regular season when Ray Rice didn't get at least 20 touches. They were undefeated when he did. The Ravens will use more no-huddle this season, and it should be a less conservative offense. Flacco could become a very solid QB2 this year. But "the man" will continue to be Rice.
You must login in order to comment:
If you do not have an account yet, register here -- it's free
NFL News Feed:
Subscribe to FFToolbox NFL News and Rumors by Email
Los Angeles, CA
FFToolbox Fantasy Football Writer since 2002
Follow me on Twitter: @Spokes_Murphy.
I have played fantasy sports since 2001, specializing in fantasy football and baseball. I wrote for FFToolbox from 2002-2005 and re-joined in 2009.
I am a journalism/mass communication grad student at Cal State University, Northridge. I am aiming to be a sports reporter for a website, newspaper, magazine, anything. I am a graduate from the University of Central Florida. I make my home in Long Beach, Calif.
While I grew up in California, my favorite football team has always been the New York Giants.