Welcome to lunchtime links, where we round up all the latest Ravens news from around the web for your convenient consumption. Today we recap yesterday’s training camp practice, reveal why Terrell Suggs wants Flacco to be more vocal, debate who will win the AFC North this year, and guess who the Raven’s top 5 offensive studs will be in 2014.
If you missed it, we had some great sound bytes emerge from yesterday’s post practice pressers with Terrell Suggs and Steve Smith. Sizzle told us that he would welcome a more vocal Joe Flacco, though he revealed that he has been cussed out by the quarterback before. Suggs wasn’t calling “Cool” Joe out as much as he was dropping a subtle hint, it seemed.
Smith is always good for a few laughs, and he didn’t disappoint in his time at the podium. Reporters kept asking him about his relationships and chemistry with other players, and he responded by telling them that they are “here to play football, not exchange cookie recipes.” Smith also stressed that he is going to catch the ball when it is thrown his way, no matter who is throwing it.
Bleacher Report is asking who the favorite is to win the AFC North in a fan debate. It’s not as easy a call as you think given the progress the Browns are bound to show, and the Bengals are going to contend as well. And we know the Steelers are always in it. But we truly believe the Ravens have the best team this year (all biases aside) and a division title looks to be within reach.
The other debate taking place at B/R revolves around who the Raven’s top 5 offensive studs will be this season. With a number of new options in the passing game, there are a lot of possibilities here. Our best guess would be that Joe Flacco, Torrey Smith, Ray Rice, Dennis Pitta, and Steve Smith will be the main beneficiaries of the new system.
Who do you think will be the top 5 offensive studs this coming season?