Steve Smith Slumping, Joe Flacco Needs Help


Oct 26, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith (89) reacts after catching a pass for a touchdown but called back due to a penalty during the fourth quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Bengals defeated the Ravens 27-24. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to the Daily Caw, where we round up all the latest Ravens news from around the web for your convenient consumption. Today we take a look at the slump that Steve Smith is mired in while he is using his Panther’s money to take a vacation, Joe Flacco needs help from the scouting department, and Justin Forsett receives some recognition for his outstanding week ten performance.

Anthony Levine is Opening Eyes

Kyle Casey takes a look at the tape on Anthony Levine’s improbable start against the Titans, and points out the tendencies that have Raven’s coaches excited.

Steve Smith Using Panther’s Money For Bye Week Vacation

Smith may not have been happy about the way the Panthers handled his release, but he was more than happy to collect his $5 million dollar check on the way out.  And as we find out in the video below, he plans on using that money for a nice bye week vacation.  Hopefully he gets plenty of rest on his vacation, because the mercurial wide receiver is deeply entrenched in a slump right now.

Joe Flacco Needs Help, But Will the Ravens Give it to Him?

The Ravens must uncover collegiate talent that can perform under rookie contract, a la the Seattle Seahawks.  With Flacco’s contract taking up a lot of cap space, they can’t afford to go out and sign big name play making talent.

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Justin Forsett Named AFC Offensive Player of the Week

The resurgent back continued his breakout season with perhaps the best performance of his career against the Titans.

Ravens Sign Another Tight End

C.J. Mosley Second in Pro Bowl Voting

The Defensive Rookie of the Year candidate is second only to Luke Kuechly among all NFL inside linebackers.

Timmy Jernigan is Only Getting Started

Another impressive rookie, Jernigan is healthy and ready to make his mark on the Raven’s defense.