Daily Caw: Ravens’ Joe Flacco, Ozzie Newsome Not Retiring Anytime Soon
May 28, 2015; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) speaks after the OTA at the Under Armour Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports
Welcome to the Daily Caw, where we round up all the latest Baltimore Ravens news from around the web. If you were under the impression that we were entering the twilight years of having Joe Flacco as a quarterback and Ozzie Newsome as a GM, rest assured that neither wants to be hitting the links for a long time. Plus, we look ahead to the final OTA sessions ahead of mandatory minicamp.
Joe Flacco believes he can play into his 40s – Jamison Hensley, ESPN
"“I don’t feel any worse because of my age yet,” Flacco said after a recent organized team activity. “I’m not going to be 50 [years old] and playing. I hope I’m 40, but 50, no.”Flacco, who turned 30 in January, is relatively young even by football standards. There are 14 starting quarterbacks this season who are older than Flacco, including six who are 35 or older: Peyton Manning (39),Tom Brady (37), Drew Brees (36),Carson Palmer (35), Josh McCown(35) and Tony Romo (35)."
Newsome enjoys being back home – Jeff McIntyre, Times Daily
"Newsome admits the 2014 season was challenging."
"“It was tough, but at the end of the day we found out that our organization, our team and our players had a lot of resiliency,” Newsome said. “We dealt with it and took it face on. In the end the way we ended up dealing with it and Ray — I wouldn’t want to go through it again, but I think we are a better organization for having gone through it.”Newsome, who recently turned 59, said he remains happy in his job and doesn’t plan on retiring soon."
"“Every day I go to work I enjoy it,” he said. “As long as I keep going to work and enjoying it, I’m going to keep doing it.”"
Final OTA is tune up for the Baltimore Ravens’ mandatory minicamp – Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun
"NFL coaches characterize offseason practices as more of a classroom than a place to measure readiness for competition. Contact drills are prohibited and several key veterans tend to skip the voluntary workouts.The Ravens use their spring practices to teach and evaluate players, especially at the ultra-competitive wide receiver position.Here’s a look at several things to watch as the Ravens begin their third and final organized team activity Monday:"
Don’t forget about rookie TE Nick Boyle – Ryan Mink, BaltimoreRavens.com
"While second-round rookie tight end Maxx Williamshas gotten the love from Ravens fans, fifth-round rookie tight end Nick Boylehas flown under the radar.That’s fine with Boyle. Catching passes, piling up stats and getting the attention isn’t what most appeals to him.“I guess you could say I’m a retro kind of tight end,” he said. “If I can block somebody and put them to the ground, I feel better about myself than catching a pass I’m supposed to because I’m open.”"
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