Daily Caw: Better 5 Year Outlook: Ravens’ Joe Flacco or Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger?


Jan 3, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) talks to Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) after their 2014 AFC Wild Card playoff football game at Heinz Field. The Ravens won 30-17. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to the Daily Caw, where we round up all the latest Baltimore Ravens news from around the web.  Today we debate whether Joe Flacco or Ben Roethlisberger will have a better five year stretch, huddle up for a Ravens Offseason State of the Union, and John Harbaugh predicts a 2015 breakout from Marlon Brown.

Best 5 year outlook, Ben Roethlisberger or Joe Flacco?Jeremy Fowler, ESPN

"Today’s question: Considering age, supporting cast, consistency and playoff performances, which quarterback has the best five-year outlook: Ben Roethlisberger or Joe Flacco?"

Zach Orr continues to impressGarrett Downing, BatlimoreRavens.com

"Orr was consistent throughout offseason practices, excelling on special teams and making significant strides on defense. He was even taking reps with the starters by the end of mandatory minicamp.“My mentality is that I’m still fighting for a job,” Orr said. “Last year, making the team wasn’t enough for me. I feel like as an undrafted free agent they’re always trying to bring someone in to replace you. That just keeps me motivated and I want to keep approaching things the same way I did last year.”"

Baltimore Ravens Offseason State of the UnionJason Marcum, Bleacher Report

"How much changes could ultimately determine whether these Ravens contend for a Super Bowl or whether they barely miss out on the postseason.After all, they’ve entered their regular-season finale in each of the past two years with a spot in the playoffs on the line. In 2013, Baltimore lost atCincinnati and was knocked out of the playoff race."

2015 could be Flacco’s best year yetRyan Jones, Russell Street Report

"Despite a lot of new faces at the playmaker positions, the Ravens will have some continuity at one of the most important position groups for a quarterback’s success, the offensive line. Juan Castillo’s group is arguably the most talented in the NFL, and they excelled in 2014. Flacco was the second least sacked quarterback behind Peyton Manning. After a full year together in 2014, the unit has the potential to be even better this upcoming season."

John Harbaugh wants to see breakout season from Marlon BrownGarrett Downing, BaltimoreRavens.com

"The Ravens head coach is pushing the third-year receiver going into this season. Brown has shown flashes during his first two years, but the Ravens are counting on him to take on even more responsibility this season.“I have high hopes for him,” Harbaugh said. “I really want to see him breakout. … It’s time for him to step up and become what he’s capable of doing. He’s very determined to do that.”"

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