Ravens Daily Caw: Destroying the ‘Cam Newton is Better Than Joe Flacco’ Myth


Aug 22, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) shakes hands with Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) after the game at M&T Bank Stadium. 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.  Today we destroy the myth that Cam Newton is a superior quarterback to Joe Flacco, pick a surprise starter, break down the tight end position, and count down the Ravens’ top players for 2015.

Shattering the Flacco vs. Newton mythKenny Miller, Russell Street Report

"Flacco is statistically better than Newton in just about every major category listed in the above chart. And that only includes Flacco’s regular season stats from his first four years. Nevermind his 10 career playoff wins or the Super Bowl MVP he won in his 5th season. Cam is entering his 5th season in the league right now as a matter of fact. Flacco had 9 playoff victories following his 5th year in the league. So in order to tie Flacco, Cam needs to win 7 playoff games this year and win Super Bowl 50. Hey good luck with that. But Cam is already better. Just ask the Cleveland Browns experts."

Predicting every NFL team’s surprise starter ahead of training campRussell S. Baxter, Bleacher Report

"Admittedly, we didn’t see Marlon Brown at his best this past season. After a promising 2013 in which he totaled 49 receptions for 524 yards and seven scores through their air, the former undrafted free agent was limited to 24 catches for 255 yards and zero touchdowns. After starting 12 out of 14 games in his first season with the team, Brown was limited to only one start in 2014."

Tight End position breakdown and depth chart analysisJason Marcum, Bleacher Report

"Adding to that, the Ravens will have one of the more established rosters of any NFL club. As many as 19 starters on offense and defense will be back this season to ensure that Baltimore has as much continuity as possible.That doesn’t mean there won’t be a lot of changes on the depth chart, though, especially when it comes to tight end."

Recapping numbers 18-20 of the 2015 Baltimore Ravens top players listJamison Hensley, ESPN

"ESPN.com polled 21 Baltimore media members for their top 20 players on the 2015 Baltimore Ravens roster. The countdown will run through the end of the month, just before the start of training camp.Let’s continue the countdown …No. 18: SAM KOCH"

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