Daily Caw: Ravens Hope Training Camp Leads to a Fast Start in the Regular Season


Dec 28, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Connor Shaw (9) fumbles as he is sacked by Baltimore Ravens nose tackle Brandon Williams (98) during the first quarter at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to the Daily Caw, where we round up all the latest Baltimore Ravens news from around the web.  Today we review some more Joe Flacco hate, Breshad Perriman eyes a starting job, why the young guys are getting more reps, and the Ravens are hoping that a sharp training camp can lead to a fast start to the regular season.

Ravens hope sharp training camp leads to a fast startClifton Brown, CSN Baltimore

"Does a brutal start to their regular season schedule make training camp even more important for the Ravens this summer?One could make that argument. The Ravens have an unusually challenging September and October schedule. Five of their first seven games are on the road, including the first two.  They make two West coast trips before the end of October, and will stay on the road between games, rather than traveling back and forth to Baltimore. In case you don’t have a schedule handy, here’s what the Ravens face in September and October:"

Writer puts Flacco in 7th tier of QB’sTyler Lombardi, Russell Street Report

"No, you didn’t read that title wrong.No, the tiers are not composed of just one quarterback.Bleacher Report writer, Cian Fahey put Joe Flacco in the 7th tier of quarterbacks for the 2015 season. Which is good for the 21st highest projection in the league.The rank puts him behind Eli Manning, Cam Newton, Teddy Bridgewater, Ryan Tannehill, Sam Bradford, Carson Palmer, and Matt Stafford.But that’s not the worst of it."

Ravens rookie wide receiver Breshad Perriman eyes starting jobAaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun

"“It’s a goal of mine, but at the same time, it’s not really on my mind,” Perriman said as the Ravens concluded their June minicamp. “I’m just really trying to focus on getting better every day, just going out there, take it day by day and see how it plays out.“I just take it day by day, try to not think about the starting job or anything like that, because I feel like I’d get thrown off track. For the most part, I just try to come out and compete and work on craft, the little things I need to work on to make me become a good receiver.”"

Young players get more reps by designJohn Eisenberg, BaltimoreRavens.com

"It’s all part of Harbaugh’s plan to get the most out of the NFL’s spring season of Organized Team Activity practices and minicamps, which he views as a chance to bring the team’s younger players along. They practice not only with the second- and third-team units, but also the starters.“We put our young guys in positions to compete for jobs” in training camp, Harbaugh said."

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