Aug 13, 2015; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) speaks with head coach John Harbaugh during the first quarter against the New Orleans Saints in a preseason NFL football game at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
The preseason, more specifically the first week of the preseason, is often a huge letdown for football fans. But the weekend was full of solid games and interesting developments. The Ravens’ win over the Saints was no exception, going down to the wire with an exciting finish.
The performance of the Ravens’ offense in particular drew some rave reviews from many, particularly the performance of Joe Flacco on the first drive. It’s a good foundation performance for the Ravens as they break in another new offensive coordinator, even though the running game couldn’t find much traction.
Of course, the Ravens were without Breshad Perriman in their preseason opener. The prized first rounder hasn’t practiced since “bruising” his knee back on July 30th. Perriman’s absence has obviously been a concern, particularly since he has been labeled as a bit raw coming out of college.
Ravens’ head coach John Harbaugh is maintaining his optimistic view of Perriman’s outlook, however. Harbaugh told reporters that he remains hopeful that the speedy wideout will return at some point during the preseason.
In the meantime, we’ll keep our fingers crossed and hope that Perriman can catch up quickly, and do so soon.
Hope you enjoy today’s links!
Baltimore Ravens news and notes from around the FanSided network
Carl Davis: Ozzie Newsome’s next gem? – Cole Moog, The Baltimore Wire
Lorenzo Taliaferro will be a major factor for Ravens in 2015 – Brandon Austin, The Baltimore Wire
Who stood out against the Saints? – Jeremiah D. Sater, The Baltimore Wire
Baltimore Ravens news and notes from around the rest of the interwebs
Winners and losers from NFL preseason week 1 – Kristopher Knox, Bleacher Report
John Harbaugh optimistic Breshad Perriman will return this offseason – Jamison Hensley, ESPN
Terrell Suggs continues trash talking Matt Schaub – Jamison Hensley, ESPN
Ravens without 15 players for Saturday’s practice – Jamison Hensley, ESPN
Kyle Arrington starts at cornerback, shifts to safety against Saints – Jon Meoli, The Baltimore Sun
Is Arthur Brown ready to step up? – Nadeem Kureishy, Russell Street Report
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