Joe Flacco’s Health Is Paramount To The Baltimore Ravens

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
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 /
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The Ravens Quarterback Should Be Ready For Training Camp

According to all reports, Joe Flacco is on course to be ready by training camp. This is great news for a Ravens team, that is looking to rebound from a bad 2015 season.

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Ryan Mallet is capable of coming in and winning a game or two. There are times where The former Arkansas quarterback gets into a real groove. Mallet however, is not a proven franchise quarterback. Don’t be fooled by his flashes of brilliance; the drop off between Mallet and Flacco is substantial.

Flacco has never been the Aaron Rodgers like passer that sets the world on fire, in the regular season. He is however a very good quarterback. The Super Bowl XLVII MVP gives you a chance to win any game. At his best he plays as well as any quarterback in football. Flacco has a rocket arm, and he always has made the important plays that win football games.

When Flacco tore his ACL, we were all shocked. Like Brett Favre, Flacco seemed invicible. Up to week 12 in his eighth season, he had started every game and had no major injuries. All of the early indications were that he would be ready for week one of the regular season.

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Flacco is a veteran. He could skip training camp and the preseason and he’d make it work. Though, that would not be ideal. It would set up the Ravens to enter the season rusty. It would hinder the offensive chemistry.

Flacco has a working feel for some of his receivers. He should be in sync with Steve Smith Sr., Kamar Aiken and Crockett Gillmore. On the other hand, there are new targets flr Joe to get used to. Mike Wallace, Ben Watson and even Breshad Perriman need to develop a working flow with their quarterback.

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It is so crucial to go into the season with as little doubts as possible. John Harbaugh and company would not be comfortable with Joe being out until week 1. Flacco is expected to be ready for training camp. This is a big deal for the purple and black.

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