Joe Flacco Being Ready For Training Camp Helps The Offense Gel
With Joe Flacco ready to go, the offense can start to build chemistry in training camp.
The Baltimore Ravens got some fantastic news today. Joe Flacco will be ready for training camp. According to a report from Jeff Zerbiec of the Baltimore Sun, Flacco will report to training camp as if it was any other season.
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This is the best news the Ravens could have hoped for. The Ravens offense has a few new weapons. They added Ben Watson and Mike Wallace. They drafted Kenneth Dixon, who has dazzling talent. The backfield has a surplus of talent, as does the tight end crop. Now the new look offense can get things going with their franchise quarterback.
When Flacco suffered an ACL injury in the week 11 game against the St. Louis Rams, many feared that it would impact the 2016 season. It was essentially the season from hell, attacking from its grave. The Ravens cursed luck did not hamper the recovery of Flacco.
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Marc Trestman and Flacco have a lot to work on. The kinks in the system remained visible until Flacco was lost to injury. The offense didn’t seem to fit what Flacco wanted to do. The constant use of the short passing game did not get Flacco going. It was like driving a Tesla like a decrepit school bus.
The Ravens are facing a complete relaunch of their offense. This has to be Trestman 2.0 for the Ravens, and it better look like Kubiak 1.0. That is what worked for the Ravens. In the 2014 season Flacco looked more comfortable. The running game was one of the best in football. The offense had an identity and Flacco flourished. In that season Flacco had a career high, 27 touchdown passes. He completed 62.1% of his passes and had a passer rating of 91.0.
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The Ravens know what they need to do. The Ravens finally found the formula in 2014. John Harbaugh must stay diligent and force Trestman to call plays to that blueprint. Flacco will be back under center. This means that the Ravens can try to get back on track, before they battle the Buffalo Bills in September.