2. The situation has not changed:
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The Ravens Flock should absolutely be stoked for the future, but we need to be grounded to reality here. Flacco is the quarterback of the present; Jackson is the quarterback of the future and that dichotomy has not changed. The Ravens are not showing signs of abandoning the plan. This isn’t bad news for Flacco, just because it is hood news for Jackson. It was one day in mini camp.
Flacco has been the quarterback in Baltimore since 2008, let’s not pretend the Ravens don’t know what they have in him. Flacco needs practice time but he can step aside for one day in June. Mini camp is a really convenient time to work on things for a couple of reasons. First it is relatively consequence free. There is no games for a couple of months. Training camp is still a bit away, so the Ravens can really do whatever they want. Secondly they need to know what they are working with before training camp.
Again… Nothing has changed.
The Ravens are not going to change the course of their actions. Flacco is not getting replaced just yet. The fact that the national media is trying to make this a must see quarterback controversy is out if touch. There is no debate going on inside the organization. It’s still about winning with Flacco. Flacco is getting pushed for the first time in his career by a young quarterback. That being said, this was a run of the mill practice for Flacco and a major learning experience for Jackson. The future needs to be crafted through experience and Harbaugh and the Ravens coaching staff are not waiting to give that experience to Jackson.