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Flacco Named Starter For Rest of Season
by November 30, 1999 @ 12:00 am (Category : Uncategorized )

Oct 9th 2008 10:36AM by Shane Bacon (author feed)
Filed under: Ravens, AFC NorthNobody really knew what to expect from the rookie quarterback coming into the 2008 season but I’m pretty sure this wasn’t really the highest vote-getter of possibilities.

Joe Flacco, leading the Ravens to a respectable record of 2-2, was named the starter for the rest season by head coach John Harbaugh yesterday. Flacco has done exactly what the Ravens have needed from a quarterback the last few years, being consistent, not trying to play out of his ability and avoiding the big mistakes.

Obviously this news isn’t the best for second year quarterback Troy Smith who was next in line to take the starting position for the Ravens before all hell broke loose with his immune system. Smith suffered a severe case of tonsillitis and had a blood clot in his neck that caused him to lose 20 pounds before the season started and stick the former Heisman Trophy winner on the bench. Now, with Flacco being the man, Smith will have to accept the role as backup quarterback for another season.
“That’ll be [Smith’s] role this year - possibly into a role where he can contribute playing quarterback for us down the road,” Harbaugh said.
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