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Joe Flacco Gets First Start, Ravens Are Worse Than We Thought
by November 30, 1999 @ 12:00 am (Category : Uncategorized )

Aug 24th 2008 11:06AM by Ryan Wilson (author feed)
Filed under: Ravens, AFC NorthIt seems like a lot longer than two seasons since the Ravens ripped off 13 wins, won the AFC North, and earned a home playoff game. Gone are Brian Billick and Steve McNair, replaced by fresh faces — both coaches and quarterbacks — although Kyle Boller, like a rash, refuses to go away.

Except for last night. The sixth-year player is nursing a shoulder injury and was unable to fill in for starter Troy Smith, who was a late scratch because he ate some bad Chinese food*. Which meant that rookie first-rounder Joe Flacco, who, according to some people, is barely 10 pages into the playbook, got his first NFL start.

Surprisingly, it was a little rocky at times. Still, Flacco finished 18 of 37 for 152 yards and one touchdown, but head coach John Harbaugh was reserved in his post-game comments. “Joe did OK in there without much preparation this week,” coach John Harbaugh said. “He’ll settle down as he plays more.” As the ’s Jamison Hensley writes, this was supposed to be the preseason game where Smith staked his claim to the starting quarterback job. Instead, events conspired against him and Flacco found himself under center when the game started.

Hensley’s colleague, David Steele, still has plenty of questions about the Ravens’ next QB, but places most of the blame on the 10 other guys on offense. All fair points, for sure, but I’m pretty sure this is somehow all Brian Billick’s fault.




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