Joe Flacco | QB | Baltimore Ravens
Posted: 7/22/2014 6:56pm et
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco said he's become more comfortable in offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak's offense.
Huddle Up: Flacco hit career highs for passing attempts (614) and yards (3,912) last season but had the second-lowest single-season TD pass total (19) of his career while tossing a career-high 22 picks to finish as a low-end QB2. Flacco's numbers are bound to improve, but not enough to escape QB2 territory.
Posted: 6/26/2014 7:56pm et
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco said the new offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak's playbook is not very difficult to learn, noting the main change from last year's system is the terminology is 'completely different.' Flacco said the offense is playing faster because of a more streamlined playbook, which allows players to 'do what they're good at' because of having fewer things to consider.
Huddle Up: Kubiak's offenses are noted for a zone-blocking running scheme and play-action passing attack, which will surely incorporate plenty of deep passes to take advantage of Flacco's strong arm.
Posted: 6/21/2014 12:51am et
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco has looked to be a good fit in offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak's system based on his performance during offseason workouts.
Huddle Up: Flacco was a disappointment last season after leading the Ravens to a Super Bowl and inking a fat new contract. While it's unlikely the Ravens will get their money's worth from Flacco, something closer than last year's fiasco would be appreciated.
Posted: 3/10/2014 2:13pm et
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco hopes to organize voluntary workouts with wide receivers and tight ends before offseason training activities.
Huddle Up: There's a distinct possibility Flacco will have at least one new target to work with following the upcoming NFL draft. There will also be a new offensive coordinator to get to know, so any early work can only help the Ravens' offense heading into 2014.
Posted: 12/25/2013 12:29am et
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco will wear a protective brace on his left knee for the second consecutive game in Week 17 against the Cincinnati Bengals. "I'm going to do it the same way," Flacco said Tuesday, Dec. 24. "I really just want to make sure I can be as safe as I can moving forward to so nothing crazy happens. I'm pretty comfortable with it."
Huddle Up: Flacco will go with the same setup as Week 16, but his fantasy owners are hoping for better aerial results as the QB was 22-of-38 for 260 yards, 0 TDs and 2 interceptions.
Posted: 12/21/2013 9:44pm et
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco (knee) expects to play Week 16 unless he suffers a setback before the game.
Huddle Up: Flacco is dealing with an MCL sprain but is expected to play against the Patriots. He's a QB2 for Fantasy Super Bowls if you're reaching for a starter this week.
Posted: 12/20/2013 6:43pm et
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco (knee) was limited in practice Friday, Dec. 20, and is questionable for Week 16.
Huddle Up: Flacco isn't in any real danger of the missing Sunday's game after suffering a left MCL sprain in Week 15 and necessitating the use of a knee brace.
Posted: 12/20/2013 12:23am et
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco (knee) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 19.
Huddle Up: Flacco has a slight MCL sprain and will wear a brace, but at this point, it's hard to imagine the injury dramatically affecting his performance Sunday. Use him as you normally would.
Posted: 12/18/2013 10:54pm et
Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco (knee) did have an MRI on his ailing left knee, and the test revealed a mild medial collateral sprain. He is expected to wear a brace, but the injury will not prevent him from playing in the Week 16 game against the New England Patriots.
Huddle Up: Despite the injury, Flacco is still a QB2 this week against New England for Fantasy Super Bowls.
Posted: 12/18/2013 6:14pm et
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco (knee) is participating in practice Wednesday, Dec. 18, with a brace on his knee. Flacco did not show any noticeable limp while walking.
Huddle Up: It sounds like his knee is just fine. He has a pretty nice matchup against a floundering Patriots defense this week.
Posted: 12/17/2013 5:07pm et
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco (knee) won't undergo an MRI exam after taking a hit to his left knee in the team's Week 15 game Monday, Dec. 16. The Ravens do not think the injury is very serious. Flacco said the hit caused his knee to 'cave in' but also said he felt 'fine' and 'strong.' He had a slight limp after the game. Flacco has never missed a game in his six-year career.
Huddle Up: Flacco didn't miss a play after sustaining the hit in the fourth quarter Monday night and should be considered fine for an attractive Week 16 matchup against the Patriots.
Posted: 12/17/2013 12:41am et
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco was hit in the lower left leg and knee area in the fourth quarter of the Week 15 game against the Detroit Lions Monday, Dec. 16. He did not check out of the game, but after the team's offensive drive, he was immediately tended to by the training staff on the sidelines.
Huddle Up: Flacco is credited with guiding the Ravens' game-winning "drive," moving the team 24 yards in 7 plays to set up Justin Tucker's game-winning 61-yard FG -- his 6th of the game. With Tucker accounting for all of Baltimore's points, it meant no TDs for Flacco, who failed to throw a scoring pass for the first time since Week 5. He didn't commit a turnover, either, and finished 20-of-38 for 222 yards.
Posted: 11/26/2013 8:40pm et
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco clearly expressed that he's not a fan of the team running the wildcat formation. Flacco was lined up out wide for a few plays during the team's Week 12 win over the New York Jets. 'I don't like that stuff. I think it makes you look like a high school offense. That's my opinion,' Flacco said. He doesn't expect the team to use the wildcat for the rest of the year.
Huddle Up: Flacco's fantasy owners who prefer that the Ravens focus on letting Flacco throw more as he's averaged only 188 passing yards a game over his last 5 outings after posting 300-yard games in his first 6 contests. He's also thrown only 7 TD passes and tossed 6 picks over that span and ranks as the 18th best fantasy QB overall.
Posted: 10/22/2013 8:11pm et
The Baltimore Ravens changed up their offensive scheme, with QB Joe Flacco running more plays from the shotgun and spread formations in Week 7. "We wanted to do a little of that and see if we could keep them on the field and run them around a little bit," Flacco said. The Ravens also ran the no-huddle offense.
Huddle Up: On paper, it sounds like it will benefit the fantasy fortunes of Flacco and open more running lanes for Ray Rice, but it didn't exactly pan out that way in the loss to Steelers as Flacco had his third-lowest passing yardage total (215) of the season and Rice finished with 72 total yards -- his fifth contest in six outings with fewer than 100 total yards. Stay tuned . . .
Posted: 9/6/2013 1:40am et
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco hit career highs in completions (34) and attempts (62) while throwing for 362 yards and 2 TDs and 2 interceptions on Thursday, Sept. 5 in a season-opening 49-27 loss to the Denver Broncos.
Huddle Up: Flacco was trying to keep up with Peyton Manning's NFL record night but was playing at a huge disadvantage without his top 2 pass-catchers (WR Anquan Boldin and TE Dennis Pitta) from last season and then losing No. 2 WR Jacoby Jones to a 2nd-quarter knee injury. Definitely expect some uneven performances over the season's first half as the Ravens' passing game endures some growing pains.