Joe Flacco “ready to roll”

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The Ravens didn’t have quarterback Joe Flacco on the field for most of the summer, but they maintained faith that Flacco’s back would quiet down enough for him to play once the regular season arrived.

That faith is set to be rewarded. Their first game is in Cincinnati this Sunday and coach John Harbaugh said that Flacco has not experienced any setbacks since returning to practice last weekend. As a result, the coach declared the quarterback “ready to roll” despite his limited on-field preparations. Flacco agreed with the coach.

“It’s not ideal but I feel good now and I’m ready to go,” Flacco said, via Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun. “I’m going to be as confident as ever when I take the field.”

Flacco said he doesn’t think his back is going to be an issue as the season unfolds. Given how Ryan Mallett looked in the preseason and in his past appearances in regular season games, the Ravens will be hoping that’s the case.

13 responses to “Joe Flacco “ready to roll”

  1. If Joe takes care of his core and maintains his flexibility, through yoga or whatever else, there is no reason to think he can’t go another 5 years easy. If his injury was bad enough, the Ravens would have picked up another QB during the off season.

  2. He’s “ready to roll”?? So is he definitely playing wk1 or not? After all the weeks of misleading statements from Flacco and the Ravens org, why can’t they finally just speak a plain truth?

    As someone with lots of disc/back/sciatic trouble, my biggest concern for Flacco now would be coming back a week or 2 too soon and undoing all that recovery in a single sack.

  3. wakaflockaflacco says:
    September 6, 2017 at 12:48 pm
    Top 3 defense in the NFL 2017 + Healthy January Joe = Ravens roll the AFC in playoffs and win the SB.
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    The Ravens most definitely do not have a top 3 defense, just off the top of my head defenses like Arizona’s, Minnesota, Houston, and SEA all have much better defenses than what the Ravens have. The Ravens defense is old and lacks speed/athleticism, both Safeties are slow, Jefferson is young but ran 4.75 coming out of College. The Ravens will have a top 10 defense most likely but it is far from one of the best.

  4. The Ravens most definitely do not have a top 3 defense, just off the top of my head defenses like Arizona’s, Minnesota, Houston, and SEA all have much better defenses than what the Ravens have. The Ravens defense is old and lacks speed/athleticism, both Safeties are slow, Jefferson is young but ran 4.75 coming out of College. The Ravens will have a top 10 defense most likely but it is far from one of the best.

    Please explain how the Ravens have an “old” defense I have no clue what your talking about? The only player you could even say is old is T Sizzle and I would have him in my starting lineup every week, on any team! The Ravens always are dominant against the run it is just what they do, and resigning Brandon Williams as the key log at Nose tackle is just going to keep that the same. The 2 ndary has been the biggest issue. With Tony Jefferson, the Highest rated Safety by PFT in Weddle, signing Carr, and haveing a healthy Jimmy Smith make the 2ndary a strength. This defense is gunna be extremely tough to score on and I like them for defeinently being a top 3. The offense will only go as far as Flacco takes it! He is a good not a great qb, but I will be damn if a whole lot of NFL teams would not wanna have Flacco as their QB

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