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Still Wacco for Flacco

Well Baltimore Ravens fans are still “Wacco for Flacco.”  Flacco has certainly improved with each game this season.  He has proven his value as a number One draft pick.  Today’s victory over a division rival, the pumpkins ,i.e. the Brownies, was huge!! Again Flacco’s play along with those of many others contributed to this victory.

The Ravens over the years I’ve been a season ticket holder haven’t had the ability to usually score 21 points or more let alone come from a 14 point deficit to win. Usually when the opponent scores 17 points or more the Raven lose.  However in this game the Ravens defense gave up more points than they typically do.  The D did however in the second half consistently force the pumpkins into 3 and outs.  The O then scored 17 unanswered points to take the lead and secure the win.  The D then capped it off with an interception by LB Suggs that was returned for a TD.

(Baltimore Sun photo by Gene Sweeney Jr. / November 2, 2008)

(Baltimore Sun photo by Gene Sweeney Jr. / November 2, 2008)

Finally lets put an end to this BS “Suggs” package.  The “Suggs” package and the Miami “Wildcat” are just gadget plays.  These type of plays work occasionally if never used.  But when teams game plan for them like the Ravens did against Miami or the Brownies did against the Ravens today they don’t do anything.  Although it was fun watching the Smith to Flacco 43-yard play I cringed watching the Oakland linebaker dive on Flacco after the play.  Yes I know any player can get hurt on any play in the NFL.  Still why do want to increase the risk of injury to your QB?  Remember when the NY football Giants put CB Jason Seahorn back to return punts?

Joe Flacco is the Ravens QB for the foreseeable future.  He’s earned it by proving it on the field on game day.  He’s getting better each game. All you Smith fans need to get over it and move on.  Smith is not starter QB material in the NFL.  If he was the Ravens would never have drafted Flacco to begin with.

(Baltimore Sun photo by Gene Sweeney Jr. / November 2, 2008)

(Baltimore Sun photo by Gene Sweeney Jr. / November 2, 2008)

I can’t say enough about the running attack that both Ray Rice and LeRon McClain bring to the Ravens. Congrats to both Rice and McClain; what a huge game!!!!!!  That Rice 60-yard run broke the Brownies back and the McClain steam roller over the Brownie’s safety Sean Jones got the Ravens back in the game.

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Wacco for Flacco

Well as the signs said all of Baltimore and Ravens fans around the country will be if they aren’t already “Wacco for Flacco.” The rookie QB had an admirable first game as the Raven’s starting QB.

(Baltimore Sun photo by Doug Kapustin / September 7, 2008)

(Baltimore Sun photo by Doug Kapustin / September 7, 2008)

Flacco was poised and confident. He didn’t panic in the face of the rush and he didn’t turn the ball over. He put nice touch on several passes. Unfortunately some passes were dropped that would really have added to his stats for this game. He gutted out a 38-yard touchdown run. He lowered his head and put his shoulder into the last defender close to goal line to finish the run for a touchdown.

(Baltimore Sun photo by Gene Sweeney Jr. / September 7, 2008)

(Baltimore Sun photo by Gene Sweeney Jr. / September 7, 2008)

But credit must also be given to Ravens offensive line, running backs and defense. The offensive line kept Flacco on his feet and gave him time to make passes. Rookie running backs Rice and McClain were superb on many plays dragged the pile with them for significant yardage on 3rd downs.

And as always the defense lead by Ray Lewis made the plays when they had to including 4th and 1 and when the Ben-gals got inside the Ravens red zone. Ocho-cinco and friends were kept in check the entire game.

At several points the crowd picked up the chant “Let’s go Flacco” boom-boom boom-boom-boom “Lets go Flacco.” I’ve been a Ravens season ticket holder for I guess about 10 years now.  Never in that time has the crowd chanted for an offensive player before except for the occasional “Heap” when TE Todd Head catches a pass.  It sure would be ice if the Ravens keep giving a reason to cheer on the offensive for a change.

Granted the Ben-gals aren’t a powerhouse team and its offense has lost it’s magic the last few years. But it’s great to open the season with a win against a division opponent.

At the end of the day it’s rookie QB Joe Flacco who is the toast of the town tonight.

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