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Brown helps with turnovers

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Brown helps with turnovers

Players often look to hear good things from coaches. And sometimes coaches say the smallest things that can really have meaning to a player especially one fighting to make a football team.
Omar Brown had one of those moments in Thursdays exhibition game with the Falcons. The undrafted rookie free agent safety recovered a pair of fumbles and made an interception in the second half, plays that helped the Ravens rally for a 31-17 victory.
After the interception the second of the three turnovers he was involved with Brown ran to the sidelines, and, according to the teams web site, coach John Harbaugh came over to him.
Youre trying to make this team, arent you, the coach said on the site.
Yes, sir, Brown answered.
And hell probably always remember that brief moment.
The coaches certainly noticed what the rookie from Marshall did. To help cause one turnover in a game is impressive, but three in a half really will catch someones attention.
The Ravens were trailing, 14-0, early in the game and then scored 31 of the next 34 points. Brown really helped with all of his work. He told the teams web site how happy finishing with the three turnovers made him.
It was a great experience, he said. To do it at this level the highest levelI feel real good about it.
But, also as the teams web site noted, Brown caused plenty of trouble like this during his last year with Marshall. He finished with four interceptions and forced four fumbles in his 13 games.
Some defensive players are like that. They just seem to be able to find their way to the ball and either cause trouble and help cause it. Ed Reeds always been like that. These are the players that have a nose for the ball.
It will be interesting to see how much this performance helps Brown in his quest to make the team.

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Ravens lower concession prices at M&T Bank Stadium ahead of 2018 season

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Ravens lower concession prices at M&T Bank Stadium ahead of 2018 season

Enjoying a game at M&T Bank Stadium just became a little more affordable.

On Thursday, the Ravens introduced their new "Flock Friendly Fare," reducing the price of 21 of their most popular food and beverage items.  

The change comes as the organization focuses on revamping the fan experience in 2018. Fans will see an average of 33 percent in total savings and up to 53 percent savings on a single item.  

"As a lot of you probably know, after every game we survey fans to see how we're doing; what have we done well and what have we not done well. Over the years, one of the biggest criticisms we received was for the gameday concessions prices," Ravens President Dick Cass said on the team's website

Alcoholic beverages were all reduced by $1 with the addition of domestic 12 ounce beer for $5.

Chicken tenders with fries went from $11 to $7, while a slice of pizza went from $8.50 to $6. No single item will cost above $9.

On average, you will now be able to feed a family of four for $44 compared to $66.75 in years past. To see all of the reductions, click the arrow in the post below. 

In 2017, the Atlanta Falcons reduced their concession prices upon opening their brand new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The Ravens, however, are expecting to lose $1.5 million in concession revenue due to the change. 

Introducing our new Flock Friendly Fare!

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Vegas odds against Lamar Jackson starting for Ravens in 2018

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Vegas odds against Lamar Jackson starting for Ravens in 2018

Vegas has spoken and they are not optimistic about rookie Lamar Jackson starting under center for the Ravens in 2018.

Bovado, an online gambling site, has set the odds on how the top 2018 rookies will perform and they have Jackson getting 0.5 starts this season.

That number will come as a surprise considering the popular narrative that Lamar Jackson will be the Ravens' starter in no time. The team made it clear they are planning for life after Flacco when they traded back into the first-round of the 2018 draft to select the quarterback out of Louisville at No. 32

Flacco - who is entering his 11th season with the organization - is experiencing a decline in his performance of late, one that can not be put entirely on his shoulders as the team has failed in finding him valuable weapons to throw to. Nonetheless, Flacco's projected 2018 season is very much up in the air and it appears Vegas is betting on the one-time Super Bowl MVP to bounce back. 

However, the Ravens have failed to make the playoffs four of the last five seasons, and if that trend continues into 2018, the rookie could get his shot at flipping the script.

If you're a betting man, it could payoff to bet the over on Jackson. Low risk, seemingly high reward. 

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