The Ravens are hoping for bigger things from their offense this year. They played well at times last season, but theyre looking for more punch and points in 2012.
Offensive coordinator Cam Cameron talked about this last week when speaking briefly to the media after one of the first training camp practices, saying hes hoping for good execution in the various areas in 2012.
Cameron said its important to work on the fundamentals, things like blocking and route techniques, as that builds up everything. He then talked about why you need to take care of the ball to eliminate turnovers because its important to keep the ball.
You look at the really good offenses, they dont lose possessions, Cameron said. Take care of the football, maintain, convert on third down, score touchdowns in the red zonethose are the keys for us. I think we made progress in all those areas got in the Top 10 on third down, which is the critical down in this league, improve in the red zone, score more points. Those are the things were trying to do.
The goals look pretty simple, but they are important. The Ravens were good in many of those areas last season. But Cameron and the team just want to keep getting better in each of them.
If the Ravens can improve as much as possible in the areas Cameron talked about, it will go a long way towards helping the team find more success on offense. The fundamentals and the basics help build everything up. Even the most complex offenses start from scratch.
Our ultimate goal still is to be the winningest offense in the league, Cameron said. You could be the No. 1 offense, I guess, and the winningest, right? Weve always had lofty expectations here, and thats not going to change.
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.
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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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