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Cracks in Big Ben-Haley relationship?


Cracks in Big Ben-Haley relationship?

Weve been waiting for this. If things werent going so smoothly in Pittsburgh and a 1-2 start would qualify as less than smooth, especially when the Ravens sit atop the AFC North at 3-1 we were certain to start hearing about how Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was having issues with new offensive coordinator Todd Haley.

This week, Roethlisberger denied there were any problems. So, if he had to deny it, some minds would think it means just the opposite.

The issue arose out of Sundays loss in Oakland, where Roethlisberger used signals during no-huddle plays that werent part of Haleys offense but had been used under previous coordinator Bruce Arians. These signals have since been added by Haley.

I really didnt think it would get blown up as much as it did, and I know some people are saying that Ive been resistant to Todd, Roethlisberger said, as reported by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. But its one of those things that we went to Todd, and its in the playbook now. It was simply a signal that I used with our receivers on two different occasions. We converted both plays. It worked out.

However, Roethlisberger said he still is in contact with Arians, now with the Colts. We talk every week, the QB said.

Look at it this way: Suppose your girlfriend told you everything was fine in your relationship, but shes still talking to her ex every week. And then she uses signals during the no-huddle that her ex taught her OK, the analogy breaks down a bit there, but you know what I mean.

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


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.