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Mornhinweg goes from working with Geno to Flacco

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Mornhinweg goes from working with Geno to Flacco

OWINGS MILLS – You could say Ravens quarterback coach Marty Morhinweg has landed on his feet.

Last year, Mornhinweg was the Jets offensive coordinator, suffering through a dismal season with struggling quarterback Geno Smith. The Jets had another bizarre day Tuesday, absorbing the news that Smith had suffered a broken jaw while being sucker punched by linebacker IK Enemkpali.

While the Jets were dealing with Smith’s latest career setback, Mornhinweg was waxing poetic about Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco. Understandable. Which quarterback would you rather work with, Flacco or Smith? While Mornhinweg did not compare the two, it was obvious he has been impressed with Flacco.

“Joe has had an excellent camp,” Mornhinweg said. “He’s really got some strengths and very few weaknesses.”

People talk about Flacco’s arm strength, but his ability to put touch on the football is not mentioned as often. Mornhinweg said Flacco makes any throw asked of him, and moves better than advertised.

“When he was coming out of Delaware, he was a big guy with a big arm, and I remember putting on my evaluation, “Very deceptive athletic ability,’’’ Mornhinweg said. “That surprised me once I turned the film on, and then (he) certainly has the instincts.

“This arm, that’s a special quality. There’s only a select few that can do that, that just have that strength. He’ll make a very difficult throw, a throw that some people would never even attempt in this league, and he’ll make it look easy. It’s really a special type of arm there, yes.”

The debate about Flacco’s ranking among NFL quarterbacks never seems to end.

However, nobody has to tell Mornhinweg he’s lucky to be coaching Flacco.

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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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