Life without Torrey Smith will begin this season for the Baltimore Ravens, but they may have already found his replacement in Breshad Perriman.
Smith's asset was his speed and, according to analyst Trevor Matich, Perriman has the jets to match.
"Don't blink because he'll be in the end zone," Matich said. "I mean, he runs a 4.24 [second] 40 [yard dash] and he gets it onto the field. There are a lot of fast guys that are fast on the track, but when you put the football uniform on them, they slow down on the field. He gets it onto the field."
As fast as Smith was, however, he did not possess the size or the strength to really make him a possession receiver. That is not an issue for Perriman.
"The fact that he's got the size that he does -- 6-2, 218 -- with that speed means that very few corners can run with him," Matich said, "But the ones who can usually don't have the physicality to be able to fight him for the football when it finally does come down deep down the field. This guy is a potential matchup nightmare."
Check out the video above to hear Matich's full thoughts on the Ravens' new receiver.
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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