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RB coach sees similarities between Rice, Faulk

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RB coach sees similarities between Rice, Faulk

Ravens running backs coach Wilbert Montgomery knows plenty about what it takes to be good at that position. He was a great running back, mostly with the Eagles, racking up 6,789 yards and 45 touchdowns during his career.
But hes also coached some very good backs, like Ray Rice and Marshall Faulk. When talking with the media on Monday, Montgomery talked about Rices talents and the ways he reminded the coach of Faulk, who is now in the Hall of Fame.
You know, I think Ray is pretty good at doing a lot of good things, Montgomery said. Its a different kind of game, but I see a lot of things that are like when I had a guy by the name of Marshall Faulk; there are a lot of similarities.
Montgomery said both backs had the ability to cause problems for defenses. They could just do so many things, and Rice is really growing in that manner.
They are able to do things, catching the ball out of the backfield, running, making people miss in traffic, those guys are good, Montgomery said. Thats not coaching; thats just a gift, and they are blessed with that.
Rice has been growing into a more versatile back. He led the team in receptions and rushing last year and is a player that opposing defenses really have to watch out for all the time, much like teams needed to do with Faulk, who could score from just about any place on the field.
Rice is still very early in his career, and if he can continue to look like Faulk, the Ravens will benefit from that talent for several years.
They got that magic eye somewhere in the back of their heads, Montgomery said. They arent interested in where theyve been; they are always interested in where they are going.

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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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