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Flacco on Cowboys after loss: "We should beat this team"

Flacco on Cowboys after loss: "We should beat this team"

ARLINGTON – Losing to one of the NFL’s elite teams Sunday did not make Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco any less frustrated. After Sunday’s 27-17 loss to the 9-1 Cowboys, Flacco made it clear he expected to leave Texas with a victory.

“We should beat this team,” Flacco said after the loss in a visibly frustrated Ravens locker room. “I’m not kidding. I felt like I’m very confident coming into this game, and I really feel like we should beat this team. We should beat pretty much every team we play.

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“We’re obviously not as good as we would like to be. I don’t want to take any moral victories. I came into this game, I think we all did, very confident that we were going to do something very nice, not shock ourselves, but shock everybody else, but it didn’t happen.”

It was a different week for Flacco leading into the game, being criticized by former teammate Ray Lewis for lacking passion, then being defended by former teammate Bart Scott, who blasted Lewis.  

None of that fazed Flacco, who did not throw an interception while completing 23 of 35 passes for 269 yards, including a 22-yard TD to Steve Smith Sr.  It was one of Flacco’s better games of the season, especially on the road, where he has struggled. But when the Ravens led 7-0 early and had two possessions with a chance to extend that lead, they came away with nothing. Penalties, 12 overall on the Ravens, continued to be a major issue, killing the momentum of some drives.

“I felt like we should be able to score a lot more points than we did today,” Flacco said.

That’s something the Ravens and Flacco have said often this season.

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Lamar Jackson organizes private workout with receivers

Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Lamar Jackson organizes private workout with receivers

With training camp just nine days away, here is the latest news surrounding the Baltimore Ravens.

1. Quarterback Lamar Jackson organized an off-site work out with Ravens wide receivers Chris Moore and Willie Snead IV over the weekend. The second-year quarterback followed through with his plan of working with his receivers on his own time before training camp begins next week. Backup quarterback Robert Griffin III was present as well.

2. With the addition of six-time Pro Bowler Earl Thomasthe Ravens secondary was ranked the deepest group in the NFL, according to NFL.com's Chris Wesseling. Pairing Thomas with safety Tony Jefferson creates one of the best safety tandems in the league, and Baltimore has a deep group of cornerbacks in Jimmy Smith, Marlon Humphrey, Brandon Carr, and Tavon Young. The Ravens defense allowed just 17.9 points per game a season ago, which was the second-best mark in the NFL.

3. Ravens Training Camp passes are now available. The Ravens have 14 different training camp practices open to the public this season. Claim your tickets and parking pass here or on the Ravens' mobile app.

Looking Ahead:

July 24: Ravens training camp begins. Rookies are set to report a week earlier on Wednesday, July 17. 

The 2019 NFL schedule is set! See the Baltimore Ravens defend the AFC North at M&T Bank Stadium this season. Get your tickets now at www.BaltimoreRavens.com/tickets.

Credit: Baltimore Ravens for news points.

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Ravens rookie Trace McSorely is using the offseason to sharpen his coaching skills

Ravens rookie Trace McSorely is using the offseason to sharpen his coaching skills

Baltimore Ravens rookie Quarterback, Trace McSorley, acted as a guest coach with ProCamps Worldwide and the Quantico Defense Agency to host a mobile football camp for Department of Defense children, grades one through eight. 

The focus of the camp was to give back to the children of service members who may not see their parents for long stretches of time due to deployments and exercises.  

"It's a lot of fun being out here with these kids," McSorley said. "It's really cool to see all of these kids enjoying it and being out here for the love of the game."

The camp was held at Butler Stadium on the Marine Base in Quantico, Virginia.

McSorley, 23, visited multiple stations around the stadium to offer coaching and pointers to young athletes, while also assisting other volunteer coaches in running drills, and ensuring the kids were having fun while being safe.

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"When I was younger there were camps in my area that I went to and I got to meet guys like Ricky Ervins, D.J. Dozier, Shawn Springs," McSorley said.

"For me as a kid, seeing those guys giving back to the community really kind of gave me something to work towards. You're close to it so you start to see yourself at that level, and set goals for yourself."

Colonel William Bentley III, commanding officer of Marine Corps Base Quantico, believed the camp to be a success and hopes it returns to Quantico next year.

“We have a lot of great things going on for the kids.” Bentley III said. 

"Trace McSorley you've been outstanding and we appreciate you coming out and thanks for being here.”

Heading into camp McSorley has been focused on proving himself "every single day," and "absorbing as much information as he can." 

Although he won't be starting game one of the season, he's well aware of how important it is to watch those ahead of him before it's his time to shine. 

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