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Harbaugh no fan of Flacco's pop-up slide with knee brace

Harbaugh no fan of Flacco's pop-up slide with knee brace

OWINGS MILLS – Conversation about Joe Flacco, and his difficulty sliding with his knee brace, continues... This time it comes from his coach, John Harbaugh.  

“You don’t slide on your knee,” Harbaugh said during his Monday press conference. “He and I have had that conversation. So Joe, he can be mad at me now because I say it publically. But we all played baseball. He wants to talk about a pop-up slide. Maybe that’s what he did in high school. You can’t do a pop-up slide on a knee brace. It’s just as simple as that… It’s not the first time he will have heard that.

“I just want to see him not drive his brace into the ground. It’s kind of how he’s always slid, he’s kind of slid that way, what he would describe as a pop-up slide. But it’s not working with the knee brace. I see the same thing everybody else sees and he knows it.”

Flacco admitted Sunday that he needed a new sliding style, after his brace got caught in the grass for the second time this season. Flacco does not want to break the brace, nor does he want to injure himself.

The good news is that Flacco is still mobile enough to escape pass rushers after major knee surgery. That means Flacco will have more occasions to slide. But if he doesn’t find a new technique, Flacco will hear from his coach.

 

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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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