QUARTERBACK WATCH

Street Talk QUARTERBACK WATCH

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Joe Flacco

 

Positives: Improved his accuracy overall and connected on one deep throw to Marcus Smith. Made a smart choice to throw the ball away after being chased out of the pocket by Dan Cody. Went 2 for 3 in a red-zone drill.
Negatives: Cam Cameron has lectured him about being late on his release, and the offensive coordinator is right on the mark. Holding the ball too long and will need to make quicker decisions as he adjusts to the increased speed of the NFL.
Stock: Holding steady as he learns on the job. A neutral showing.

Kyle Boller

Positives: Made some decent decisions, going through his progressions fairly smoothly and completed 4 of 5 throws in the red zone with one dropped by Patrick Carter that was thrown slightly behind him.

Negatives: Spirals are often off-target. Seems intent to just avoid mistakes and isn’t challenging the defense.
Stock: Another day with no turnovers against fill-in cornerbacks John Harbaugh and Mark Carrier leaves former starter in neutral. Took the first snaps ahead of Smith.

Troy Smith

Positives: Didn’t throw any interceptions and completed all four of his throws in a red-zone drill. Much more confident and skillful than a disastrous Tuesday when he went 1 for 5 with three picks and a fumbled snap.
Negatives: Makes his receivers work much harder than they need to at times. Ernie Wheelwright made a great catch to salvage a poor sideline throw that lacked timing and direction.
Stock: Climbing slowly after an erratic, nervous first day in Westminster.
Aaron Wilson covers the Baltimore Ravens for the Carroll County Times and the Annapolis Capital.

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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post as well as the Baltimore Ravens for The Carroll County Times and Ravens24x7.com. He has previously covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans and has covered the NFL since 1997.  He has won several regional writing awards, including, most recently, Best Sports News Story for the state of Maryland in voting conducted by the Associated Press managing editors.  More from Aaron Wilson

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