Zuttah Scares Team and Flacco Tosses 2 TDs

zuttah-mini-camp
Ravens' Jeremy Zuttah (Karl Merton Ferron, Baltimore Sun/ June 17, 2014)

The Ravens offense struggled at times on their first day back to practice after a much needed players’ day off on Tuesday.

Quarterback Joe Flacco was inconsistent at times in getting the ball out of his hands quickly, and also threw behind his receivers on several occasions. After one such throw to Steve Smith, Flacco could be heard yelling at himself loudly.

However, Flacco did bounce back during the two minute drill portion of the practice nicely. Flacco capped off a long touchdown drive connecting with wide receiver Torrey Smith who beat cornerback Chykie Brown with ease. Flacco went 5-of-6 for 75 yards and one touchdown during the two minute drill.

Third string quarterback Keith Wenning struggled throughout practice on Wednesday. The rookie quarterback missed wide open receivers on multiple occasions. Thus far, his arm strength certainly doesn’t look to be as good as the Ravens thought it would when they drafted him in May.

Other Notes & Observations

Wide receiver Kamar Aiken had a solid practice today building on his performance during the Ravens open practice at M&T Bank Stadium on Monday. The journeyman wideout beat cornerback Jimmy Smith twice during corner drills for touchdowns. The battle for the few wide receivers spots on the roster is heating up with Jeremy Butler, Jace Davis and Aiken all performing well.

Marlon Brown had the play of the day when he made a spectacular one handed touchdown grab on a long pass from Joe Flacco.

New Ravens center Jeremy Zuttah provided a scare when he went down midway through practice. Zuttah returned on the next offensive series.

Rookie tight end Crockett Gilmore got in his first mix-up of training camp when he and linebacker Austin Spitler exchanged punches after the whistle. Both players were quickly separated and were later seen shaking hands. Gillmore, 6-6, 251 pounds was involved in a few heated moments during OTA’s and minicamp.

Special Teams

Kicker Justin Tucker turned in another nice day of camp. Tucker made 3 of 4  field goals including a booming 64-yarder during the two-minute drill.

Rookie Michael Campanaro was solid during punt returns fielding the ball cleanly and showing his speed upfield. Besides his big contribution on offense, Marlon Brown shined on the punt team as well for the second straight practice beating Chykie Brown and Dominique Franks to down the ball at the 4 yard line.

Quote of the Day

“Way to go return team. We kicked their butts.” Special Team Coordinator Jerry Rosburg.

 

*Running back Ray Rice is slated to speak to the media tomorrow for the first time around 11:15 a.m.

 

Follow me on Twitter @sportguyRSR

This entry was posted in Blog View, Camp Notes, Featured by Brian Bower. Bookmark the permalink.

About Brian Bower

Brian Bower
Brian Bower is avid football fan who was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. Brian has covered the Baltimore Ravens and NFL player positives in the community for the past two years for FootballNewsNow.com. His work has been featured on NFL.com and ESPN blogs. He is also a regular guest...more

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

 

Hot off the street

CRAB BAG: Ravens Look for Revenge in Dawg Pound

Just when we thought we could put all of this season's off-field ugliness behind us and finally start to focus on football, ESPN fanned the flames of controversy right as the coals seemed ready to die...read more

ESPN on a Ravens Witch-hunt?

Roger Goodell’s press conference on Friday to address Ray Rice's Elevator-gate and domestic violence boiled down to this: Random media guy: Roger what do you have to say for yourself? Goodell:...read more

BATTLE PLANS: Ravens vs. Browns (Round 1)

Offense 1. Control the Edges The rush end rotation of Paul Kruger, Barkevious Mingo, and Jabaal Sheard were dominant against the New Orleans offensive tackles last week. Kruger in particular had h...read more

Ravens @ Browns Friday Injury Report & Game Status

GAME STATUS   RAVENS Doubtful: DT Timmy Jernigan (knee) Questionable: RB Bernard Pierce (thigh) Probable: QB Joe Flacco (illness); CB Asa Jackson (concussion); CB Lardarius Webb (back...read more

BOLD PREDICTIONS: Ravens @ Browns

Ravens cruise by Cleveland and their fire lake with a double digit win and crushing PK Predictions. Along the way they get a 250+ yard effort from Joe Flacco and Lorenzo Taliaferro actually runs the b...read more

View More