Baltimore Ravens’ quarterback watch

Street Talk Baltimore Ravens’ quarterback watch

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Joe Flacco

Positives: Delivered perhaps the best pass of the entire camp, a 40-yard rainbow spiral that hit tight end Adam Bergen in stride. Didn’t flinch when blitzed despite collapsing pocket and shaky protection. Confidence is starting to grow.

Negatives: Intercepted by safety Jim Leonhard off a deflection from Ronnie Prude. It’s a broken record, but either Flacco needs to slow down his throws or the receivers need to set the JUGS machine extra-high.

Stock: Beginning to rise as he displays the talent that made him a first-round pick.

Kyle Boller

Positives: Connected with Ray Rice on a touchdown over the middle with a nice touch pass. Found Kerry Reed on a crisp sideline throw for big yardage. Mostly composed and steady.

Negatives: Floating his deep throws and telegraphing his intentions, especially when he was picked off by rookie safety Haruki Nakamura. Inaccurate during the early portion of team drills.

Stock: Harder to forecast than Wall Street, but mostly neutral.

Troy Smith

Positives: Doesn’t get down on himself after mistakes, always believes he can make a big play. Has an infectious swagger in the huddle and excellent mobility.

Negatives: Fumbled yet another snap, was sacked by Tom Zbikowski and Antwan Barnes and threw an interception that Chris McAlister returned for a touchdown. One of his roughest practices yet.

Stock: Down a bit as he isn’t building on momentum generated during minicamps.

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 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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