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Kyle P Barber

Memphis Express vs. Arizona Hotshots: AAF Open Thread

More football!

Primetime football for the AAF in Week 2 starts with the Arizona Hotshots traveling to Tennessee to face off against the Memphis Express!

Game time: 8:00 p.m. ET

Location: Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium

TV: NFL Network

Storylines

Can the Express offense bounce back? Against the Birmingham Iron in Week 1, the Express posted exactly 0 points. Their starting quarterback, Christian Hackenburg, did not play well. The offense never found rhythm and the Iron’s offense went to...

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Kyle P Barber

Salt Lake Stallions vs. Birmingham Iron: AAF Open Thread

Football!

It’s Week 2 of the AAF and five former Ravens will battle it out on Legion Field as the Birmingham Iron host the Salt Lake Stallions.

Game time: Saturday, February 16 @ 2:00 p.m. ET

Location: Legion Field, Birmingham, AL

TV: TNT

This is a good Week 2 matchup as the Stallions look to bounce back after losing to the Arizona Hotshots while the Birmingham Iron posted the first shutout in AAF history, beating the Memphis Expresss 26-0.

Storylines

Can the Iron steamroll to their...

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Vasilis Lericos

Ravens News 2/16: Balanced offense, extending Pierce and more

Greg Roman Is Building a More Balanced Ravens Offense for 2019 - Ryan Mink

“We’ve got to develop a strong passing attack,” Roman said in his first comments as offensive coordinator on The Lounge podcast. “Lamar’s got to develop and everybody around him has got to get better in that area. Obviously, there will be more emphasis on that.”

“That’s another thing we want to do is make a lot more big plays in the passing game,” Roman said. “Take advantage of these looks we’re...

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Kyle P Barber

Former Ravens LB Elvis Dumervil believes the Joe Flacco trade was a desperate move by John Elway

Dumervil has a strong opinion on the recent trade

Former Ravens and Broncos LB Elvis Dumervil recently commented on the trade between his two former clubs.

“It’s a big gamble—definitely desperate, no doubt,” Dumervil said. “It all depends on that running game and who is coaching them on the offensive side of the ball.”

I’m completely in agreement with Dumervil for this part. As many of you know, I live right here in Colorado. I’ve experienced the years of everybody in this...

Yardbarker: Baltimore Ravens

Broncos' bizarre Joe Flacco bet epitomizes franchise in denial

Just as they did for most of the 13 seasons following John Elway’s retirement, the Broncos have hovered off the national radar in the three years since Peyton Manning’s exit. The Broncos have delivered three unmemorable seasons, their succession of shaky quarterbacks squandering some talented defenses’ work. Although the franchise lost 10 games in consecutive seasons for the first time in 46 years, it generally resided in that space between relevant and awful during that time. This...

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Vasilis Lericos

Ravens News 2/15: Flacco’s legacy, draft history and more

Joe Flacco’s legacy with Ravens ultimately defined by playoff success - Jamison Hensley

He led Baltimore to the playoffs in six of the 10 seasons in which he started at least 10 games. He guided the Ravens to three AFC Championship Games. And, in 2012, he carried the franchise to a Super Bowl title by going on a run only matched by Joe Montana.

Flacco accomplished this in the toughest situations. He won postseason games in Pittsburgh, Denver and Kansas City. Flacco topped Bill Belichick...

Yardbarker: Baltimore Ravens

Elvis Dumervil questions 'desperate' trade: Joe Flacco is no Peyton Manning

Many people view John Elway and the Denver Broncos as pretty needy after the team traded for Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco on Wednesday. One of those folks out there who sees this as a poor move is former Broncos and Ravens linebacker Elvis Dumervil. He was not shy one bit to dish the Broncos’ decision. “It’s a big gamble. Definitely desperate, no doubt, said Dumervil, per TMZ Sports.  It can be a great deal, or it can be another bad decision by John Elway.” Dumervil did...

Yardbarker: Baltimore Ravens

Report: Nick Foles, Jaguars have mutual interest

With the Denver Broncos having agreed to acquire Joe Flacco in a trade with the Baltimore Ravens on Wednesday, there is now one less NFL team in search of a starting quarterback this season. That may not be the best news for Nick Foles, but the Super Bowl MVP still has options. The most popular theory is that Foles will end up with the Jacksonville Jaguars, who are expected to move on from Blake Bortles in the near future. According to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, there is “mutual...

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Frank J. Platko

With Joe Flacco out of the picture, all eyes are on Lamar Jackson

For the first time in over a decade, a new era of Ravens football is upon us.

Everyone knew it was coming at some point, but when news broke yesterday that the Ravens had agreed to trade Joe Flacco to the Denver Broncos, it still caught many, including myself, by surprise. Nobody envisioned Eric DeCosta moving this quickly to strike a deal to move Flacco, but that’s exactly what happened.

The trade won’t officially be processed until next month, but Flacco’s time in Baltimore has...

ESPN.com - Baltimore Ravens

Joe Flacco's legacy with Ravens ultimately defined by playoff success

Elite or not, the lasting memory of Flacco in Baltimore should be how he raised his game when the stakes were at their highest.

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Vasilis Lericos

Ravens News 2/14: Flacco fallout, rookie grades and more

Grading the Joe Flacco trade from Ravens to Broncos: How did Denver get here? - Bill Barnwell

Baltimore Ravens: B+

The Ravens have to be thrilled to get a midround pick for Flacco, who was out of their plans and likely to be released unless Baltimore found a trade partner. The compensation suggests there were multiple teams in for him or that new general manager Eric DeCosta managed to persuade the Broncos to negotiate against themselves. The Ravens will eat $16 million in dead money on...

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Jacob Louque

Joe Flacco’s top five moments as a Raven

With the news coming down on Wednesday that all-time franchise passer Joe Flacco would be traded from Baltimore to the Denver Broncos, fans are understandably in a bittersweet mood. It’s great to see the front office find a solid landing spot for the fan favorite (and recoup some draft capital in the process), but they’re also now forced to officially say goodbye to a longtime team icon.

We’ve decided to do so by looking back at the former Super Bowl MVP’s top five moments in a...

Yardbarker: Baltimore Ravens

Report: Drafting a QB still an option for Broncos following Joe Flacco trade

Acquiring a 34-year-old quarterback has never been an indication of things to come for NFL teams. But when said quarterback is years removed from being the Super Bowl MVP, there’s a certain narrative that goes along with it. This is the situation that John Elway and the Denver Broncos find themselves in after they sent a fourth-round pick to the Baltimore Ravens for Joe Flacco on Wednesday. Seemingly stuck between a rebuild and irrelevance in the AFC West, Denver’s move to acquire the...

Yardbarker: Baltimore Ravens

Broncos won't re-work Joe Flacco's contract

The Broncos do not intend to re-work Joe Flacco‘s contract after agreeing to acquire him from the Ravens earlier today, according to Mike Klis of 9News (Twitter link). Flacco, 34, is under contract in each of the next three seasons at base salaries of $18.5M, $20.25M, and $24.25M. None of those salaries are guaranteed, and Denver isn’t responsible for any of Flacco’s prorated signing bonus money. That total — $16M — will now result in dead money on Baltimore’s salary cap. The...

Yardbarker: Baltimore Ravens

Chris Harris Jr. gives seal of approval on Joe Flacco trade

Reactions were hot and heavy around the NFL on Wednesday morning following the reported trade that will send Super Bowl-winning quarterback Joe Flacco from the Baltimore Ravens to the Denver Broncos. For many, the trade didn’t make much sense from Denver’s perspective. At 34 years old and having struggled over the past several seasons, it’s not even known if Flacco is an upgrade over last year’s starter, Case Keenum. Whether it’s an attempt to play the company line or something...

Yardbarker: Baltimore Ravens

Broncos’ Super Bowl odds got worse after Joe Flacco news

Following the news that the Denver Broncos have made a trade with the Baltimore Ravens for quarterback Joe Flacco, oddsmakers have updated their projections. Hint: It’s not good for Denver. Check out the updated Super Bowl LIV odds, courtesy of Bovada, for both the Ravens and Broncos. Ouch. So, now that Flacco is headed to Mile High, Denver is seen as a worse bet to win it all, and the Ravens got a slight bump up. That’s pretty harsh, but as we broke down here, it’s not an invalid line...

Yardbarker: Baltimore Ravens

Broncos to shop QB Case Keenum

No surprise here, but the Broncos are now set to shop quarterback Case Keenum, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com. Keenum, of course, was displaced from the starting role after the Broncos agreed to acquire Joe Flacco from the Ravens on Wednesday morning.  Keenum is guaranteed $7M in 2019, so the Broncos see only two options for him if they cannot find a trade: Keenum will either have to accept a massive pay cut to serve as Flacco’s backup, or he’ll be released outright. Keenum...

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Jacob Louque

Report: Ravens agree to trade quarterback Joe Flacco to the Broncos

The 2012 legend is heading to the Mile High

In an inevitable move that may still feel slightly surreal to Ravens fans, Baltimore’s front office has reportedly agreed to trade longtime franchise quarterback Joe Flacco to the Denver Broncos when the new league year opens on March 13th:

Breaking: Baltimore has agreement in principle to trade former Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco to the Broncos, league sources told ESPN.

Trade cannot be processed until new NFL league year begins Wednesday, March...

Yardbarker: Baltimore Ravens

Joe Flacco would be another huge QB mistake for John Elway

John Elway has admitted his past failures when it comes to bringing in viable quarterback talent to Denver, but it appears he has not learned his lesson. Breaking news: ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Wednesday morning that the Broncos have a deal in place to trade for Joe Flacco. A brief history of recent failures: Elway won a Super Bowl as an executive thanks to his sales job luring Peyton Manning to Denver. But it’s been all downhill since Manning retired. Paxton Lynch was a colossal...

Yardbarker: Baltimore Ravens

Joe Flacco reportedly traded to Broncos

The Denver Broncos have reportedly traded for Joe Flacco. ESPN’s Adam Schefter noted the Baltimore Ravens and Broncos have an agreement in principle to make the deal, which can’t be processed until March 13 when the new NFL league year officially begins. This is interesting on a couple of fronts. As we’ve noted in the recent past, this all but assures Case Keenum will be out in Denver. He flopped in his first season leading the Broncos offense after a tremendous season in Minnesota...

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