Flacco sharp, Ravens roll over Buccaneers, 44-16

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Flacco sharp, Ravens roll over Buccaneers, 44-16

Post by gracieshome on Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:46 am

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The new-look Baltimore Ravens were tough, physical and opportunistic, all good signs for a team seeking another run to the Super Bowl.

''We're a very different team than we were, so we were really anxious to get on the field and just see who we are, because we really don't know in a lot of ways,'' coach John Harbaugh said after Thursday night's 44-16 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. ''We suspect we have a chance to be a good team, but we've got a long way to go as far as being on the same page in a lot of ways, so it's a good thing we've got preseason, obviously.''

Joe Flacco was sharp in his preseason debut, second-year pro Bernard Pierce scored on a 20-yard run, and a revamped defense forced four turnovers before an announced crowd of 47,599 at Raymond James Stadium.

Backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor threw a pair of TD passes, including a 21-yarder to third-stringer LaQuan Williams, who also recovered a blocked punt in the end zone.

''It's good to see him step up and make plays,'' Harbaugh said of Williams. ''Here's a guy that just brings his lunch pail every single week, puts on his blue collar work shirt and goes to work. To see him make those plays, he's got tremendous talent.'' ...

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Post by wyckedheart8 on Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:36 pm

Flacco is just coming into his own, I said before he was even drafted that he would wind up being one of the best in the NFL and he is only going to get better and I hate the freaking Ravens for all the same reasons every other Browns fan does but you just cant deny the mans talent.
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