New coordinator Gary Kubiak said he loves the way quarterback
"It's kind of the third time we're going through our system, teaching it, and I think they've adjusted very well, but the most important thing is [Flacco] has adjusted extremely well," Kubiak told the Baltimore Sun. "He's got to lead the pack. He's done that from day one. He's got total command of what's going on right now."
Kubiak said Flacco is demonstrating good footwork and looks sharp in the short passing game.
"His ability to go through progressions, to me, is exceptional," Kubiak said. "Obviously, we've got to cut the sacks down a great deal this year. It's a big point of emphasis. The best way to do that is with your quarterback getting rid of the ball."
"I had no idea how good an athlete he is. He's a very good athlete," Kubiak said.
Kubiak likes to have his quarterbacks get out of the pocket on play-action passes, and Flacco could shine in this system.
"The things we like to do moving around, the zone-pass schemes that we like to run, I think fit to a lot of his strengths," Kubiak said. "We just need to continue to get better with them."
Even though Kubiak likes the way Flacco moves, the key is his arm strength.
"I knew [his arm] was good, but I had no idea just how good it was," Kubiak said. "The big ball is always in play with Joe. … This league is about making big plays. It’s hard [when you go] 3 or 4 yards a pop to do it. You have to make some big plays, and Joe gives you the ability to do that."
"No doubt about it, these guys are some explosive players," Flacco told the Baltimore Sun. "We're going to expect them to come in and help us out and be pretty good. These guys are ready to go and work and build on what we have.
"These guys are going to do nothing but help. They're proven players from across the league, and it will be interesting to see how they come in and fit in and help us out."
"Joe has communicated that through texts, and Torrey [Smith] has told me that they have a session planned and are trying to work out the dates," coach John Harbaugh said at the NFL owners meetings. "I'll be looking forward to seeing how it goes. It is important. It's big."
Flacco's receiving corps includes
On the same week that CBSSports.com NFL Insider Jason La Canfora suggested quarterbacks like
"He only gets into (the Solid Traits but Limited) category because of his Super Bowl win," Angelo wrote on TheSidelineView.com. "I'm not sold he has the ability to be an elite QB. He can play too cautious or get locked on to a receiver. He can be hot and cold, needs to be more room temperature; if the
Flacco had a nightmarish season in 2013, throwing 19 touchdowns and 22 interceptions.
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