The Baltimore Blaze

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    Rice starting to get his grove back
    After struggling most of the season with the change of speed in the game, Ray Rice seems to be finally getting himself back on track. Rice has been staying after practice with Coach Link and the offensive line to improve the running attack. “I am starting to see the holes in the OLine much better. I think that in the beginning of the season I was trying to run between the tackles too much and not using my speed”. Coach Link agreed with Rice’s assessment and has been mixing the play calling up much more. “When you have a player like Ray on your team, you have to make opposing defenses acknowledge the threat of him breaking a long run to the outside. I was not allowing Ray to use that and take full responsibility. The important thing is that we think we have discovered what we were doing wrong and are working hard to fix it.”

    Trade winds blowing

    Rumors are swirling at Ravens headquarters that there is a big trade that has been agreed upon in principle that will be announced the first day of the offseason. Coach Link was tight lipped as always about the possibility, but sources close to the team say that it will involve FS Ed Reed for a top WR. The Ravens ranked in the bottom of the OMFL in total offense this season so although Reed, a top FS, would be a tough player to lose, the addition of a top WR may help sooth the pain.
     
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    Flacco starting to put it together?

    It was a rough start to the season for Joe Flacco. He was throwing interceptions at an alarming rate and was turning the ball over with regularity. There were rumors that Coach Link was contemplating benching Flacco in favor of Marc Bulger. In the past 3 games however, Flacco has begun to turn the corner. In those 3 games, he has thrown for 815 YDS, 9 TD's and 3 INT's.
    Draft buzz

    With the end of a disappointing season approaching and the college season over, the Ravens are beginning to bring in top prospects for the OMFL draft. With a definite need at LE, the Ravens are bringing in both K.C. Williams and Tre Williams this week. They are also expected to have interest in Shaynon Douglas, but have yet to set up a meeting.
     
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    Ravens Start the Offseason off with a Bang!
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    On the first day of the offseason, the Ravens made a blockbuster trade with the San Diego Chargers for wide receiver Vincent Jackson. The Ravens traded the 3rd overall pick in the OMFL draft for the receiver, which was a very steep price. “It was a very tough thing to do with all of the talent in this draft”. Coach Web said. Although the draft is deep, sources say the fact that the draft was so defensive heavy led to the trade. In 2010, the ravens struggled on offense, ranking near the bottom in almost all offensive categories. Coach Web believes that adding Jackson to the team will give the Ravens one of the top receiver duos in the league. “When you add Jackson to a team that already has Anquan Boldin and Ray Rice, it gets tough to key in on one area. If you scheme against the run, we can beat you with the pass and vice versa.”​
    Jackson played college football at the University of Northern Colorado. It was one of the few colleges that recruited Jackson out of high school. One of the few true freshman ever to play for the University of Northern Colorado, Vincent earned All American Honors as a punt returner, scoring the first time he ever touched a ball on a punt return against Adams State College (CO). He rewrote the record books on the way to becoming Northern Colorado's all-time leader in receptions, receiving yards (game & season), KR yards, PR yards, receiving touchdowns. His senior season was highlighted by a 13-catch 249-yard, 3-touchdown effort against Florida Atlantic.​
    Jackson was the 29th player selected in the second round (61st overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft (the highest ever by a Northern Colorado graduate) by the San Diego Chargers.​
    Jackson got off to a slow start in 2005 due to injuries. He was inactive for the first five games of the season and finally saw his first NFL action in an October 16 game against the Oakland Raiders. He caught his first pass on November 6 against the New York Jets, but he would only catch two more passes for the rest of the season. Jackson entered the 2007 season as a starting wide receiver for the Chargers. In the 2008 season, Jackson had a career season with 59 receptions, 7 TD'S and 1,098 yards. Jackson was selected to his first Pro Bowl during the 2009 NFL season as an alternate.​
     

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