The Education of Joe Flacco
Ravens QB Flacco gets a crash course
Rookie, No. 1 pick, forced to be quick study
By Jamison Hensley | Sun reporter
June 22, 2008
There will likely be a time when Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco will have to sidestep blitzing linebacker James Farrior and make a tough throw past safety Troy Polamalu.
But before the team's high-profile rookie could think about playing the likes of the Pittsburgh Steelers, he first had to win a more important game - the one inside his head.
Since being drafted 18th overall two months ago, Flacco has been given a crash course on quarterbacking, one that has provided him with the foundation to compete for the Ravens' starting job.
He has had to digest chunks of a playbook that is two inches thick. He has had to dissect coverages while playing against one of the NFL's most unpredictable defenses.
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