It looks as if the John Harbaugh era in Baltimore may be complete with a rookie QB under center come opening day. At least that is how it looks if you read into the fact that Joe Flacco is taking quite a few snaps during practice, including most of the snaps on Wednesday according to the Carroll County Times.
The paper stated that Flacco is getting more than the normal 10 reps, and even guided the offense well during red-zone drills and looked sharp on crossing patterns and a few rollouts. Flacco is not being shy about gunning the ball downfield when getting the chances, and he looks as if he has the confidence to take the regins as the QB from day one.
“I’ve just got to stay in shape, get stronger, get faster and learn the offense better,” he said. “It’s going to take a lot of hard work. It should be fun getting ready to go into the next month.” We’ll see just how good Flacco really is come next month when training camp opens and things get turned up a few notches, but if he performs as well as he is now, it seems certain he’ll be the man under center in the opener.