Ravens begins quarterback Joe Flacco obviously has suffering from a hip injury that could threaten his availability for the team's…
Ravens begins quarterback Joe Flacco obviously has suffering from a hip injury that could threaten his availability for the team’s important November 18 game against Cincinnati Bengals and force a change under the center.
The seriousness of injury is unclear, according to several reports, but it may lead to rookie Lamar Jackson’s first start in Baltimore. The Ravens (4-5) are gone this week and hosted the Bengal at Week 11.
Flacco seemed to hurt his hip during the first racing of the Ravens in his 23-16 loss Sunday to Pittsburgh Steelers, their third straight defeat. On a game called back for an offside penalty, Steeler’s defensive end hit Stephon Tuitt Flacco in his back and knocked him to the ground, with Flacco landing on his midsection.
At the next game, Pittsburgh defensive end Cameron Heyward hit Flacco when he tried to pass, but not as powerful as Tuitt had. Flacco’s first undisturbed attempt, in the following third and -8, was short and wide to the left of broad recipient Michael Crabtree, who drove a deep out.
Flacco finished 23-in-37 for 206 meters, no touchdowns and no interceptions. In his postgame press conference, Flacco was asked if the match he had taken in the first series had influenced him. He said it had not happened, although he seemed to be uncomfortable on the sidelines for much of the first half.
An injury would only add clamor to Ravens to make a change at quarterback. Posts this weekend is Flacco 26th in NFL in fitting grades, and he has not managed higher than No. 24 since 2014, the last time Ravens advanced to the final game. The team is 44-45, since Flacco was named the most valuable player in the Super Bowl XLVII, the high performance of a historic post-season run that helped him secure a record contract.
While Raven’s decision to retain quarterback Robert Griffin III at his season-opening 53-man artist raised questions about the pucking order behind Flacco, Jackson saw prominence as the clear No. 2 in the first half of the raven’s up and down -season.
Normally employed in Ravens often criticized two quarterly offensive sets, Jackson 28 has 139 meters and a touchdown this season, and the threat of his driving ability on reading alternative games has opened the gap to Ravens otherwise fierce field play. He has been trying to pass in just five matches this season, joining a combined 7-in-12 for 87 yards and a touchdown.
He led a touchdown device at the end of Ravens 36-21 loss because Carolina pawns in week 8 and on Monday recognized Harbaugh Ravens considering “everyone opportunities “to make Jackson more involved. Harbaugh concludes concluding that Ravens was considering starting Jackson, the only one of 2018 draft five first-quarter quarterbacks to not start a game this season.
“Joe has played well, so I do not want to get it all,” said Harbaugh, who asked questions about his job security after the loss to Pittsburgh. “Rolling right now with what we have. But of course, sometime in time. This guy is a quarterback. W I’ve said from the beginning, and someone who wants to contest it will work as you do or you see him play “He improves all the time. He gets better as a quarterback, an NFL quarterback, all the time.”
The Ravens did not train during their day and neither Flacco nor Jackson was seen in the dressing room Tuesday, the team’s latest media availability this week. Harbaugh is scheduled to address reporters at his weekly conference Monday.
Athletic first reported Flacco’s injury.