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Friday, January 10, 2014
Wake-up caw: Where Flacco did improve

By Jamison Hensley

As everyone has heard repeatedly, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco threw the most interceptions of his career (22) and was sacked more times than any previous season (48).

So, where did Flacco improve? His communication on the sideline.

"I thought he did. I think I saw that a little bit more," owner Steve Bisciotti told The Baltimore Sun. "The fact that he is sitting on the sidelines gathering thoughts, and watching the play and wondering what he is going to do, it's just his way of doing things. I'm used to him being that way, so I didn't see him regressing. Actually, I was seeing him do a little bit more [communicating]."

What will help Flacco in this area going forward is a quarterbacks coach. The Ravens never filled that position after Jim Caldwell took over as offensive coordinator. While Flacco has a good and relaxed relationship with Caldwell (unlike the one with Cam Cameron), it makes sense to have a coach there solely dedicated to working with Flacco and the other quarterbacks.

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