Ravens owner sees calmer Joe Flacco

August, 8, 2012
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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is dealing with a newborn baby. He is entering his contract year. This should be a stressful time for him.

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But many see Flacco being more relaxed than ever. That includes Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti.

“I see a calmness about him," Bisciotti told the team's official website. “People say, ‘Calm? He’s always been calm.’ But I’m seeing a different Joe Flacco out there. I’m really excited about him and his ability to lead this offense. So I think we can expect good things.”

For a more in-depth look at Flacco, I strongly encourage you to read Ashley Fox's column on the changed quarterback. It details how he's taking more responsibility on the field at a time when the new father faces more responsibility at home.

"He's not a different guy, but it's almost like, 'Is this the real Joe Flacco now?' " Ravens coach John Harbaugh told Fox. "He's funny, and he's engaged more. I think he's coming out. He's different. I don't know what it is. He's blossoming, I guess. His personality is starting to pop. Maybe it comes with confidence. Maybe he feels, OK, it's starting to fall in place for him. It's starting to click maybe somehow."

Jamison Hensley

ESPN Ravens reporter

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