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Sunday, January 4, 2009
No nerves early for Flacco


Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

MIAMI -- Baltimore Ravens rookie quarterback Joe Flacco is living up to his "Joe Cool" moniker early.

So far, Flacco hasn't shown any signs of nervousness as the Ravens are tied with the Dolphins, 3-3, after one quarter.

Flacco completed four of his first seven passes for 70 yards to lead to an early field goal. He also drove Baltimore down the field on the opening possession but tailback Le'Ron McClain fumbled to stall the drive.

On Saturday, Atlanta Falcons rookie quarterback Matt Ryan struggled with three turnovers in a 30-24 wild-card loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Likewise, Flacco's poise will be key against Miami.