NFL betting expectations are sky high for the Ravens but the big question is whether they can continue to click against the NFL odds with the surprise element gone. Quarterback Joe Flacco had the rare NFL betting experience of being a rookie starting quarterback that had success against the NFL odds.
In the 2008 NFL betting season the number one pick of Baltimore from Delaware threw for an 80.3 quarterback rating with 14 touchdowns, 12 interceptions and 2971 yards. Flacco will be backed up by Troy Smith, a 3 year pro out of Ohio State.
Smith has seen limited NFL betting action in his career with just 2 starts and 10 games with 43 pass attempts. He does have a respectable NFL betting quarterback rating of 87 with 3 touchdown passes and no interceptions. Smith should see a lot of action during the NFL betting preseason.
John Beck is a 3 year pro out of Brigham Young. He is third on the NFL betting quarterback depth chart and last saw action in 2007 when he started 4 games for the Miami Dolphins.
He finished the 2007 NFL betting campaign with a quarterback rating of just 62 as he threw 1 touchdown pass and 3 interceptions on a team that went just 1-15. The powerhouse Ravens defense ranked 3rd best in the NFL last year for yards allowed per offensive play.
One key element that will be missing from the unit this year is coordinator Rex Ryan, who departed to become the head coach of the New York Jets. Ryan will be a difficult man to replace and the Ravens ability to continue to perform at a high level without him remains one of the big questions heading into training camp.
The Ravens lead the league in interceptions last year and Ed Reed was a big reason why. The 8 year pro out of Miami-FL had 9 picks and ran 2 of them back for scores!
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