Joe Flacco has begun learning the details of new offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak’s offense. Rollouts and play-action passes are part of Kubiak’s system, and he is putting an emphasis on Flacco’s footwork, whether he is throwing or making reads.
“Tying the footwork to the reads in a different system is a new thing for a quarterback,” said coach John Harbaugh. “He has to tie the footwork to the reads and just do it over and over again and become really good at it.”
Flacco doesn’t think the footwork will be much different, but he knows the Ravens’ offense will be different.
“I feel like I fit well into any offense,” Flacco said “It’s just a matter of doing what I can do to the best of my ability and making sure that what I’m doing well is what the offensive coordinator wants, and what the quarterback coach wants. I want to run the offense the way it’s supposed to be run.”
The Ravens ranked 29th offensively in the NFL in 2013, with only the Rams, Jaguars, and Buccaneers ranked lower. Kubiak and Flacco know the Ravens need to be more potent. They hope the work they put in during the spring and summer pays off in the fall.
“There is a process to the whole thing, and I think it’s going pretty smoothly so far,” said Flacco. “I think everybody is doing a good job of grasping it.”