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Flacco Talks About Learning Gary Kubiak’s New Offense

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The Ravens have a new offense to learn this offseason with the hiring of former Texans head coach Gary Kubiak as offensive coordinator but franchise quarterback Joe Flacco believes the team is up to the challenge according to an interview on

“Football is football. I mean, come on guys, we’re talking about a bunch of football players,” Flacco said.

“It’s not tough to learn an offense. At the end of the day, you have a formation, you have protection, you have a direction to run the ball and you have a route to run as a receiver.

“It’s not that tough. If you can’t learn an NFL offense, then obviously you shouldn’t be there. … I’m saying, we’re not the brightest people, so therefore how hard can an NFL offense be?”

Flacco admits that Kubiak’s scheme uses “completely different” terminology to that used by former OC Jim Caldwell but it is refreshing to hear a football player acknowledge that the task before him is not exactly as difficult as curing cancer or finding a route to world peace.

Flacco says the team is playing faster due to the more-streamlined offensive scheme, because players have fewer things to think about when they get to the line of scrimmage and can concentrate on “doing what we’re good at.” This hopefully can only help the Ravens offense in 2014, as last year’s performance did not inspire confidence.

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