July 30, 2008 |

Today, in Westminster, I stood on the sidelines, near the end zone. I usually stand there at times during practice because I want to get every good angle possible.

Today, that angle gave me an opportunity to see the passing drills from a great vantage point.

I saw how impressive Joe Flacco really is. Flacco threw some passes that I haven’t seen in Westminster in a long time. He was able to hit receivers on fade routes, deep out routes, post routes, and double moves.

Now, we can all agree that he’s going to need time to execute, but he’s clearly a guy who can make all of the throws with accuracy and with ease.

No, I’m not saying he’s going to be our starting quarterback right away. But today, when I saw Flacco throwing to Marcus Smith with Ray Rice in the backfield, I got really excited.