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November 30, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
They came together in the NFL, John Harbaugh as a rookie head coach after serving as an Eagles assistant for 10 seasons and Joe Flacco, then a first-year quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens in 2008. The two enjoyed remarkable success together. and when the Ravens visit Cleveland on Monday, it will be the first time Harbaugh will coach with a different starter at quarterback. Flacco, the star from Audubon High in Camden County and the University of Delaware, suffered a season-ending knee injury during Sunday's 16-13 win over St. Louis.
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September 8, 2013 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Tom Flacco looks at people funny when they ask if he's uncomfortable with his big brother's success. "It's like they think I'm mad he's in the NFL," Flacco said of his oldest brother, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco. "I'm like, 'Are you crazy?' I think it's awesome. " On the brink of his senior year at Eastern High School, Tom Flacco has more than a notable football name. He has a remarkable football game. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Flacco fashioned one of the best seasons ever by a South Jersey high school quarterback as a junior: 2,957 yards and 25 touchdowns in leading Eastern to a 7-4 record and a berth in the South Jersey Group 5 semifinals.
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January 16, 2009 | By Phil Anastasia INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In one of the best scenes in one of the best sports movies of all time, Hickory High coach Norman Dale has the farm boys measure the dimensions of the big basketball court that will host the state finals. "I think you'll find," Gene Hackman's character says in Hoosiers, "these are the exact same measurements as our gym back in Hickory. " Audubon, N.J., isn't Hickory, Ind., and Joe Flacco isn't Jimmy Chitwood. But there's something similar happening in these remarkable AFC playoffs.
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March 2, 2013 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Joe Flacco is staying in Baltimore. The Super Bowl MVP quarterback agreed Friday to a new contact with the Ravens, two people with knowledge of the deal told the Associated Press. Terms were not immediately available, but Flacco, a former star quarterback at South Jersey's Audubon High School, was expected to get a long-term contract close to the $20 million average salary Drew Brees earns with New Orleans. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because the agreement has not officially been announced.
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January 29, 2013 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW ORLEANS - Joe Flacco hasn't been here before. For several years, the Baltimore Ravens quarterback was often reminded of how close he had come to reaching the Super Bowl. No other quarterback in the history of the NFL had won as many playoff games as Flacco did in his first four seasons. But the Audubon, N.J., native had also lost four playoff games, two for the AFC championship (2008, 2011). But Flacco got over the hump last week with the Ravens' 28-13 win over the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Mass.
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March 5, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
JOE FLACCO knows his stature as the highest-paid player in NFL history may not last for long, and he's OK with it. What matters most to the Super Bowl MVP is that the Baltimore Ravens were willing to pay him that kind of money in the first place. Flacco signed his new contract Monday worth $120.6 million over 6 years. He will receive a $29 million signing bonus, $52 million in guaranteed money and $51 million over the first 2 years of the deal. The former first-round draft pick out of Delaware threw 11 touchdown passes during the recent postseason and led Baltimore to its Super Bowl win over San Francisco.
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August 21, 2015 | Sam Donnellon, Daily News Sports Columnist
MANY IN EAGLES nation saw the photo tweeted in May of Sam Bradford stopping to grab a pie at a Haddonfield pizzeria. Joe Flacco was born in that quadrant of the nation, grew up in nearby Audubon, and in a strange crossing of the stars, now owns a home in the same neighborhood from the rented home where Bradford took that pie to eat. Guess who didn't come to dinner? Guess who didn't see the photo, didn't even know until a casual conversation with Eagles coach Chip Kelly this week that he is one-half of what must be some sort of NFL record - two starting quarterbacks from two NFL towns living two blocks away from each other.
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January 21, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - When Joe Flacco knew the Baltimore Ravens were going to the Super Bowl, he tried to calm the celebration on the sideline. His most revealing on-field exclamation was a modest fist pump and a hug for a teammate once the clock expired. Even though the South Jersey native bested Tom Brady to earn his first Super Bowl appearance in a 28-13 AFC championship victory over the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium, he did not act as if Sunday night was his coronation.
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February 6, 2013 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
NEW ORLEANS - The morning after, someone asked Joe Flacco whether he'd been shocked to be named the Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl XLVII. Flacco might be the most unpretentious MVP ever, but at this suggestion, he arched an eyebrow. "I don't know if I was shocked," said the Baltimore Ravens quarterback, who completed 22 of 33 passes for 287 yards, three touchdowns, no interceptions and a 124.2 passer rating - a higher rating than ever achieved in a Super Bowl by Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Eli or Peyton Manning, Brett Favre or Terry Bradshaw.
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March 6, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Joe Flacco sat at his uncle's home in South Jersey eating pizza on Friday with his immediate and extended family - as he does every Friday - when news started to break that the Audubon native and Super Bowl-winning quarterback was on the verge of a record-breaking contract. "What's it feel like? Can you believe it?" his uncle asked about the $120.6 million contract with the Baltimore Ravens, the richest in NFL history. If there was any lingering doubt of Flacco's status in the NFL - even after five playoff appearances and a Super Bowl MVP award - then the contract he officially signed on Monday will serve as validation.
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August 22, 2016 | By Zach Berman, STAFF WRITER
Joe Douglas called a top Baltimore Ravens executive in the fall of 2007 about a tall quarterback at Delaware who was not yet viewed as a top NFL draft prospect. Douglas, then a Northeast area scout for the Ravens and now the Eagles' vice president of player personnel, was enthralled by Joe Flacco. He attended Flacco's games and practices, watched film, and notified Ravens assistant general manager Eric DeCosta about the Audubon native. "He had an enthusiasm in his voice that, knowing Joe, he's not the type of guy who is going to get real excited about anything," DeCosta said.
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May 12, 2016 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
The speed is what everyone worries about. Even Carson Wentz admitted the most noticeable difference between what he saw during his playing days at North Dakota State and what he faced at the Senior Bowl earlier this year in Mobile, Ala., was the speed of the game. Wentz will get another taste of the NFL's rapid pace on Friday, when the Eagles open a rookie camp at the NovaCare Complex. One person who saw him play up close believes he will be able to make the adjustment. "There is a little bit of difference in the speed of the game at our level and the next one," said K.C. Keeler, the Sam Houston State football coach who has spent 13 of the last 14 years coaching in the Football Championship Subdivision.
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May 5, 2016 | By Les Bowen, STAFF WRITER
JOE DOUGLAS, described by a source close to the situation as the "top candidate" to direct Eagles personnel under Howie Roseman, is scheduled to interview for the job Thursday, and could be officially hired very quickly after that. An NFL observer who knows Douglas well called him "a worker bee" Wednesday - a well-regarded scout who keeps a low public profile, and wouldn't mind reporting to Roseman, the former general manager restored to power by team chairman Jeffrey Lurie at the end of the 2015 season.
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February 7, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
Audubon's Brian Furlong is both relieved and determined. The senior quarterback is relieved to have made the decision on his next destination, and is determined to show he's worthy of an eventual scholarship to a four-year school. The 6-foot-6, 185-pound Furlong, who possesses a rifle arm, will attend Milford Academy, a high-powered prep school in New Berlin, N.Y. Like most accomplished high school athletes, Furlong was looking to earn a scholarship to a four-year school. He contacted more than 60 schools, sending them his resumé and his football tape.
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November 30, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
They came together in the NFL, John Harbaugh as a rookie head coach after serving as an Eagles assistant for 10 seasons and Joe Flacco, then a first-year quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens in 2008. The two enjoyed remarkable success together. and when the Ravens visit Cleveland on Monday, it will be the first time Harbaugh will coach with a different starter at quarterback. Flacco, the star from Audubon High in Camden County and the University of Delaware, suffered a season-ending knee injury during Sunday's 16-13 win over St. Louis.
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September 1, 2015 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
YOU WANT this defense to be real. Why? Because coordinator Billy Davis is a good guy and his resources have been significantly less than Chip Kelly's on offense since the pair landed here two seasons ago. Because defensive leader Malcolm Jenkins is a superb young man and a fine safety. Because, in defensive end Fletcher Cox, nose tackle Bennie Logan and middle linebacker Mychal Kendricks, you have a young and unholy trinity of personality, perseverance and pain, precious pain.
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August 21, 2015 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
JOINT PRACTICES are "organized chaos," Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins said after the first of the three days of welcoming the Baltimore Ravens to NovaCare, in advance of Saturday's preseason game. "Both teams are teetering on being under control, but out of control at the same time. It's real thin ice, but I think cooler heads prevail. We're all professionals. We're out here trying to compete. I think we all have that understanding and mutual respect for each other, and we're out here just trying to get work done.
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August 21, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Some of the toughest tests for the Eagles defense during the last two summers came when they trained with the New England Patriots. There are no joint practices with the Patriots this summer, so there is no opportunity for Tom Brady to pick on Curtis Marsh. But the Baltimore Ravens are in Philadelphia this week, and Audubon native Joe Flacco provides a good measuring stick for the Eagles' new-look secondary. The results were promising Wednesday - at least on the first of three days of work.
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August 21, 2015 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Sports Columnist
CHIP KELLY saw Joe Flacco coming from 400 miles away. In Newark, Del., on the last day of September 2006, Flacco threw for 315 yards and three touchdowns in a 52-49 home loss to New Hampshire, where Kelly was offensive coordinator. "I knew how good Joe was going to be a long time ago," Kelly said yesterday. That happened to be the turnaround game for Flacco, the one that secured for him the starting job with the Blue Hens as a junior who had transferred from Pitt. Kelly, as is maddeningly usual, was right.
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