Jul 24, 2014; Owings Mills, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak (left) watches Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) throw during practice at Under Armour Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Baltimore Ravens using Starbucks to get on same page

The Baltimore Ravens training camp is underway at the Under Armour Performance Center in Owings Mills, Maryland, and the team’s offense is using an interesting approach to make sure they are on the same page. 

With quarterback Joe Flacco familiarizing himself with offseason acquisition Steve Smith, the two men are using $25 Starbucks gift cards to make sure they have the same understanding of the offense.

The news comes from Peter King of SI’s MMQB.com who writes:

Case in point: Smith and Flacco viewed one adjusted Smith route differently, causing an errant throw; Smith said he was reading a Cover-2 alignment by the defense. Flacco said it was Cover-3. They went to the videotape. Flacco was right. They saw on video two corners covering the deep third of either side of the field, with the free safety dropping to cover the deep middle.

For those who are wondering what the score between the two men is, Flacco has currently won two of the three gift cards which means $50 of Starbucks in his future.

The Starbucks cards are a fun way for the two to get on the same page, and it will only help Smith transition into the Ravens offense.

If you are a friend or family member of Flacco’s, however, don’t be too happy if you get a $25 Starbucks gift card as a present in the near future.

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