Flacco will start against Cincinnati
Harbaugh names rookie QB starter for season opener
By Jamison Hensley | email@example.com
5:30 PM EDT, September 1, 2008
Ravens head coach John Harbaugh announced today that rookie quarterback Joe Flacco will start Sunday in the season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals at M&T Bank Stadium.
Flacco, the team's No. 1 pick in this year's draft, gets the nod over veteran Kyle Boller, out with an injured shoulder, and Troy Smith, the second-year pro who has battled a tonsil infection the last week.
The 18th overall selection from Delaware started the final two preseason games for the Ravens and appeared to get more comfortable with each snap.