Ravens execute well-crafted plan to land Flacco

The Ravens landed a potential franchise QB in Joe Flacco, but it took a rash of clever wheeling and dealing to get it done, writes James Walker.

Originally Published: April 26, 2008
By James Walker | ESPN.com

The list of names is scary.

Vinny Testaverde … Tony Banks … Anthony Wright … Jeff Blake … Elvis Grbac … Kyle Boller.

Instead of continuing the annual quarterback carousel in Baltimore, the Ravens flocked to Joe Flacco.

The Ravens have their new franchise quarterback in the strong-armed Delaware product, but Flacco didn't come easy.

It took a rash of clever wheeling and dealing by general manager Ozzie Newsome that included ...

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