Flacco getting some time because of Boller's injury, Smith's illness

Updated: August 29, 2008, 6:29 PM ET
Associated Press

BALTIMORE -- Conventional wisdom, and the Baltimore Ravens' experience with Kyle Boller, suggests it would be a mistake to start a rookie quarterback in the first game of the NFL season.

Joe Flacco strongly disagrees.

"How are you going to learn when you're sitting?" said Flacco, who took the majority of snaps for Baltimore during the preseason. "You learn a lot of different ways, but for me the best way to learn is to go out there and experience it for yourself."

Two weeks ago, ...

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