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In his Week One Monday Morning QB column, Peter King listed Joe Flacco as a possible MVP candidate for the 2009 NFL season. Only Drew Brees and Adrian Peterson were listed ahead of Flacco. Wow. What a huge compliment from THE Peter King. There is a part of me that is flattered for Joe, but there is another part of me that is trying not to get too excited. There is a lot of football left to play. I do want to believe King is onto something, though. It is important to note that Tom Brady and Phillip Rivers couldn’t be included in the MVP Watch debate because they have yet to play.
In his weekly report card on the Ravens’ game performance, Mike Preston gave the receiving corps an A. Preston notes the effort might have squashed the talk about trading for Broncos wide-out Brandon Marshall. I agree. The spotlight has been on the Ravens’ receivers all season long, but perhaps the attention should have been pointed elsewhere. Ozzie Newsome has been preaching since the Draft that winning starts with protecting the quarterback. Well, Flacco was protected yesterday and it provided the opportunity for the receivers to run through their routes and for plays to develop.