Baltimore Flockast Episode 3: Ben Shor (Four Verticals) and Kyle P Barber (Baltimore Beatdown)

On this episode of the Baltimore Flockcast Kyle Andrews welcomes Ben Shor of Four Verticals and Kyle P. Barber of the Baltimore Beatdown to the show to discuss the Baltimore Ravens 2-0 start.

Shor joins the Baltimore Flockast to discuss fantasy football. He is a Washington, D.C. native who is well-versed in the art of finding diamonds in the rough in fantasy football.

Barber is the managing editor of Baltimore Beatdown of SB Nation. He has completely covered the Ravens this season so far on the site. On this episode of Baltimore Flockast, Barber shares his thoughts about the upcoming game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in London.

The Ravens have gotten their second win of the season. Quarterback Joe Flacco played much better in his second game of the season, going 25-34 (73.53% completion rate), passing for 217 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Flacco hit running back Buck Allen and wide receiver Jeremy Maclin on his touchdown passes. His interception came on a miscommunication with Mike Wallace.

The lack of production from Wallace and Breshad Perriman has been eye-opening to say the least. The two receivers have only combined for 20 yards in two games. Baltimore will need both players to step up if their passing offense has any chance of improving.

Also included in this particular Baltimore Flockast is the dominance of Baltimore’s defense, which caused five additional turnovers in Sunday’s matchup against the Cleveland Browns. Linebacker Terrell Suggs forced a fumble, with linebacker Matt Judon recovering the ball. Safety Eric Weddle, linebacker Tyus Bowser, defensive back Lardarius Webb and cornerback Brandon Carr all had interceptions.

Despite their impressive win, it has proven costly. Offensive guard Marshal Yanda (fractured ankle) and linebacker Bam Bradley (torn ACL) have both gone down with season-ending injuries. Kyle discusses what the loss of Yanda means to Baltimore’s offensive line and how they can use different blocking schemes to alleviate Tony Bergstrom’s workload at right guard.

Baltimore’s offensive line has seen its fair share of injuries and it is especially evident after the Ravens went all in on the defensive side of the football during the offseason. Baltimore only drafted two offensive players, both linemen. However, offensive guard Nico Siragusa (knee) has already been lost for the season and offensive lineman Jermaine Eluemunor is still raw.

Eluemunor still could be seen in front of a hometown crowd in London versus the Jaguars, as he was born in Chalk Farm, London, England. He moved to the United States when he was 14 and has played American football ever since.

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Kyle Andrews
Born in Norfolk, VA, raised in the Baltimore area and currently living there. Originally pursuing a degree in exercise science at McDaniel, Andrews became interested in sports writing. He was the sports editor of McDaniel's newspaper in 2014 and became an English major, and hasn't looked back since. Bylines at Fox Sports 1340 AM, Bullets Forever, Baltimore Beatdown, Underdog Dynasty and many other sites.

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