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By Edward Lee | June 13, 2012
In his first two seasons at Virginia Tech, Tyrod Taylor was a threat to score with his legs more than he was with his arm, totaling six rushing touchdowns against five passing scores in 2007 and seven rushing touchdowns against two passing scores in 2008. But the quarterback flipped those numbers in his final two years with the Hokies, registering 13 passing touchdowns against five rushing scores in 2009 and a university single-season record 24 passing touchdowns against five rushing scores in 2010.
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By Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2014
Tyrod Taylor has manned the clipboard on the sideline for three years, living the life of a backup quarterback while Joe Flacco has orchestrated the Ravens' offense. Flacco has been remarkably durable and never missed a start in his six seasons despite a sprained medial collateral ligament, a hip contusion and minor ankle and knee injuries. The Ravens have never had to experience life without Flacco during the regular season or playoffs. And Taylor has never truly been put to the test of running the offense in a critical situation.
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By Matt Vensel | June 7, 2012
Ravens head coach John Harbaugh ended his opening statement to reporters Wednesday with a shout-out to his five quarterbacks, but he mostly singled out Joe Flacco, a regular at voluntary workouts, for praise. "Joe Flacco and all the QBs [have done well], but Joe has been playing great,” he said after Wednesday's organized team activity (OTA). “He's been impressive fundamentally. The ball's been in the right place. He's been throwing the ball really well. Everything he's done -- hard work-wise -- has shown up in these practices.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2014
Coach John Harbaugh said Thursday that he expects to play his starters for about a quarter on Saturday in Dallas, when the Ravens play the Cowboys in the second of four preseason games. “We'll have some play counts for a few guys, including [quarterback] Joe [Flacco] and some of the defensive players, but we'll see how it goes,” Harbaugh said “Basically, [the starters will play] about a quarter.” There will be some exceptions, he said, just as there were last week against San Francisco.
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By Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun | September 13, 2012
From the distinctive Virginia drawl of his cadence to dashing out of the pocket and rocketing throws on the run, Tyrod Taylor is performing his best imitation this week of Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick. The Ravens' backup quarterback is operating on the scout team, providing the defense with a sneak preview of how Vick operates heading into kickoff Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field. “I'm trying to mimic some of the things he does on offense, that's the job of the scout team quarterback,” Taylor said.
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By Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2014
Tyrod Taylor has manned the clipboard on the sideline for three years, living the life of a backup quarterback while Joe Flacco has orchestrated the Ravens' offense. Flacco has been remarkably durable and never missed a start in his six seasons despite a sprained medial collateral ligament, a hip contusion and minor ankle and knee injuries. The Ravens have never had to experience life without Flacco during the regular season or playoffs. And Taylor has never truly been put to the test of running the offense in a critical situation.
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By Edward Lee | November 9, 2012
As the backup to starting quarterback Joe Flacco for the past two seasons, Tyrod Taylor's time on the field has been extremely limited, throwing just four passes, completing three for 48 yards and rushing three times for 13 yards. But coach John Harbaugh suggested Wednesday that the team may need to find a way to put Taylor on the field more often. “He's a talented, gifted player, and we do need to find ways to take advantage of that,” Harbaugh said. Taylor said he is open to any possibility.
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By Edward Lee | August 15, 2012
Tyrod Taylor's evolution as a quarterback continues to progress as the sixth-round pick in last year's NFL draft takes his reps behind Ravens starter Joe Flacco. And as much as Taylor is finding his footing with the team and in the league, offensive coordinator Cam Cameron conceded that he too is developing a comfort level with Taylor. “I don't know if you're ever comfortable with a second-year quarterback because they are just learning so much as they go,” Cameron said after Tuesday's practice at the team's training facility in Owings Mills.
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | March 29, 2014
COLLEGE PARK - Before Brandon Weeden's signing with the Dallas Cowboys to back up Tony Romo earlier this month, a league source said the Ravens were in talks to try to acquire the former Cleveland Browns starting quarterback. The Ravens' interest in landing a backup quarterback through free agency or the NFL draft is something coach John Harbaugh emphasized during the recent NFL owners meetings. Harbaugh pointed out that backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor is entering the final year of his four-year, $2.155 million rookie contract and that the team needs to plan for the future.
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By Matt Vensel, The Baltimore Sun | November 15, 2013
While most of his teammates are preparing for Sundays, Tyrod Taylor's time to shine is during the week. On the practice fields hidden behind team headquarters, the Ravens' coaching staff unleashes him on the defense as the scout-team quarterback, letting him fling footballs downfield, escape from the pocket and run top-secret trick plays that were scribbled on a chalkboard specifically for him. Once defenders were done grasping at air as...
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By Jon Meoli, The Baltimore Sun | July 28, 2014
The Ravens don't have a quarterback competition this year in training camp, but the team's quarterback depth is hardly the given it has been in previous seasons. Joe Flacco's primary backup, Tyrod Taylor, is in the last year of his rookie contract, and the team invested a draft pick this year on Ball State product Keith Wenning, who currently runs the third-string offense. No one involved is thinking about the team's 53-man roster construction before August even begins, but Taylor's uncertain future could force the Ravens to break form and sacrifice roster flexibility elsewhere to carry a third quarterback.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | June 19, 2014
Coach John Harbaugh said at the end of mandatory minicamp Thursday that all of the Ravens who were limited or kept out this week by injuries could be back by the time training camp starts June 24. “I'd say it looks really good for almost all those guys,” Harbaugh said. Four players have been absent from all three days of minicamp: offensive lineman Jah Reid, nose tackle Terrence Cody, wide receiver Kamar Aiken and rookie offensive tackle Parker Graham. Cody also missed OTAs while recovering from offseason hip surgery, while Reid was out with a strained calf.
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By Jeff Zrebiec | April 28, 2014
From now until May 8, the first round of the 2014 NFL draft, The Sun will look at where the Ravens stand at each position, the likelihood that they will address that spot early in the draft and some of the prospects that they may consider. The Ravens have eight total picks in the three-day draft: one in each of the first, second, fifth and sixth rounds, and two each in the third and fourth rounds. Today we'll kick off the series by examining quarterbacks: Current quarterbacks under contract: Joe Flacco, Tyrod Taylor, Nick Stephens Chances that the Ravens draft a quarterback in first three rounds: Low. The Ravens are still looking to add a quarterback to compete with Tyrod Taylor for the backup job and to serve as long-term insurance if Taylor leaves in free agency after the 2014 season.
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | March 29, 2014
COLLEGE PARK - Before Brandon Weeden's signing with the Dallas Cowboys to back up Tony Romo earlier this month, a league source said the Ravens were in talks to try to acquire the former Cleveland Browns starting quarterback. The Ravens' interest in landing a backup quarterback through free agency or the NFL draft is something coach John Harbaugh emphasized during the recent NFL owners meetings. Harbaugh pointed out that backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor is entering the final year of his four-year, $2.155 million rookie contract and that the team needs to plan for the future.
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The Baltimore Sun | December 24, 2013
Each week, Baltimore Sun columnist Mike Preston will answer questions from readers about the Ravens . You can submit questions during every game to sports@baltimoresun.com. Here are this week's questions and answers: Why in the world did the Ravens attempt a field goal on fourth-and-5 at the beginning of the fourth quarter and down by 20 points? Maybe I've missed it, but I have not seen anyone taking John Harbaugh to task for that decision. But that was just terrible.
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By Matt Vensel, The Baltimore Sun | November 24, 2013
As Tyrod Taylor took his place behind center for a handful of snaps on Sunday, Joe Flacco stood out wide near the sideline, his $120.6 million hands stuffed into his handwarmer and his body language screaming that he had little interest in running routes as a wide receiver. Looking for a way to utilize the athleticism of their backup quarterback while also trying to spark their struggling running game, the Ravens trotted Taylor out onto the field for a dozen plays, seven as a wide receiver and five at quarterback with Flacco lined up as a wide-out.
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By Matt Vensel | February 23, 2013
As Joe Flacco and his agent attempt to negotiate a new contract extension with the Ravens, who also have the option of using a franchise tag to keep the soon-to-be free-agent quarterback off the open market, Flacco's backup, Tyrod Taylor, is approaching this offseason no differently than he has the past two years. “I have to approach my job as if I'm the starter,” Taylor said Friday as he signed autographs at a memorabilia show presented by MAB Celebrity Services at the Pikesville DoubleTree.
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By Jamison Hensley, The Baltimore Sun | August 31, 2011
ATLANTA — Minutes after Tyrod Taylor threw the game-winning touchdown in last week's preseason win over the Washington Redskins, Ravens coach John Harbaugh declared that the rookie quarterback had made the team. But the question that no one will answer this week is whether Taylor has won the No. 2 quarterback job. The Ravens' preseason finale against the Atlanta Falcons Thursday is Taylor's last chance to prove he is ready to be the team's primary backup to Joe Flacco. Although the starters are expected to make a cameo at the Georgia Dome, Taylor will receive most of the work at quarterback and he understands the importance of what many fans consider a meaningless game.
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By Matt Vensel, The Baltimore Sun | November 15, 2013
While most of his teammates are preparing for Sundays, Tyrod Taylor's time to shine is during the week. On the practice fields hidden behind team headquarters, the Ravens' coaching staff unleashes him on the defense as the scout-team quarterback, letting him fling footballs downfield, escape from the pocket and run top-secret trick plays that were scribbled on a chalkboard specifically for him. Once defenders were done grasping at air as...
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