Ravens owner sees calmer Joe Flacco

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is dealing with a newborn baby. He is entering his contract year. This should be a stressful time for him.

But many see Flacco being more relaxed than ever. That includes Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti.

“I see a calmness about him," Bisciotti told the team's official website. “People say, ‘Calm? He’s always been calm.’ But I’m seeing a different Joe Flacco out there. I’m really excited about him and his ability to lead this offense. So I think we can expect good things.”

For a more in-depth look at Flacco, I strongly encourage you to read Ashley Fox's column on the changed quarterback. It details how he's taking more responsibility on the field at a time when the new father faces more responsibility at home.

"He's not a different guy, but it's almost like, 'Is this the real Joe Flacco now?' " Ravens coach John Harbaugh told Fox. "He's funny, and he's engaged more. I think he's coming out. He's different. I don't know what it is. He's blossoming, I guess. His personality is starting to pop. Maybe it comes with confidence. Maybe he feels, OK, it's starting to fall in place for him. It's starting to click maybe somehow."