Posts Tagged ‘Baltimore Ravens’

Anthony Jean-Claude: Components of the Baltimore Ravens’ Championship Season

June 7, 2013

As president of Maryland Green BioFuel, Anthony Jean-Claude is committed to developing environmentally sustainable agricultural energy sources. He is also a longtime supporter of the NBA’s Washington Wizards and the NFL’s Washington Redskins and Baltimore Ravens. While the Wizards are struggling under their current management, the Ravens are coming off a stellar championship season.

The Ravens’ second Super Bowl championship season could be directly linked to head coach John Harbaugh’s midseason decision to name Jim Caldwell the offensive coordinator. Instead of waiting for opportunities to unfold, quarterback Joe Flacco was encouraged by Caldwell to leave the pocket when necessary to make plays.

Flacco showed he could use his speed to escape the rush and get the ball to receivers downfield. Flacco was assisted by a balanced receiving group that included veteran wide receiver Anquan Boldin and up-and-coming talent Torrey Smith. Running back Ray Rice provided consistent yardage, while the explosive Bernard Pierce employed more physical power than finesse in moving the chains. The offense was complemented by a shutdown defense, and that combination ultimately propelled the Ravens to the Super Bowl victory over the San Francisco 49ers.

Anthony Jean-Claude: The Baltimore Ravens’ Joey Flacco Becomes the Highest-Paid Player in NFL History

May 28, 2013

Anthony Jean-Claude currently serves as President of Maryland Green BioFuel, a progressive energy concern located in Frederick Douglass Haynes Gardens, Maryland. An avid sports fan, Anthony Jean-Claude enjoys football and follows the play of one of his favorite teams, the 2013 Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens and its quarterback, Joey Flacco.

In recognition of his contribution to this year’s winning season and the NFL championship, and in hopes of future repeat championships, Ravens management recently inked a six-year contract with Flacco for a purported $120.6 million, making him the highest-paid player in NFL history. Flacco’s ascent to being not only the highest-paid player but also one of the league’s most respected quarterbacks is all the more remarkable considering his humble path from a small college to the NFL and his low-key demeanor. His first gesture of celebration after a press conference announcing the contract signing was to return home to Audubon, New Jersey, to partake in a Friday night family tradition: pizza night at his uncle’s house.