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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.