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Ravens to open season against Gary Kubiak and the Broncos

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The NFL loves storylines and one of the more interesting ones is Gary Kubiak's re-entry into the NFL as the Baltimore Ravens' offensive coordinator for a year and then his re-entry into head coaching with the Broncos this offseason. The string of Ravens coaches to get called up quickly continues and faces a tough challenge against the Ravens in his first game back.

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The NFL loves storylines and one of the more interesting ones is Gary Kubiak's re-entry into the NFL as the Baltimore Ravens' offensive coordinator for a year and then his re-entry into head coaching with the Broncos this offseason. The string of Ravens coaches to get called up quickly continues and faces a tough challenge against the Ravens in his first game back.

Vic Lombardi announced on Twitter that he is hearing that the Broncos will open against the Ravens.

Gary Kubiak was fired from the head coaching job in Houston due to years of good records but few playoff wins, despite always fielding one of the better teams in the league. Fortunately for the Ravens, it meant that they got to replace former offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell with some pedigree in Kubiak. However, after a career year for quarterback Joe Flacco and running back Justin Forsett, Kubiak was chosen to head up the Denver Broncos that had a similar outing with it's head coach over getting close but just not being able to get over the hump.

Kubiak gladly accepted the job given his ties to the organization as a coach and player (offensive coordinator/QB coach and a quarterback himself). Kubiak will be given an end of the run Peyton Manning, with reduced arm strength and not as much mobility as even Joe Flacco had. However, few head coach hires get to jump into a situation where they have a Hall of Fame quarterback, a solid defense and weapons on the offensive side of the ball.

The Ravens and Joe Flacco will likely seek a little revenge as Kubiak had announced publicly that he was going to stay in Baltimore in order to achieve something great, only to spurn the Ravens for his final destination. It would be nice to not only beat up on Manning, but to hang 40 on Kubiak as well.

We'll know more as the schedule is released for real and we can see if this will be a primetime game.