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[News] Byrne Identity: Second-Best Record In AFC: How Come It Doesn't Feel Better?

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High expectations make it hard to enjoy the Ravens' success, but let go of comparisons and have fun.

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Thanks, Kevin. I've been saying all week that we fans need to learn to celebrate the victories and enjoy the ride. Grousing over beating the (much improved) Browns, in their house, by "only" 10 points is just silly.
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The only qb I am concerned with coming up is Peyton and if Joe can fire it up like we did against the brady bunch we got this . Go ravens
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[quote name='Moderator 3' timestamp='1352488601' post='1214020']
Thanks, Kevin. I've been saying all week that we fans need to learn to celebrate the victories and enjoy the ride. Grousing over beating the (much improved) Browns, in their house, by "only" 10 points is just silly.
[/quote] amen everytime anyone made a positive remark after the browns win we got negative remarks post etc . I will take 10 ugly wins over ten pretty losses any day of the week .
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I am currently one of those fans who has underappreciated our 6-2 record. But I also understand that every season is not a perfect season. We as Ravens fans have been spoiled for the last 5 years and with our high expectations we act like brats when it comes to our teams status. But I appreciate these last 4 years because we have been so consistent. Very soon we will hit that slump ALL TEAMS go through with 4 or 5 wins, so appreciate this 6-2 and hope for the best. Thanks Kevin for the article!!!
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It's not just expectations. It's that we're sick and tired of getting our hopes up all season long just to watch some crushing, embarrassing loss just as we get to the edge of the Super Bowl. We're not jaded, we're pragmatic: four times in a row we've made the playoffs, four times in a row we've fallen short in embarrassing or horrible fashion (last second loss to Pittsburgh, blowout to the Colts, blown 14 point lead against Pittsburgh, and then... last year...)

We're not Pats fans, grousing over the fact that our perennially dominant team with 5 Super Bowl appearances in the last decade has been playing mediocre.

We're just acutely aware that if this season is going to mean anything other than another long road to disappointment, this team has to get a lot better.
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Love your insight Kevin... We met the night before the AFC Championship game at the Capitol Grill in Providence last January...and you said Joe would do well...and you were right. This year is about erasing the memory of the end of that game and moving on to the Super Bowl. Its about being good enough to not put yourself in the position to have one dropped pass, one missed kick, one bad call eliminate you from the running. So yes we want our team to be confident and be dominant...and at this time of the year, healthy.
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Posted · Hidden by Grapple Raven, November 10, 2012 - Off topic · Report post

Dumb interview with ray right now
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I wonder if Steve McNair would've never retired and murdered (R.I.P) would the Ravens have drafted Flacco. I can't imagine if he had the same weapons Flacco has now.
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Ok Ravens fans, lets get some noice in the M&T stadium this Sunday and show the Raiders we are the best Ravens fans ever at the bank. We will continue the tradition of undefeated at home,and our noise is the backbone of every home game victory.....let blow up our lungs, either at the Stadium, outside of the Stadium, at home, or at the bar. Lets get the whooping noise going.....
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go ravens chiefs bills bengals and any nfc team facing an afc team!! we need to have the highest seed possible
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Great article, Kevin! It is important to keep perspective, remember that despite how good we could be or how close we got last season, we're not entitled to anything, and most importantly to HAVE FUN and ENJOY THIS AWESOME BALL CLUB!!
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come on Flacco it boils down to this if he succeeds the Ravens win go beat those Raiders Joe
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I agree with a lot of the article, but the part about roster turnover throws me. It's been four years since 2008, and 25% (the lowest value) per year is 100% after four. By Kevin's own measurements, we have gone through less turnover than the average team.
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[i]So, I guess my message today is to say, "Let's have fun with this Ravens team. It is a new group. [u][b]We aren't the 2011 Ravens, not the 2008, nor the 2000 team[/b][/u]. Let's enjoy these victories. [u][b]Let's treat it for what it is" the 2012 Ravens.[/b][/u] Let's not let comparisons to recent success interfere with enjoying this battling group of Ravens."[/i]

i agree with this statement 100%. let's go000 2012 Ravens! get the job done on Sunday vs the raiders to move on to a 7-2 record. and oh yeah......go Bears! lol!

~Mili
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Posted · Hidden by Grapple Raven, November 10, 2012 - Calling out another member · Report post

[quote name='Zeus' timestamp='1352489603' post='1214035']
Qb are completing 70.5% of passes against cb Cary Williams!
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Did you have a point or did you just cut and paste one of your old rants?
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The "Bend don"t Break" style of defense is here for a while but the offense has to really step up to support that defense and i have only seen that once so far.
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