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[News] Ravens Riding Joe Flacco In Playoffs

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Joe Flacco has put up bigger numbers than Tom Brady in their last three meetings.

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Posted by Hardhitters on 03 January 2013 - 07:13 PM in News

I'm an admitted Joe critic sometimes but I think this will be his best playoffs yet. I just think enough happened through the season that he really have that edge as we call "fire" now.

I'm calling for the offense to dominate and allow the defense to stay balanced.
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I believe Joe's time has come. What more could you ask for in establishing a legacy???? Beating both mannings, Romo, winning in Pitt AGAIN, beating Brady (hopefully twice after Sunday), and then leading your team to the SB and raising the Lombardi. He would have to be respected!!!! Who else has run that kind of gauntlet????
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Posted · Hidden by Grapple Raven, January 17, 2013 - Off topic · Report post

some of the sports pundits are starting to pick us to win sunday :)
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Flacco is more like the commander and chief, the generals remains on defense. Suggs, Reed & Ngata, even though Ray said Flacco is the general. Offensive generals are Rice & Boldin.

Win it all.........Ravens
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Joes hasnt been the problem when we play the Patriots...its been the defense that has let us down when we have lost. Joe has scored enough points but the defense has allowed the Patriots to score more.
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Posted · Hidden by Grapple Raven, January 17, 2013 - Off topic · Report post

the great silent film star buster keaton was in the movie The General. so i say we call him, Buster.
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Posted · Hidden by Grapple Raven, January 17, 2013 - Off topic · Report post

Someone please answer this question, I keep reading how Denver didn't cover the "Hail Mary" from Flacco to Jones very well and it was a "Desperate" pass that the coverage was blown, if anyone was watching the game wasn't it a called play ? I thought a hail mary was thrown to a spot full of receivers & defenders with a hope of catching or getting a def.pass interference call... I do not believe that was a hale mary !! It was a called "GO" route for Jacoby Jones and he did slow in the middle of the run to draw the safety in watch the replay ......
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Joe will deliver as he has each time we play the Pats, I'm more concerned about our ST. We can't be giving away points this weekend.

We will win this Sunday I just know it
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Not too many people are mentioning the fact that Cam Cameron is gone now. Who has not noticed a change in the Ravens Offense since this change? I think Flacco has had a chance to shine. Remember audables are overrated according to Cam.
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Posted · Hidden by Grapple Raven, January 17, 2013 - Off topic · Report post

llwillow1231, I almost gave you a negative, lol, but I didn't want to put that big red mark on your comment.

I don't dislike you or your comment, but I do NOT want folks to start picking us! I want the disrespect, the "chip", the underdog role -> we play better that way. (btw, sorry for almost "neg"ing your comment, lol)
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Hey Ryan, The Ravens Riding Joe Flacco Into The Future! Keep a decent Defense and some weapons on Offense and Bmore will have at least 4 SBs!
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still in awe how we blew out a team in the playoffs in their house when our QB throws 4-10 for 34 yards. I look at that game then i look at the past few years in the playoffs and i see how much he's grown since then.
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[quote name='billsbirds' timestamp='1358373187' post='1314599']
Someone please answer this question, I keep reading how Denver didn't cover the "Hail Mary" from Flacco to Jones very well and it was a "Desperate" pass that the coverage was blown, if anyone was watching the game wasn't it a called play ? I thought a hail mary was thrown to a spot full of receivers & defenders with a hope of catching or getting a def.pass interference call... I do not believe that was a hale mary !! It was a called "GO" route for Jacoby Jones and he did slow in the middle of the run to draw the safety in watch the replay ......
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Hail Mary just sounds better to the talking heads. That's their way of coming to terms of how the Ravens could possibly beat the Broncos.

In reality, as you said, it was a called play. 4 Verts. What I don't like about all the breakdowns of the play, is that nobody gives Flacco, Pitta, Jones and Caldwell their just do. They always say Moore miss played the ball, which isn't accurate. He misplayed the route.

Imo you have to identify the situation to truly be able to break down the play. It was a 3rd and 3, so Flacco and the Ravens didn't have to be desperate. Both Flacco and Jones said they both noticed Moore cheating on Pitta a bit too much, and that is where the play started to develop.

On 3rd downs, Pitta and Boldin are Flacco's go to guys. With it being 3rd and 3, no timeouts, imo, Moore saw it best to focus on Pitta knowing Flacco loves to give him opportunities on 3rd downs. Also with no timeouts, Moore stopping Pitta in bounds would have put even more pressure on the Ravens. At the snap of the ball, Flacco stares down Pitta, and Moore bites.

Another thing that makes this play, is Joe's willingness to even attempt this throw. Watching that play, Pitta comes open at about the 50 yardline and at this point, Moore stops his feet. I strongly feel most QBs would have took the completion to Pitta as a "chuck play" and attempted to stop the clock. I think Moore had the same thought, however, when Joe saw Moore flat footed, he stepped up into the pocket, located Jones, and gave him a chance with a beauty ball.

Yes Moore should have been deeper then the deepest and Wider then the widest, However if he does play it that way, Pitta comes open at the 50 and probably gets out of bounds with about 40 seconds left. So it's not like Flacco HAD TO attempt that throw. That play was made because of who Joe is as a QB. I don't think anyone has shown that with their break down of the play.
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Posted · Hidden by Grapple Raven, January 17, 2013 - Off topic · Report post

Criticism? You tell 'em Joe. Maybe the hype, pressure and spotlight that magnifies everything about the playoffs rattles some. But not you, Bud.

Keep it going. Two more wins.

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Hail Mary just sounds better to the talking heads. That's their way of coming to terms of how the Ravens could possibly beat the Broncos....

...Yes Moore should have been deeper then the deepest and Wider then the widest, However if he does play it that way, Pitta comes open at the 50 and probably gets out of bounds with about 40 seconds left. So it's not like Flacco HAD TO attempt that throw. That play was made because of who Joe is as a QB. I don't think anyone has shown that with their break down of the play.
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To reiterate. Joe has a very strong arm. I have heard the talking trash try to say that because he is tall, his ball arcs more. Really? On a 70 yard pass? SMH

How about NO ONE on the Denver defense thought Joe could throw the ball so far and pretty. Champ Bailey got burned all day and Rahim Moore definitely miss-judged Joe's arm strength. Even Jacoby Jones said the ball came down like a punt!

Keep on carrying Joe. Two more games.
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Posted · Hidden by Grapple Raven, January 17, 2013 - Off topic · Report post

PAY THE MAN his money. Get Kruger signed before it's too late and WE lose both. Franchise tag pays big bucks but kills morale for everybody.Cary's gone. Reed? Kruger? Flacco? Time for Ozzie to spark the team by spending Steve's money.
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The other amazing thing about the completion to Jones was the fact that he slowed down before accelerating to the spot where the F-Bomb dropped into his hands. Destiny.
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Joe has been shining brightly in this year's playoffs: it was only a matter of time. After the game in KC and then the attempted comeback (TJ's drop on 4th and 19) in 2010, most of us could see him starting to become a clutch quarterback.

Jim Caldwell has trusted the run, as shown in the game against Denver. Even getting two or three yards on 1st and 2nd can be a difference for the opposing defense to respect the run and allow the play-action plays to open up.

The defense has been playing inspired, even if we're still short-handed with no Jameel or Lardarius. Sizzle, Kuger, Corey Graham and Ellerbe have been stepping up and making plays left and right.

All in all, we're riding not just Joe's amazing run this year in the playoffs, but the motivation and the grit that has been carrying us all year. It hasn't been pretty, but we're firing on full cylinders now and ready to beat the Patriots this time.
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Ravensfan23,

Right on. Jones did a masterful job of freezing Moore and then when both defenders were slowed, he kind of snuck away from them just far enough that they would underplay the throw. All the while Joe was throwing to a spot and Jacoby played it perfectly. That was NOT a Hail Mary play!
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Joe Flacoo's only 5 NFL years old, his legacy hasn't even been written yet, when his NFL career is over then he'll be like Moses coming down from the mountains holding 2 tablet with his legacies written in stones, I've never saw a man so poise, so calm, so unbelievably relax you can't even tell what he's thinking, I've never even seen him criticizes his teammates for a bad play, series after series is a new game to him, we are so blessed to have a guy like him coming in and a person like RAY LEWIS going out
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I say, in all due respect to Joe's own abilities, he's channeled his INNER-UNITAS!

Just play within yourself, Joe E-Lite,... your reason for inconsistent play was fired before the first Broncos game!

This game is just a speed-bump to bigger things!!!

Play for Ray, Play for Art,... Play for your teammates!
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Posted · Hidden by Grapple Raven, January 17, 2013 - Off topic · Report post

Hey, maybe I should apply for a job with the organization! I think I posted my own version of pretty much this same article in the forums earlier this week.
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