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#1 dhstandard

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:29 PM

http://profootballta...the-postseason/

Before the playoffs even started and Flacco was only an "average" quarterback in most people's eyes, Teams were ready to give up 2 1st round picks and a ton of cap space to sign Flacco.

Just shows how ungrateful people are. Least everyone knows the truth now.

Edited by dhstandard, 10 February 2013 - 03:30 PM.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:07 PM

We knew what we had in Flacco even before this season started. The people that hate on him hate on everybody.
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:11 PM

This is why we must come to some agreement on a long term contract and not using the Franchise Tag for $20 Million. I would hate to put the non-exclusive tag on him just because it is cheaper and risk losing him.
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:17 PM

i'm not gonna lie, i am one that rode Joe hard this past season and probably will do it again next if he plays like garbage. lol! but i did it because i knew Joe could be a great QB and wanted to see him play like one badly but he wasn't demonstrating it (at times) on a consistent basis. sure, a lot of that was due to Cam handcuffing him and holding him back and the 0-line stinking up the joint earlier in the season until they shuffled them around. once they did that...Joe started picking defenses apart! so now, i am happy for Joe Flacco getting all of the props and praise he deserves. congrats on the MVP Joe and next season....we get to do it all over again! let's go Joe!

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:18 PM

Not bad for a middle of the pack, average at best QB that gets carried by his team.
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:24 PM

http://profootballta...the-postseason/

Before the playoffs even started and Flacco was only an "average" quarterback in most people's eyes, Teams were ready to give up 2 1st round picks and a ton of cap space to sign Flacco.

Just shows how ungrateful people are. Least everyone knows the truth now.


I knew this. Teams that ride the QB carousel get sick from the ride and will eventually make the necessary moves to get a QB (Mortaging the future).

Their are plenty of teams that would love to have a winning young Qb on their team. Some teams are really only missing that piece to be a contender. That is why a steep price is worth it.
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:26 PM

Who didn't know it was going to cost us a ton to keep Joe. Everybody knows that you can't win if you don't have a front line QB. Some people in this town may not know just what we have in Flacco, but there are 31 other teams that do. Keep this in mind the cap baloons in 2015. If we can keep Joe's cap number under control till then we will be ok. Joe has to realize it too, and he wants to win just as bad as anyone. With a high price QB, Ozzie and Steve will have to learn what NE's, Green Bays and NO's FO has had to learn. How to build a winner with one player taking up 20% of the cap. Draft picks will become even more important. Lucky for us we have the wizard of OZ.
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:49 PM

It really hit me earlier this weekend once we got rid of Cam joe won the SB AND was the MVP.
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:57 PM

This is why we must come to some agreement on a long term contract and not using the Franchise Tag for $20 Million. I would hate to put the non-exclusive tag on him just because it is cheaper and risk losing him.

Sorry I meant to give you a positive vote.
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 05:01 PM

Teams are ready to steal him to make up for the fact they can't find their own Franchise QB so they want to steal someone else's franchise quarterback. So essentially we could lose Joe because of some teams inability to not find Franchise quarterbacks.
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 05:14 PM

First comment I agree with "some teams like who?"
The scenario just lists that if the downs wanted to screw Baltimore over they could but it doesn't mean they would
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 05:24 PM

There's nothing to really worry about, Flacco will be a Raven. If Ozzie has to slap the exclusive on him at the cost of losing Kruger, Williams, Reed, McKinnie etc then he's going to do it. But Flacco will be a Raven for the next 5+ years.

It is interesting to note that teams were ready to put all their chips into the Flacco camp even though the media thought he was nothing more than middling QB.
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 05:26 PM

We knew what we had in Flacco even before this season started. The people that hate on him hate on everybody.


I dunno. I was really afraid when we went through that bad stretch that Joe had reached his ceiling. As I recall, he had quite a few turnovers down that stretch, a few strip sacks, just not good. I can honestly say I never once put it all on Joe, but at the time I was really questioning his awareness and not super-optimistic about his ceiling.

So whether that's "hate" I don't know. I was never really sure. Now, it seems pretty clear to me that he is a guy that, given protection, is every bit as good as any other QB in the league. Whether those strip-sack issues will show up again, or he'll have more games where he can't find a rhythm, well, probably. But, to be fair, even the greats aren't great every game.
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 05:34 PM

Phil Simms said it best on Inside the NFL, when he said that what he learned after the Super Bowl is that it's amazing how many people can't admit they were wrong about Joe Flacco. It's laughable to hear so called experts say that if you were to re-draft, Flacco still would be taken in the top 10 of QBs.

The best of Flacco has yet to come. I've expected huge seasons from Flacco the last two year and while he's shown flashes, lack of a OC that schemes well has hurt him. He's at flaut as well, but we've seen enough from Joe under Caldwell to get a good idea that Cam has held him back. I expect Flacco to really shine next year, I mean regular season MVP type shine. No that's not super bowl excitement talking as I also predicted Flacco Super Bowl run. I just think he's reached that level where he expects to be the best player on the field at all times and his players feel the same way.

I reallyy enjoy watching Sound FX and other wired shows because players let you know what they really feel on the sidelines and opposing players really showed Flacco respect. It'll be interesting to see where Flacco will rank on the Top 100 this year and who will talk about him. Talking heads might not still respect Flacco or they might continue to say the Ravens need to run the ball to be successful, but players, coaches and other personnel around the NFL knows Flacco is a STUD.

Good thing the Ravens know it too.
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 05:36 PM

Anybody remember the comments by an "unnamed opposing coach" that he'd be shocked if Flacco had a breakout year? OK, the season was "meh" statistically - until it really counted. :D
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 05:42 PM

http://profootballta...the-postseason/

Before the playoffs even started and Flacco was only an "average" quarterback in most people's eyes, Teams were ready to give up 2 1st round picks and a ton of cap space to sign Flacco.

Just shows how ungrateful people are. Least everyone knows the truth now.

Kinda means nothing. They dont list teams obviously, but they really dont give us much in terms of making us think this was gonna happen. Even if it is true, this could just be something a divisional rival is throwing out there in order to force us into using the exclusive tag.
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 06:42 PM

There's nothing to really worry about, Flacco will be a Raven. If Ozzie has to slap the exclusive on him at the cost of losing Kruger, Williams, Reed, McKinnie etc then he's going to do it. But Flacco will be a Raven for the next 5+ years.

It is interesting to note that teams were ready to put all their chips into the Flacco camp even though the media thought he was nothing more than middling QB.


I dunno how long he'll be liking his job if they start trading away his oline.
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#18 K-Dog

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 06:43 PM

I can easily think of more teams that would want Flacco than teams that would not.
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 06:55 PM

Off topic, but LOL at the comments. Some of those guys are just dumb!!!
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 06:59 PM

I dunno how long he'll be liking his job if they start trading away his oline.

Well it's just the one piece at LT with McKinnie. However I guess McKinnie has informally talked with Harbaugh about returning. But there are going to be new faces in positions again, new young kids. Don't be surprised if we go with Reid at LG again, for some reason the FO likes him there...
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