[News] Late For Work 2/25: Jacoby Jones Going On 'Dancing With The Stars'
Posted 25 February 2013 - 09:03 AM
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Posted 25 February 2013 - 09:37 AM
No worries, my fellow Ravens-fans, Flacco is here to stay.
Posted 25 February 2013 - 09:51 AM
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Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:00 AM
They need a couple of good wide outs too.
@biolarzen...The Browns not only have a ton of money but they need to spend a ton of money as stipulated by the league's salary floor. The have good defense and the only missing piece is a QB. So it's not a stretch to think that Browns will go after Flacco if we don't secure him.
Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:04 AM
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Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:15 AM
True. But they do have Josh Gordon and Massaqoui. If only Greg little can catch. They have a good TE and they could use Josh Cribbs well (which they haven't). With the money they have, they can go after a big named WR in the free agency and also Flacco. Just saying.
Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:18 AM
Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:20 AM
Allthough the possibility of Flacco being scooped up by someone else is over hyped by the media, just remember what the Redskins paid for RGIII last year. Even Jay Cutler fetched 2 first rounders a couple of years ago...
True - but the Browns also had the picks and cap space to offer to the Rams if they were so badly after a franchise QB - still they never really enetered the race for the #2 pick. now, Flacco is an established QB of course, while RGIII was merely an excellent prospect, so comparing the two is necessarily flawed in Flacco's favour - but so is the price. And anyway, Flacco seems to be the type of QB who'll always be "decent" to "good" in the regular season and start shining in January - and the Browns should first get there. A great QB alone won't put them in the playoffs. A good QB plus a good RB still won't get them in the playoffs. Remember, it's the AFC North, with three perennial playoff-contenders...
So I don't think the Browns would want to start the building process with Flacco. But, of course I'm not an inch closer to the future than any of us here, so I can be only as wise about it as anyone else can - but I still think it's gonna be the non-exclusive tag. But, whicever it is, I guess the FO is in the best position to make the best possible decision - so, whichever tag type they'll use, I'll assume that's the best decision.
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Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:34 AM
Edited by Grapple Raven, 25 February 2013 - 04:36 PM.
Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:36 AM
Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:15 AM
Maybe it's just his shirt...but his face doesn't look as lean.
The life of a world class athlete turned retiree...
Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:16 AM
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Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:21 AM
If we feel there are only details to hammer out and completion of the deal is a matter of a few formalities, we'll use the exclusive tag. My understanding is Flacco's cap hit will be the same as the non-exclusive tag($14.6M) til 4/17, when it would expand to $20M. So if we feel we'll 100% have a deal completed by then, we'll want total protection from other teams coming after him.
However, if we feel there are real potential deal-breakers being demanded by Flacco that could prevent completing a deal for the foreseeable future, then they may go with the non-exclusive tag. Their thinking would be that the team simply can't handle that $20M hit and are willing to risk having a team come after him. If that happens, either one side or the other will gain further leverage (depending on what teams come after him and what they're willing to offer). If some team is willing to offer the moon - it is entirely conceivable that we'd view the contract we'd need to sign him too as more detrimental to the team than losing him.
Edited by balfan23, 25 February 2013 - 11:24 AM.
Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:55 AM
Posted 25 February 2013 - 12:06 PM
We have got to have a plan, if this does NOT pan out !