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#1 cushrinada1986

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 09:48 AM

When you hear 4k yards and 40TDs for Joe Flacco, can you image this being a more consistent number for our QB going forward in his career? I think it is possible, especially this year. With the emergence of Pierce, a faster and more effective D, and a speedier crop of WR's, this could prove to a lot of people that Flacco can be that regular season fantasy player everyone expects of a big arm QB. Will Flacco top 40TD's or/and 4000 yards or is this expectation too high?


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#2 Gordo52

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 10:50 AM

I think he's certainly capable to do that, but with how successful our run game is I don't think he will.

Keeping Leach over Boldin tells me we're still gonna be focused on running the ball a good amount of the time. Especially having a two headed monster in the backfield.

I can see him getting 4,000 yards, but not 40 TD's. Also if our defense really improves like I think it will some of his stats probably won't increase. Depends on how conservative Caldwell wants to be which I have no problem with if it's the right time to be.
I think his stats will look more efficient, especially completion %. But I think Joe gets somewhere around 30-35 TD's next year.

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 11:05 AM

I don't think anyone can comfortably say this will be the year he 'breaks out'.. weve been saying it the past couple years.. yeah Cam is gone and Caldwell has seem to cater to Joe since he took over but our receiving core is a bit of a question mark right now.

Ravens fans should accept by now that yeah it'd be great for our QB to have flashy stats but if this team is winning enough to be in the playoffs then it doesn't matter.

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 11:13 AM

4000 yards and 40 touchdowns? Yea you need to tone down those expectations some. 4000 yards is very possible, but that along with 40 TDs would rank among the all time greatest seasons.


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Posted 09 June 2013 - 11:37 AM

4000 yards and 40 touchdowns? Yea you need to tone down those expectations some. 4000 yards is very possible, but that along with 40 TDs would rank among the all time greatest seasons.

 

Agreed.  I think 4000 yards is very attainable for Flacco, but 40 TDs would be very difficult to accrue.  I think that's pushing the bill a bit.


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Posted 09 June 2013 - 11:41 AM

Agreed. I think 4000 yards is very attainable for Flacco, but 40 TDs would be very difficult to accrue. I think that's pushing the bill a bit.

39 TDs?
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Posted 09 June 2013 - 11:49 AM

39 TDs?

 

I'd be ecstatic to get 30 out of him.


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Posted 09 June 2013 - 12:02 PM

39 TDs?

Take four off of that big guy, c'mon
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Posted 09 June 2013 - 12:06 PM

If he's throwing 40 TDs that means our running game is likely in the crapper. No thanks.

4k is attainable and really not a big deal, though. He likely would've crossed it last year had he not sat out portions of both Bengals games.
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Posted 09 June 2013 - 12:17 PM

Generally, you only get 40+ TDs if you (a) have no run game, or (B) are losing most of the time.  I don't think he'll have enough attempts to get 40, but 30-35 seems reasonable, along with 4000 yds.


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Posted 09 June 2013 - 12:36 PM

Take four off of that big guy, c'mon

lol I was just kidding. I think 30 is achievable but not much more realistically speaking since we do have a strong run game.
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Posted 09 June 2013 - 12:40 PM

Who cares about stats, except for wins and losses. If Joe leads us into the post season that's what counts.

 

Truly break out?  He is the reigning SB MVP for gosh sake!  'Cmon man!


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Posted 09 June 2013 - 12:54 PM

Who cares about stats, except for wins and losses. If Joe leads us into the post season that's what counts.

Truly break out? He is the reigning SB MVP for gosh sake! 'Cmon man!

lol I agree. I don't play Dungeons and Drago...excuse me, Fantasy Football, so I don't care about his stats as long as he keeps his turnovers down.
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Posted 09 June 2013 - 12:56 PM

As many said, the effectiveness of our run game will tie down Joe's stats. I'm very willing to make that trade though, and we know Flacco can go lights out when we needhim to. 


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Posted 09 June 2013 - 01:00 PM

I thought he broke out by capping off a stellar playoff performance with the Super Bowl MVP. Thought he even broke out before that in the AFC Championship loss to New England when he basically went on the road and put a perfect go-ahead TD on the hands of Lee Evans.

 

11 QBs threw for 4000 or more last year and only 2 of the 11 won a playoff game


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Posted 09 June 2013 - 02:57 PM

Generally, you only get 40+ TDs if you (a) have no run game, or ( B) are losing most of the time.  I don't think he'll have enough attempts to get 40, but 30-35 seems reasonable, along with 4000 yds.

 

Generally you don't have a combo of a QB who can make every deep throw mixed with killer speed at WR. I'm not saying 40 isn't a tough number, but I don't think it's as impossible like some are making it to be.


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Posted 09 June 2013 - 03:10 PM

If you look at it as 2 TD passes in 8 games and 3 TD passes in the other 8 games....that actually might be doable while keeping the run game involved.
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Posted 09 June 2013 - 03:47 PM

Quite frankly, I don't even care about his regular season stats. As long as he is being steady, and winning us games, I don't care if he throws for 40, heck even 30, TD's. I don't care if he is getting 4,000, or even 3,500, passing yards, as long as he is putting us in position to win games, and pulling off what he does best: winning in clutch moments. All I care about is if he can keep winning in the clutch, and leading us back when we are down and out, as he has done several times in the past. I don't care about regular season stats as much as I do about playoff stats when it comes to this guy. It seems like as soon as the playoffs come up, he's lights out. And that's what I want out of my Qb. Steady, consistent, and clutch in the regular season, while being a star in the playoffs and winning game after game until we get more rings.


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Posted 09 June 2013 - 04:15 PM

I thought he broke out by capping off a stellar playoff performance with the Super Bowl MVP. Thought he even broke out before that in the AFC Championship loss to New England when he basically went on the road and put a perfect go-ahead TD on the hands of Lee Evans.

 

11 QBs threw for 4000 or more last year and only 2 of the 11 won a playoff game

 

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 04:17 PM

Realistically, I think Joe is more likely to throw for 4000 yards and 25-30 touchdowns.


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