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stlrz d
09-01-2008, 05:50 PM
Mods, sorry to put this here but it seems as if hardly anyone goes to the "Around the NFL" forum and I think this is big news deserving of as many board eyeballs as possible.

If you see fit to move it that's cool. :)

http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/foot ... 4083.story (http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/football/ravens/bal-flacco0901,0,2594083.story)



Flacco will start against Cincinnati
Harbaugh names rookie QB starter for season opener

By Jamison Hensley | jamison.hensley@baltsun.com
5:30 PM EDT, September 1, 2008

Ravens head coach John Harbaugh announced today that rookie quarterback Joe Flacco will start Sunday in the season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals at M&T Bank Stadium.

Flacco, the team's No. 1 pick in this year's draft, gets the nod over veteran Kyle Boller, out with an injured shoulder, and Troy Smith, the second-year pro who has battled a tonsil infection the last week.

The 18th overall selection from Delaware started the final two preseason games for the Ravens and appeared to get more comfortable with each snap.

SanAntonioSteelerFan
09-01-2008, 05:58 PM
"Flacco is absolutely our starter for the forseeable future, until I pull him at any time for any one of a number of reasons".

Ozey74
09-01-2008, 06:01 PM
Interesting news. The Ravens are flukko'd with Flacco. It's a big jump from Delaware to the NFL game #1 of your rookie year.

:ratsuck

:bungalssuck

stlrz d
09-01-2008, 06:03 PM
They also signed Joey...but you'd have to go to the "Around the NFL" forum to see that. :D

Ozey74
09-01-2008, 06:07 PM
They also signed Joey...but you'd have to go to the "Around the NFL" forum to see that. :D



Maybe he can give the rest of the Ravens some piano lessons. I recall hearing that Harrington is an accomplished piano player.


:ratsuck

Flasteel
09-01-2008, 06:45 PM
Mods, sorry to put this here but it seems as if hardly anyone goes to the "Around the NFL" forum and I think this is big news deserving of as many board eyeballs as possible.

If you see fit to move it that's cool. :)

Why in God's name would this get moved? If it in any way, shape, or form impacts the Steelers (and this clearly does), then it should stay right where it is. I can't speak for anyone else, but I sure hope that those who moderate this board don't start reminding me of the Trib mods.

As far as Flacco...he's got three weeks to get ready for a primetime beatdown. :Beer

:ratsuck

Ozey74
09-01-2008, 06:50 PM
As far as Flacco...he's got three weeks to get ready for a primetime beatdown. :Beer

:ratsuck


Yes!!! This will be like having a pillow fight with a newborn baby. Bad things are in store!!! In addition, it will be on a Monday night for all the world to see. I believe it's 4 weeks, not 3. Nonetheless, he's in deep crap.

:ratsuck

Mel Blount's G
09-01-2008, 06:51 PM
Bad news for me as Boller has been my favorite raven for years. I can only hope that Fluncco's performance matches Boller's in every conceivable way

Ozey74
09-01-2008, 06:53 PM
If Flacco goes in to this atmosphere on 9/29 and wins. I will be scrolling the yellow pages for therapists to get me out of my depression that I will surely be in.

:ratsuck

Flasteel
09-01-2008, 07:14 PM
As far as Flacco...he's got three weeks to get ready for a primetime beatdown. :Beer

:ratsuck


Yes!!! This will be like having a pillow fight with a newborn baby. Bad things are in store!!! In addition, it will be on a Monday night for all the world to see. I believe it's 4 weeks, not 3. Nonetheless, he's in deep crap.

:ratsuck

It is Oz...week four. I was kind of going for the three weeks of game experience thing.

Ozey74
09-01-2008, 07:24 PM
As far as Flacco...he's got three weeks to get ready for a primetime beatdown. :Beer

:ratsuck


Yes!!! This will be like having a pillow fight with a newborn baby. Bad things are in store!!! In addition, it will be on a Monday night for all the world to see. I believe it's 4 weeks, not 3. Nonetheless, he's in deep crap.

:ratsuck

It is Oz...week four. I was kind of going for the three weeks of game experience thing.


Gotcha :wink: Either way, he is screwed.

DukieBoy
09-01-2008, 07:42 PM
Interesting news. The Ravens are flukko'd with Flacco. It's a big jump from Delaware to the NFL game #1 of your rookie year.

:ratsuck

:bungalssuck

He's playing the Bungle defense ... can't be that big of a jump.

rpmpit
09-01-2008, 07:43 PM
Is Troy Smith really THAT bad??

Ozey74
09-01-2008, 07:45 PM
Is Troy Smith really THAT bad??


I think he has a tonsil infection (per NFL Total Access)

Ozey74
09-01-2008, 07:46 PM
Interesting news. The Ravens are flukko'd with Flacco. It's a big jump from Delaware to the NFL game #1 of your rookie year.

:ratsuck

:bungalssuck

He's playing the Bungle defense ... can't be that big of a jump.

I'm now thinking of taking the Bungals in my Survivor pool. Am I crazy?

rpmpit
09-01-2008, 07:48 PM
Is Troy Smith really THAT bad??


I think he has a tonsil infection (per NFL Total Access)

Right! Said so right in d's original post :oops:

DukieBoy
09-01-2008, 07:49 PM
Interesting news. The Ravens are flukko'd with Flacco. It's a big jump from Delaware to the NFL game #1 of your rookie year.

:ratsuck

:bungalssuck

He's playing the Bungle defense ... can't be that big of a jump.

I'm now thinking of taking the Bungals in my Survivor pool. Am I crazy?

Probably not. I'd take the home team in this THUGfest.

Shawn
09-01-2008, 10:18 PM
Mods, sorry to put this here but it seems as if hardly anyone goes to the "Around the NFL" forum and I think this is big news deserving of as many board eyeballs as possible.

If you see fit to move it that's cool. :)

Why in God's name would this get moved? If it in any way, shape, or form impacts the Steelers (and this clearly does), then it should stay right where it is. I can't speak for anyone else, but I sure hope that those who moderate this board don't start reminding me of the Trib mods.

As far as Flacco...he's got three weeks to get ready for a primetime beatdown. :Beer

:ratsuck

No need for any of that. We have sections for a reason. With that said, if a topic has reasonable bearing on the Steelers it won't be moved. What we are trying to avoid is clutter. For instance, when the Trib was flooded for weeks with Pats and Farve threads. It's to give people a chance to look through Steeler news or news that effects the Steelers in a non cluttered format.

Shawn
09-01-2008, 10:20 PM
Is Troy Smith really THAT bad??

No, he is just sick. If Flacco flops...which he will...Troy will be the starter.

Flasteel
09-01-2008, 11:09 PM
Is Troy Smith really THAT bad??

No, he is just sick. If Flacco flops...which he will...Troy will be the starter.

I know T. Smith is your boy, but wouldn't you rather see him ride the pine until after the first Steelers game? Either one of those quarterbacks will be overwhelmed by our defense and the different looks we give them. I'd imagine that it would be painful for you to see Smith get relieved for Joey Harrington or Joe Flacco part 2 after he's pounded on for three quarters.

Don't get me wrong Shawn, I'm sure you're rooting for the Black-n-Gold win no matter what, so you won't feel too bad...but still.

As far as the clutter thing...I've got no problem with that, although we really don't have enough traffic for it to be a concern yet. It's just when a topic like this gets moved...then I'd be irritated.

stlrz d
09-01-2008, 11:39 PM
Mods, sorry to put this here but it seems as if hardly anyone goes to the "Around the NFL" forum and I think this is big news deserving of as many board eyeballs as possible.

If you see fit to move it that's cool. :)

Why in God's name would this get moved? If it in any way, shape, or form impacts the Steelers (and this clearly does), then it should stay right where it is. I can't speak for anyone else, but I sure hope that those who moderate this board don't start reminding me of the Trib mods.

As far as Flacco...he's got three weeks to get ready for a primetime beatdown. :Beer

:ratsuck

No need for any of that. We have sections for a reason. With that said, if a topic has reasonable bearing on the Steelers it won't be moved. What we are trying to avoid is clutter. For instance, when the Trib was flooded for weeks with Pats and Farve threads. It's to give people a chance to look through Steeler news or news that effects the Steelers in a non cluttered format.

Thanks for the explanation. I was never sure why some were moved and some weren't. :)

So would it be safe to assume that AFCN news is ok here but other team news should go in Around the NFL?

Shawn
09-02-2008, 12:16 AM
Is Troy Smith really THAT bad??

No, he is just sick. If Flacco flops...which he will...Troy will be the starter.

I know T. Smith is your boy, but wouldn't you rather see him ride the pine until after the first Steelers game? Either one of those quarterbacks will be overwhelmed by our defense and the different looks we give them. I'd imagine that it would be painful for you to see Smith get relieved for Joey Harrington or Joe Flacco part 2 after he's pounded on for three quarters.

Don't get me wrong Shawn, I'm sure you're rooting for the Black-n-Gold win no matter what, so you won't feel too bad...but still.

As far as the clutter thing...I've got no problem with that, although we really don't have enough traffic for it to be a concern yet. It's just when a topic like this gets moved...then I'd be irritated.

As for clutter...its best to get people used to posting topics in the correct forums. If it is even remotely Steeler related it will stay here.

As for Troy...of course I would rather see him ride the pine. But, I like the guy...I like his story.