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    Quote Originally Posted by Starlifter View Post
    I'm still shocked he won the SB. truthfully, he played great through the playoffs and you can't say it was a fluke to beat both manning and brady - but one 5 game stretch does not a HOF'er make. I think the rats really jumped the gun here, perhaps they had no choice. either way, if flacco reverts back to the choke artist we know and love - this deal is going to hurt them for a very very long time.
    ....played great against some truly awful defensive secondaries. The WRs made Joe what he was during the playoffs.

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    Nice Job JOE, way to fill your ego cuz I think you just won your only Superbowl.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starlifter View Post
    I'm still shocked he won the SB. truthfully, he played great through the playoffs and you can't say it was a fluke to beat both manning and brady - but one 5 game stretch does not a HOF'er make. I think the rats really jumped the gun here, perhaps they had no choice. either way, if flacco reverts back to the choke artist we know and love - this deal is going to hurt them for a very very long time.
    No it wont... I was a little shocked to see Flacco win a SB and Denver definitely helped him out but they will do what every team does in a few years. Restructure his contract to free up room. Ed Reed is on the back end and will probably play one or 2 more seasons. Boldin will probably retire soon. Thry have a young RB who filled in nicely when Rice started fumbling.

    Hoping for a cap nightmare isnt the best strategy IMO. Ravens really had no choice and they have been pretty successful with flacco so they had to back up the brinks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawaiiansteel View Post
    that's funny, exactly what I was thinking!
    Yup, that was my first thought as well. The Ravens will now see that it is a lot harder to build and maintain a roster when you have to pay a franchise QB. And paying Flacco at that level is insane. They gambled on this one by not extending him last year and lost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phillyesq View Post
    Yup, that was my first thought as well. The Ravens will now see that it is a lot harder to build and maintain a roster when you have to pay a franchise QB. And paying Flacco at that level is insane. They gambled on this one by not extending him last year and lost.

    I know its the Rats but cmon... a franchise QB is the goal of every team. Well, every team except those coached by Wandstat, Cowher and Schottenheimer. lol...

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    Ben has 3 years left on his contract, and these cap hit numbers are getting outrageous for QBs now, especially after a career average QB can have 1 great playoff run and screw everything else up even more.

    The Steelers better find a young replacement for Ben in the next couple years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B&GinNC View Post
    He needs to buy Bryant McKinnie a nice watch or a car or something... they were awful down the stretch until McKinnie decided to wake up and play football in late December. Kept his pocket clean on the left side, provided a double upgrade by moving Oher from being a below average LT to an above average RT. The book on Flacco has always been that he folds like a cheap tent under pressure. His line just happened to be flawless this postseason. Birk is gone, McKinnie will get paid based on his playoff run and resume sitting his fat, lazy,overpaid rear end on somebody else's bench looking for motivation, and Flacco goes back to being Average Joe, even though his uniform and facial hair make him look far more the Purple Cobra type...
    Nice!



    Finding out the details of the deal (signing bonus, structure, total guaranteed money, etc.) will make a huge difference here, so let's hope that Bert and his agent took the Ravens for the maximum amount possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feltdizz View Post
    I know its the Rats but cmon... a franchise QB is the goal of every team. Well, every team except those coached by Wandstat, Cowher and Schottenheimer. lol...
    Having a franchise QB is the goal of every team, no doubt. But is Flacco a franchise QB? Can he carry at team? He certainly is not the best QB in the league.

    Paying a QB franchise level QB salary makes it harder to find a supporting cast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phillyesq View Post
    Having a franchise QB is the goal of every team, no doubt. But is Flacco a franchise QB? Can he carry at team? He certainly is not the best QB in the league.

    Paying a QB franchise level QB salary makes it harder to find a supporting cast.
    That's the biggest problem I would have if I was a Ravens fan. If you are paying a QB $120M+ there should be NO debate about being a franchise QB, but I am seeing plenty of it.

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    I think Flacco's WR's did a tremendous job in that playoff run. Flacco seemed to just be throwing it up for grabs at times. Throw in an OL gelling at the right time with Ray Rice and Bernard Pierce running the ball and it all fell into place for them.

    All that tells me we need better offensive line depth, better RB's, and more physical WR's. Plus, we won't even have Heath. Our offense needs major work or Ben's final years will be wasted.
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