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Paper rock scissors of salary cap and team building. You pour your money into the passing game, run game or defense. Looks like the ravens are heading there way into scissors.

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You know, this one really is interesting. From the eye test, no one will EVER mistake Joe Flacco for Drew Brees.

But Flacco has been to the playoffs EVERY year as a pro. He has been to THREE Championship games and finally 1 Super Bowl.

This isnt a Matt Ryan type issue, this dude wins in the post-season, so he certainly has an argument and this should get interesting. Honestly, looking solely at results ALONE, he is probably more deserving than 30 other QBs in the league.

But again, eye test says something totally different.
 

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It's a gamble the ravens took and a bad one at that. They could have paid him much less last summer than what they'll have to pay him when this is all over. Good luck to them
 

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He won't get Drew type money, but he'll get a VERY nice contract from Baltimore. I'm interested to see if he can earn it after the next season or two when Ray and Ed Reed are gone. Can he and Ray Rice lead this team and keep up they're winning ways?
 
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You know, this one really is interesting. From the eye test, no one will EVER mistake Joe Flacco for Drew Brees.

But Flacco has been to the playoffs EVERY year as a pro. He has been to THREE Championship games and finally 1 Super Bowl.

This isnt a Matt Ryan type issue, this dude wins in the post-season, so he certainly has an argument and this should get interesting. Honestly, looking solely at results ALONE, he is probably more deserving than 30 other QBs in the league.

But again, eye test says something totally different.
i hate this misconception; joe flacco doesn't make and win in the playoffs because he is a great quarterback. He wins because he is a capable quarterback surrounded by a great team. Ryan doesn't win because his team isn't the ravens; he has no running game or defense. It isn't that Ryan is a worse qb than flacco, just that the falcons are worse than the ravens. Brady won constantly in his first couple of years in the league and now hasn't won in years; he is not a worse qb now than he was then; he just had a better defensive backfield. The fact that Brees has won with a supporting cast that is clearly much worse than the ravens and the falcons (worse skill position players and defense) is why he is a elite quarterback.
 

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Every QB will aim for the salary of the highest paid, but most won't get it. Flacco is more of a game manager QB than the type that can take over and win. Everyone knows that team wins with defense. If they were to pay him that kind of money, it has to come from somewhere. If it came from the defense, it would tear the team down.
 

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i hate this misconception; joe flacco doesn't make and win in the playoffs because he is a great quarterback. He wins because he is a capable quarterback surrounded by a great team. Ryan doesn't win because his team isn't the ravens; he has no running game or defense. It isn't that Ryan is a worse qb than flacco, just that the falcons are worse than the ravens. Brady won constantly in his first couple of years in the league and now hasn't won in years; he is not a worse qb now than he was then; he just had a better defensive backfield. The fact that Brees has won with a supporting cast that is clearly much worse than the ravens and the falcons (worse skill position players and defense) is why he is a elite quarterback.

Just answer me one question....

How are Quarterbacks judged?
 

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It's a gamble the ravens took and a bad one at that. They could have paid him much less last summer than what they'll have to pay him when this is all over. Good luck to them
If Flacco actually became a free agent how many teams do you think would be jumping like crazy to get him? Maybe a couple in my honest opinion...
 

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