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03-02-2013, 02:17 PM
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That doesn't mean you go out and make him the highest paid player of all time.
QFT

He's an above average quaterback. Not elite.

Have fun with this Baltimore, next few years are going to be rough

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How so?
They should have pushed hard for Flacco to sign last year. Because of one play, Flacco now becomes the highest paid QB? The Ravens gambled and lost bad.

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That doesn't mean you go out and make him the highest paid player of all time.
Highest paid player of all-time doesn't really mean much when contracts are non-guaranteed.

Like I've said all along in this thread, if Flacco doesn't play up to this contract in two or three seasons, they will re-structure his contract or else they'll release him, and most of that cap hit goes away.

It's not a big deal. The bigger deal is letting the guy walk when he was a big part in helping the team win a SB.

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BTW the Ravens now two, maybe three important pieces outside quarterback. They need a tackle (did McKinnie play left or right?), but they need a center (Birk was one of the best in the game at calling the game) and a middle linebacker. That cannot be overlooked. They need to replace two players that were some of the best in the game.

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They drafted a center last season. They'll probably sign a couple of vets and draft another tackle and MLB. As far as those guys being the most important pieces, I'm not sure that I agree. Birk and Lewis were valuable for their leadership and their intelligence on the field, but as players they were starting to look old.

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They should have pushed hard for Flacco to sign last year. Because of one play, Flacco now becomes the highest paid QB? The Ravens gambled and lost bad.

They offered him a contract last year for $16 mil a year and he turned it down because he felt he could go out and get more this year and it paid off for him, but he was going to get paid a lot no matter what this year, its not like if they hadn't won the SB that he was going to sign for $8 mil or something like that

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Flacco is good and yeah he just won a Superbowl but i don't consider him in the same category as Manning , Brady , Rodgers or Brees.

That's a hell of a monstrous contract. Not sure if it's going to end up well for the Ravens in the long run. High risk , good but not great reward imho

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It's kind of a stupid deal but then the Ravens basically could choose between this and letting him walk which would have (1) been a PR nightmare (2) meant they'd have to sign/trade for/draft another QB which would have cost a lot of money and possibly other resources too. It's not like the Ravens had a Kaepernick in the wings, they had to sign their Alex Smith.

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lulz Due to taxes, Flacco will actually end up taking home less than Brees.

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How much less would that contract have been if the Broncos could play prevent defense?

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They offered him a contract last year for $16 mil a year and he turned it down because he felt he could go out and get more this year and it paid off for him, but he was going to get paid a lot no matter what this year, its not like if they hadn't won the SB that he was going to sign for $8 mil or something like that
If the Ravens offered Flacco 16 mil per PRIOR to his hot streak this season, then they are blithering morons.

As it stands, unless Flacco continues to play at the level of his hot streak, they will remain blithering morons.

Under no circumstances should Joe *** Flacco be the highest paid player in NFL history. However briefly he has the title.

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Pfft. He's the best Ravens QB they've had in a long time. This is the same franchise which had Kyle Boller and Troy Smith as QB's at one point.

He is a pretty good QB
If you are the highest paid player in NFL history, you should be described as better than "pretty good".

Ravens overpaid. Badly. They traded one problem (not having a good QB for years) for another (paying a decent player 120 million).

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People don't understand that the Ravens struggled to find a consistent QB for years before Flacco. As long as I've been covering the team, I've seen a lot of QB's come and go. Remember Elvis Grbac? Trent Dilfer? Tony Banks? Steve McNair?

Ravens lock up Flacco long-term and now have stability at the position
Funny you should mention Grbac.

Much like Flacco, Grbac had a career year right before hitting free agency.

Chiefs opted to let him walk rather than overpay. So the Ravens bit and overpaid him instead. He lasted one season.

Flacco is better than Grbac, but the point is that Ravens grossly overpaid. Just as they did for Grbac.

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Still though, even if the Ravens overpay, what's their recourse? It took these guys forever to find someone to believe in, even if he isn't on that elite level. He delivered the Super Bowl in the contract year. That was the cost they paid not getting the contract done last summer, but also the cost of trusting that you don't get worse at the position when you really can't afford to do that.

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If the Ravens offered Flacco 16 mil per PRIOR to his hot streak this season, then they are blithering morons.

As it stands, unless Flacco continues to play at the level of his hot streak, they will remain blithering morons.

Under no circumstances should Joe *** Flacco be the highest paid player in NFL history. However briefly he has the title.
Actually it looks like it was 15 mil, but close enough


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03-09-2013, 09:52 AM
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Still though, even if the Ravens overpay, what's their recourse? It took these guys forever to find someone to believe in, even if he isn't on that elite level. He delivered the Super Bowl in the contract year. That was the cost they paid not getting the contract done last summer, but also the cost of trusting that you don't get worse at the position when you really can't afford to do that.
Yeah they had to overpay because some desperate team like the Browns would've offered him an even more ridiculous contract.

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Still though, even if the Ravens overpay, what's their recourse? It took these guys forever to find someone to believe in, even if he isn't on that elite level. He delivered the Super Bowl in the contract year. That was the cost they paid not getting the contract done last summer, but also the cost of trusting that you don't get worse at the position when you really can't afford to do that.
The reality is though, they're not paying him for what he's done (I mean, that factors into it some obviously), they're paying him for what he's going to do over the next 6 years. He's just now beginning to enter his prime, and he's done real well up to this point as a project QB coming out in the draft. Now that he has it all figured out and is out from QB killer Cam Cameron, the Ravens brass thinks he's more of the guy you saw in the postseason and less so the inconsistent guy.

I mean the guy has off the chart tools, and with the way he's been playing lately, there's maybe only 1 or 2 guys I'd take over him going forward over the course of the next 6 years.

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Still though, even if the Ravens overpay, what's their recourse? It took these guys forever to find someone to believe in, even if he isn't on that elite level. He delivered the Super Bowl in the contract year. That was the cost they paid not getting the contract done last summer, but also the cost of trusting that you don't get worse at the position when you really can't afford to do that.
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Actually it looks like it was 15 mil, but close enough


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Insane.
You have to give Flacco credit though, he bet on himself and won. It was a ballsy move but it paid off

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You have to give Flacco credit though, he bet on himself and won. It was a ballsy move but it paid off
Oh, no doubt there. Flacco did what he needed to in order to set himself up for life.

To be fair, if he continues to play at this level, he should be paid like an elite. That remains to be seen.

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That would have been the best move, imo.

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He would've held out if they tagged him. The deal is decent. Flacco makes his money in the first 3 years then they'll renegotiate.

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http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-sh...6106--nfl.html

Boldin has rejected restructuring his contract. Who's going to bail out Flacco on his terrible throws next year?

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