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Re: FLACCO

Posted: 1/16/2013 12:18 AM

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DU - "otherwise he is just another QB"

No. Going too far with that conclusion.

As RR stated - "Shaub got 90m for 6 years"
Flacco worth at least as much. I don't see Ravens letting him go (especially to intra-division rival) Rebuild is one thing, but we're talking the Fall of Rome w/o Flacco as Raven and Ray gone, and Reed very long in tooth.

I'd love Flacco.
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Posted: 1/16/2013 6:20 AM

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If you were Ozzy, wouldn't you cut cap from everywhere except Flacco. I would dump all the old defenders. I would fill my roster with a bunch of undrafted guys before I get rid of my QB. Flacco,Rice, Torrey Smith..untouchable. Ngata is a beast but I can find a DT somewhere. You just can't find good QB's, it takes luck and a bunch of first rounders.

I'm not sure what Ozzy is thinking but that's what I would do.

Wake me up when we are 10 and 6...

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Posted: 1/16/2013 7:42 AM

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mistero wrote: If you were Ozzy, wouldn't you cut cap from everywhere except Flacco. I would dump all the old defenders. I would fill my roster with a bunch of undrafted guys before I get rid of my QB. Flacco,Rice, Torrey Smith..untouchable. Ngata is a beast but I can find a DT somewhere. You just can't find good QB's, it takes luck and a bunch of first rounders.

I'm not sure what Ozzy is thinking but that's what I would do.
Ozzy reconstructed his roster before the 2002 season for similar reasons. If I remember right, they were the youngest team in the league that year. Still managed to put out a .500 product. I don't think there is a chance that the Ravens let Flacco get away. Elvis Grbac, yes, go ahead and let him walk. Flacco, no.

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Posted: 1/16/2013 7:46 AM

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mistero wrote: If you were Ozzy, wouldn't you cut cap from everywhere except Flacco. I would dump all the old defenders. I would fill my roster with a bunch of undrafted guys before I get rid of my QB. Flacco,Rice, Torrey Smith..untouchable. Ngata is a beast but I can find a DT somewhere. You just can't find good QB's, it takes luck and a bunch of first rounders.

I'm not sure what Ozzy is thinking but that's what I would do.
Exactly. They'll be drafting near the bottom of each round this year. Where will they get their next franchise QB if Flacco leaves? They'll free up enough cap room by dumping the old guys - Ray Lewis is already retiring and Reed has maybe one more year left. 

If the Ravens let Flacco go because he's too expensive it will "kill" them whether he lands in Cleveland or somewhere else. 

If they decide he's not worth whatever he's demanding, they can still franchise him for the next two years until they develop somebody else. I just don't see him hitting the street.

If Chud doesn't think Weeden is the guy I can see the Browns going after Alex Smith as a stopgap until they get The Guy. Kind of like when Belichick brought in Vinnie Testaverde after he lost confidence in Bernie.
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Posted: 1/16/2013 7:52 AM

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If you were Ozzy, wouldn't you cut cap from everywhere except Flacco. I would dump all the old defenders. I would fill my roster with a bunch of undrafted guys before I get rid of my QB. Flacco,Rice, Torrey Smith..untouchable. Ngata is a beast but I can find a DT somewhere. You just can't find good QB's, it takes luck and a bunch of first rounders.

I'm not sure what Ozzy is thinking but that's what I would do.

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Good that it is Ozzy's problem. Telling how he handles it. GB ,NY G,INDY, NWE all had this problem. The difference may lie in Raven fans don't like Flacco. They blame the QB for not winning the SB. Silly but a lot of fans enamoured with the defense put all the losses on Joe. He must have been the one who missed the FG in last years AFC championship.

Ozzy knows quality but the team may have held onto high priced guys too long. BB gets rid of high priced players not named Brady every year and Brady does as Bernie did, he gives back money .
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