An fans who think that THIS team can win a playoff game this year are smoking something that's only legal on the West Coast!!
Sorry, guys, but tanking the rest of the season isn't very likely to help your cause.
The Ravens will be in the playoffs even if they finish 9-7 unless both Pittsburgh & Cincinnati finish at 9-6-1--win their remaining games except tie with one another. Considering that in the last 10 years' worth of regular season play--over 2,560 games--there have been exactly 2 ties (PHA@CIN, 11/16/2008, and STL@SF, 11/11/2012), that ain't bloody likely. They'll still be drafting at #21 or worse.
Recent past tells us that teams can get hot in December and get to the Super Bowl.
Gee, say we get Ellerbe, Ray, Suggs and Jimmy Smith back by then...think just maybe the defense might have a chance to play better?
Ah, hell. Sitting home and watching f*cking PITTSBURGH in the playoffs is better, right?
If Peyton Manning didn't exist, no one would think Eli is elite. His name gets him that.
I see both sides but I just can't wish them to lose out. At this point I'm so pissed off and emotionally drained that it doesn't bother me if they lose anymore. Today's game actually made me laugh, I'm just numb to this season. But in my heart of hearts I truly believe that we can hot at the right time. Someone said above jimmy smith may not be valuable coming back and you may be right, but the op also said Ellerbe suggs and ray which will make a difference. Combine that with cam actually running rice today and you have an average team that has shown flashes of brilliance and has the capability to put points on the board. You can look at this one of two ways. One as a team that has done something this year they didn't last year, excluding the last two weeks is win the close games and games they should. Two you could flip that and say we're lucky to be 9-4 and should have lost to kc,dal,sd,cle etc. The point is we didn't, we are who we are. I could sit here and say injuries aren't an excuse , next man up... Etc etc, but the point is our top two corners are out, hall of fame MLB out, dpoy out, starting MLB out. The ravens do not have the depth nor the talent to withstand those kinds of losses and yet we are still 9-4. I am completely on board for getting Cameron and pees out of here but you have to take the good with the bad. The ravens have been extremely fortunate to not have many huge injuries in seasons past but this year it has hit hard. This combined with the winning ways as of late and lack of talent due to cap issues and you have an extremely spoiled fan base. I will never root for my team to lose. You all sound like Cleveland fans, since when is making the playoffs considered a failure. The season starts week 18, ill be drunk and screaming my lungs out at my tv. Now and forever GO RAVENS!!
Two rings >>> "elite"
This is the most embarrassing thread I've ever seen on this board. Have we inherited a bunch of Browns fans this season?
Anyone still feeling this way this morning should just GTFO and back to your UFC DVDs and Madden franchise.
Its a team sport and Eli had an astounding cast to win his two SBs. that doesnt mean hes one of the best Qbs in the league.