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    Quote Originally Posted by leachisabeast View Post
    But none of those guys will ever be as good as what Reed was either, and don't have his leadership qualities.
    And there's no lineman playing now who will ever be as good as John Ogden but that's fairly meaningless when determining who was the best this season, and it certainly wasn't Reed.

    As for his supposed leadership qualities, I feel like they're vastly overrated. Ed is a mercurial guy who frequently leaves his teammates on an island (see the long completion to Randall last week that the low football knowledge crew immediately blamed on Cary). He constantly threatens to retire, he claims to be disrespected because he's no longer the highest paid safety in the league, and he publicly threw his QB under the bus in the middle of playoff run last season.

    Ed was a great player, but he isn't anymore, and his leadership reputation was greatly enhanced by his proximity to Ray Lewis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ActualSpamBot View Post
    And there's no lineman playing now who will ever be as good as John Ogden but that's fairly meaningless when determining who was the best this season, and it certainly wasn't Reed.

    As for his supposed leadership qualities, I feel like they're vastly overrated. Ed is a mercurial guy who frequently leaves his teammates on an island (see the long completion to Randall last week that the low football knowledge crew immediately blamed on Cary). He constantly threatens to retire, he claims to be disrespected because he's no longer the highest paid safety in the league, and he publicly threw his QB under the bus in the middle of playoff run last season.

    Ed was a great player, but he isn't anymore, and his leadership reputation was greatly enhanced by his proximity to Ray Lewis.
    That may be true, but let's not forget what he's done for this team in the past either, and he's still a potential game changer even now.




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    Quote Originally Posted by leachisabeast View Post
    That may be true, but let's not forget what he's done for this team in the past either, and he's still a potential game changer even now.
    Same can be said with Flacco. LOL And Flacco still has years ahead of him.

    Reed is like tp was last year. Most common name on ballot that fans recognized and think about his history in the NFL. Might have helped that he had some questionable hits this year that the NFL fined him for.




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    Quote Originally Posted by lovefootball View Post
    Same can be said with Flacco. LOL And Flacco still has years ahead of him.

    Reed is like tp was last year. Most common name on ballot that fans recognized and think about his history in the NFL. Might have helped that he had some questionable hits this year that the NFL fined him for.
    ... Flacco isn't at Reeds top level yet, let's wait until Flacco is mentioned as a possible first ballot HOFer.




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    Quote Originally Posted by leachisabeast View Post
    That may be true, but let's not forget what he's done for this team in the past either, and he's still a potential game changer even now.
    Which has nothing to do with the comment you responded to, seemingly in disagreement, that Ed Rees going to the Pro Bowl this year is ludicrous.

    He hasn't earned it THIS YEAR.

    Ya know, I find it funny that you're working so hard to prop up a declining Reed when you spend so much other time explaining just how replaceable you find an ascending Flacco.

    Some fans just can't escape the "defense is king" mentality that was true ten years ago I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ActualSpamBot View Post
    Which has nothing to do with the comment you responded to, seemingly in disagreement, that Ed Rees going to the Pro Bowl this year is ludicrous.

    He hasn't earned it THIS YEAR.

    Ya know, I find it funny that you're working so hard to prop up a declining Reed when you spend so much other time explaining just how replaceable you find an ascending Flacco.

    Some fans just can't escape the "defense is king" mentality that was true ten years ago I guess.
    None of the above is true.

    I never said Reed deserves to be a pro bowler THIS YEAR
    I never said Flacco is ''easy'' to replace
    And the last comment is so stupid it's unreal.

    But hey until you quote me on the things you've accused me of, keep falsely accusing me of doing such things so I can carry on laughing at the emotional ties some of you posters have with Joe Flacco.




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    Quote Originally Posted by leachisabeast View Post
    I thought maybe Bernard Pollard deserves to be a starter at SS, who got in over him? Ryan Clarke maybe?
    Nope. Eric Berry and LaRon Landry
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    Quote Originally Posted by GOTA View Post
    Nope. Eric Berry and LaRon Landry
    LaRon Landry?

    Wow. Ok.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GOTA View Post
    Nope. Eric Berry and LaRon Landry
    Weddle and Byrd got snubbed.




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    The sooner we do away with the pro bowl the better. Shit is a total joke.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Corey View Post
    The sooner we do away with the pro bowl the better. Shit is a total joke.
    Agreed. The game means nothing except some tv time and a chance to get an injury for no purpose.
    And the timing of the game itself is STUPID.
    But, it's nice, not necessary, for the players to receive accolades.
    And those accolades should be from their fellow players throughout the league and all the teams' coaches.
    IMHO.




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    Quote Originally Posted by leachisabeast View Post
    That may be true, but let's not forget what he's done for this team in the past either, and he's still a potential game changer even now.
    The problem is, he's changing games in the wrong direction at this point.

    Reed hasn't just been mediocre this year, he's been outright bad. Only one of his INTs this season have been particularly impressive, the rest have literally been toss-ups which went right to him. He's dropped others, including a pretty important one in Philly which would have turned the result of that game if he'd made. I have no idea how many times he's been caught out of position, but he left Garcon wide open on their final drive in DC and he broke underneath on what was obviously a deep route vs. Eric Decker in the Broncos game on the long TD pass when the game was still very much yet to be decided. I chart for FO and while I haven't done every single Ravens game, I've done half of each of them and I can't even count the number of broken tackles he's allowed.

    He isn't just not the same player. He's not good anymore. And frankly, as a FA this year, we have GOT to let him go. Because if we re-sign him at the cost of losing a guy like Kruger, it is literally a disaster for the future of this team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corey View Post
    The sooner we do away with the pro bowl the better. Shit is a total joke.
    Amen. Couldn't tell you the last time I, a) watched the game, or b) gave a shit about the game. Just let the players continue to write in the bonus clauses in their contracts, cancel the game, and everyone but the 8,000 people who get free tickets and show up will be fine.
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