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    The Best Part: ...this is just the beginning



    I really do feel that with a good draft and continuing to build around Flacco and Rice, they can repeat. Maybe even go on a streak and win a few more.

    The past month, we saw how good Flacco can be. On the biggest stage(s) against the toughest defenses, he delivered time and time again.

    We all used to talk about Brady keeping the Patriots as contenders...same with Ben, Peyton, Brees, and Rogers...

    Well, I feel confident moving forward that Flacco will keep the Ravens in contention every season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsolo View Post
    I really do feel that with a good draft and continuing to build around Flacco and Rice, they can repeat. Maybe even go on a streak and win a few more.

    The past month, we saw how good Flacco can be. On the biggest stage(s) against the toughest defenses, he delivered time and time again.

    We all used to talk about Brady keeping the Patriots as contenders...same with Ben, Peyton, Brees, and Rogers...

    Well, I feel confident moving forward that Flacco will keep the Ravens in contention every season.

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    Flacco, Rice, Pierce, and don't forget Rainey. They are going to have to make some serious choices -- Reed, Kruger, etc. -- but I agree that the future is definitely on track for the Ravens if they play their cards correctly.




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    Yes, yes, and yes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RavensRule21215 View Post
    Flacco, Rice, Pierce, and don't forget Rainey. They are having to make some serious choices -- Reed, Kruger, etc. -- but I agree that the future is definitely on track for the Ravens if they play their cards correctly.
    We've got a lot of nice talent with some upside.

    Still, there are going to be a lot of integral decisions to be made in the next 6 weeks.

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    Re: The Best Part: ...this is just the beginning

    With Joe, we are going to have a shot.




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    Re: The Best Part: ...this is just the beginning

    I agree. Need to find a replacement for Cody




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    Re: The Best Part: ...this is just the beginning

    We can focus mostly on defense in this draft.

    Get faster at inside linebacker, maybe draft a rusher to replace Kruger if he leaves, look at something for the safety spot.

    Really promising prospects showed up at the game today in Art Jones and Jimmy Smith.




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    Re: The Best Part: ...this is just the beginning

    Repeat?! It's a lock, baby! Whose gonna beat the Ravens in an outdoor stadium!




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    Quote Originally Posted by RavensRule21215 View Post
    Flacco, Rice, Pierce, and don't forget Rainey. They are going to have to make some serious choices -- Reed, Kruger, etc. -- but I agree that the future is definitely on track for the Ravens if they play their cards correctly.
    Ahem... pitta.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenalytics View Post
    We can focus mostly on defense in this draft.

    Get faster at inside linebacker, maybe draft a rusher to replace Kruger if he leaves, look at something for the safety spot.

    Really promising prospects showed up at the game today in Art Jones and Jimmy Smith.
    I agree, but I think it would be foolish to not continue to try and give Flacco better protection and better weapons.

    McKinnie may not be back next year.
    Boldin may be a cap casualty.
    Jacoby may be a cap casualty.
    Oher could stand to be upgraded.
    What's up with Doss, Thompson, Streeter, LaQuan?

    Still a lot of questions.

    Point is, the biggest mistake that a lot of teams do is once they get a franchise QB, they think that they dont have to build around them anymore because they'll still make plays.

    Ozzie and Company cannot do that.

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    Re: The Best Part: ...this is just the beginning

    The more I think about it, the more I am annoyed that they didn't can Cam earlier than what they did.

    Could you imagine the numbers Flacco, Boldin, and Torrey would have put up had Caldwell been calling the game from jump? Man...4,000 yards plus easily.

    I also think that the Ravens would have won at least 2 or 3 more games last year.

    Oh well, what's done is done and the Ravens ran the improbable table and won it all. I'm stoked.

    I can't wait for next season now.

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    Re: The Best Part: ...this is just the beginning

    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsolo View Post
    The more I think about it, the more I am annoyed that they didn't can Cam earlier than what they did.

    Could you imagine the numbers Flacco, Boldin, and Torrey would have put up had Caldwell been calling the game from jump? Man...4,000 yards plus easily.

    I also think that the Ravens would have won at least 2 or 3 more games last year.

    Oh well, what's done is done and the Ravens ran the improbable table and won it all. I'm stoked.

    I can't wait for next season now.

    ON TO THE DRAFT.
    But by the same token maybe you don't get the pissed off focus that allows them to hold on against that comeback.




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    Re: The Best Part: ...this is just the beginning

    You're absolutely right, wicked. This won't be Joe's last superbowl. Ben did it twice, Eli did it twice... is Joe any worse than those? No. Damn no.

    The window is even more open than ever - Brady and Peyton are in their twilight. The Steelers aren't getting younger, but they're always going to be there in someway... but who else ya got? Schaub? Dalton? Maybe the Colts and Luck, but they're talent deficient in too many areas yet.

    Sure, once the confetti is swept up, the Ravens do have several issues this offseason to sort. They may even have a hangover season. But, the future is bright even with the Lombardi. The torch is passed, but the flame is still going.




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    Re: The Best Part: ...this is just the beginning

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenalytics View Post
    But by the same token maybe you don't get the pissed off focus that allows them to hold on against that comeback.
    Good point.

    That really was the defining moment in this team's SB run.
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    Re: The Best Part: ...this is just the beginning

    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrian View Post
    You're absolutely right, wicked. This won't be Joe's last superbowl. Ben did it twice, Eli did it twice... is Joe any worse than those? No. Damn no.

    The window is even more open than ever - Brady and Peyton are in their twilight. The Steelers aren't getting younger, but they're always going to be there in someway... but who else ya got? Schaub? Dalton? Maybe the Colts and Luck, but they're talent deficient in too many areas yet.

    Sure, once the confetti is swept up, the Ravens do have several issues this offseason to sort. They may even have a hangover season. But, the future is bright even with the Lombardi. The torch is passed, but the flame is still going.
    I don't think there is going to be a hangover season.

    I don't know. I just think Flacco has completely surpassed what most of us thought he could be. With Flacco at the helm, I think the Ravens can be legitimate contenders to repeat. Absolutely.

    The biggest difference - IMO - is Jim Caldwell. The Ravens need to keep that guy OR get someone who can effectively replace him because he is DEFINITELY going to get some head coach looks next year. Especially if the Ravens have another good year and Flacco puts up good numbers.

    Just simple math here:
    Flacco threw for 1,140 yards and 11 TD's and 0 INT's throughout the post season. That is an average of 285 yards per game and 2.2 TD's per game.

    Those numbers throughout an entire season: 35 TD's and 4,560 yards.
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