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    Re: What are our chances of repeating as SB champs?



    It will be a challenge because after winning the SB, players want to get PAID. In this case Flacco is the poster child and he's going to get really PAID.

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    Re: What are our chances of repeating as SB champs?

    I don't think comparing this Ravens team to past Super Bowl winners is relevant. Just because there haven't been that many teams that repeated means absolutely zero. New season, new trends, new statistics etc. I think the better question would be what are chances are at repeating as AFC champs. We've been to the divisional round of the playoffs 5 straight years. 5 straight years we've been a top 8 team. 3 of those years we were top 4, and this year we all obviously know what happened. When you look at the AFC next year I think the Ravens have a great chance at getting back to the Super Bowl.

    The AFC East is only sending Patriots. The other teams aren't playoff teams. The AFC South is sending the Texans and Colts again, AFC West has Denver, maybe Chargers make some noise, but I doubt it. Currently, we're the big dog in the AFC North. I could see the same playoffs teams next year as this year. IF we can have a strong regular season, get the number 1 or number 2 seed....watch out. Flacco is no longer the young up and coming QB. He's a vet and he takes over in the playoffs.




  3. #33

    Re: What are our chances of repeating as SB champs?

    If we make the play-offs, we should have a decent shot.

    Texans, Colts, Broncos, Pats, Ravens, WC team should be the six from the AFC. Pats can't beat decent teams in the play-offs, Peyton chokes, Texans and Colts have good teams but not much experience. It'll depend on how the cards fall.
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    Re: What are our chances of repeating as SB champs?

    I'd say our chances are as good as anyone's, and better than most. Certainly our chances are much better than the perennial losers (KC, Carolina, Cleveland, Jax, Buffalo...etc), but at the very least even with the other top teams in the NFL (NE, Den, SF, GB, etc). ALL teams have issues that need to be addressed in the offseason, some more than others, obviously. Considering our front office, most if not all of those issues will be addressed. And considering the fact that the core of our team should remain intact, I'd put our chances at about 6-1, which is about 16-17%.




  5. #35

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    I'm not a big fan of our chances...I think this will be a bit of a reloading year and its very possible with our cap situation and number of holes on our roster that we could take a step back...I wouldn't be surprised if we had an 8-8 type of year.

    But I'd expect us to be right back at it if we do suffer a year like that.
    Although Walsh's system of offense can compensate for lack of talent; however, defense is a different story. According to Walsh, talent on defense was essential and could not be compensated for. What did Walsh do in 1981? He acquired physical and talented players on defense.




  6. #36

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    I'll wait and see during the season. Ravens have been a team of destiny this last year and it could go on for a while. Still Wacco for Flacco and all the Ravens.Never say never on this team. Unlike all the talking heads at the beginning of the 2012 season who said no postseason for the Ravens because of Suggs injury. No I in team.




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    Re: What are our chances of repeating as SB champs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raveninwoodlawn View Post
    I'm not a big fan of our chances...I think this will be a bit of a reloading year and its very possible with our cap situation and number of holes on our roster that we could take a step back...I wouldn't be surprised if we had an 8-8 type of year.

    But I'd expect us to be right back at it if we do suffer a year like that.
    Hell man, we lost all those guys last year, more than any other team and still won the SB. See extra comp picks thread
    We're bound to lose more this year.

    Still, like Billick said, a millions things have to go right just to get in the SB. We don't know who or how many injuries
    we will have.




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    Re: What are our chances of repeating as SB champs?

    Chances are good as any. We should make the playoffs, but from there it really is a crap shoot.




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    Re: What are our chances of repeating as SB champs?

    In theory I like 1/32 = 3.125%
    But my mind multiplies it by 2 3.125% X 2 = 6.25% because that is the chances of making the super bowl (2 teams do make it... then its 50%)

    It is not just winning it, it is making it back there.... there are examples of teams that won/were there and didn't even make the playoffs the next year.
    88 Cincy
    90 Broncos
    94 Bills
    99 Falcons
    01 Giants
    02 Rams
    03 Raiders
    04 Panthers
    05 Eagles
    07 Bears
    Thats 20 - 25% of the SuperBowlers not even making the playoffs.

    We can add reasons.... every team brings its best A game against the champs..... parity scheduling..... player/brain trust raiding by others.....

    Right now my long term hopes are to just make the playoffs and get one win.... then we enjoy the crap-shoot ride like we just came through (percentages? what were the percentages of Flacco's mile high punt to Jacoby?)
    6% chance to even make it back there? I have no idea of what a lot of the cards we will even have in our deck to play with will be, other than it will total 53.... but 6% is the number crunch to return.
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  10. #40

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    I won't put a percentage on it but our odds of repeating are very slim. I do like our chances to make the playoffs again. We are definately built to win next year but not necessarily the superbowl. Our roster is going to change dramatically and there'a a lot of leadership we are losing. That might hurt us come playoff time. Let's hope our other leaders step up (Flacco, Rice, Suggs, Reed if he's still around).




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    Quote Originally Posted by AirFlacco View Post
    Hell man, we lost all those guys last year, more than any other team and still won the SB. See extra comp picks thread
    We're bound to lose more this year.

    Still, like Billick said, a millions things have to go right just to get in the SB. We don't know who or how many injuries
    we will have.
    Well, the fact is that repeating with the exact same team is extremely hard.

    We are losing some significant leadership and who knows how soon the draft picks will be ready to step in...if at all?

    I'm not saying we are going into a tail spin and a 2-3 year rebuilding mode...I just think that this may be the year we miss the playoffs while we finish going through our transition.
    Although Walsh's system of offense can compensate for lack of talent; however, defense is a different story. According to Walsh, talent on defense was essential and could not be compensated for. What did Walsh do in 1981? He acquired physical and talented players on defense.




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    Re: What are our chances of repeating as SB champs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rxdoxx View Post
    In theory I like 1/32 = 3.125%
    But my mind multiplies it by 2 3.125% X 2 = 6.25% because that is the chances of making the super bowl (2 teams do make it... then its 50%)

    It is not just winning it, it is making it back there.... there are examples of teams that won/were there and didn't even make the playoffs the next year.
    88 Cincy
    90 Broncos
    94 Bills
    99 Falcons
    01 Giants
    02 Rams
    03 Raiders
    04 Panthers
    05 Eagles
    07 Bears
    Thats 20 - 25% of the SuperBowlers not even making the playoffs.

    We can add reasons.... every team brings its best A game against the champs..... parity scheduling..... player/brain trust raiding by others.....

    Right now my long term hopes are to just make the playoffs and get one win.... then we enjoy the crap-shoot ride like we just came through (percentages? what were the percentages of Flacco's mile high punt to Jacoby?)
    6% chance to even make it back there? I have no idea of what a lot of the cards we will even have in our deck to play with will be, other than it will total 53.... but 6% is the number crunch to return.
    Dude, the '94 Bills were coming off their 4th straight Superbowl appearance.




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    Re: What are our chances of repeating as SB champs?

    Very uphill, but not impossible.

    One scenario I could definitely see playing out would be what happened to the 96/97 Packers - win one year, make it and lose the next. I think the challenges from the NFC will be more formidable than the AFC.




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    Re: What are our chances of repeating as SB champs?

    Quote Originally Posted by saintmatthew View Post
    Dude, the '94 Bills were coming off their 4th straight Superbowl appearance.
    And they never won.




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    Re: What are our chances of repeating as SB champs?

    The 1 in 32 chance notion is just stupid. That's saying that all teams are equal, and we certainly know they are not.




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