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    Re: Flacco Agrees To Deal, Will Sign on Monday



    I think the better route to go is drafting a LT in this draft. I know OT is "top heavy" in this draft, but I think there's guys in the mid rounds who could be developed into effective LT.

    Don't forget, we also have Juan Castillo now. He sucked as a DC (lol), but was a pretty good OL coach.
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    Re: Flacco Agrees To Deal, Will Sign on Monday

    Quote Originally Posted by leachisabeast View Post
    I think there is a small chance (very small) that the Ravens will be a little more bold than many would think and find a way of getting a legit LT for Flacco now that they are investing a ton into their QB and RB, and it may mean cutting Leach and Jacoby, but there will be a way to get Jake Long under contract.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tolucaraven View Post
    Is weed legal in England?
    It has to be a harder drug than weed to think Jake Long has any shot of signing here
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    Re: Flacco Agrees To Deal, Will Sign on Monday

    Quote Originally Posted by Tolucaraven View Post
    Is weed legal in England?
    No its legal in Amsterdam though.

    And it really isn't as far fetched as you're making it out to be. Its not like he'd cost 100 million to sign. Like I said, its a very small chance, but its certainly not impossible IMO. It would just require some tough roster moves.




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    Re: Flacco Agrees To Deal, Will Sign on Monday

    Quote Originally Posted by RavenScallywag View Post
    I think the better route to go is drafting a LT in this draft. I know OT is "top heavy" in this draft, but I think there's guys in the mid rounds who could be developed into effective LT.

    Don't forget, we also have Juan Castillo now. He sucked as a DC (lol), but was a pretty good OL coach.
    Trouble with these prospect LTs is none of them have arms over 34.5" which is needed at LT. Film Study posted this last week and that was one of Oher's probs. He arms were too short and he tried to wrestle his opponents instead of using his arms like a stun gun like JO did. Truth is, LTs with 36" arm length don't grow on trees.




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    Re: Flacco Agrees To Deal, Will Sign on Monday

    Quote Originally Posted by RavenScallywag View Post
    If not Joe, Matt Ryan's contract would've pushed the envelope. This is just a combination of a new young crop of QBs getting their first FA deals and the contract numbers naturally rising.

    As most analysts are saying, we'll need to see the details of the deal to really tell who "won". In any case, Ozzie knew he was going to be paying a fortune, and except for the few odd fans who somehow believed we should let Flacco walk and re-draft a QB, everyone else knew letting Joe go somewhere else isn't an option for a team that wants continued success.
    Great post Scally.




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    We also thought we had a shot at Eric Winston last year, but he made his money in KC.

    Jake Long may come a bit cheaper because of his declining pay, but if any other team is looking to upgrade LT, we're going to be tougher to play the market, because we don't have a ton of room now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RavenScallywag View Post
    We also thought we had a shot at Eric Winston last year, but he made his money in KC.

    Jake Long may come a bit cheaper because of his declining pay, but if any other team is looking to upgrade LT, we're going to be tougher to play the market, because we don't have a ton of room now.
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    There is an article on Pro Football talk that discusses Romo and Stafford coming up for contracts. Romo is going to count 17m against the cap this year. Stafford and Romo are probably going to get deals that average at least 18m per. Would you rather Flacco for 20 or those two guys for 18m. That is not even talking about Ryan and Rodgers exceeding 20m. What is it going to be in 2 and 3 years when Kaperncik, Luck, RGIII and Wilson all come up.




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    Re: Flacco Agrees To Deal, Will Sign on Monday

    I'm just hoping we can keep Boldin now. Any FAs are out of the question but keeping this SB team together, except Kruger, after this block buster deal is a real coup.




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    Quote Originally Posted by AirFlacco View Post
    I'm just hoping we can keep Boldin now. Any FAs are out of the question but keeping this SB team together, except Kruger, after this block buster deal is a real coup.
    More and more I think Boldin stays at least this year. I'm still hoping we come up with a friendlier extension for him to really retire a Raven, but it's possible he plays out his last year and we hope and pray Doss or someone else steps up and can fill his shoes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Excellector View Post
    Times like these should really be appreciate by all Ravens fans.

    To put this into perspective, think about how long it has been since a team like Kansas City has had such a homegrown QB?

    Herm Edwards mentioned something on Mike and Mike in the Morning, and Greenberg assisted in clarifying it.

    The last QB drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs, to win a football game for the Kansas City Chiefs, was Todd Blackledge.

    That was back in 1987. I was born in 1987.
    Blackledge was actually drafted in 1983. That's even scarier. . . But the Chiefs have a particularly bad track record in this area. Last year alone, every team in the AFC North won multiple games with a QB they drafted.




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    Quote Originally Posted by RavenScallywag View Post
    we hope and pray Doss or someone else steps up and can fill his shoes.
    Based on the #4 to #7 WRs on the roster/taxi squad today, there would be a huge fall-off should Boldin quit. Doss looks to becoming a bust, and there's not much behind him on the bench.
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    @JasonLaCanfora: Joe Flacco will average $20.1M/yr in record deal, slightly more than Brees. Will make $62M over 1st 3 yrs, $1M more. 2013 cap #? Just $7M...


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