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    PFF top 100 players for 2012...Ravens players rankings

    Everybody loves to site PFF...a site I respect, but I personally can't stand when people cite PFF for players they haven't watched.

    They released their top 100 for the 2012 season today.

    Ravens players ranked as followed.

    100. Joe Flacco, QB, Baltimore Ravens (Unranked)

    If this list were built solely on those four postseason games that culminated with the Ravensí quarterback hoisting the Lombardi Trophy, then Joe Flacco would rank right at the very top. But itís not, and there were 16 other games that canít be discounted where Flacco struggled with accuracy for a Ravens team that stumbled into the playoffs. Flacco was truly special in the playoffs, showing the kind of poise and knack for the big play that was integral in his team winning it all.

    Best Performance: Week 16 versus New York Giants, +6.8

    Key Stat: Owned a stunning 16 touchdowns to zero interception ratio on all balls thrown at least 20 yards in the air.

    92. Ray Rice, RB, Baltimore Ravens (85th)

    The Ravens Rice didnít get this selection on the back of his running between the tackles. His 1,143 yards are nothing to be sniffed at, but Rice would only finish 19th in our pure running back rankings as he more or less took what the opposing defenses gave up. Where he did excel was catching the ball out of the backfield where he was our top-ranked back and added 478 yards and one incredible fourth down conversion. An extremely important asset to the Ravens.

    Best Performance: Week 1 versus Cincinnati, +3.1

    Key Stat: Only Darren Sproles had more targets than the 80 he was afforded.

    63. Anquan Boldin, WR, Baltimore Ravens (Unranked)

    Thereís a lot of talk about Boldin being a guy that canít get open. Be that as it may, heís still a guy who (with defenders all over him) makes tough catches that move the chains. And it was that ability that was one of the key differences in why it was the Ravens, and no other team, that won the Super Bowl last year. Really stepped it up in the postseason and thatís why he makes the list.

    Best Performance: Week 4 versus Cleveland, +3.3

    Key Stat: Including the playoffs, dropped only three passes all year long.

    32. Marshal Yanda, RG, Baltimore Ravens (34th)

    For so often the top right guard in the league, nothing changed in 2012. As reliable as it gets in pass protection and a powerhouse with his run blocking, there may not be a more reliable player in the league at any position than Yanda. Always gets the job done.

    Best Performance: Week 4 versus Cleveland, +5.2

    Key Stat: Had a Pass Blocking Efficiency rating of 98.4. Thatís the best for all right guards in the league.
    Last edited by Raveninwoodlawn; 05-02-2013 at 02:27 PM.
    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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