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    Re: Who do you think is the most important player we drafted in 08?



    Point is not who is the best player in the 2008 draft, but who is the best GM in the 2008 draft. Ozzie set the Ravens up for their Super Bowl run in 2011/12. His expertise made this
    Ravens era to thrive. When the Lombari trophy is held up, it will be higher because Flacco is taller than Ray rice, but both may have an equal share... Bc




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    Re: Who do you think is the most important player we drafted in 08?

    Quote Originally Posted by PGCountyRaven85 View Post
    Ray Rice seeing as how he's the leader of this offense and the fact that he dictates the level of offensive play. I don't understand how it could be Flacco when we all know that if Lil Ray doesn't get minimum 20-25 touches, we lose.
    Did you see the two latest Steelers games in Pittsburg? We won those games, not thanks to Rice but Flacco.




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    Re: Who do you think is the most important player we drafted in 08?

    Quote Originally Posted by BleedPurple92 View Post
    That's a good point. We've seen this season that if Flacco throws it too much we lose, also if Ray doesn't get the ball enough we lose. That closes the gap a bit, but considering what Todays NFL has turned into, i still have to go with Flacco, But you bring up a good point.
    Explain the Arizona game and the last drive in Pittsburgh, then.

    Rice is special, but an effective RB is a lot easier to get than an effective QB (though I think even that is overblown). Rice is more of a gamebreaker than McGahee was, but had we not drafted Rice that year we'd have still had an effective running game over these four years, imo.

    I don't know that we'd've had the consistency at QB with Boller and/or Troy Smith. The Flacco haters can say whatever they want, but more often than not Flacco's made plays that have helped his team get into the playoffs and win playoff games.




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    Re: Who do you think is the most important player we drafted in 08?

    Quote Originally Posted by BcRaven View Post
    Point is not who is the best player in the 2008 draft, but who is the best GM in the 2008 draft. Ozzie set the Ravens up for their Super Bowl run in 2011/12. His expertise made this
    Ravens era to thrive. When the Lombari trophy is held up, it will be higher because Flacco is taller than Ray rice, but both may have an equal share... Bc
    Excellent point. Funny you should mention that, because earlier today I was cruising the Steelers message board and they are arguing about whether their '08 draft should be graded a 'D' or an F. So while we debate who was most important, we should be thankful we can choose between two very good young players.




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    Re: Who do you think is the most important player we drafted in 08?

    Quote Originally Posted by bacchys View Post
    Rice is more of a gamebreaker than McGahee was, but had we not drafted Rice that year we'd have still had an effective running game over these four years, imo.
    Maybe, but I think without Rice we would not have had an effective passing game.

    Think of all the "dump off" receptions Rice turned into big gains or even touchdowns. Even when he wasn't catching the ball he demanded coverage, helping to open things up for others. McGahee could not have provided that.

    I still have to say Joe is #1 simply because he's a QB not a RB, but the difference isn't huge.




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