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FLACCO EXPECTED TO WIN AWARD

After receiving zero votes for the Associated Press’ NFL Rookie of the Year award, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is expected to be named the Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year, Scout.com’s Adam Caplan reports.
Citing a league source, Caplan said that Flacco is expected to beat out Atlanta Falcons quarteback Matt Ryan, who won the AP rookie prize, Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson, Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte and Houston Texans running back Steve Slaton.
The award will be announced at a press conference at the Super Bowl in Tampa, Fla., this Thursday.
Flacco became the first rookie quarterback to win two playoff games, not committing a turnover or a sack in victories over the Miami Dolphins and the Tennessee Titans before throwing three interceptions in the AFC title game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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  1. OutFoxed says: Jan 27, 2009 8:57 PM

    MUSLIM QUARTERBACK
    The coach had put together the perfect team for the Detroit Lions. The only thing that was missing was a good quarterback. He had scouted all the colleges and even the Canadian and European Leagues, but he couldn’t find a ringer who could ensure a Super Bowl win.
    Then one night while watching CNN he saw a war-zone scene in Afghanistan. In one corner of the background, he spotted a young Afghan Muslim soldier with a truly incredible arm. He threw a hand-grenade straight into a 15th story window 100 yards away.
    KABOOM!
    He threw another hand-grenade 75 yards away, right into a chimney.
    KA-BLOOEY!
    Then he threw another at a passing car going 90 mph.
    BULLS-EYE!
    “I’ve got to get this guy!” Coach said to himself. “He has the perfect arm!”
    So, he brings him to the States and teaches him the great game of football. And the Lions go on to win the Super Bowl. The young Afghan is hailed as the great hero of football, and when the coach asks him what he wants, all the young man wants is to call his mother.
    “Mom,” he says into the phone, “I just won the Super Bowl!”
    “I don’t want to talk to you, the old Muslim woman says. “You deserted us. You are not my son!”
    “I don’t think you understand, Mother,” the young man pleads. “I’ve won the greatest sporting event in the world. I’m here among thousands of my adoring fans.”
    “No! Let me tell you!” his mother retorts. “At this very moment, there are gunshots all around us. The neighborhood is a pile of rubble. Your two brothers were beaten within an inch of their lives last week, and I have to keep your sister in the house so she doesn’t get raped!” The old lady pauses, and then tearfully says, “I will never forgive you for making us move to Detroit!”

  2. rayvens says: Jan 27, 2009 9:02 PM

    this award must include the postseason, where he played great caretaker until he faced the buzzsaw which is the hated steelers defense

  3. FloriosPhillyFan says: Jan 27, 2009 9:04 PM

    Clearly Chris Johnson didn’t get a vote.

  4. sporkdevil says: Jan 27, 2009 9:04 PM

    That’s garbage. Look at his ridiculously bad stats! Ryan has 500 more yards, more touchdowns, less interceptions, and a better QB rating. Not only that, but 11 fumbles! Ryan has a better completion percentage, more attempts, a much better yards per pass average, and much more yards per game.
    And that is without that stellar defense that Baltimore has that can win the game for them. And maybe we should look past his post season 44% completion percentage, with a 1:3 TD:INT ratio.
    What a crock. Chris Johnson would be a better pick.

  5. stiller43 says: Jan 27, 2009 9:10 PM

    Who’s gonna be the first to say “The Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year voting is bogus” And then promptly sign it “Chris Johnson?”
    Anyway, Flacco had a season that surpassed what he should have done as a rookie, but I was sick and tired of everyone kissing his a$$ for “winning” the two playoff games. His defense won the two games.
    His total stats from the playoffs: 33/75 (44%) 437 Yards (5.8 per/attempt) 1 TD and 3 INTs and a whopping rating of 50.8
    That being said, congratulations on the good season, and we look forward to beating you twice a season from here on out.

  6. ChooChooMcClain says: Jan 27, 2009 9:17 PM

    I don’t remember “everyone kissing his a$$ for ‘winning’ the two playoff games;”in fact, up until the Steeler game, most of the people in Baltimore were praising his ability to not give up the ball. Major difference.

  7. stiller43 says: Jan 27, 2009 9:17 PM

    That being said, congratulations on the good season, and we look forward to beating you twice a season from here on out.
    ———————————————————–
    And sometimes 3 times.

  8. rmizzzac says: Jan 27, 2009 9:20 PM

    OutFoxed = Epic fail.

  9. Elaw6 says: Jan 27, 2009 9:24 PM

    3 picks and a passer rating of 18.3% in the Championship game isn’t gonna get you jack

  10. titans_fan says: Jan 27, 2009 9:31 PM

    @OutFoxed
    Best comment ever. Should used that for the Pepsi Prize Pack.
    Flacco was waaaay overated because of the fact his defense won them some games. I’ll admit he did put together a nice drive in the end of the Titans game but with that delay of game that didn’t get called we could easily be condoning him right now for a poor performance in that final drive. He was, and may ultimately be, just another Trent Dilfer for the Ravens. But he may also be something big.
    Just like when VY won ROY, it obviously doesn’t take much to impress these folks who vote. Ryan should have won it, maybe Forte or CJ, but not Flacco.

  11. Ravenmaniac says: Jan 27, 2009 9:31 PM

    Stiller43…look at what all non-steeler fans have to put up with listening to people talk about Big-Ben and how tuff he is, he plays hurt….blah-blah-blah..the guy is a diva!
    Speaking of defenses, why do you think the steelers are in the Superbowl? Please dont say ben had anything to do with it! You guys are the 2000 Ravens all over…great defense and average offense!
    Congrats Joe!! WELL DESERVED!!

  12. caramello1976 says: Jan 27, 2009 9:33 PM

    Does he a Pepsi Prize Pack?

  13. MarkB says: Jan 27, 2009 9:33 PM

    It should be “Touchdown Scorer of the Year” award. The voters are obviously so incompetent they can’t even imagine anyone who doesn’t handle the ball being worth consideration. Do you think any of them actually watched game film? This is just one more reason to ignore the mainstream media. They cover sports for a living, and they can’t be bothered actually paying any more attention than any other fan watching games at home. In any case, I’d put Ryan well ahead of Flacco.

  14. BirdWeisErrr says: Jan 27, 2009 9:39 PM

    Flacco sucked during the playoffs. Is that what gave him the edge over Ryan?

  15. Nick Blevins says: Jan 27, 2009 9:45 PM

    stiller43, that’s very wishful thinking. The last time the Ravens fielded a healthy team against PIT they swept them 2-0, something like a combined 56-7. You better pray for injuries.

  16. BirdWeisErrr says: Jan 27, 2009 9:51 PM

    But exactly what does “Diet Pepsi ROY” mean? Have you ever tried to drink one of those things? They’re almost as bad as Flacco was in the playoffs. Maybe they give the award to the rookie most like their product? If so, I fully understand.

  17. titanfan says: Jan 27, 2009 9:54 PM

    Flacco got a lot of credit for winning those two games. And to his credit, he didn’t turn it over. And he made a couple good throws.
    But he got a couple of great breaks in the Titans game or we woudl be talking about rookie mistakes. He chucked one down to the left corner of the field into double coverage. Two Titan defenders who are in position fall down at exactly the same time, and the ball is caught. Great throw? Lucky throw? Bad throw?
    And of course if the deleay of game is called on the play that was his best throw of the day, we are talking about rookie mistakes.
    It’s all about winnin’, and Flacco was the winner. But he didn’t cause those fumbles that won the game…it was the Ravens D.

  18. BostonAtlanta says: Jan 27, 2009 9:57 PM

    I like Joe Flacco and I think he’s got a nice NFL future ahead of him.
    That being said, who would you rather have on your team? Flacco or Matt Ryan?
    It’s no contest IMO, Ryan has greatness ahead of him, I’ll bet that in 4 years he’ll be the face of the league, I just don’t think Flacco is going to be at that level, he may make a few Pro Bowl’s and win some playoff games and have a nice career but Ryan will do much more when it’s all said in done, let’s all meet back here in 2022 and discuss it.

  19. stiller43 says: Jan 27, 2009 10:03 PM

    ChooChooMcClain,
    I can’t speak for media outlets or the fans in Baltimore, but it seemed that you couldn’t watch/listen to/read anything without hearing how Flacco was this amazing rookie who gallantly lead his team to victory.
    Ravenmaniac,
    You are making an argument where there is no argument. No one has said anything about Ben being “tuff” or being the reason the Steelers are where they are. You are making up that fans think/are saying that and then trying to disprove it. However, if Willie Parker and Limas Sweed don’t drop those long TD passes, that game wouldn’t have been close and Ben’s stats would have been 300+ yards and 3 TDs. The best team clearly won and the best team will win this weekend.
    And I don’t know about the 2000 Ravens comparison. That D was crazy nasty, and I believe Ben can actually lead his team to wins, (like he’s done plenty this season (92 yard drive in Baltimore anyone?)) unlike Dilfer.

  20. HarrisonHits says: Jan 27, 2009 10:22 PM

    Wow a diet Pepsi award, I’m very impressed. Can I have his prize pack if he doesn’t want it ?

  21. stiller43 says: Jan 27, 2009 10:25 PM

    Nick Blevins,
    I never would pray for injuries, first of all. I love a perfectly fair game so win or lose, there are no excuses (like you are making now). Also, I don’t know how bringing up 2 games from 3 years ago when the Steelers were an 8-8 team is relevant, but whatever lets you sleep at night. All I know is we’ve won 4 out of the past 5 against a division rival that always brings it’s best for us. I’ll take it.

  22. Darth Ringo says: Jan 27, 2009 10:30 PM

    This award certainly greases the wheels for a Pepsi sponsorship somewhere on down the line.

  23. Ravenmaniac says: Jan 27, 2009 10:31 PM

    Stiller43……if willie..if limas…if….
    If Flacco would not have thrown an interception late in the fourth the Ravens would have got into field goal range and be in the Superbowl….if’s really do not matter.
    I do agree the best team will win this weekend…think Ike will shutdown Fitzgerald?
    This should actually be a good game.

  24. 4G63 says: Jan 27, 2009 10:44 PM

    Stiller43 is a typical Steeler fan.
    “If” Limas catches the ball. “If” Fabian Washington doesn’t fall over on the lame-duck Roethlisberger pass for the TD instead of intercepting it. There are a lot of “ifs” in a game and “if” Daren Stone doesn’t throw Harrison into the Ravens bench with 4 minutes to go in the 4th, you guys “could” be talking about the wonderful comeback by the Ravens against big, scary Steelers.
    Remember, you barely beat a team with 19 players on IR, had played 19 straight weeks, and had a rookie QB………if you need something to hang your hat on, thats it…….and we’ll see you guys next year!!

  25. Pastabelly says: Jan 27, 2009 10:53 PM

    Matt Ryan will be a very good quarterback. But let’s not put him up there with Manning and Brady just yet. Flacco? Don’t get that one.

  26. centeredwarrior says: Jan 27, 2009 10:55 PM

    What about Flacco’s other break in the Titan’s playoff game: Chris Johnson sitting out most of the game with an injury, after putting the Titans up early. Sure, the Titan’s managed to blow plenty of opportunities to clinch the game, but it was just ugly on both sides after CJ left the game. Had he stayed in, that late blown non-call probably would have been irrelevant.
    Could PFT just give Chris Johnson a ROY award, so we could finally have one that’s not bogus?

  27. stiller43 says: Jan 27, 2009 10:56 PM

    Ravenmaniac,
    You’re right, those are a lot of “ifs.” However, they were guaranteed long TDs if the receiver makes the simple play. That’s all I’m saying about Ben. He played very well against the Ravens and the stats should have been better, but it doesn’t matter. At the end of the day a W is a W and Ben will be a multiple superbowl champion when all is said and done.
    And I don’t think anyone’s shutting down Fitz right now. I think we’ll “hold” him to 6-7 catches for 90-110 yards and 1 TD with one of the catches being a 30-40 yarder simply because Ike doesn’t have the ball skills Fitz has. I don’t think it will be enough to win the game, however. Steelers win with a score like…27-17 or something like that.

  28. stiller43 says: Jan 27, 2009 11:01 PM

    4G63,
    So what you’re saying is…IF you didn’t have 19 guys on IR and…IF the Ravens didn’t play 19 straight weeks and…IF the Ravens didn’t have a rookie QB, right? You criticize me for making excuses for why the Steelers should have won by a larger margin and then you go and make excuses of why the Ravens should have lost…Smooth.

  29. BlitzDorsey says: Jan 27, 2009 11:54 PM

    This is just too funny. I don’t have a dog in this fight being neither a Ravens or Falcons fan, but Matt Ryan’s year was so much more impressive than Flacco’s that it’s not even funny. I guess Ryan is getting penalized because he was taken third overall and Flacco was 18th or something??? Also, let’s not forget that Flacco had the luxury of playing on the team that had the best defense in the league, never putting pressure on him to win games. If Ryan had the Ravens’ defense, they still might be playing.
    We’ll see how good Flacco is when he doesn’t have Ed Reed scoring half the team’s touchdowns and always getting the ball in good field position because of the defense. Oh, and never falling behind in most games because of the defense. All of that makes things very easy on a quarterback. The jury is definitely still out on Flacco and this show that Diet Pepsi should stick to making crappy soft drinks and leave the football stuff to football people.

  30. JZuluaga1 says: Jan 28, 2009 12:05 AM

    How come Defensive Rookie of the Year Jerod Mayo doesn’t get a consideration?

  31. VonClausewitz says: Jan 28, 2009 1:25 AM

    Mmmmm. The Diet Pepi Rookie of the Year Award.

  32. 12thman says: Jan 28, 2009 3:45 AM

    Hmmm. If it was the Diet Coke ROY Award, would Florio have written this?
    It’s voted on by fans, so take it for what it’s worth.

  33. Bmore Styles says: Jan 28, 2009 4:10 AM

    The Matt Ryan supporters while jocking his stats fail to account for the differences in competition they were playing against, and the talent that they were working with. Flacco faced on average much better defenses, including the best (3 times). Ravens also played one of the hardest schedules. And as far as offensive weapons, Atlanta has a very good back in Turner and a legit #1 receiver; Ravens have a solid running game, but no #1 receiver and inconsistent pass protection. I’d say these variables about cancel each other out, so Flacco won 2 playoff games not in his best performances but he made the necessary plays to win. It’s easy to justify Flacco winning the award.

  34. litzsout619 says: Jan 28, 2009 4:28 AM

    WOW, did anybody see all those crappy throws he made during the playoffs, his recievers deserve more credit, I thought trent dilfer retired!!

  35. BuckFutter says: Jan 28, 2009 7:23 AM

    Flacco may develop into an awesome QB, but right now, he’s just marginally above average….he doesn’t lose games, but he doesn’t really win them either.
    Put him on most other teams, and he probably wouldn’t be starting.
    Same old, same old in Baltimore.

  36. atlantafalCANS says: Jan 28, 2009 8:18 AM

    BmoreStyles…
    Are you KIDDING me?!??! The NFC South is arguably the toughest division in the league! We won IN Green Bay…lost to Philly in Philly on a bullshit muffed punt call (just sayin – I am not an if if if guy),…crusshed San Diego in San Diego…and also beat Minn in Minn….along with playing the Bucs and Panthers twice and we all know the Saints are much better than their record which we also played twice! Your schedule was maybe a TAD tougher than ours AT BEST!! IF (dare I say that word) Matt Ryan played for Baltimore, the ravens would be in the Super Bowl…hands down….

  37. batfreight says: Jan 28, 2009 8:53 AM

    Ryan had a better year than Flacco, period …Put Ryan on the Ravens and the results are likely the same, if not better ..Put Flacco on the Falcons and they would be lucky to be 8-8 …Ravens D was responsible for their success this year, Flacco just played the “trent Dilfer” role ..

  38. 4G63 says: Jan 28, 2009 9:29 AM

    No Stillers43, I’m saying you WOULD have lost both of those games this year. I have the confidence to say that based on what I know about those missing players.
    You were the better team this year, but not by much…….and I’m sure Joe and Co. will take care of business next year! Have a good offseason because I think you guys may be surprised with the power and speed of Fitz and Boldin…..Mason and Clayton they’re not….

  39. sprbwl3233 says: Jan 28, 2009 9:44 AM

    Diet Pepsi rookie of the year….thats like winning the Idaho potato sack king of the year…who cares!!!!!!!!!

  40. SpartaChris says: Jan 28, 2009 10:18 AM

    >>titans_fan says:
    January 27th, 2009 at 9:31 pm
    @OutFoxed
    Best comment ever. Should used that for the Pepsi Prize Pack.
    Flacco was waaaay overated because of the fact his defense won them some games. I’ll admit he did put together a nice drive in the end of the Titans game but with that delay of game that didn’t get called we could easily be condoning him right now for a poor performance in that final drive. He was, and may ultimately be, just another Trent Dilfer for the Ravens. But he may also be something big.
    Just like when VY won ROY, it obviously doesn’t take much to impress these folks who vote. Ryan should have won it, maybe Forte or CJ, but not Flacco.<<
    Well, the Titans defense won them some games.. Does that mean you think Kerry Collins is way overrated?

  41. BostonAtlanta says: Jan 28, 2009 10:32 AM

    Matt Ryan HAD to be the leader in Atlanta, Flacco could be a game manager and progress at a slower pace. Does anyone remember how bad Atlanta’s O-line was in 2007? Atlanta was thought to win 2 t 4 games this year so Ryan had far more of an impact than Flacco did. Ryan WON the starting job in camp, Flacco became the starter because of injuries to Kyle Boller.
    Also, this is the NFL, not college FB so I don’t want to hear about who played a tougher schedule, they are all tough.

  42. SpartaChris says: Jan 28, 2009 10:40 AM

    >>atlantafalCANS says:
    January 28th, 2009 at 8:18 am
    BmoreStyles…
    Are you KIDDING me?!??! The NFC South is arguably the toughest division in the league! We won IN Green Bay…lost to Philly in Philly on a bullshit muffed punt call (just sayin – I am not an if if if guy),…crusshed San Diego in San Diego…and also beat Minn in Minn….along with playing the Bucs and Panthers twice and we all know the Saints are much better than their record which we also played twice! Your schedule was maybe a TAD tougher than ours AT BEST!! IF (dare I say that word) Matt Ryan played for Baltimore, the ravens would be in the Super Bowl…hands down….<<
    No, in fact, you aren’t the toughest division in the NFL. One season doesn’t make you the toughest division in the league. Lets look at this season for example:
    Your division won two more games than the NFC East. Two. Hardly a blowout. Your worst team finished 8-8. So did the worst team in the NFC East. You sent two teams to the playoffs, as did the NFC East. One team from both your division and the NFC East had a first round bye. Both of your teams lost in their respective first rounds of the playoffs to an NFC West team whereas one team in the NFC East advanced to the NFC Championship game. Oh, and everyone beat Green Bay in Green Bay, so that’s nothing special.
    Now lets look at some past seasons. Last year, the NFC East sent 3 teams to the playoffs, one becoming the eventual Super Bowl champion. You sent one team, beaten in the first round by an NFC East team. Everyone in the NFC East finished at .500 or better, where you had one team with a winning record.
    2006 season, NFC East sent 3 teams to the playoffs. You sent 1. In 2005, they sent two and you sent two. 2004 you each sent one.
    You can continue to look back, but for the past several years, it’s obvious that the NFC East has been the better division. Your division was strong this year, but isn’t strong nearly as consistently as they are. Get some consistency and you’ll earn the title. Until then, you had a great season but sorry, you aren’t the best.

  43. stiller43 says: Jan 28, 2009 11:01 AM

    4G63,
    So…the Steelers WOULD have lost them IF the Ravens had their guys there? It’s the same thing you said before except you’re using “would have” instead of “if.” Once again, very smooth.

  44. stiller43 says: Jan 28, 2009 11:10 AM

    SpartaChris,
    Valid argument on the strongest division in the NFL, but Matt Ryan had nothing to do with with the Falcons before this year, so bringing up anything from the past is completely irrelevant. BTW I’m not saying that Ryan deserves anything over Flacco or one team would have done much better/worse with the other QB. However, THIS year it’s a fact that Ryan did play in the division with the most wins. (AKA the toughest division)

  45. Pea Tear Griffin says: Jan 28, 2009 11:22 AM

    Rookie of the Year? Maybe Rookie of the Playoff’s… What a bogus award!
    -Chris Johnson

  46. Frank Burns says: Jan 28, 2009 12:20 PM

    January 27th, 2009 at 10:44 pm
    Stiller43 is a typical Steeler fan.
    “If” Limas catches the ball. “If” Fabian Washington doesn’t fall over on the lame-duck Roethlisberger pass for the TD instead of intercepting it. There are a lot of “ifs” in a game and “if” Daren Stone doesn’t throw Harrison into the Ravens bench with 4 minutes to go in the 4th, you guys “could” be talking about the wonderful comeback by the Ravens against big, scary Steelers.
    Remember, you barely beat a team with 19 players on IR, had played 19 straight weeks, and had a rookie QB………if you need something to hang your hat on, thats it…….and we’ll see you guys next year!!
    ————————————–
    You have the nerve to call someone ELSE “typical”? Typical Ravens fan, talking all big before the game and running straight for the excuse cabinet afterwards.
    Remember, YOU barely squeaked by a Tennesse team with it’s all-world RB (who was running all over your defense)– IF he doesn’t miss the second half your guys never sniff the Championship game. IF the refs don’t let Flacco throw 5 seconds after the play-clock expires, doubtful the Ravens win. IF Flacco doesn’t get away with the biggest hail-mary duck of the playoffs, Ravens probably don’t win. I can play the IF game too.
    Just as IF Ward doesn’t get hurt early (also torching the Ravens D while he was in) then I doubt the game is close in the 4th quarter.
    I could go on all day.
    And what about the other two times the Steelers beat the Ravens — was your whole team on IR then too? Hilarious.

  47. tkebean says: Jan 28, 2009 12:35 PM

    Steelers fans have to love this guy and must be voting him in. As long as Flacco is around, the ravens will never be able to beat a great defense so the steelers should be safe for the next few years.
    Can you imagine if Flacco was even as good this year as Trent Dilfer was in 2000? They would have cruised to another superbowl. (And yes, I know Trent Dilfer was awful and barely qualified as a caretaker at the QB position….now you get my point.)
    They’d still be better off starting Troy Smith.

  48. empty13 says: Jan 28, 2009 2:14 PM

    i am sure flacco will get better.
    not sure troy smith belongs in the nfl.
    i do think ryan was a better choice. if the atlanta offense didnt produce, and ryan had to produce occasionally, the hotlanta D wasnt going to stand up to a good running game for 4 quarters. ryan is a better choice. ookie who?
    chris johnson? tennessee would have been 11-5 without him anyway.
    dilfer couldnt have been that bad. has balto gotten back to the big’un since then.

  49. BostonAtlanta says: Jan 28, 2009 2:33 PM

    >>partaChris,
    Valid argument on the strongest division in the NFL, but Matt Ryan had nothing to do with with the Falcons before this year, so bringing up anything from the past is completely irrelevant. BTW I’m not saying that Ryan deserves anything over Flacco or one team would have done much better/worse with the other QB. However, THIS year it’s a fact that Ryan did play in the division with the most wins. (AKA the toughest division)<<
    Yes it is relevant, Ryan came in to a much more difficult situation than Flacco did BASED ON WHAT HAPPENED LAST YEAR (2007) the Falcons organization on and off the field was a total mess, Baltimore was in a transition period with a rock solid defense to lean on, Atlanta had nothing! Matt Ryan makes the players around him better, I’m not so sure Flacco does (don’t get me wrong I don’t dislike Flacco at all)

  50. BaltimoreSportsReport.com says: Jan 28, 2009 2:34 PM

    This article is titled wrong. It says Flacco expected to win AWARD. By award I thought you meant something that was worth winning.
    “This just in, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh wins the RC Cola Coach of the Year” Gee I sure do wish I owned a company so I could make my own stupid meaningless awards.
    The AP awards need to be handed out after the season. Flacco was the first quarterback in NFL history to win two playoff games. That is reason enough to win the real rookie of the year award…not this bs.

  51. BaltimoreSportsReport.com says: Jan 28, 2009 2:37 PM

    Its sad that Flacco won’t win a real award. He deserves it over Matt Ryan.

  52. Pea Tear Griffin says: Jan 28, 2009 2:44 PM

    Troy Smith vs the Pittsburgh Steelers
    Record: 1-0
    16/27 (59.2%), 1 TD, 0 INT. 1 fumble (0 lost)
    Joe Flacco vs the Pittsburgh Steelers
    Record: 0-3
    40/89 (44.5%), 1 TD, 5 INT. 2 fumbles (0 lost)
    Who’s the better QB on that team again?

  53. BaltimoreSportsReport.com says: Jan 28, 2009 3:37 PM

    @Pea Tear Griffin You’ve got to be kidding me right. Here’s a stat for you.
    Troy Smith: Never started a playoff game
    Joe Flacco: 2-1 in the playoffs
    Smith played the Steelers the last week of last season. That game meant NOTHING to the Steelers. Remember Flacco’s name.

  54. purplepride says: Jan 28, 2009 3:39 PM

    “The AP awards need to be handed out after the season. Flacco was the first quarterback in NFL history to win two playoff games. That is reason enough to win the real rookie of the year award…not this bs.”
    Agreed! BTW,There were alot of people that begged to differ with the selection of ANY of the awards this season.

  55. Pea Tear Griffin says: Jan 28, 2009 4:35 PM

    @BaltimoreSportsReport.com
    Lol, of course I’m kidding. I’m just trying to get a rise out the Baltimore faithful. Of course I realize that Flacco is better than Smith. Hell, he reminds me a lot of Big Ben (including a 3 int meltdown in his 1st AFC Championship, Zing!).

  56. Pea Tear Griffin says: Jan 28, 2009 4:36 PM

    @BaltimoreSportsReport.com
    By the way, be sure to keep him off of motorcycles!

  57. Billyball44 says: Jan 28, 2009 5:02 PM

    Florio, since you are in love with the Ravens and Joe Sackko you must really be excited about this!

  58. 4G63 says: Jan 28, 2009 5:42 PM

    To Frank Burns, I’ve never talked big before the AFCC game or the regular season games. Find it. I dare ya. (Don’t bother, because I haven’t).
    Honestly, its all good. I’m above going back and forth with Stool fans. You were the better team this year. See ya next year!!

  59. ppdoc says: Jan 28, 2009 6:49 PM

    @4g63 – don’t bother trying to have a discussion with frank burns (who btw eats worms), he has such a god complex about his Stillrs, I think he believes that they neither poop nor pee.
    Frankie Boy is a moron. You can’t talk to them. As we used to say in the military the only solution is TOBAS. (Take out back and shoot)

  60. Bmore Styles says: Jan 28, 2009 7:43 PM

    @ atlantafalCANS
    Wow. Easy there, kid. No need to lose your composure and begin foaming out the mouth. How bout this stat: Flacco played on average against the 11th ranked defense overall, while Matt Ryan only played against the 19th. That’s a huge margin in competition, sis. And what kind of person cites Green Bay as a good win?? Oh yea? well we beat cincinatti, and clevelanvd, TWICE!!! beat that!!!!:P

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