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Dilfer, Newsome have "words" at Ravens Super Bowl reunion

Last weekend, the Baltimore Ravens commemorated the tenth anniversary of their first and only Super Bowl win.  Attendees included quarterback Trent Dilfer, widely regarded as a “game manager,” who was allowed to leave as a free agent after the Ravens achieved their goal.

A source with knowledge of the situation says that Dilfer and G.M. Ozzie Newsome had “words” at the Saturday night event preceding the on-field ceremony held in conjunction with the Ravens’ overtime victory over the winless Bills.

Though there are rumors that things got heated between the two men, the source says that it was neither loud nor hostile. 

“Trent was pissed” that the Ravens let him leave via free agency, the source explained, especially after Dilfer played injured most of the season.

Reached for comment, Dilfer downplayed the situation.  “We had about an hour discussion, a little rehash of 10 years ago and a lot of
current [football] stuff,” said Dilfer, who now works as an analyst with ESPN.  “Nothing confrontational or juicy, in fact we had some wine
and took some pictures in the process.  I could see why some people might [have]
thought it was a big deal, but trust me it wasn’t.”

In his only season with the Ravens, which came after six in Tampa, Dilfer started the final eight regular-season games and all four playoff games.  He generated a passer rating of 76.6 in the regular season, and the number improved to 83.7 in the postseason.  In the Ravens’ 34-7 Super Bowl win over the Giants, Dilfer completed 12 of 25 passes for 153 yards and a touchdown. 

Dilfer spent seven more years in the NFL, primarily as a backup.  He started 12 games in four seasons with the Seahawks, 11 in one year with the Browns, and six in two seasons with the 49ers.

The Ravens replaced Dilfer with Elvis Grbac.  In 2001, Grbac started 14 games, and he generated a passer rating of 71.1.  Grbac retired after only one season in Baltimore, at the age of 31.

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  1. Tdk24 says: Oct 29, 2010 1:06 AM

    They were dumb to let Dilfer go. What was that win streak he was on including Baltimore and Seattle? like 14 or 15 straight wins?

  2. jamaltimore says: Oct 29, 2010 1:14 AM

    It was a bad move. The guy who helped you win a superbowl compared to Elvis Gerbac today seems ridiculous.

  3. Doctor Connors says: Oct 29, 2010 1:15 AM

    Dilfer was the reason they won the Super Bowl, the lack of respect is disgusting.

  4. HolyMoly says: Oct 29, 2010 1:33 AM

    I like Trent Dilfer. He may not have been the best quarterback, but he got through the Super Bowl without any catastrophic errors and he has one more Super Bowl ring than Dan Marino will ever have. And he’s a very good commentator.

  5. Lanman2 says: Oct 29, 2010 1:44 AM

    The stats didn’t matter. Dilfer had a galvanizing effect on that team. It was spiritual. The players loved him. He was a leader. They might have won another one were it not for Newsome’s gaffe.

  6. Dixon29 says: Oct 29, 2010 2:19 AM

    Screw the Ravens. They are all just a bunch of ignorant idiots. Baltimore was more than happy to receive their team from Cleveland after 13 years of crying about how Indianapolis stole their team. A bunch of hypocrites.
    Trent Dilfer was definitely done wrong by Baltimore. I remember how Ray Lewis and company said they would repeat in 2001, about how Grbac was so good, and how much better he was then Dilfer. How did that work out for you?
    The Ravens are a myth. Buffalo hung 34 on you, the Browns rushed for over 150 yards on you, and Pittsburgh almost beat you with a 4th string QB. Yep, you are the most overrated team in the NFL.

  7. Slippyal2 says: Oct 29, 2010 2:43 AM

    He should be kissing Newsome and Ray Lewis butt for that super bowl ring. Get carried to the super bowl and crys about it. That team went 5 weeks without scoring a offensive TD! It’s kind of hard knowing u have to play perfect because Dilfer is out.

  8. Brandon St. Randy says: Oct 29, 2010 2:44 AM

    I bet Trent argued with perfect pronunciation

  9. alisgod says: Oct 29, 2010 2:54 AM

    Shouldnt Dilfer be grateful to Newsome for allowing him to hitch Ray Lewis ‘ team for a ring?

  10. Bubby Brister says: Oct 29, 2010 3:09 AM

    Trent Dilfer is probably the biggest douchebag on ESPN. And everybody knows that’s saying a LOT.
    His statements are always about six inches and a future-tense term away from being Salisbury-esque, like he was Joe Montana or something. I can’t take anything he says seriously. Good Lord, get over whatever happened with the Ravens. Alex Smith could have won a Super Bowl starting for that team. You had very little to do with any of it.

  11. theSTP says: Oct 29, 2010 3:25 AM

    Damn, the universe sucks. Every time I hear the name Trent Dilfer I think of how that worthless excuse for a QB has a ring and Dan Marino doesn’t.

  12. DEMOLITION says: Oct 29, 2010 3:38 AM

    Dilfer is a bum. Him and 90% of these former athletes have no business being analysts.

  13. minimafiaaj says: Oct 29, 2010 3:51 AM

    trent dilfer is almost as bad a commentator as he was a player. hes a tool. Ravens could of won that with Rex Grossman playing for them.

  14. THNKIMRT says: Oct 29, 2010 4:29 AM

    Always wondered why a genius head coach didn’t just rinse and repeat the next year?

  15. winwhenever says: Oct 29, 2010 5:09 AM

    This is probably blown out of proportion like every other story on here. I always liked Trent Dilfer. It could be because he signed an autograph for me when I was little during an nfl golf tournament when jerks like jerry rice and dan marino turned me down, but I always thought he was a class act. Yea, he was a game manager, but he managed his way to a Super Bowl ring- something a lot of good and some great quarterbacks cannot say they have. As an analyst, yes he is shaky, but he’s a good guy. People probably just saw them talking for longer than anyone expected them to talk and assumed it was about something bad. Media Sh*theadery at its finest.

  16. joetoronto says: Oct 29, 2010 5:53 AM

    The Ravens replaced Dilfer with Elvis Grbac. In 2001, Grbac started 14 games, and he generated a passer rating of 71.1. Grbac retired after only one season in Baltimore, at the age of 31.
    *********************************************************
    Mr “Offensive Genius”, Brian Billick, wanted Grbac for his “big play potential”.
    Look at him now.

  17. Buck Stallion says: Oct 29, 2010 5:56 AM

    I think it is pretty clear that they should have kept him. Their offense was horrible, & he understood what to do & not to do.

  18. jayhawk67 says: Oct 29, 2010 6:04 AM

    Elvis Grbac left football without having much impact despite having the size and athleticism to achieve at the highest level. He started for the Chiefs when the obvious better choice would have been Rich Gannon; Gannon had been out of the league for a year when he signed with KC but his career didn’t peak out until he signed with Oakland.
    To most Chiefs’ fans, Grbac was the ultimate turd in the punchbowl. But on the other hand, you have to credit him with the wisdom to take his millions and go on with life with his body largely inact.

  19. shadowman1433 says: Oct 29, 2010 6:32 AM

    Yawn, Oh sorry, I fell asleep while reading this story.

  20. gforce89 says: Oct 29, 2010 6:47 AM

    Non story… the Ravens are too classy of an organization to have this happen. This stuff only happens at bad organizations, like Pittsburgh.

  21. pfinfl says: Oct 29, 2010 6:49 AM

    Yawn

  22. ejtowne says: Oct 29, 2010 6:57 AM

    They let you go because after their Defense carried you to the SB, they realized you were average at best.

  23. BBB82 says: Oct 29, 2010 6:57 AM

    Dilfer is an ego maniac.

  24. connie73 says: Oct 29, 2010 7:07 AM

    This is what Dilfer brings to the table. I thought he was a great player to hear him talk.
    ESPN hires all the has beens. They know everything. Until someone brings their stats up from when they played. And they sure are not that great.
    What gives him the right to talk about someone else when he is no better.
    Mr. Know it all.

  25. pghguyy33 says: Oct 29, 2010 7:08 AM

    @gforce ravens classy ? like how they drug up out of clev? lol next time think b4 u write.

  26. TheCityThatReeds says: Oct 29, 2010 7:18 AM

    Dilfer is living proof that defense wins championships. I was at the game, that was a great ceremony they had for them. I think everyone made it back except for Billick and Sharpe. Worst of all though Dilfer, is that we let you walk to keep Elvis Grbac which was followed by many years of awful quarterbacking.

  27. 8man says: Oct 29, 2010 7:36 AM

    To me this just illustrates how difficult it is to find, draft and develop a franchise QB more than once, or at all. By “franchise” I mean the guy everyone knows will be taking the snaps and the organization builds around.
    The Packers(Favre and Rogers) and Patriots(Bledsoe and Brady) have found a way to do that. And between them have 4 Super Bowl wins and 7 appearances.

  28. Brusci is Poncherello says: Oct 29, 2010 7:38 AM

    No wonder this douchebag had sand in his Vagina sunday night when talking about the Lord…

  29. Lott42 says: Oct 29, 2010 7:42 AM

    and where is Billick “the genius” now?

  30. Real Football Fan says: Oct 29, 2010 7:52 AM

    yes, Dilfer is still steaming because after he left Baltimore, they never reached another Super Bowl because of that change, lol. Give me a break. I’ve never seen a more self important loser who actually did win something once upon a time.
    He makes me laugh when he says asinine stuff like, “when me and Tony Dungy left Tampa, we’d laid the foundation to turn that franchise around,” or the more laughable, “guys like me and Brett Favre like to audible out of plays and get the right one for the team to run,” lol. He actually must have went to the George Constanza school of, if you believe it, it’s not a lie.
    Apparently he doesn’t remember how Dungy was originally on the firing squad for sticking with him way too long, how they constantly tried to hide his deficiencies when he was there (and other places), or that he sucked the rest of his career as he never started again except in the case of injury when he left Baltimore. Get that gas bag off the air and banish him to Salisbury land, lol.
    BSPN’s loser analysts are full of sorry never wases from Dilfer to Mr. Elizabeth Hasselbeck to Sean “Sorry” King to Keyshawn “I really was a no. 1 receiver once” Johnson, lol. It’s why I never watch their football analysis because it’s hard to take the commentary of the mediocre to bad players that they employ seriously when they try to criticize guys who are playing now.
    At least when Michael Irvin, Deion Sanders, Rod Woodson, Warren Sapp, or Sterling Sharpe do so on the NFL network, you have to stop and say, those guys were really good when they played, their opinion is valid. Don’t give me some loser who never fulfilled his own potential when he played but can sure talk well….that’s not why they have those jobs, it’s to get the player perspective. Therefore, if you were a loser player, they shouldn’t even hire you because your bring no credibility to the job. Kids today probably think Dilfer and Hasselbeck were Hall of Famers because they know how to talk the game real well, lol.

  31. BaltimoreSports says: Oct 29, 2010 7:57 AM

    The general consensus here in Baltimore is that Dilfer did get screwed, but I seriously doubt an hour conversation was that heated.

  32. dkdawg says: Oct 29, 2010 7:58 AM

    gforce89 says that the Ravens = Classy. That is like saying Michael Jackson = Quality Babysitter

  33. lebowski says: Oct 29, 2010 7:59 AM

    Dilfer is one of the only guys on ESPN who knows what the hell he’s talking about, and isn’t afraid to say it. I only hope his television career doesn’t lead to less analysis and more shouting, ala Tom Jackson, Cris Carter, Keyshawn Johnson, etc. etc.
    Oh, and Brian Billick is a moron.

  34. The Real Shuxion says: Oct 29, 2010 8:04 AM

    Least entertaining super bowl ever. Seriously the Giants embarrassed themselves in that game.
    Then embarrassed my Pats in SB42 :(

  35. pedro says: Oct 29, 2010 8:04 AM

    Dilfer is now the best analysts on ESPN. I am a Cowboy fan, and i find him very unbiased in discussions of various NFL teams.

  36. PrimeTime says: Oct 29, 2010 8:09 AM

    How have the Ravens done without Dilfer?… enough said, give the guy some credit.

  37. TDL8 says: Oct 29, 2010 8:11 AM

    shadowman1433 says:
    October 29, 2010 6:32 AM
    Yawn, Oh sorry, I fell asleep while reading this story.
    ——————————–
    Obviously NOT! You took the time to comment! Or where you sleep commenting? WTF?

  38. Skoods says: Oct 29, 2010 8:13 AM

    To be fair, Grbac did make the Pro Bowl the year prior to signing with Baltimore.
    28 TD – 14 INT, 4169 yards and an 89.9 rating.

  39. QJ1984 says: Oct 29, 2010 8:16 AM

    LOL. I think the Ravens did Dilfer a favor by inviting him to the ceremony. He road the coattails of two very good running backs and a great defense to the Superbowl and he thinks the Ravens owe him the world. Go to hell Trent. I could have been the Ravens QB and they would have still won the Superbowl. Hand the ball to Jamal Lewis or Priest Holmes or dump it to Shannon Sharpe and let him take it the distance, than allow that defense to complete the game. Not hard stuff.

  40. milpool says: Oct 29, 2010 8:20 AM

    @gforce89
    Shut your mouth dummy !

  41. Punt Intended says: Oct 29, 2010 8:24 AM

    I think it’s important that we see the use of quotes around “words” in the title.
    The men clearly spoke to one another, so I guess, by rights they exchanged “words”.
    I’m somehow unsurprised who the author of the non-news is.

  42. Stillerfan says: Oct 29, 2010 8:28 AM

    I can’t stand listening to dilf-nuts on ESPN radio when he’s on the Herd. He talks with such arrogance and “matter of factness” like he was Joe Freakin Montana. Any QB in the league that year would’ve won with that D. What a loser.

  43. FireJerryJones says: Oct 29, 2010 8:30 AM

    Ravens haven’t had a sniff since. You can say any a**hole can manage the game with their defense.
    But they couldn’t find one who could do it.
    It’s a QB game now, as the NFL keeps taking the hitting out of the league…

  44. praveen says: Oct 29, 2010 8:30 AM

    Dilfer was a mediocre QB who got lucky to be a passenger on that Ravens team. As a Steelers fan, I can admit that the Ravens defense of that year was the best defense of the last two decades. They singlehandedly won most games.

  45. swervinmervin says: Oct 29, 2010 8:37 AM

    Dilfer was a bum. The worst QB in NFL history to win a SB. ALMOST any starting QB in the NFL would have won a SB with that team.
    “Just dont fumble or throw an int” were the QBs order going into every game.
    Dilfer should be remembered most for what he really was – a COMPLETE BUST in Tampa. He set that franchise back another 5 years after he flopped there. Thats why I think its funny when he dogs other draft picks in the NFL nowadays as an NFL analyist.
    He’s a joke.

  46. Gossamer says: Oct 29, 2010 8:43 AM

    Who really effing cares, Ray Lewis should be in jail.

  47. brawltimore says: Oct 29, 2010 8:46 AM

    Do any of you NFL historians even remember who the Ravens had running the ball after Jamal Lewis tore his ACL?
    Jason Brookins and Terry Allen.
    Dilfer’s job was to hand it to Jamal and limit mistakes. The Ravens wouldn’t have even made the playoffs if he’d have stayed in Baltimore.
    So keep dreaming Uncle Rico.
    At least Grbac won us a playoff game that year.

  48. savocabol1 says: Oct 29, 2010 8:48 AM

    Trent dilfer’s commentary has got to be the worst I’ve seen since Emmitt Smith

  49. Gruber74 says: Oct 29, 2010 8:49 AM

    Dilfer never got the credit he deserved in Baltimore but it was even worse here in Tampa. They guy had not one quality WR in his 6 years here. The Ravens should have brought him back for another year.
    I can’t stand ESPN but do think Dilfer is a quality analyst. He and ‘Stink’ are guys who will actually criticize players and not just pander to them.

  50. ppdoc13 says: Oct 29, 2010 8:50 AM

    Dilfer needs to STFU. He should have thanked Ozzie for bringing him on. Without the SB ring he is wearing, he probably wouldn’t be making money as an analyst. He needs to give it a rest. It was 10 years ago.

  51. Jeff Harper says: Oct 29, 2010 8:54 AM

    Hey give Dilfer some credit….he has as many rings as Brett Favre does.

  52. BroncosFan says: Oct 29, 2010 9:10 AM

    Dilfer was valuable during his career, which is more than can be said for the majority of guys who get drafted at QB. He helped TB become relevant under Dungy (though admittedly not nearly as much as the D or Dunn/Alstott), he performed for Baltimore in a brutal situation where he was brought in mid-season and expected to run the O right away (though brawltimore’s right that it was the Lewis injury much more than the QB switch that knocked them back a peg in ’01), and even Holmgren admitted it was a mistake to let him go as backup in Seattle. Nice, solid career.

  53. Real Football Fan says: Oct 29, 2010 9:12 AM

    yes, Dilfer is still steaming because after he left Baltimore, they never reached another Super Bowl because of that change, lol. Give me a break. I’ve never seen a more self important loser who actually did win something once upon a time.
    He makes me laugh when he says asinine stuff like, “when me and Tony Dungy left Tampa, we’d laid the foundation to turn that franchise around,” or the more laughable, “guys like me and Brett Favre like to audible out of plays and get the right one for the team to run,” lol.
    That team won games that year when Tony Banks was the original starter and went 4 games without an offensive TD. You’re the answer to the question, “Why did NFL organizations start believing that they could win a Super Bowl with mediocre QBs,” lol. That defense was that good.
    Apparently he doesn’t remember how Dungy was originally on the firing squad for sticking with him way too long, how they constantly tried to hide his deficiencies when he was there (and other places), or that he sucked the rest of his career as he never started again except in the case of injury when he left Baltimore. Get that gas bag off the air and banish him to Salisbury land, lol.
    BSPN’s loser analysts are full of sorry never wases from Dilfer to Mr. Elizabeth Hasselbeck to Keyshawn “I really was a no. 1 receiver once” Johnson, lol. It’s why I never watch their football analysis because it’s hard to take the commentary of the mediocre to bad players that they employ seriously when they try to criticize guys who are playing now.
    At least when Michael Irvin, Deion Sanders, Rod Woodson, Warren Sapp, or Sterling Sharpe do so on the NFL network, you have to stop and say, those guys were really good when they played, their opinion is valid. Don’t give me some loser who never fulfilled his own potential when he played but can sure talk well….that’s not why they have those jobs, it’s to get the player perspective. Therefore, if you were a loser player, they shouldn’t even hire you because you bring no credibility to the job. Kids today probably think Dilfer and Hasselbeck were Hall of Famers because they know how to talk the game real well, lol.

  54. BigOx says: Oct 29, 2010 9:14 AM

    @ brawltimore
    Couldn’t agree more. Although Trent is indeed a class act (I have met him before) the thought of him being the QB with no running game sends shivers down my spine. I was getting tired of seeing him throw screen passes at the tight-ends feet. He never did anything after he left Baltimore. Grbac had much better productivity numbers and I thought the move was a great one. However, losing your running game will bring any team to it’s knees so Grbac was behind the 8 -ball from the beginning.

  55. TheRealSouth says: Oct 29, 2010 9:17 AM

    Dilfer was so pitiful in Tampa his own running back told a 14 year old me how much his QB “sucks.” I shared this comment with him as I declined his autograph at the 1995 NFL Experience, eliciting chuckles from Bettis and Bledsoe seated next to him.
    Thanks, Errict.

  56. guitarkevin says: Oct 29, 2010 9:23 AM

    @ FireJerryJones says: October 29, 2010 8:30 AM
    Ravens haven’t had a sniff since. You can say any a**hole can manage the game with their defense.
    Uh.
    The Ravens have made the playoffs 5 out of the 9 years since winning SB35. They also made it to the AFC Championship Game in 2008. They have won a total of 4 playoff games in that time frame. How is this not sniffing the Super Bowl?
    Your name suggests you may be a Cowboys fan. Do you know how many playoff games your team has won since the Ravens won SB35? 1

  57. gbsn3219 says: Oct 29, 2010 9:23 AM

    gforce89 says that the Ravens = Classy. That is like saying Michael Jackson = Quality Babysitter
    ——————————————————
    LOL

  58. Joemamma says: Oct 29, 2010 9:36 AM

    Matt Stover was more important then Dilfer. They wone 5 games without a TD

  59. Lord Harry Latts says: Oct 29, 2010 9:39 AM

    The guy won. He wanted to win again…which he might have, but Baltimore and Ozzy thought Elvis would improve the passing game. They blew a chance to win another ring…but hindsight is always 20-20.

  60. StupidityIsFundemental says: Oct 29, 2010 9:41 AM

    Trent Dilfer is probably the biggest source of unwarranted arrogance this side of Lovie Smith.
    +1 to the guy who pointed out how sad it is that Dilfer has a ring and Marino doesn’t.

  61. georgeanderson says: Oct 29, 2010 9:52 AM

    Elvis at the time looked like the better QB, it was a smart move on paper. The offense was being built around the young stud RB ,Jamal Lewis, but he got hurt. Now you ask Elvis to go win with not much offense around you.
    Baltimore is a football town. The owners and politicians are the ones who messed up the original Colts leaving. If Baltimore was not a great football city then why did every start up try to bring it to Baltimore? The only city to have won a USFL championship, CFL championship, NFL Championship and Super Bowls. It would be a shame if the NFL realigns anytime soon and dismantles the AFC North.

  62. ham1 says: Oct 29, 2010 9:52 AM

    Dilfer got you there and then you dumped him for Elvis. One and done! Baltimorons as usual.

  63. Sandra Lee's Cans says: Oct 29, 2010 9:58 AM

    I’d pay to watch Ozzie kick Dilfer’s ass.

  64. ArtModellsPimp says: Oct 29, 2010 9:59 AM

    Trent Dilfer is that little, yapping dog, that everyone tries to ignore. And when it gets too obnoxious, you just want to boot the loudmouthed little turd into next week.
    Yep…that’s Trent Dilfer.

  65. DemocratsAreStupid says: Oct 29, 2010 10:29 AM

    That team went to the 2nd round of the playoffs the next year. The reason they didn’t win again is because Jamal Lewis tore his ACL and Leon Searcy never made it on the field. Say what you want about the team loving Dilfer, as soon as they would’ve gone on a 3 game losing streak, they would’ve been calling for a new QB. There’s a reason Dilfer never became a full-time starter after that.
    If you look at Grbac’s numbers with KC, he was lighting it up. The Ravens made the right call and they went deep in the playoffs. Unfortunately, they had to do it with Terry Allen as their RB.

  66. Mike Daly says: Oct 29, 2010 1:58 PM

    This was one of the few cases of a team winning the Superbowl despite, not because of, their quarterback. The objective reality is Trent Dilfer was sloppy with the ball, wasn’t good at reading defenses, and the Ravens did a good job hiding him. In Tampa he was run out of town because Shaun King could throw the ball better.
    Dilfer has no right to criticize the Ravens.

  67. previouslybannedfromPFT says: Oct 29, 2010 2:54 PM

    “The Ravens replaced Dilfer with Elvis Grbac. In 2001, Grbac started 14 games, and he generated a passer rating of 71.1. Grbac retired after only one season in Baltimore, at the age of 31.”
    …and up next on irrelevant NFL history, the story of Billy Joe Tolliver.

  68. funi says: Oct 29, 2010 4:20 PM

    ESPN downplayign somethign that happened to one of their own..no way!!! Is that why they did nto talk about the Ray Lewis stripping the ball away from a gu who was stopped, or that the ref spotted ball 5 yards closer for the game winning fg??? STAY CLASSY Baltimore..

  69. glen907 says: Oct 29, 2010 9:43 PM

    trent should just be happy he can say he was a superbowl winning QB despite doing almost nothing to achieve that status. I remember that year very fondly and remember marvin lewis and ray lewis saying they only needed 10 ppg out of the offense to get a win. that defense was just downright nasty had like 5 or 6 shutouts that year and the asinine stat of being undefeated when the team scored at least 1 touchdown, the lewis’s( ray, jamal, jermaine and marvin) along with matt stover won that title all dilfer had to do was not mess things up.

  70. Ravenator says: Oct 29, 2010 10:25 PM

    @funi
    Is that English?
    Keep hating, we’ll keep winning.

  71. tobago says: Oct 29, 2010 11:33 PM

    Dilfer should be glad that he was a part of the team he was just in the right place at the right time

  72. sandy70 says: Oct 30, 2010 3:36 AM

    Dixon29 says:
    October 29, 2010 2:19 AM
    Screw the Ravens. They are all just a bunch of ignorant idiots. Baltimore was more than happy to receive their team from Cleveland after 13 years of crying about how Indianapolis stole their team. A bunch of hypocrites.
    Trent Dilfer was definitely done wrong by Baltimore. I remember how Ray Lewis and company said they would repeat in 2001, about how Grbac was so good, and how much better he was then Dilfer. How did that work out for you?
    The Ravens are a myth. Buffalo hung 34 on you, the Browns rushed for over 150 yards on you, and Pittsburgh almost beat you with a 4th string QB. Yep, you are the most overrated team in the NFL.
    ————————————————
    Interesting take from a fan of the franchise that’s had more 5 year plans than Stalinist Russia.

  73. xinellum says: Nov 3, 2010 2:03 PM

    Ozzie Newsome leads one of the best front offices in the league (as chosen by NFL executives), however, they are not infallible. I would just like to respond to Dixon29’s rant that makes it appear as though he is about 12 and crying over something, however, I have yet to figure out about what his whining is about. First, Buffalo hung 30 on NE, are they not listed first in the power rankings? I guess NE sucks too? Actually, the whole top 5 suck, huh Dixon29. You are really showing your NFL expertise now. How many the other team puts up doesn’t matter if we put up more. It is called winning. Peyton Hillis from the Browns has had a phenomenal year and his first start was against the Ravens who were unprepared for his style. The other teams he had faced were aware of him and yet he put up over 100 on cincy and blew out Atl and Pitt in the passing game. Oh yeah, and we beat them. Ravens beat Pittsburgh on their own home turf and regardless of who the qb was, he doesn’t play defense and we went down field with 40 seconds left on one of the best defensive squads in football and scored. It was not the other way around. You can hate all you want, but the fact is, when you have a loser team, which Dixon29 obviously has, it’s easy to criticize the teams that are doing well. Ever hear of sour grapes?

  74. Asmodeus1971 says: Nov 3, 2010 4:10 PM

    I am so sick of anyone trying to say Dilfer did anything to win the Super Bowl. All Dilfer did was the very minimum, he threw one TD in the Super Bowl, he only threw 12 TDs the whole season and 11 INTs. He fumbled the ball 8 times that season and was lucky that the Ravens managed to recover 6 of those fumbles. He was an aweful QB but we won games because of our defense. Jamal Lewis was the major part of the offense that year with 309 carries 1364 yards with a 4.4 yard per carry average, 6 TDs and 85 yards per game average. Only 6 fumbles on those 309 carries and only two of those were turnovers. Then throw in Priest Holmes with another 137 carries, 588 yards, 2 rushing TDs, only one fumble for a turnover out of 2 fumbles. Then there was Jermaine Lewis with 601 total return yards in the kicking game and 2 TD in regular season on kick returns, 1 REC TD, plus a kick return for a TD in the Super Bowl. The defense and Matt Stover were the main reason we won that year, end of story. In October the offense scored zero touchdowns and we won 2 of the 4 games on fieldgoals and defense. The Ravens defense had 11 TDs that year and the offense only had 20 TDs total. The two highest QB ratings on the team that year belonged to Jermaine Lewis who thre one pass for 3 yards, and Chris Redman who only attempted 3 passes completing 2 of them. Tony Banks actually had better numbers in almost every catagory except TDs throwing 4 less TDs but also 3 less INTs. Banks had a lower INT percentage with only 2.9% where Dilfer was 4.9%. They both started 8 games and banks aloso fumbled 3 less times than Dilfer, so the statement made by numerous articles and comments about Dilfer not turning the ball over are just not true. He did not manage the game any better than Banks and actually none of Banks 5 fumbles were turn overs so Dilfer had more turnovers than Banks.

  75. diamondbar1971 says: Dec 21, 2010 2:19 AM

    trent has my vote– he’s not out there having shootouts, knife fights, dog fighting, running a chop shop, robbing liquor stores, beating his wife or live in girlfriend, drunk driving, killing someone while driving drunk, carring around guns, knives and other weapons, doing drugs and anything else that makes professional sports look bad. The guy tells you that he is not the best QB out there. He is an excellent public speaker, and you can understand what he says. The fact of the matter is, the man does have a super bowl ring. It was a team effort, not a one man effort. The whole team got a ring and this includes the players who never stepped onto the field as well as all the coaches. Not to mention he was around for 14 years.

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