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Flacco’s agent’s phone hasn’t rung, yet

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flaccos helmet is adorned with an "Art" sticker in honor of the former Raven's owner Art Modell before their NFL football game in Baltimore Reuters

Ravens coach John Harbaugh said the team should “pay the man.”  The man who represents the man who should be paid has yet to hear from the team.

Texans quarterback Matt Schaub got a four-year extension worth up to $62 million in new money after beating the Dolphins in Week One.  So with Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco knocking out a Bengals team that went to the playoffs last season via 299 yards passing, shouldn’t his agent’s phone be ringing, too?

So far, it’s not.  Joe Linta tells PFT that nothing has happened since last night’s game.  “And that’s fine with Joe,” Linta said.  “He’s all about this season.  No talk about contract.  This season is bigger than the contract to him.  However, he has given me permission to talk to them anytime they call. His play on the field is a much better negotiating tool than anything I could say.”

Linta is right.  And it doesn’t hurt that the head coach is openly lobbying for the team to give Flacco whatever he wants.

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44 Responses to “Flacco’s agent’s phone hasn’t rung, yet”
  1. voiceofreasonsays says: Sep 11, 2012 11:24 AM

    He would be #3 on the Redskins depth chart.

  2. jessieboom says: Sep 11, 2012 11:24 AM

    He did put the ball in the Bengals hands about 3 times last night. Looked good other than that though. Still not top 10 IMO.

  3. chesslungo says: Sep 11, 2012 11:26 AM

    Flacco is terrible. Just Alex Smith Part 2 to me

  4. bettis3636 says: Sep 11, 2012 11:27 AM

    Flappo doesnt play consistent football… play a season where he isnt so UP and DOWN and then reap the rewards!

  5. piemasteruk says: Sep 11, 2012 11:30 AM

    To be honest this says one of two things to me:

    1. Schaub is a better QB than Flacco and the Texans just wanted to make sure that he was healthy before giving him a long-term deal.

    2. The Ravens are more measured than the Texans and aren’t going to get carried away with one good performance.

    Personally I think both are true.

  6. h3min1230 says: Sep 11, 2012 11:30 AM

    Idk, Flacco seems like the type of player that’s gonna stop playing consistent after a big payday. Feels like he’s all about the money.

  7. steelersownyou says: Sep 11, 2012 11:32 AM

    phone ain’t going to ring by beating cincy & fluking wins against the steelers last year! You have to get at least to the super bowl for that phone to ring! I wouldn’t be waiting by the phone if I were flacco, cause they aren’t ever going to a super bowl with him! And that’s comforting to know!

  8. ravenator says: Sep 11, 2012 11:33 AM

    Pay the man. Ravens are sweeping the afcn. Again.

  9. edubs78 says: Sep 11, 2012 11:35 AM

    Two years in a row drove the field to win in Pittsburgh. That seems to be a little consistent.

  10. Max says: Sep 11, 2012 11:38 AM

    Philly, Pats, Dallas, and Houston all before week 7. Get over some of those hurdles in an impressive fashion and no doubt the phone will be ringing in your bye week. Consistency Mr. Flacco. Consistency against the best.

  11. tmac4454 says: Sep 11, 2012 11:41 AM

    Cmon Man, he has to be consistent to get the big payday. He is an average QB. What we saw last night IMO, is not enough for me to throw my ckbook on the table.

  12. lifeofcurley says: Sep 11, 2012 11:42 AM

    57.6% completion percentage last season and it has gone down for the last 3 years. Wait and see is what I would do if I were the Ravens front office.

  13. coughlinsredcheeks says: Sep 11, 2012 11:45 AM

    I can see the headlines after Flacco has a game similar to Jacksonville last year: “Ozzie wise not to give Flacco contract extension”. Followed two weeks later with “Flacco’s contract must be completed”

  14. jbaxt says: Sep 11, 2012 11:49 AM

    Cassel got $63 million to be a bottom 5 QB. Pi-ahole-i just wont accept being wrong and is forcing the Chiefs fan to endure his mistake.

  15. derfshambeaux says: Sep 11, 2012 11:49 AM

    It’s been one game.

  16. joetoronto says: Sep 11, 2012 11:56 AM

    He’s always had one of the very best long ball’s in the game, but now he makes ALL the throws.

    He’s on the up and up, no doubt about it.

  17. irishgary says: Sep 11, 2012 12:00 PM

    His accuracy was piss poor last night, his receivers bailed him out a few times.

  18. psuravens19 says: Sep 11, 2012 12:01 PM

    He’ll get his contract… nobody in Baltimore is worried.

  19. easternshoresfinest says: Sep 11, 2012 12:11 PM

    All the haters ever do is look at the negatives when it comes to Joe’s play, even when he is flawless. “He threw three interceptions, they just weren’t caught,” “It was only the Bengals,” etc. Let me be the first to inform you nitwits since it is obvious you haven’t heard. The very short Cam Cameron leash isn’t around Joe’s neck this year. Combine that withthe no huddle, this arsenal of offensive weaponry, and being in a contract year, and you detractors and naysayers will open mouth, insert foot, and hopefully choke on it come January.

  20. mmmpierogi says: Sep 11, 2012 12:21 PM

    Texans quarterback Matt Schaub got a four-year extension worth up to $62 million in new money after beating the Dolphins in Week One. So with Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco knocking out a Bengals team that went to the playoffs last season via 299 yards passing, shouldn’t his agent’s phone be ringing, too?

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    First, it’s obviously not an issue of resigning Flacco as much as the amount he/his agent are asking for and what the Ravens are willing to pay. As much as he or his agent want to advocate to the media, he’s not demonstrated that he’s a consistent top-10 QB and shouldn’t be compensated as such at this point. Schaub’s more prone to injury and got a few years of aging on Flacco, but his numbers are better and more consistent than are Flacco’s (even if not leaps-and-bounds better). Flacco’s a good QB, but if he’s asking for a huge contract at this juncture (which I’ve not read, but given that he’s been lobbying for himself to the media going back to last season), then he’s pushing it.

    Second, bouncing anyone a new contract after a Week 1 performance is impulsive (unless the contract was close to being signed right before the season started), particularly when it involves beating the Dolphins or the Bengals. This wouldn’t be the first time where the Bengals have gotten off-season hype driven by a prior season’s performance and then underperformed the following year. As a Steelers fan, I don’t believe that anyone really thinks that the Raven’s front office is so stupidly impulsive.

  21. sudz28 says: Sep 11, 2012 12:26 PM

    Two times in a row lost to the Steelers in the playoffs. That seems to be a little consistent.

  22. csimms23 says: Sep 11, 2012 12:29 PM

    Flacco doesn’t deserve the money that he’s asking for, the fact that he wanted Eli Manning money was hilarious.

    But he does deserve a good contract. Not saying that he is the one of the elite QBs, but in comparison to every QB that Baltimore has had in the past, Flacco is the best.

    Steve McNair came the closest and he was well out of his prime on the Ravens any way.

    I doubt it’d get to the point that Flacco’s contract ran out and he ended up on another team, but the Ravens need to stop playing with fire. He’s an above average QB, whether you like him or not. He’s 6’6, 240 pounds, has a cannon arm, and his accuracy is respectable. Not to mention he’s very mobile for his size.

    The Ravens don’t need a Tom Brady or a Peyton Manning with their defense that showed that nothing has changed. Not to mention without Terrell Suggs who will be back in the middle of the season.

    Just pay the man. Not Eli Manning money, but pay him a decent contract.

  23. lennylyles says: Sep 11, 2012 12:29 PM

    Funny he outplays Brady in division championship championship, totally outplays Big Big (Ben 6 interceptions vs Ravens), has 32 touchdowns and zero interceptions in the red zone in 2 plus seasons, is one drop pass away from being in the super bowl, starts the season with a 128.9 QB rating,has the led the Ravens on countless last two minute drives, Boomer Esiason says Sunday he is elite, Jaworski after studying hours of film has him in his top ten, the Ravens dropped passes last year were third highest in the league, Joe has led the Ravens to two AFC championship games, and four playoff performances in his four years in the league and his detractors still rip him.

  24. lionsfan415 says: Sep 11, 2012 12:29 PM

    Voiceofreason, I’ve been reading some of your comments and I have to say you are mosdef not the voice of reason, RG3 has one huge game and you’re already treating him like the GOAT, let’s not sip the koolaid yet alright buddy, and for Flacco he’s been to the playoffs every year has won playoff games on the road, has passed over 3500 yards 20 td and hasn’t had more than 12 interceptions in each of the last 3 seasons oh and he has a better career passer rating than Eli manning at 86.6. It’s facts people Flacco is a good Qb and I’m not a ravens fan not one bit, just a rationale football fan who looks up stats and doesn’t make grandiose claims stating that Flacco would be behind Kirk cousins on the redskins depth chart

  25. kacapaco says: Sep 11, 2012 12:35 PM

    He played one decent game and now everybody wants him to get paid like ‘Elite Five’? No way.

  26. dublindemonszfl says: Sep 11, 2012 12:38 PM

    Just keep playing Joe, let the numbers speak for themselves, if you keep playing well the price keeps going up. Then the Ravens will be calling you.

    He hasn’t had two Wrs like he has now, plus the TEs, is he playing better now because he has improved? Or is he better now because the Ravens front office improved the team? They need to have a mutually beneficial contract, one designed to keep players around him to win for the long haul. Eventually the are going to have to replace some defensive stalwarts.

  27. gordoom says: Sep 11, 2012 12:40 PM

    Not a single person in Baltimore that understands football is worried about this.

  28. johnnybgood19 says: Sep 11, 2012 12:47 PM

    The way I understand it is that the ravens are right up against their cap, with just enough wiggle room to replace say maybe a backup QB if Flacco goes down. So how do they pay him anything until next season?????

  29. thegreatgabbert says: Sep 11, 2012 12:48 PM

    Ravens will wait until Lurch has an absolute stinker game. Then open negotiations.

  30. bmorelikeme says: Sep 11, 2012 1:12 PM

    I’m pretty sure Flacco could throw for 4,500 yds and 30 TDs and people would be trying to claim he’s a bust.

    At some point, people outside of Baltimore will have to accept he’s a damn good QB.

  31. dwayston says: Sep 11, 2012 1:47 PM

    Reading some of these comments and thinking to myself, either most of you are just idiots, or just plain ole retards. Joe Flacco is an elite QB, his win column says so. And for the skins fan to insinuate that Flacco would be third on their depth chart, put down that crack pipe. I know Steeler fans are shaking in their boots. I’m predicting Joe’s contract will be somewhere around 80 million for 5 yrs.

  32. foozeball says: Sep 11, 2012 1:56 PM

    Flacco is a top 15 QB, but this is ridiculous. After a big win against Cincy this is what the head coach is talking about? And this is all that is on Flacco’s mind? Last I checked ray rice and that defense still carry that team, put flacco on say the Bengals and I bet they are a lot worse off than they are with Dalton. He doesn’t win his team ball games, much like Alex smith he doesn’t lose games. Thus, give him 5 years at 8 mill a season with incentives. Seems fair to me.

  33. justreal82 says: Sep 11, 2012 2:36 PM

    So 1 game down, and a player is suppose to get an offer that quick?

  34. gogatorsjohn says: Sep 11, 2012 2:37 PM

    As a Bucs fan I don’t know who would I want if it had to be between Freeman or Flacco? Freeman is coming close to end of contract and not sure I would give him a big payday. I guess this yeah will be very telling. Pay Flacco.

  35. vegaspopinjay says: Sep 11, 2012 2:43 PM

    Wonder if the front office doesn’t have in the back of their minds what happened to Ryan Fitzpatrick the minute he got his big contract.

  36. ronmexico29 says: Sep 11, 2012 2:50 PM

    The ravens showed everyone y the redskins is the jv team in the Baltimore Washington area but I do like the skins this season its enough love to go around ravens skins super bowl orioles nats ws

  37. godzilla111111 says: Sep 11, 2012 3:15 PM

    piemasteruk says: Sep 11, 2012 11:30 AM

    To be honest this says one of two things to me:

    1. Schaub is a better QB than Flacco and the Texans just wanted to make sure that he was healthy before giving him a long-term deal.
    ——————————————————————————-

    Schaub is so much better than Flacco that Flacco beat him by 15 points last year.

    You are delirious.

  38. ravenseattheirownpoop says: Sep 11, 2012 3:27 PM

    Average Joe. Enough said.

  39. ravenator says: Sep 11, 2012 4:59 PM

    Haters hate when they lose….lot of em are out today especially the Steeler losers

  40. mmmpierogi says: Sep 11, 2012 6:02 PM

    godzilla111111 says: Sep 11, 2012 3:15 PM

    piemasteruk says: Sep 11, 2012 11:30 AM

    To be honest this says one of two things to me:

    1. Schaub is a better QB than Flacco and the Texans just wanted to make sure that he was healthy before giving him a long-term deal.
    ——————————————————————————-

    Schaub is so much better than Flacco that Flacco beat him by 15 points last year.

    You are delirious.

    *****************************************************************

    So, according to your logic, Blaine Gabbert and Matt Hasselbeck are then better QBs than Flacco? Not sure many people, Ravens fans included, would agree with that line of reasoning.

  41. ppdoc13 says: Sep 11, 2012 9:05 PM

    Here come all the Flacco haters. All the dude does is win. Now he wins big. For all those worried that he won’t get his money, don’t be. Ozzie has NEVER lost a big time player that he wanted to keep all the way back to Ray Lewis and J.O. Flacco will be a Raven until he retires.

    To steelersownyou – what’s wrong hommie, getting swept last year leave a bad taste in your mouth? It seems to me that Flacco was responsible for winning the game in Pigsburgh by running a two minute drill down your collective throats and leaving no time for Gwen to come back. And you call that a fluke win? Sort of like the fluke win against the Seahawks in the SB where Gwen and the Refs won the game.

    And finally – to voiceofreason – dude, you really need to get me whatever it is that you are smoking. The Foreskins haven’t been relevant in the NFL for at least a decade. Make the playoffs. Win a few games and then come back and talk to us. Until then, go crawl back under the rock that you came from. You aren’t fully cooked yet. About 3 french fries short of a happy meal. Deck is just a few cards short of 52. Get it?

  42. randallflagg52 says: Sep 11, 2012 11:28 PM

    Flacco showed yesterday why he’s the best in the AFCN.

  43. sixlombardisinyourface says: Sep 12, 2012 12:05 PM

    How consistent was he in 2010 playoffs against Pittsburgh starting the 2nd half with a 14 pt lead and then a complete meltdown, lost the lead and the game and bounced out of the playoffs.

  44. dwayston says: Sep 13, 2012 1:31 AM

    Blah blah blah, I thought this was 2012. You still bringing up what happened 2 yrs ago? I get it, you’re nervous bout playing the Ravens again. How bout that pick 6 Ben threw on SNF? It was a pleasure to watch. Isn’t that your second loss in Denver in one calendar year? YUP!

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