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Ozzie Newsome: Flacco offer won’t change if Ravens win Super Bowl

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is all smiles after his fourth quarter touchdown pass against the New England Patriots during the NFL AFC Championship football game in Foxborough Reuters

A new deal might not come quickly and the Ravens might be forced to use their franchise tag to facilitate further conversations, but quarterback Joe Flacco is staying in Baltimore beyond this season.

It’s been a common refrain that Flacco is making himself money with every playoff win cementing his status as an inconsistent regular season quarterback whose team wins with him at the helm in the postseason. General Manager Ozzie Newsome is not a proponent of that theory. Newsome says that the result of the Super Bowl and the playoffs in general won’t impact their position on Flacco’s contract.

“As I said before, Joe and I are at the same comfort level about his contract. At the end of the day, some people will look at what he does on Sunday afternoon, but I have an entire body of work to look at,” Newsome said, via the Baltimore Sun. “Joe sits right behind me on the plane rides home. I also know how he practices, how he works out during the offseason. I look to see how he interacts with players, how he reacts to losing, what type of leader he is. Again, it’s the entire body of work over five years.”

The entire body of work is obviously essential to any contract negotiation, but, as George Costanza pointed out long ago, there’s something to be said for ending on a high note. Making the Super Bowl gives Flacco’s resume a polish it didn’t have before and winning it would provide even more at exactly the right time.

Whatever Newsome says, a Super Bowl win will likely raise Flacco’s price a bit. It’s hard to imagine the Ravens would be too upset under those circumstances.

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  1. nerddad says: Jan 25, 2013 1:51 PM

    The Cardinals felt the same way about Kurt Warner before he retired. Good luck with that, Ozzie.

  2. fuglyflorio says: Jan 25, 2013 1:52 PM

    You have to question the wisdom of issuing that statement roughly a week before the Superbowl.

  3. sixringsofsteel says: Jan 25, 2013 1:55 PM

    nice try, ozzie.

  4. 1bbfan says: Jan 25, 2013 1:57 PM

    He has earned an elite QB contract.

  5. eyeh8goodell says: Jan 25, 2013 1:57 PM

    With regard to going out on a high note, by that logic Trent Dilfer and Doug Williams should’ve gotten monster deals for their time…..not to say Flacco is those guys but you get my point.

  6. wayne1693 says: Jan 25, 2013 2:00 PM

    Idiotic to be discussing this now!

  7. ravanator says: Jan 25, 2013 2:01 PM

    Flacco is an over hyped bum! Would not want him on my team. He should just retire after the season because this is the last time he will ever play in the Superbowl!

  8. jjb0811 says: Jan 25, 2013 2:03 PM

    Now elite means being streaky in the regular season and hot in the post season.

  9. jr4real says: Jan 25, 2013 2:12 PM

    I respect Ozzie. But this not the smartest time to be negotiating through the media with your starting SB QB.

  10. ravenator says: Jan 25, 2013 2:15 PM

    Is it super sunday yet! Man, it’s so much fun when your one of only two teams left fighting for a world championship. Go Ravens!

  11. thejohnsmith1122 says: Jan 25, 2013 2:15 PM

    Basically Ozzie is saying Flacco won’t get elite QB money just because they won the Super Bowl.

    In other words: they could’ve gotten there with any other decent QB.

  12. mr9teen says: Jan 25, 2013 2:16 PM

    That’s why the Ravens have the type of success they have. They have a GM that makes common sense moves instead of overpaying for a guy because he won a Super Bowl or a couple of playoff games. If more GM’s thought like this then there would be less teams saddled with dead weight contracts. Like my Jets…

  13. blackandbluedivision says: Jan 25, 2013 2:19 PM

    thejohnsmith1122 says:
    Jan 25, 2013 2:15 PM
    Basically Ozzie is saying Flacco won’t get elite QB money just because they won the Super Bowl.

    In other words: they could’ve gotten there with any other decent QB.
    ______________________
    tough to say without knowing the original offer.

  14. tyler4richardson says: Jan 25, 2013 2:20 PM

    Whats Ozzie saying here? He’s our Dilfer 2.0?

  15. lawyermalloy says: Jan 25, 2013 2:20 PM

    Ozzie is simply posturing; he knows the price of eggs went up big time!

  16. blackandbluedivision says: Jan 25, 2013 2:22 PM

    fuglyflorio says:
    Jan 25, 2013 1:52 PM
    You have to question the wisdom of issuing that statement roughly a week before the Superbowl.
    ___________________

    Not if a reporter asked the question.

  17. klutch14u says: Jan 25, 2013 2:31 PM

    Just remember Flacco, KC would make you the highest paid QB in the league

  18. herkulease says: Jan 25, 2013 2:35 PM

    Ozzie can believe all he wants. With every playoff win Flacco and his agent’s starting point creeps up.

    Flacco is going to get paid. If the Ravens won’t give it to him then teams like the Browns who have tons of cap space, new front office and new ownership looking to make a splash will.

    Ozzie should’ve been smart and simply decline to talk about any contract stuff for anyone. They have several FA to deal with.

    Something like “we’ll deal with all that stuff after the season is over, right now the focus is on the superbowl.”

  19. skasome says: Jan 25, 2013 2:41 PM

    Who did they have before flacco and after dilfer, inconsistency. It is really stupid to be posturing like this when u don’t have anything success to show for before he arrived.

  20. flaccodelic says: Jan 25, 2013 2:44 PM

    This is just more negotiation- he will get franchised, after which they’ll work out a new deal.
    But I agree, a “no comment” would have been the better response here.

  21. thejohnsmith1122 says: Jan 25, 2013 2:44 PM

    blackandbluedivision says:
    Jan 25, 2013 2:19 PM
    thejohnsmith1122 says:
    Jan 25, 2013 2:15 PM
    Basically Ozzie is saying Flacco won’t get elite QB money just because they won the Super Bowl.

    In other words: they could’ve gotten there with any other decent QB.
    ______________________
    tough to say without knowing the original offer.

    ———————————

    True…but is just me or did the everyone question Flacco’s ability earlier this season? I doubt they would offer anything near elite money just because they won the Super Bowl. It would be a decent pay day though.

  22. swagger52 says: Jan 25, 2013 2:46 PM

    Love all the Flacco naysayers…The people who, like the pundits, immediately resort to ridiculous narratives rather than admit that they just don’t like the Ravens to win. So instead, they come up with (just this year alone)..

    Joe can’t win on the road…Hmmm…Which QB owns the most ever road playoff wins?

    Joe is streaky during the season..Hmmm..Which QB has brought a team into the playoffs, while playing in the AFC North? You don’t consistently bring a team into the playoffs by being streaky.

    All this crap is ridiculous…Now the only thing good Florio wants to say about Flacco is about how much the Ravens should pay him – still nothing good about Flacco.

    Remember the prediction? Florio was thinking the Colts game would be close, but with Ray Lewis faking retirement to pump up his teammates..he was sure, that was a desperate move so Colts for sure.

    I wouldn’t believe anything or any narrative that Florio wants to promote about any Ravens player.

  23. andyreidsbossoms says: Jan 25, 2013 2:47 PM

    He’s an average qb on a hot streak

  24. infectorman says: Jan 25, 2013 2:53 PM

    Aside from the bone-headed plays,
    Joe is a pretty good QB.
    Not Elite, but a good QB. He could become Elite, if he continues along the path of his winning ways.

    Seems like a pretty good dude, too. Unlike some other “elite” QB’s that play in New Orleans and bitch and moan about every possible thing they can.

  25. moagecu says: Jan 25, 2013 2:54 PM

    all he’s saying is that the offer was already going to be in Joes ball park. Based on 5 years ozzie has seen enough to know that he is worth it. keep trying to turn this into an anti-flacco article.

  26. Nofoolnodrool says: Jan 25, 2013 2:55 PM

    Is it super sunday yet! Man, it’s so much fun when your one of only two teams left fighting for a world championship. Go Ravens!

    Yup it sure is . As a steeler fan I have had that feeling 8 times so I true feel your pride..

    So Ozzie give Gen Joe his money already.

  27. ralphtherealravenfan says: Jan 25, 2013 2:57 PM

    I love the “average qb” comments. That’s hilarious. If not for Lee Evans, this would be back to back Super Bowls for Flacco. Think about that. What average qb does that? No one is denying his up and down regular seasons. But for THE LAST 3 YEARS, he’s money in the postseason. That’s not average. That’s stepping up when your team needs you. I don’t care about the elite label. Winning is all want from my qb. And he doesn’t do that at an “average” pace. He does it better than most.

  28. dougltc says: Jan 25, 2013 3:04 PM

    There are two ways to look at this comment…

    I believe that Ozzie is actually letting Joe know that a Superbowl loss won’t lower the contract offer. It is a smart move by a smart GM.

    How many Philadelphia situations have the Ravens had? None that I can think of.

    They will make Joe good regardless of this one game…

  29. scoobies05 says: Jan 25, 2013 3:07 PM

    joe is a good qb who is always getting better. and most importantly he is playing his best when it matters most. not really sure how to define elite or what the rankings truly mean. joe has had elite success without having fantasy football numbers behind it. i am sure many other fan bases would love 5 straight playoffs 3 conference championships and a super bowl. one more to go. go ravens!!

  30. dccowboyfan says: Jan 25, 2013 3:10 PM

    Ozzie, as a leader in your position, you would think that you would have enough sense not to take the bait of the media. C’mon man, really? They have waaayyyyyy better things to be thinking about asking right now. You should have simply said right now we are getting ready for the biggest game for our team in ten plus years. And that we know that Joe deserves a good contract, and will steeply get one. There is nothing but time to work out a deal with Joe after the season is over. No reason to even answer that stupid question. Just look the idiot that asked it in the eyes and say really? Is that the most relavant question you have? How bout this Mr. reporter, do you think he deserves a better paycheck if we win? Duuuhhhhh!?¡
    I mean does this dufus from the Bmore sun have a clue or even care about the team in his city that keeps his dumb butt fed? Why do some reporters try to cause problems for the people who keep them in work? Does he really think that it even kinda makes sense? Ain’t a whole lot else going on in Baltimore ya know?

  31. dccowboyfan says: Jan 25, 2013 3:12 PM

    This is the crap that gives tinge media a bad name.

  32. bigbluefan1 says: Jan 25, 2013 3:15 PM

    Really come on now that is pure BS

    This guy is going to be earning $$$ if not from the Ravens others will run to pay

    Teams that would give anything to get him
    KC
    JETS
    Washington
    Dallas
    Philly
    Browns
    Cards

    So tag him this season and next year he is free to go where he wants

  33. joemammy says: Jan 25, 2013 3:15 PM

    It’s all beside the point. The Ravens are about to be thrashed.

  34. worldsgreatest says: Jan 25, 2013 3:18 PM

    The only average quarterback to reach the playoffs the first five years of their career.

    Oh wait. The only quarterback.

    Period.

  35. justintuckrule says: Jan 25, 2013 3:18 PM

    I know this would never happen but sooner or later one of these players is going to hold out mid-game. Before training camp and in the beginning of seasons, players have absolutely NO leverage and this is why they don’t hold out. However, imagine if Flacco gets the ball primed for one of these last minute Eli-SB drives, calls timeout and rings up to Ozzie saying guess what….my price is “X” or you can kiss a ring goodbye. At that point, I bet Ozzie changes his tune.

  36. bigcid10 says: Jan 25, 2013 3:29 PM

    Flacco is an over hyped bum! Would not want him on my team. He should just retire after the season because this is the last time he will ever play in the Superbowl!

    And that’s coming from the horses mouth!

  37. Nofoolnodrool says: Jan 25, 2013 3:31 PM

    Oh wait. The only quarterback.

    Period.
    I guess some people like to get close to winning a chance to play in the Super Bowl …not me I only care about playing and winning the big one..so I am not impressed..

  38. ravenator says: Jan 25, 2013 3:49 PM

    the jealousy of steeler fans is overflowing on the threads. Couldn’t be happier. With every raven thread posted their agonizing pain of an 8-8 season becomes more and more clear. The steelers are trending down, Ravens and Bengals have both been trending up. Maybe the Browns are a closer rival to the Steelers. After all, those two teams did split their series, hahaha.

  39. teedraper says: Jan 25, 2013 3:52 PM

    Flacco is average at best & I admire Ozzie for standing his ground.

  40. crownofthehelmet says: Jan 25, 2013 3:54 PM

    I constantly hear about Flacco’s stats and trips to the postseason, blah, blah, blah. But no amount of stats can change the eye test. I’ve seen enough of Flacco’s lollipop throws and poor decision-making to see he is an average QB. A slightly better Dilfer.

    This is the same guy who conceded defeat with a 4th & 26 checkdown, and fighting for the playoffs at the time!

  41. camdenyard says: Jan 25, 2013 3:54 PM

    I don’t know what you all are reading into this, but Ozzie isn’t saying anything he hasn’t already said.

    Canning Cameron was a strategic decision by ownership designed to show, once and for all, whether Joe’s inconsistency was due to Cameron or Joe – BEFORE the current contract was up. And now that the handcuffs are off, I think we can see where this is going. Joe is a championship-caliber QB.

    He WILL get paid, he knows it, Ozzie knows it and Steve Bisciotti knows it. The Brinks truck is backing up BEEP BEEP and they are cool with it.

    ==================================
    If the Ravens won’t give it to him then teams like the Browns who have tons of cap space, new front office and new ownership looking to make a splash will.
    ==================================

    LOL, Clownfan…child…please. The only time you’ll sniff Joe is when he’s kicking your azz twice a year. 10-0 and counting!

  42. pftard says: Jan 25, 2013 3:57 PM

    I like how Flacco gets criticized for being a ‘streaky’ QB who struggles during the season but is awesome in the Playoffs.

    I’ll take that anytime over Peyton Manning who dominates the regular season but wilts in the Playoffs. The so-called ‘greatest QB of our time’ doesn’t have the post-season resume Flacco’s building on his Rookie contract.

    This will be the first of probably several appearances and I hope he gets the win, if for no other reason then to knock the critics back a little. I’ve never seen a QB so maligned for being successful.

  43. ravenmuscle says: Jan 25, 2013 3:59 PM

    Ben Roethlisberger and Tom Brady are overhyped BUMS and should retire TONIGHT. They are losers from start to finish and cowards on top of everything else.

    Brady and Roethlisberger couldn’t win in the pee wee leagues.

  44. pillowporkers says: Jan 25, 2013 4:00 PM

    Just because you win a super bowl doesn’t make you elite. I don’t care who wins, Kaepernick nor Flacco are “elite” QBs. Eli Manning is not an elite QB because he won last year. Peyton Manning is elite, Tom Brady is elite, Aaron Rodgers is elite. You give Peyton Manning Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz, he won’t go between 8-8 and 10-6 every year. All you need to win a Super Bowl is players (PLURAL) to play their best for 3-4 straight games. A lot of players get lucky and make their best 3-4 game stretch in the playoffs as they have good matchups, contract year, or whatever the case is. The best way to give yourself a chance every year is to have guys who work hard and are most likely to perform above the rest year in and year out because its hard to win in the NFL. Those are the players you show the big money to (Tom Brady, Adrian Peterson, Ed Reed, Tony Gonzalez, etc.). As great as Flacco has been this postseason, I agree with the GM here. There’s a whole body of work to look at. I’m not paying a guy based on the best 3-4 game stretch of his career, or his best season even. Ask NYJ how Santonio Holmes has been for them. Ask Jacksonville how Mercedes Lewis has been for them. Ask Seattle how Sidney Rice has been. Ask Carolina how Deangelo Williams has been for them. I can keep going. These are called salary cap nightmares. Don’t make Flacco an $16-20 million per year nightmare.

  45. rockthered1286 says: Jan 25, 2013 4:05 PM

    herkulease says:
    Jan 25, 2013 2:35 PM
    Flacco is going to get paid. If the Ravens won’t give it to him then teams like the Browns who have tons of cap space, new front office and new ownership looking to make a splash will.
    ________________________
    Kinda hard for Cleveland to do that when Joe will be tagged if his deal doesn’t come through, won’t it? And I can reassure you there is no way in hell Oz trades his QB to a team in his own division, regardless of what Cleveland offers.

  46. Nofoolnodrool says: Jan 25, 2013 4:07 PM

    I guess Flacco s contract has something to do with the steelers bengals and browns to some people , but I really don’t see it.
    I think the steelers spilt with everyone in the afcn knucklehead. I also heard a third string QB beat them in Baltimore unless ravenator has the power to rewrite history… But hey if it makes you feel better believe it never happened..

  47. andylucksneck says: Jan 25, 2013 4:24 PM

    Flacco is average at best. The ravens didn’t win against NE in the reg season, the 4th and forever play in SD was called terribly, and the broncos won that game. Flacco can’t throw left, he can’t read defenses and will show how truly bad he is when the niners kick the ravens tail next Sunday. Can’t wait to hear all of the excuses.

  48. swagger52 says: Jan 25, 2013 4:29 PM

    pillowporker..

    Wrong..

    Manning was an elite QB.
    Brady was an elite QB.
    Neither has the arm-strength or mobility to be elite. Brady IS an elite wuss.

    Flacco’s mostly only receiver as a rookie in the AFC North was Derrick Mason. Flacco was third string going into the first game 5 years ago. Without many reps, he got the team into the playoffs and has done so for 5 straight years. He has won at least one playoff game every year. He has the most EVER road wins in the playoffs. He wins despite the Refs. I have rarely seen the Ravens get a first down by illegal contact on 3rd down after an incompletion. That happens every half, maybe ever quarter Tom Brady plays. Brady loses Welker in 2009 and the Ravens are up 21-0 in Q1.

    Just because the media wants to crown Tom Brady as the Elite Darling, doesn’t mean the rest of us do. I love when the Ravens get to play Tom Brady. I doubt I should feel that way about “elite” QBs.

    I don’t need to defend Flacco, nor attack Tom Brady. Ozzie is right. The NFL is a team sport that players affect other players. Ray Lewis is the best example of that. I don’t get to see all the behind the scenes stuff. I couldn’t tell you who those elite team players are, except by inference over a long period of time watching. However, the media loves to talk about Peyton the ELITE who sticks his hands in ice water, then puts on his glove. Hahahaha…yeah he is elite. Flacco doesn’t both with a glove, so Flacco is not elite.

  49. Nofoolnodrool says: Jan 25, 2013 4:35 PM

    Brady and Roethlisberger couldn’t win in the pee wee leagues.

    This comment must have come from ravenators dad.

    You can’t compare Brady and Ben to Joe Flacco as they have Super Bowl rings.

    Ya they are a little over the age limit for the pee wees , but I am surprised you noticed.

  50. rockthered1286 says: Jan 25, 2013 4:35 PM

    Here’s an astounding fact for the doubters and naysayers. Regular season from 2008-2012:

    Big Ben
    18,171yds, 107TD’s, 54INT’s.
    Impressive right?? How about this:

    Joe Flacco
    17,633yds, 102 TD’s, 56 INT’s.

    Joe is within 500yds, 5 TDs, and 2 INT’s of Ben in that stretch. Impressed? This guy sure is.

  51. scoobies05 says: Jan 25, 2013 4:43 PM

    posters that keep posting how lucky flacco and the ravens are crack me up. bottom line is this. joe and the ravens are superbowl bound. and there is nothing you can do about it. andylucksneck…crown of the helmet….keep crying and keep telling yourselves the ravens got lucky if that help you sleep. go ravens!!

  52. ravenator says: Jan 25, 2013 4:48 PM

    Nofoolnodrool says:
    Jan 25, 2013 4:35 PM
    Brady and Roethlisberger couldn’t win in the pee wee leagues.

    This comment must have come from ravenators dad.

    ——————-

    Can you say obsessed! Who knew such an old man with nothing to look forward to in life except responding to ravenator existed.

  53. Nofoolnodrool says: Jan 25, 2013 4:51 PM

    Joe is within 500yds, 5 TDs, and 2 INT’s of Ben in that stretch. Impressed? This guy sure is.

    Hey stat geek have you ever heard of a Lombardi trophy? Last raven one you were in diapers.

    While Joe has done great so what ….it doesn’t put them in the Super Bowl or win it…. Hey stats are great, but they don’t fill a trophy case…but then again they may in Baltimore

  54. Nofoolnodrool says: Jan 25, 2013 5:03 PM

    Can you say obsessed! Who knew such an old man with nothing to look forward to in life except responding to ravenator existed.

    Obsessed!

    Can you say owned?

  55. justintuckrule says: Jan 25, 2013 5:03 PM

    When you have the most road playoff wins in NFL history, you’re good and there’s no debate about that.

    You keep your 46 straight regular season games with a TD pass QB, I’ll take the one that ho-hums in October and goes 8/0 in Jan and Feb. Indeed, my guy’s done that twice now so I can totally understand why Ravens’ fans feel so good about Flacco. They have every reason to!

  56. oldirtyman says: Jan 25, 2013 5:11 PM

    Some of the less intelligent Ravens fans comments on here are hilarious, a story about Flaccos contract and all they can do is post their jealous hate of Brady, Manning, and the Steelers

  57. scoobies05 says: Jan 25, 2013 5:13 PM

    dear andy….your tv is broken. the ravens beat new england twice this year. 4th and 29 was called correctly. the ravens beat denver. and joe and the ravens are going to the superbowl. sorry to burst your bubble. cant wait to hear your excuses when the ravens win the superbowl. you crack me up. go ravens!!

  58. eflem80 says: Jan 25, 2013 5:20 PM

    I don’t know if Joe is “elite” or not but I know he should be paid more than Matt Schaub & Matt Ryan but definitely less than Ben or Eli. Find a safe # in between there & I say thats fair & well deserved. People forget how this kid even became the starting QB. If not for injuries to Boller & Troy Smith (neither of whom are even in the league today) Flacco would have never even gotten a start. That in itself is an enormous accomplishment. Facing arguably the best defense over the past 5 years 2x a year in the Steelers, going head to head in the post season with the likes of Brady, Manning, & Ben every year all for a team that has been ran by its defense only forever. He’s found successes regardless…now HE took them to the Super Bowl…..pay the man & pay him well.

  59. lovefootball4life says: Jan 25, 2013 5:28 PM

    Its funny to read comments from Steeler fans. Ravens fans I know are losing interest in that rivalry and have moved Patriots to the team they dislike the most.

  60. Deb says: Jan 25, 2013 6:26 PM

    It’s amazing how people can read so much into such innocuous comments. In answer to a reporter’s question, Ozzie praised his QB’s work ethic, said one game doesn’t make or break a career, and assured everyone he and Flacco are on the same page regarding the upcoming contract negotiations. Yeah … big drama there.

  61. CKL says: Jan 25, 2013 9:36 PM

    @pillowporker

    The fact you have more thumbs down than thumbs up to your comment is a sad reflection on the “fantasy football” generation and the QB obsessed/short attention span/hype love of a lot of the media because your comment is the truth.

  62. ericbleedspurple says: Jan 25, 2013 11:10 PM

    I truly believe Joe Flacco’s stock goes up if he wins a Super Bowl. This team could not have gotten here without him. Trent Dilfer’s win was totally different. Our defense and special teams put points on the board back then. All our qb needed to do was manage the game without turnovers. This is a more balanced team depending a lot on Joe Flacco. Since the firing of Cam Cameron Joe has shined. He isn’t elite level but he’s very good. He’ll probably be franchised to evaluate his performance undera new offensive coordinator and less conservative play calling.

  63. coltfan45 says: Jan 25, 2013 11:36 PM

    eflem80, couldn’t agree with you more. I think we should compare Flacco with the likes of Matt Ryan (weren’t they drafted the same year?) and Matt Schaub. I believe Ryan is due for a contract as well, and it will be interesting to see how much ATL pays him.

    With the Falcons, Ryan has Julio Jones, Roddy White, and Tony Gonzalez at his disposal. Along with a decent (not good) running game with Turner and Snelling.

    With the Texans, Schaub has Andre Johnson and Owen Daniels. OK they don’t have a #2 receiver, but they have a strong running game with Arian Foster and Tate in the backfield.

    And the Ravens, Flacco has Boldin, Smith, and Pitta to throw to. With an occasional Jacoby Jones siting. And lets not forget Ray Rice, who’s arguably been the team’s offense the past few seasons.

    All that being said, how would you rate these QBs? They rank 7, 9, and 12 respectively for the 2012 season.

  64. hankhillspropanetank says: Jan 26, 2013 12:23 AM

    Pay the man he has earned it, as a pats fan he made me turn my head every time he wound up for a deep throw, another few years in caldwells system, some no huddle, and overall mastery of the position and he will be special, and he is not far off.

    Lets be honest here, the ravens would be golfing now if they didn’t have Flacco. I have a passionate hate for the ravens but Joe is for real and I respect him and a shred of me is rooting for him, just to steal the show from that now overrated ghetto D

    He won’t get fetus head money which even he does not deserve but somewhere in the 13-14 mil per is about right, you can’t handicap a team like Peyton always has with an enormous salary

  65. kaakwha says: Jan 26, 2013 5:21 AM

    Most interesting thing in this article is the seating arrangements on the Ravens plane! Do they have assigned seats or does Flacco just like to sit behind Ozzie?

  66. rockthered1286 says: Jan 26, 2013 8:58 AM

    @nofool-
    Typical Squealer troll using rings as the only defense. So based on your logic Bradshaw is better than Marino right? Give me a break…. It’s a TEAM game. You can’t put 1 QB over the other because one has rings that his TEAM WON. Individual stats are the only way to compare, unless you can say the QB cost them games in the playoffs (Flacco is not Evans or Cundiff). Give me the younger, healthier, strong armed QB in Flacco any day over an aging whiny injury-prone Ben.

    ENJOY THE PROBOWL!!

  67. kingraven24 says: Jan 26, 2013 1:01 PM

    All Flacco does is win! Say what u want,..I like him. He’s money in the playoffs. And has proven, when u give him a decent offense line can produce. He is tougher than a $2 steak and plays week in and week out. Pay the man!

  68. letemplay says: Jan 26, 2013 1:40 PM

    Back to back Super Bowls for Flacco. Think about that. What average qb does that?

    —————————————————-

    I know one who did. He’s big, blonde, bald and dumb as a sack of wet doorknobs.

    I know most intelligent football fans think of him as below average but close enough.

  69. Nofoolnodrool says: Jan 26, 2013 3:04 PM

    rockthered1286 says:
    Jan 26, 2013 8:58 AM
    @nofool-
    Typical Squealer troll using rings as the only defense. So based on your logic Bradshaw is better than Marino right? Give me a break…. It’s a TEAM game. You can’t put 1 QB over the other because one has rings that his TEAM WON. Individual stats are the only way to compare, unless you can say the QB cost them games in the playoffs (Flacco is not Evans or Cundiff). Give me the younger, healthier, strong armed QB in Flacco any day over an aging whiny injury-prone Ben.

    ENJOY THE PROBOWL!!

    1 0 Enjoy your stats ! Stats are for geeks Lombardi’s are for ballers not CPA s . Take who ever you want if you don’t care about winning a big trophy…. Troll your stats not impressed…

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