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Jacoby Jones: We’re a great team, we’re scary, we can repeat

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Five days after the Ravens won the Super Bowl, receiver and returner Jacoby Jones said he doesn’t see why they can’t win another one next year.

Jones said on NFL Network’s NFL Total Access Friday that he believes the Ravens can win it all again in the season ahead.

“Why not? Yeah, we can. We have a great team,” Jones said. “We’re scary. Bernard Pierce, he’s a rookie – he can play. We have Ray [Rice], he comes out of the backfield catching the ball and running. And then we have young receivers that people don’t even know about. We’re scary. I want everybody to back to sleep on us like they did already.”

Jones had a Super Bowl record 290 all-purpose yards, but said he does not believe he deserved to be the Most Valuable Player.

“No. I just played my role,” Jones said. “I did my job that I was supposed to do. When they call your name, you have to show up and play your role. I played my role. Joe Flacco deserves it because if you see what he did in that postseason, he threw 11 touchdowns and no picks.”

Jones also said that his 56-yard touchdown catch in the Super Bowl came on a play that the Ravens knew all week was going to work perfectly based on their film study of the 49ers’ secondary.

“Football is a chess match sometimes,” Jones said. We watched film. It was a play we dialed up and we knew they’d play coverage a certain way. [Chris Culliver and Donte Whitner] both bit and Joe threw a perfect ball.”

Jones was confident about that play heading into the Super Bowl, and he’s already feeling confident about next year’s Super Bowl.

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  1. eigglesnosuperbowls says: Feb 9, 2013 10:13 AM

    NO YOU CANT !

  2. seeptermean says: Feb 9, 2013 10:18 AM

    The super bowl champs telling us that they can repeat is just the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. Do they expect that we don’t realize that next season they’ll play to win the super bowl again or do they think we don’t realize that in 2013 they are the only team capable of repeating?

  3. jakec4 says: Feb 9, 2013 10:18 AM

    Thank you Texans. You’re turning into the Ravens farm system.

  4. ern215 says: Feb 9, 2013 10:20 AM

    so funny to see hatin comments towards the super bowl champs, u haters need to get a life.

  5. strctlylo says: Feb 9, 2013 10:20 AM

    souped

  6. ern215 says: Feb 9, 2013 10:20 AM

    haters will never prosper

  7. tooz72 says: Feb 9, 2013 10:20 AM

    they won’t make it past the first round next year..nearly impossible to repeat..it’s been down, what, 4 times?

  8. tooz72 says: Feb 9, 2013 10:21 AM

    done^

  9. bigbenownsthenfl says: Feb 9, 2013 10:21 AM

    You could barely beat our 2nd string Qb leftwich and lost to our 3rd string Qb Charlie batch. We are so scared! Easy to beat a soft secondary through the playoffs. Where were you at against Steelers? 0 catches! Owned!

  10. scytherius says: Feb 9, 2013 10:21 AM

    Can they? Of course. Will they? Well . . . ask all those great teams that looked dynastic and didn’t win for several more years or never made it back.

    In the modern NFL, you always have a good half dozen truly scary teams.

    Can’t fault the positive thinking though.

  11. ravensallday2012 says: Feb 9, 2013 10:22 AM

    Jones is proof why I’m not worried about the offseason. We have the best gm in football. Everyone said he was a terrible pickup and look how that turned out

  12. Nofoolnodrool says: Feb 9, 2013 10:26 AM

    Some other amazing things could also happen:

    Ravenator will pass thru puberty

    Ravenmuscle’s brain trans plant will be approved

    Randallflag will come out of his coma

    Rockthered will find reality soothing to his brain

    Don’t count on any of them to happen, but stranger things have happened

  13. filthymcnasty1 says: Feb 9, 2013 10:27 AM

    Of course they can repeat. If he had any confidence at all he’d have said they will repeat.

  14. kingpel says: Feb 9, 2013 10:27 AM

    The Ravens always are a threat, but you need some breaks to win a Super Bowl too. They definitely have the talent, but will they be the team to catch the breaks next year?

  15. classyjacklambert says: Feb 9, 2013 10:28 AM

    Damn I thought he was gonna take the “we won and now it’s time to tank it” approach.

  16. salutethis says: Feb 9, 2013 10:32 AM

    They never should have gotten one, they are definitely not gonna repeat!

  17. bpanz2012 says: Feb 9, 2013 10:32 AM

    Not a chance winning it again. Not too many teams make it into the playoffs at 8 and 8 and there is your record

  18. jakec4 says: Feb 9, 2013 10:33 AM

    bigbenownsthenfl says: Feb 9, 2013 10:21 AM

    You could barely beat our 2nd string Qb leftwich and lost to our 3rd string Qb Charlie batch. We are so scared! Easy to beat a soft secondary through the playoffs. Where were you at against Steelers? 0 catches! Owned!

    —————————————————————-

    He didn’t have big games against other Steelers caliber teams like the Browns and Chiefs either. When it mattered though he showed up against the good teams in the big games. Steelers don’t fall into that category when the past season is remembered.

  19. hitdog042 says: Feb 9, 2013 10:33 AM

    A steelers fan who didn’t make the playoffs joining in =lame

  20. warhawk137 says: Feb 9, 2013 10:37 AM

    Not sure why anyone would be jumping on Jones for this. If a guy who just won the Super Bowl gets asked if he thinks his team can do it again, what exactly do you expect him to say? “Nah, we’re gonna suck next year, just for a change”?

  21. ravenator says: Feb 9, 2013 10:38 AM

    steeler fans are dying for an article mentioning their team’s name. It’s really cute.

  22. thereisfootballwestofjersey says: Feb 9, 2013 10:39 AM

    Everyone is talking about the Crabtree pass interference call. The real travesty of SB47 was the BRUTAL double-hammer lock hold and resulting non call on 49er #49 Bruce Miller on Jacoby’s kick return.

    That sealed the win for Balt. Most brutal Super Bowl non call ever

  23. camdenyard says: Feb 9, 2013 10:42 AM

    Thank you Texans. You’re turning into the Ravens farm system.
    =============================

    Ain’t that the truth, Texans fans must have done a slow burn watching Jacoby score all of those long TDs this year, watching Vonta bust up LBers for Ray Rice and Pollard be the enforcer he is in the defensive backfield.

  24. letemplay says: Feb 9, 2013 10:44 AM

    Very difficult to repeat in the modern NFL.

    I remain cautiously optimistic.

  25. letemplay says: Feb 9, 2013 10:47 AM

    Not sure why anyone would be jumping on Jones for this. If a guy who just won the Super Bowl gets asked if he thinks his team can do it again, what exactly do you expect him to say? “Nah, we’re gonna suck next year, just for a change”?
    ————————————————

    Hi, have you met some of the fans around here? Most of the jumping on Jones has nothing to do with good sound facts like you just posted. It’s more about what team they root for and how much they hate (are jealous of) the Ravens.

    I agree with you but you did ask why.

  26. steelcurtainn says: Feb 9, 2013 10:48 AM

    A Scary team, I cant contain my laughter..congrats on 1 but….. cmon lets be serious here, they went in as the 4th seed who didnt dominate anyone. I’d bet tons the ravens arent lucky enough to repeat next year. This guys hilarious. There will be a new AFC rep next year but i guess your entitled to keep telling yourself that.

  27. garyman1 says: Feb 9, 2013 10:48 AM

    Of course they can repeat. They are one of about 10 good team out there…none of them great, and any of them could win it all next.

  28. buzzbeaubank says: Feb 9, 2013 10:52 AM

    thereisfootballwestofjersey says:
    Feb 9, 2013 10:39 AM
    Everyone is talking about the Crabtree pass interference call. The real travesty of SB47 was the BRUTAL double-hammer lock hold and resulting non call on 49er #49 Bruce Miller on Jacoby’s kick return.

    That sealed the win for Balt. Most brutal Super Bowl non call ever
    ——————
    @MikePereira: On Jacoby Jones kick return there is no holding on a double team block unless the defender is taken to the ground. He wasn’t.

  29. ern215 says: Feb 9, 2013 10:52 AM

    yall killin me with all these negative comments, if ur team wouldve played as good oof a game as yall talk, they wouldve won,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,but they didnt, so eat that crow and get over it, losers, and im from the bay, dont be mad at the ravens , be mad at your team for getting embarrassed on the grandest stage possible

  30. gonavybeatarmy says: Feb 9, 2013 10:53 AM

    Congratulations Ravens. But great?

    No disrespect to Baltimore but if the Broncos didn’t inexplicably take the ball out of the hands of a 69 pct completion first ballot HOF QB with 2 mins remaining on 3rd and 6 and run the ball while Baltimore had 9 in the box the game ends with a Denver victory. Then if a minute later the Ravens don’t convert a third down hail Mary pass as a CB uses the worst technique ever the Broncos definitely win. And then Baltimore enters the off-season struggling with what to do with their QB who had another mediocre season still never having thrown for more than 3,800 yards in a season at a time when the old 4,000 yard benchmark is now 5,000 yards.

    Some people toss around terms like “great” and “genius” was too cavalierly.

  31. bartlettruss says: Feb 9, 2013 10:54 AM

    The Ravens have healthy egos. They lose 4 out of their last 5, but now they’re a potential dynasty? Given their cap situation they may be lucky to make the playoffs next year. But at least they can now play a real middle linebacker instead of wheeling Ray’s old carcass out each week.

  32. jlstaud says: Feb 9, 2013 10:54 AM

    Uh, you’re a 10 and 6 team that barely made the playoffs. You got extremely lucky and then hot for two games, almost giving up a 17 point lead in the Super Bowl. Probably not, but go ahead and keep living in your delusional world

  33. mlbbal52 says: Feb 9, 2013 10:55 AM

    You could barely beat our 2nd string Qb leftwich and lost to our 3rd string Qb Charlie batch. We are so scared! Easy to beat a soft secondary through the playoffs. Where were you at against Steelers? 0 catches! Owned!

    Aww man hilarious post! You guys must have gotten to the playoffs and won the Superbowl.

  34. rando74 says: Feb 9, 2013 10:57 AM

    They better send Rahim Moore a ring

  35. ern215 says: Feb 9, 2013 10:57 AM

    Uh, you’re a 10 and 6 team that barely made the playoffs. You got extremely lucky and then hot for two games, almost giving up a 17 point lead in the Super Bowl. Probably not, but go ahead and keep living in your delusional world
    ———————————————————-

    you forgot to mention they are a 10-6 team that beat the brakes off a so called shoe-in for the super bowl title, remember that

  36. jfrogo says: Feb 9, 2013 10:57 AM

    Doubt it.

  37. Nofoolnodrool says: Feb 9, 2013 10:57 AM

    steeler fans are dying for an article mentioning their team’s name. It’s really cute.

    What is really cute is watching fans who have won their first championship act like classless fools. They act like puppies in their first snow storm very cute, but their chest pounding now will result in a very sore butt next year at this time if they don’t back it up with another ring. So have fun little puppies…enjoy the snow for ow.

  38. itsfootballbaby says: Feb 9, 2013 11:02 AM

    bigbenownsthenfl says: Feb 9, 2013 10:21 AM

    You could barely beat our 2nd string Qb leftwich and lost to our 3rd string Qb Charlie batch. We are so scared! Easy to beat a soft secondary through the playoffs. Where were you at against Steelers? 0 catches! Owned!

    Riiiiiight! Truely the Steelers were the best team in the NFL, as evidenced by their 8-8 record and losses to the Browns and Raiders, teams with a combined 7 wins. Keep living in your fantasy world bigben.

  39. timcast12 says: Feb 9, 2013 11:03 AM

    I know this is a ravens section.. But steelers suck

  40. gonavybeatarmy says: Feb 9, 2013 11:04 AM

    “We’re great, we’re scary, we can repeat.”

    Sounds like John Mara’s team twelve months ago.

  41. evrybdyhas1 says: Feb 9, 2013 11:04 AM

    Amazing, what is a competitive athelete going to think…..we cant win?

  42. bengalsstillsuck says: Feb 9, 2013 11:05 AM

    OVERRATED they wont make the playoffs next year.

  43. itsfootballbaby says: Feb 9, 2013 11:06 AM

    The team’s been in existence for 17 years and has two rings…..that’s 1 ring every 8 1/2 years. Not bad. Who’s got a shorter average interval between rings?

  44. fantasyfootballmaven0 says: Feb 9, 2013 11:06 AM

    Eh they have a lower chance to repeat then most other past champs in my opinion. The manner in which they caught fire won’t be easy to duplicate.

    They also have a gaping hole in the middle of their defense that can’t be replaced. They’ll have to overcome that and lets see how Flacco reacts.

    Flacco will either elevate his game or become to arrogant and make a bunch of mistakes.

    Also keep in mind with his salary hike its going to be hard to pick up any free agents to fix any holes on the team. Repeating becomes harder. They’ll probably have to cut a few players they don’t want to cut.

    The Ravens are a top flight organization now though as far as consistency. Ozzie new some will find a way

  45. ravenousravenousrhinos says: Feb 9, 2013 11:07 AM

    Are Steelers fans incapable of reading what they type? You sound dumber by the post.

  46. steelers4385 says: Feb 9, 2013 11:14 AM

    Please.

  47. rpiotr01 says: Feb 9, 2013 11:15 AM

    EVERY team thinks they can repeat. Every. Team.

    It ain’t easy. Ask the 15-1 Packers. Ask the defending champ Saints, going to play a .500 Seahawks team. Ask the Giants how easy it is to keep that late season momentum going the next year.

  48. buzzbeaubank says: Feb 9, 2013 11:20 AM

    Nofoolnodrool says:
    Feb 9, 2013 10:57 AM
    steeler fans are dying for an article mentioning their team’s name. It’s really cute.

    What is really cute is watching fans who have won their first championship act like classless fools. They act like puppies in their first snow storm very cute, but their chest pounding now will result in a very sore butt next year at this time if they don’t back it up with another ring. So have fun little puppies…enjoy the snow for ow.
    ——————-
    Baltimore has as many rings as Pittsburgh over the last 33 years, and we’ve only been around for half that. If chest pounding after a Super Bowl results in a sore butt, what does chest pounding after a .500 season cause? Keep me posted.

  49. zaggs says: Feb 9, 2013 11:26 AM

    Dear Jacoby, please see the: 2011 Giants, 2010 Packers, 2009 Saints, 2008 Steelers, 2007 Giants, 2006 Colts and the 2005 Steelers.

  50. bigbenisgay says: Feb 9, 2013 11:31 AM

    bigbenownsthenfl says: Feb 9, 2013 10:21 AM

    You could barely beat our 2nd string Qb leftwich and lost to our 3rd string Qb Charlie batch. We are so scared! Easy to beat a soft secondary through the playoffs. Where were you at against Steelers? 0 catches! Owned!

    I love steelers fans biggest babies in the league, he doesnt know the ravens m.o. they always play down to the level of competition. But those games were also under cameron with caldwell if u cant see flacco is a different qb then u should start watching field hockey. Lets not forget all u haters said we werent gonna have a chance in any of the playoff games but 4 games and 1 ring later and not sure how many records so keep hating the ravens love it

  51. bigbenisgay says: Feb 9, 2013 11:33 AM

    Wrong button 3 games

  52. Nofoolnodrool says: Feb 9, 2013 11:38 AM

    buzzbeaubank | Feb 9, 2013, 11:20 AM EST
    Nofoolnodrool says:
    Feb 9, 2013 10:57 AM
    steeler fans are dying for an article mentioning their team’s name. It’s really cute.

    What is really cute is watching fans who have won their first championship act like classless fools. They act like puppies in their first snow storm very cute, but their chest pounding now will result in a very sore butt next year at this time if they don’t back it up with another ring. So have fun little puppies…enjoy the snow for ow.
    ——————-
    Baltimore has as many rings as Pittsburgh over the last 33 years, and we’ve only been around for half that. If chest pounding after a Super Bowl results in a sore butt, what does chest pounding after a .500 season cause? Keep me posted.

    Little puppie not once did I mention the steelers miserable record,but you did. A lack of humility is what I am reminding you about. Get some..

  53. tim2200 says: Feb 9, 2013 11:41 AM

    You’re not a great team, you’re not scary and you’re not repeating.

  54. savilo831 says: Feb 9, 2013 11:42 AM

    They won’t even make the playoffs!!!!! Mark my words. They’re gonna have the steelers , bengals and an up and coming browns team to play twice a year. Yes the browns. They put together a really good staff so watch out for the browns, they’re gonna sneak up on some people this year !!!!! NINERS all the way next year! They are scary good!!!

  55. jacobyravens says: Feb 9, 2013 11:45 AM

    hey bigbenownsthenfl:
    You are a classic steelers fan LOSER. The Ravens can repeat. I don’t think they will but they certainly can. Jacoby is a number 3 receiver behind Boldin and Torrey Smith. If I remember right, Jacoby hurt Pittsburgh in a different way. A Punt return for a TD in a home loss. Don’t take shots at someone who hurt you. Jacoby Jones was a huge reason that Baltimore won the Super Bowl. I have a lot of respect for the Steelers as a Ravens fan but no respect for their fanbase.

  56. cacaw420 says: Feb 9, 2013 11:50 AM

    bigbenownsthenfl says:
    Feb 9, 2013 10:21 AM
    You could barely beat our 2nd string Qb leftwich and lost to our 3rd string Qb Charlie batch. We are so scared! Easy to beat a soft secondary through the playoffs. Where were you at against Steelers? 0 catches! Owned!
    ——————————————

    Super Bowls aren’t won in the regular season son…you Steeler fans have been telling us that for years. Two of those “soft secondaries” were the 3rd- and 4th-ranked passing defenses, and those were the two Jacoby had his 70 and 56 yard TDs against. And he did have a 63 yard punt return TD to win a 13-10 game in Pittsburgh, so I wouldn’t call that being “owned,” per se. But good points.

  57. ridingwithnohandlebars says: Feb 9, 2013 11:51 AM

    They have a better chance of repeating than pretty much all the other teams this year.

  58. buzzbeaubank says: Feb 9, 2013 11:55 AM

    Nofoolnodrool says:
    Feb 9, 2013 11:38 AM

    Little puppie not once did I mention the steelers miserable record,but you did. A lack of humility is what I am reminding you about. Get some..
    ——————
    I simply corrected your inability to count to 2, and how much humility is required to repeatedly refer to people as “little puppies?”

  59. texanfan62 says: Feb 9, 2013 11:56 AM

    jakec4 says:Feb 9, 2013 10:18 AM

    Thank you Texans. You’re turning into the Ravens farm system.
    ———————————————————
    Hey Reven fans; let;s see how you’alls a@@es are gonna taste now that Ray Lewis and maybe Ed Reed are gone! Don’t be hatein’ on the Texans,what goes around comes around.

  60. texanfan62 says: Feb 9, 2013 11:57 AM

    Sorry misspelled Ravens!

  61. mclovinib says: Feb 9, 2013 12:05 PM

    ravens superbowl champs…nice ring to it

  62. macklinr61 says: Feb 9, 2013 12:12 PM

    As Mike Singletary would unbelievably say: “I’d like to thank the Ravens for showing us how bad Culliver, Whitner and Rogers are”.

    This game reflected poorly on Mrs Harbuagh. She raised a cheater (John) and a sore loser (Jim). In her competitiveness, she raised John to use all his ST coaching knowledge to hold on Kickoffs, Safeties and last plays to gain an advantage. She taught Jim to throw a hissy fit to intimidate refs. Poca madre.

  63. larrydavid7000 says: Feb 9, 2013 12:15 PM

    this idiot must of been hit hard too many times in the head. He dose not even know that his team is from Cleveland. What a dumb ass.!!!!!!!

  64. phillynac says: Feb 9, 2013 12:15 PM

    How any team or fan can declare that they are going to win the Super Bowl next year is beyond me. We don’t even know who will be on the team until free agency and the draft. It is just plain idiotic.

  65. larrydavid7000 says: Feb 9, 2013 12:19 PM

    ravens you could not beat THEE EASTERN DIVISION CHAMPION REDSKINS SO WHAT ARE YOU CROWING ABOUT. THE TEAM FROM CLEVELAND. SORRY ASS.

  66. ajpnsf says: Feb 9, 2013 12:20 PM

    With that 60 player rooster I have little doubt of it.

    And when your teammates get away holding Miller off the ground I bet you can run back another TD too.

  67. goldrush36 says: Feb 9, 2013 12:23 PM

    Sure they can repeat but I think Jones is forgetting that cap problem they have even before giving Flacco too much money and resigning several key players. All the respect in the world to Ravens but repeating is an uphill battle already.. this one is more like Mt. Everest

  68. watermelon1 says: Feb 9, 2013 12:35 PM

    So they knew that play was going to work all week long in preparation… and Flacco still found a way to underthrow it.

    Luckily, Jacoby Jones hit a spin-move and a juke, then sprinted into the endzone and danced.

  69. sparky900 says: Feb 9, 2013 12:44 PM

    Of course they CAN repeat; who would ever say “I don’t think we’re good enough to win again next year!” What makes me laugh is the notion that “Joe threw a perfect ball.” The perfect ball is now the one that makes you stop running, and catch the ball like you would a punt. It was a great play, but far from a perfect ball. On the other hand, that pass probably made Joe Flacco an additional million or two a year, so I guess it was perfect.

  70. thebadguyswon says: Feb 9, 2013 12:44 PM

    Don’t see it happening Baltimore.

    Seattle is gonna be the favorite.

  71. metrocritical says: Feb 9, 2013 12:46 PM

    For an outsider, it is simply amusing to observe the infantile bickering going on here. If this would’ve happened…If this didn’t happen…The same can be said for every series, in every game and each season and it only comes precisely together for one team each year. Jones didn’t promise anything outrageous or impossible, he only said his team “can” win which is a healthy perspective for a team with a good mix of old and young talent coming off a Super Bowl win. With free agency, salary cap issues and losing the underdog role plus NFL history at play, there is a huge divide between possibility and probability. The likelihood is that some other guy on some other team will say the same thing at this time next year. And the bickering will soon follow.

  72. lennydpocketqb says: Feb 9, 2013 1:23 PM

    I wouldn’t want a player on the team who doesn’t think like this. They are the champ and respect is given.

  73. Nofoolnodrool says: Feb 9, 2013 1:28 PM

    I simply corrected your inability to count to 2, and how much humility is required to repeatedly refer to people as “little puppies?”
    Sorry the point is lost on you, but I could have said youngsters playing in the snow for the first time. You need to step back and enjoy the little things in life before they are gone…cheers

  74. boltsfan14 says: Feb 9, 2013 1:37 PM

    Jones is an idiot

  75. asyoulay69 says: Feb 9, 2013 1:42 PM

    This year is our year go 49ers.

  76. eerslbs says: Feb 9, 2013 1:48 PM

    Great post metrocritical!

  77. buzzbeaubank says: Feb 9, 2013 2:19 PM

    Nofoolnodrool says:
    Feb 9, 2013 1:28 PM
    I simply corrected your inability to count to 2, and how much humility is required to repeatedly refer to people as “little puppies?”
    Sorry the point is lost on you, but I could have said youngsters playing in the snow for the first time. You need to step back and enjoy the little things in life before they are gone…cheers
    —————
    Rather than lecture me about getting a life, how about you link to just one PFT article on the Ravens that you haven’t commented on? Quick to name call and even quicker to back off with your hands in the air when you’re called out.

  78. gsomatt says: Feb 9, 2013 2:22 PM

    What’s with the Steeler fans saying the Ravens are any good? Ravens peaked at the right time and won the freakin super bowl. Steelers didn’t even make the tournament this year.

    Can’t argue with which Steeler QB was in the game when playing the Ravens. They lost 5 games to teams that were not the Ravens with Roethlisberger as the QB.

    Bottom line: If the Steelers were good enough this year, they would made the playoffs and knocked the Ravens out of the tournament.

    30 other teams have accepted it. Time for the Steeler fans to accept it too.

  79. chachanola says: Feb 9, 2013 2:24 PM

    said everyteam that has one the super bowl in the last 5 yrs….

  80. chachanola says: Feb 9, 2013 2:24 PM

    won that is*

  81. nickster31 says: Feb 9, 2013 2:46 PM

    All the talk and all the hate is cracking me up.

    For starters, unless Jones takes a SERIOUS pay cut, he likely won’t be a Raven for next season.

    Secondly, after applying the exclusive rights franchise tag to Joe Flacco, which is going to be in the neighborhood of $20.4 million, the Ravens are going to be roughly $30 million over the salary cap for next year. Even if they cut Boldin and Jones, that is going to leave them nearly $20 million over the cap.

    They get nothing for losing Ed Reed, as he is a UFA, and nothing for losing Ray Lewis (even though his $5.5 million salary won’t count against the cap, they still owe him $5 million from his guaranteed money in his last contract which applies as soon as his retirement papers are turned in).

    Then, if you look at their pending UFA’s:
    Danniel Ellerbe
    James Ihedigbo
    Paul Kruger
    Bryant McKinnie

    Then, look at their restricted free agents, that they could lose if someone offers them a contract Baltimore can’t match:

    Dennis Pitta
    Ed Dixson

    Now, consider that the great Ozzie has said that they are not going to restructure contracts of players, then this team is going to need a minor miracle if they have any shot at repeating.

  82. goldrush36 says: Feb 9, 2013 3:02 PM

    Ummm whats with the 17 year old franchise bs? This is one of the leagues oldest franchises. Moving cities doesn’t make you brand new. You guys act like it was an expansion team. Cleveland Browns are the new team with the old name. Get back to reality

  83. johntonioholmes says: Feb 9, 2013 3:06 PM

    8-8 team that caught the Steelers without a healthy quarterback and then lucked out with an absurd 4th down conversion against the Chargers.

    Not a great team.

  84. Nofoolnodrool says: Feb 9, 2013 3:29 PM

    buzzbeaubank | Feb 9, 2013, 2:19 PM EST
    Nofoolnodrool says:
    Feb 9, 2013 1:28 PM
    I simply corrected your inability to count to 2, and how much humility is required to repeatedly refer to people as “little puppies?”
    Sorry the point is lost on you, but I could have said youngsters playing in the snow for the first time. You need to step back and enjoy the little things in life before they are gone…cheers
    —————
    Rather than lecture me about getting a life, how about you link to just one PFT article on the Ravens that you haven’t commented on? Quick to name call and even quicker to back off with your hands in the air when you’re called out.

    If you want a lecture on life I’ll be glad to give you one, but it would be a waste of my time. I haven’t backed off yet and won’t because your tender sensibilities are hurt. I guess you have never played in the snow or stopped and thought about the joy and wonder of snow to some one or thing experiencing it for the first time…lighten up or your hemorrhoids will choke any care free thoughts you may have…. Sigh
    Hey be positive like JJ.

  85. bengalskuta82 says: Feb 9, 2013 3:32 PM

    No you won’t repeat! You’ll have a long long season going through the AFCNorth..It won’t be a cake walk

    I can’t believe the Ravens even won the SuperBowl..How can a team like the Ravens be so impressive all of a sudden in the playoffs?? I’m starting to think the Ravens Org paid off their opponents to surrender so they could make a colofull story of the Gret Ray Lewis..Hahaha.Just kidding..Yeah its normal, teams get hot at some point

  86. buzzbeaubank says: Feb 9, 2013 3:36 PM

    goldrush36 says:
    Feb 9, 2013 3:02 PM
    Ummm whats with the 17 year old franchise bs? This is one of the leagues oldest franchises. Moving cities doesn’t make you brand new. You guys act like it was an expansion team. Cleveland Browns are the new team with the old name. Get back to reality
    ——————-
    Fine, then we get credit for Cleveland’s 4 NFL championships. 6 rings!

  87. yinzer7 says: Feb 9, 2013 3:50 PM

    Winners make plays.
    Losers make excuses.

  88. bullcharger says: Feb 9, 2013 4:08 PM

    The Ravens are good enough to repeat. So were Green Bay and the Giants and New Orleans. The problem is you gotta go do it. Green Bay were talking 3-peat and dynasty when they won all those games the next season. Then boom, giants took them down. Now it has been 3 years. It’s not so easy to repeat. When the Patriots repeated there were not many teams that could have beaten them that year. Same for Dallas. This year there are many teams as good as the Ravens going into the season. They can win, but it’s not likely.

  89. prmpft says: Feb 9, 2013 4:51 PM

    …No you are not! No you can’t! any questions?

  90. mlbbal52 says: Feb 9, 2013 5:26 PM

    Jones is a beast and a great team player thus his play your role comment…no player is gonna win the Superbowl then say they don’t think they could win it again…nuff said.

  91. pizzon says: Feb 9, 2013 6:03 PM

    how come this idiot wasnt running his yap prior to the Super Bowl about how scary and how great they are as a team. stick a sock in it, I dont think he realizes there are 22 free agents on the team. Flacco thinking he is elite is just the beginning of the headaches in baltimore.

  92. stuartscottslefteye says: Feb 9, 2013 7:26 PM

    He said “can” not “will” and everything else he said is absolutely true. Any decent team can win it all…look at the Giants last year. It’s about getting hot at the right time. A lot of sour grapes out there….

  93. stuartscottslefteye says: Feb 9, 2013 7:28 PM

    They beat the 1st and 2nd best teams in the AFC on the road…then beat the 49′s. And lets not kid ourselves…no power outage and that a game is not even close. I must say…I was most impressed.

  94. keakuamai says: Feb 9, 2013 10:33 PM

    Unless the league fully rescinds all future holding, mauling, pass interference, ref assault penalties then I’m going to go with NO, you’re not gonna repeat.

    BUT the very fact that HE said it, the very returner who benefited from having special team ace and fullback #49 Bruce Miller being mauled and driven out of the way to create THE running lane for him by not one but TWO raven special teamers further supports that they won’t repeat.

    On another more objective point, they lose their emotional leader to retirement and probably their share of good players/leaders to FA this season will make it highly unlikely they get back to the SB much less win it again.

  95. randallflagg52 says: Feb 10, 2013 4:36 AM

    gonavybeatarmy says:
    Feb 9, 2013 10:53 AM
    Congratulations Ravens. But great?

    No disrespect to Baltimore but if the Broncos didn’t inexplicably take the ball out of the hands of a 69 pct completion first ballot HOF QB with 2 mins remaining on 3rd and 6 and run the ball while Baltimore had 9 in the box the game ends with a Denver victory. Then if a minute later the Ravens don’t convert a third down hail Mary pass as a CB uses the worst technique ever the Broncos definitely win. And then Baltimore enters the off-season struggling with what to do with their QB who had another mediocre season still never having thrown for more than 3,800 yards in a season at a time when the old 4,000 yard benchmark is now 5,000 yards.

    Some people toss around terms like “great” and “genius” was too cavalierly.

    ===================================

    Yeah and IF the Broncos didn’t score 14 points off special team plays, and IF the Ravens didn’t fire Cameron and IF the Ravens drafted Chad Henne over Joe Flacco, and IF the Colts never left town… Do you see where i’m going with this?

    Oh, and why do the Ravens need Joe Flacco to throw for 5000 yards when they have guys like Ray Rice and Bernard Pierce running behind a large and fierce offensive line? Matt Stafford, Drew Brees and the like can have his garbage time stat padding, Joe has a ring and SB MVP honors.

  96. blueduck99 says: Feb 15, 2013 2:43 PM

    “Ain’t that the truth, Texans fans must have done a slow burn watching Jacoby score all of those long TDs this year, watching Vonta bust up LBers for Ray Rice and Pollard be the enforcer he is in the defensive backfield.”

    1) Foster is considerably more productive out of a one-back set. I’m really not pining for a fullback.

    2) Pollard may have a strange (and useful) knack for injuring important players, but both Manning and Quin are better safeties.

    3) Jacoby Jones is about to go the route of David Tyree. He’s had one good season as a returner, he remains a marginal #3 receiver, and his 2013 cap hit is $5 million. In the words of Randy Marsh, “see ya!”.

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