John Harbaugh expects multiple championship with Joe Flacco

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Jim Irsay and John Harbaugh may not have much in common. Here’s one thing they do: Both except to win more than one Super Bowl with their current starting quarterbacks.

“When [Joe Flacco] first walked into the building after we drafted him in 2008, [it was like], ‘Hey, dude, we’re going to win multiple Super Bowls,'” Harbaugh said this week, via Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com. “We’re going to win multiple championships here. And we’re going to.”

Of course, the difference between Irsay and Harbaugh (among others) is that Harbaugh already has one with Flacco. Still, both teams arguably are equally far away from the next.

The Ravens made it to the playoffs five straight years with Flacco and Harbaugh. In 2013, one year after the lone Super Bowl victory, the run ended. The next year, the Ravens had a pair of 14-point leads in New England before falling to the eventual champions in the divisional round. Then came back-to-back seasons of no playoff appearances, with a division title narrowly lost in a Christmas Day classic against the Steelers.

Despite a franchise-quarterback contract, Flacco arguably isn’t a franchise quarterback — or the more popular five-letter shorthand reference to one. Winning a second Super Bowl would help. As he enters the 10th year of his season, it remains to be seen when Super Bowl No. 2 will come his way.

44 responses to “John Harbaugh expects multiple championship with Joe Flacco

  1. “Both except to win more than one Super Bowl with their current starting quarterbacks.”

    I “except” they’re right. I don’t “expect” either one of ’em to win a Super Bowl in this decade.

  2. Both except to win more than one Super Bowl with their current starting quarterbacks.

    I believe the word is expect. You corrected it in the title, but not the body.

  3. Speaking of multiple championships, when will another team break the string of 56 straight off season championships by the minisoda lokis?

  4. It will take another Ray Lewis and another Ed Reed walking in the door to build the kind of defense it would take to carry him to another championship.

  5. Flacco is too inconsistent and only slightly above average, no more no less. They need to put much better personnel around him to even sniff the Super Bowl. He isn’t good enough to carry the team; just gets paid like it unfortunately.

  6. It’s funny how Flacco was able to win more when he played with Ed Reed, Ray Rice, Ray Lewis, Haloti Ngata, and Terrell Suggs (in his prime). That’s not a knock on Flacco. He just doesn’t have the same supporting cast. It’s a knock on Newsome.

  7. Please…..

    Joe Flacco is one of the most overrated football players in NFL history. He’s pedestrian at best and I’m elated that he has such a monster hit on the Ravens salary cap. Keeps that team constantly losing any other player that might be half way good.

    Joe Flacco is one of the most valuable players the Steeler organization has. And we hope he keeps that starting QB job in Baltimore for the next 30 years!

    GO STEELERS!!

  8. “Jim Irsay and John Harbaugh may not have much in common. Here’s one thing they do: Both except to win more than one Super Bowl with their current starting quarterbacks.”

    When do they each expect their teams will be moving to the NFC?

  9. Both [except] to win more than one Super Bowl with their current starting quarterbacks.

    You may EXPECT to win multiple titles, you must ACCEPT that you won’t, EXCEPT you won’t.
    I hope that’s right, they got me confused now.

  10. The Ravens sure have played the Patriots tough in Foxborough in the playoffs. I think they are 2-2 and the Ravens could have won all 4 of those games.

  11. Well John, as a leader your job is to not only set expectations but also to provide the tools and opportunity for those people to meet those expectations. When you spend the moon on one position like you did when you resigned him, you took more than a few potential tools away.

  12. Though I think Flacco and Luck are a bit overrated, I also think Harbaugh and Irsay are bigger hurdles to reaching the next few SBs.

  13. Living in Baltimore, I’d like to see the Ravens win another Super Bowl with Joe Flacco at QB, but with Marty Mornhinweg as O-Coordinator, I just don’t see it. If the team fails to make the playoffs for a 3rd straight year, I have a suspicion that Harbaugh will be canned. I also think that you’ll see a QB brought in (probably in the 2018 draft) to push Flacco. Biscotti doesn’t appear to be the kind of guy who accepts mediocrity.

  14. Baltimore’s draft success has slipped since Flacco’s big contract, and that has manifested itself throughout the roster, which seems to be relying more heavily on free agency in recent years.

    With Roethlisberger on the back nine and Baltimore showing relative weakness lately, it feels like change is coming in the AFC North. If the Ohio teams can ever get their acts together.

  15. Its not that easy to just win Super Bowls John. You have to have luck on your side at the right time.

    You should be grateful you won 1. Joe will be retired by 2020

  16. Biscotti doesn’t appear to be the kind of guy who accepts mediocrity.
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    Agreed. Biscotti seems to be the type of guy who would conspire to cover up his own team’s transgression while also being complicit in handicapping his opponent to give his team a “fighting” chance to sniff some degree of “success”. The dude is clearly all aces.

  17. Flacco is a franchise quarterback. But that’s because there’s 32 franchises in the NFL, and he’s in the top 32 somewhere. Maybe number 28 or so.

  18. They’re entering the same 10 year drought Belichick and Brady suffered after BB had to replace the championship defense drafted by Parcells. Eventually after the likes of Merriweather, Sanders, and Spikes were jettisoned for the current group and a second Patriots dyeasty was born.

  19. The folks laughing at the idea of Flacco winning another Super Bowl were doing the same thing before he won the first one.

    In case you’ve forgotten, he was better during the Ravens championship run than just about any QB in postseason history. Flacco carried that team to the title with an aging/injured defense giving up 35 points vs. Denver and 31 in the Super Bowl.

    It’s not hard to see him doing it again if the Ravens shore up a few areas in the draft and manage to avoid a lot of injuries.

  20. Baby steps – first work on winning the division. They might have a chance at the when Big Ben retires in 6-7 years.

  21. jason9696 says:
    Mar 30, 2017 4:57 PM
    The Ravens sure have played the Patriots tough in Foxborough in the playoffs. I think they are 2-2 and the Ravens could have won all 4 of those games.

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    They have had some good moments with a cast that’s not there any more. But they never became a team so good that people would feel compelled to brag even years later about how they beat them 2 out of 4 times in the playoffs and could have won all 4.

  22. For whatever reason, The Ravens are definitely in Pats fans heads. You don’t see Pats fans get worked up about other random 8-8 teams like you do with the Ravens.

  23. @realdealsteel/////// FLACCO BEATS THE STEELERS MORE THAN ANY OTHER QB OR TEAM SO YOUR WRONG ON THAT NOTE BUDDY

  24. FIrst steeler fans said he could never make the playoffs. THen he could never make it multiple times and advance to AFC CGs. Then a few years ago some Pittsburgh Steelr said Flacco could never win a championship. I love how Flacco haters keep changing their stories as he keeps proving them wrong.

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