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  • #91
    We need more than 1 decent QB on the team. I think we have a few good QB's now, and that's a good thing!!!!

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    • #92
      Another Ravens / Flacco fan here, with my 2 cents.

      When discussing Flacco's apparent decline in the past couple of years, most Ravens fans do not sufficiently account for his knee or back injury. Both injuries affect throwing motion and/or power. Hopefully he's all healed now, but he (and the team) hid the extent of the injuries well. There are also ongoing debates about how much the team may or may not have limited Flacco in terms of receiver / line quality, play calling, and Harbaugh's apparent focus on the run game and tendency to sit on leads.

      What I can say is that Flacco is clutch and deserves the nickname "Joe Cool". The bigger the challenge, the better he plays. He's outplayed Brady, Manning, and Roethlisberger in key games and in the playoffs. He also usually makes good decisions as far as not turning the ball over often. On the down side, he's underperformed against bad teams, and there have been too many games where he came out "flat". If there is pressure he will definitely check down and give the 3 yard passes. Also he's not a chess master like Manning or Brady, and doesn't have as much ability to improvise. Still, I'm a big Flacco fan and am quite sorry to see him go. Lamar Jackson is exciting, and I hope he can develop into an accurate passer, but am disappointed that they got rid of Flacco. Hope he does well for the Broncos... I'll be watching and rooting for him.

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      • #93
        Originally posted by JayInMD View Post
        Another Ravens / Flacco fan here, with my 2 cents.

        When discussing Flacco's apparent decline in the past couple of years, most Ravens fans do not sufficiently account for his knee or back injury. Both injuries affect throwing motion and/or power. Hopefully he's all healed now, but he (and the team) hid the extent of the injuries well. There are also ongoing debates about how much the team may or may not have limited Flacco in terms of receiver / line quality, play calling, and Harbaugh's apparent focus on the run game and tendency to sit on leads.

        What I can say is that Flacco is clutch and deserves the nickname "Joe Cool". The bigger the challenge, the better he plays. He's outplayed Brady, Manning, and Roethlisberger in key games and in the playoffs. He also usually makes good decisions as far as not turning the ball over often. On the down side, he's underperformed against bad teams, and there have been too many games where he came out "flat". If there is pressure he will definitely check down and give the 3 yard passes. Also he's not a chess master like Manning or Brady, and doesn't have as much ability to improvise. Still, I'm a big Flacco fan and am quite sorry to see him go. Lamar Jackson is exciting, and I hope he can develop into an accurate passer, but am disappointed that they got rid of Flacco. Hope he does well for the Broncos... I'll be watching and rooting for him.
        Welcome to the MB!

        I'm looking forward to see how Flacco does with the Broncos.

        And I'm kind of enjoying seeing all the Raven fans flocking to our board.

        Seriously. You all bring some insights to Flacco's game.
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        • #94
          Hi

          I've been a Ravens fan since they got going. Why? Because they're my home town team mainly. I lay on the couch and watch them on lazy winter Sundays. So I'm in a better position to give you the real skinny on Flacco than most. Mainly because most of the so called experts watch a couple minutes of highlights and run their flappy chops like they are in the know.

          So you Denver fans want to know what you're getting in Flacco. Well to put it in a nutshell you're getting an above average QB. How "above" is debatable, he may be just slightly above or mucho depending on how much the talent around him, both players and coaches, or lack of has kept him back. This is a question that very well may get answered in your town. Which is why you see so many Ravens fans popping up. We are as curious as the cat in the tuna factory to see how he's going to do. And most are pulling for him big time. He's a likable guy for sure.

          But here's the rub, and Oooooo is it ever. Get him into the playoffs and he's well, an above average quarterback. But that's a mighty handy thing for a team to have when almost everyone else is so strung out on adrenaline they're almost like coke junkies. The "Joe Cool" isn't some snappy moniker. His teammates say flat out he's the real deal in that department. The games on the line and it's still the same old calm Joe calling the play in the huddle like it's a pre-season game. It not only elevates his play because everyone on the defense is just as strung out but it calms his teammates big time and elevates their play.

          And as for lack of talent around him it's not just a cop out. Ozzy (our GM) is strictly defense first and often it seems like defense only. They are decent about OL but never have any depth so one injury and it's porous as swiss cheese. And never has a team been so downright at picking receivers. What do you want in a receiver. Well two things. Can they get open and can they catch the ball. We always draft the guys with the dropsisies and the . They normally picked up a decent free agent like Steve Smith was a very good one but when you only have one real threat the Ds key in on him. Time after time I saw. Joe drops back, Joe scans, nobody open, Joe has to dump it off. No wonder we always have TEs and RBs with outlandish catch stats. They guy has an arm and not afraid to go long and would gladly do so if anyone was open.

          Age and injuries could keep him back but even with that there is major hope. Since their Superbowl run I've watched game after game where it's the Joe runs for his life on every down show. Pound on a tank long enough and it's going to crumble.

          Put a little talent around him and let him rip. If you saw what he did with your man running the offence you would be at least hopeful.
          Last edited by Peanut; 05-02-2019, 01:42 AM. Reason: Edited words.

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          • #95
            …..And how many QBs can play well in bad weather, which happens to coincide with the weather you find in the post season.
            . . Did I hear you ask how he does in the rain and snow? . Flacco is a mudder. His Father was a mudder. Throw him into to that typhoon. He loves it. Thirty plus mile per hour winds in his face and he throws tight spirals on target. Its his advantage Brer fox
            Great QB to have in bad weather games.
            Will miss that during those nasty November games on the east coast.

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