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  1. The whole team is shrouded in "uncertainty." It will be interesting to see how the rotation plays out before April but there's an extremely fine line with this team between at least being competitive to being outright horrible.
  2. Thus ends the great and inexplicable love affair between Buck and Ryan.
  3. Excellent post. That's pretty much how I've felt for a while now. Machado's a wonderful talent, particularly as a defensive third baseman. But as you said perfectly, his fundamentals are poor, you could smoke a cigarette with the amount of time he stands at home plate and admires everything he hits, he doesn't run out ground balls, and is an extremely poor base runner. That's on Showalter to confront him, forget he's the face of the organization and tell him he's not going to tolerate such a lackadaisical approach to the game. That will never happen of course so the fans will have to put up with the nonsense for another season and then that will be that.
  4. I don't either. He's arguably the best fielding third baseman in Oriole history next to Brooks and they want to change that? And if he's trying to market himself as a shortstop, the need for a great fielding corner man is much higher in my opinion.
  5. I'm eliminating myself also. The simpleton will think it's because I'm following your lead but the truth is, anyone who is void of any conscience and basic morality to belittle a young mother and her child, shouldn't be allowed to propagate the kind of garbage he spews on any public forum, let alone this one. And yet, there he is, once again for all to see. It's been fun exchanging opinions with most of you on here and I wish you all the best. Take care.
  6. My guess is he remembers most things once he got to the dressing room but probably not the hit itself. He seemed surprisingly lucid walking without assistance and he was checking his ear so he was aware of the cut.
  7. I don't even bother predicting anymore. It's an exercise in futility.
  8. I've always thought that Flacco's deep passing game was very overrated. He under throws most of those patterns and unless you have talented receivers who can fight for the ball and have sure hands, it's not a method for success in my opinion. At least not with the group of receivers he has right now. Now, if you're talking about stretching the field, giving teams something else to think about and possibly getting them off the line of scrimmage, sure, it has it's benefits regardless of whether the pass is completed or not. I've been an advocate of doing that occasionally but not at the expense of running the ball consistently and making that your identity as an offense. Because Flacco's receivers drop so many balls, I'd say stick to the short/intermediate range and hope for the best. And Flacco's main strength as a passer is play action based on a heavy run game. I know it's not the most exciting thing for a lot of fans to watch and it certainly isn't MM's offensive philosophy but for the talent this team has(or doesn't), I will still say it's the way to go for the rest of the season.
  9. And for his speed, he rarely gets any kind of separation from a defender, making the problem even more obvious.
  10. I don't have anything against the guy. He could be a perfectly nice guy for all I know but he's just in over his head in the NFL. The drops he had in college have translated to being even more exacerbated in the pros. He's going to go down as yet another fast receiver who amounted to very little. I hope I'm ultimately wrong but I don't know how you could feel any different at this point.
  11. I'm no Cowboys fan but I CANNOT stand the Redskins. Go 'Boys!
  12. That probably was his agent talking more than Flacco. He seems like a pretty down to earth kind of guy who just happens to be playing professional football. If someone could promise him another Super Bowl by running the ball 70% of the time, he'd take it. Not to mention, he's one of the best play action quarterbacks in the business so that would suit him perfectly. Now if he can just get some receivers who can catch the ball.
  13. I honestly don't think Joe would care all that much. If it was working the way it should and they were punishing defenses over the course of a game and the Ravens were controlling the clock and score, I think he would be more than satisfied. Flacco's got his weaknesses as a quarterback but I don't think ego is one of them.
  14. I just got finished watching the 1st half of the game and while I admit that Alonso driving in with his shoulder was unnecessary and dangerous, it was a pretty bang-bang play and not as obviously flagrant as I thought it may have been from hearing about it. I was also surprised Joe got up and was standing within a couple of minutes. Say what you want about him but he's a tough bird. I don't know how much he actually remembers after the hit but he seemed relatively coherent walking into the dressing room. Hopefully, he'll be ready to go in Tennessee.
  15. Excellent post and the only reason he hates Flacco is because OCF defends him. It's that simple.