Offensive line problems have been well-documented.
The philosophy (throw the ball all over the field) did not change until the second half of the season in which a run-first mentality took over.
Flacco played 11 top-10 defenses last season. They don't give up anything easily. Small wonder but this QB with the "poorer" stats did lead the team to 13 victories last season.
Look at his stats over the first half vs the second half of the seaon.
I believe he will get better for two reasons: 1) he wants to get better and 2) receivers like Smith are humble young men who seem to have a burning desire to be the best at their craft!
He's not yet signed because both Ozzie and his agent are doing thier jobs and trying to find the best deal for both sides.
I wouldn't say fans want ( including myself ) to run Flacco out of town. But if he becomes a distraction to the organization, that he be escorted to the trade line for picks. I believe in fair exchange being no robbery. Value wise he would garner high value picks and he himself would get that astronomical paycheck from a desperate team. Since I know all facets are enamored with his skillset it's not going to happen but I'd at least look into options going forward. Taylor and a draft pick with upside should be given reps to increase their personal knowledge and the Ravens leverage. Just in case Flacco really does become Wacco. At the end of the day I believe they will reach common ground. But the hostage taken needs to stop during every off-season. Rookies out playing there contracts do get some leeway however they have to be reasonable and his stats suggest he's not top 5 in personal stats but he's really close. I think he has a strong argument for top 10 but not top 5. He should be paid a signing bonus that equates that his past is appreciated and a contract that makes it clear that there is room for vast improvement in specific area's (clock management, play calling, hurry up, red zone points, and reading defenses i.e. Tampa 2, cover 2).
With Rice being the primary catalyst from yardage/move the chains aspect, someone needs shave there figures down. So Joe your good but your not great. Can't see paying him as such.
I guess it takes an “Ignorant Jerk” to know one!!
Just a reminder to all on this board this so called man, Sugaray52, is not a man anyone should take very seriously and he is not an honorable man so avoid any bets he tries to make with any of you. He is the kind that will hound you and scream to everyone that would listen if he wins but will cowardly disappear and hide to avoid honoring a bet he’s made if he loses.
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