Boy it doesn't take much to get on your bad side.
You are merely perpetuating the same behavior you did last year with the Orioles.
The overly negative, melodramatic, exaggerating, reactionary hater based posting that you've exhibited in your post history.
Which means it is embedded into who you are. The first sign of adversity and your immediate reaction is to start debasing things.
Joe wants elite money. He's not going to be paid less than 15, which is still too much. If you think he'll take less, you're delusional.
The Ravens were in the playoffs for 5 consecutive years in spite of that no good fer nuttin' Flacco. He had nuttin' to do with it. Who does he think he is to demand a pay hike? The Ravens are better off without him.
The Ravens would be better off just paying someone off the street $25 a game to play quarterback. They can throw in all the nachos they can eat if they make it to halftime. That would save the Ravens a whole lotta cap space so they could spend it on a good punter. I heard someone say ours is not worth keepin' either.
And once again, you don't know how much the Ravens are going to pay him. So stop speculating and crying about it. If I see 18M one more time....
I will wait and see what he does in the playoffs this year before I can speculate on what is a fair price.
Given that statistically he is on par with other top QBs from their first 5 seasons, and he has playoff experience, he already has a built in floor.
QB is the hardest position to fill. It shouldn't be taken lightly.
What do you pay Matt Ryan, a player who has never won a playoff game? Can you imagine if the Falcons lose in Round 1 this year? After they gave up their entire draft to get Julio Jones to make plays for Ryan?
Yes, he's going to get that kind of money from somebody. That's probably the going rate now. Eli Manning got 16 million per year back in '09, before "he" won a second Superbowl. And yes, Joe is every bit the QB now that Eli Manning was in August of '09. Frankly I don't think there's much difference between them now either regardless of how many "rings" Eli has. Eli's TEAM got him that first ring, in a year where they got in as a WC... and after Eli had committed 29, read that again, TWENTY NINE turnovers. Nicks, Cruz, and Manningham blessed Manning with some chunks of "yard after catch" gifts that Joe would probably KILL for last year (http://www.newsday.com/sports/footba...t-up-1.3469961). He didn't break the now cherished 4000 yard mark until his 6th season. He's thrown 20+ INTs twice. He's committed about 30 turnovers in a season twice. He's eclipsed 60% (just barely) in four out of his nine NFL seasons.
If you can't grasp it, I don't know what to tell you. It's a team sport. Joe's a very good QB. He's not Peyton Manning or Tom Brady. So be it. He can win several rings. Nobody wins them alone, and simply winning one doesn't justify the "elite or not" label that so many fans want to give players. If you've played a team sport of any kind, at any level, you might grasp that...
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