After the impressive run that the Ravens went on to win the super bowl albeit some people I've met said due to a ton of favoring from NFL officials, the Ravens now have lost Ellerbe their top priority linebacker to the Dolphins, and Kruger another solid linebacker to the Browns.........I'm all for players getting their money, especially when the market dries up real quick once you have a bad season.......However, Flacco should have tried as hard as possible to put all the money on the back end of his contract or take a little less than highest paid QB money if he wanted to keep the train that is the Ravens running........this will hamper the ravens dramatically and personally feel Flacco deserved the money but it hit the Ravens at the wrong time and really hurt the team..........thoughts?
O, and I forgot to mention Boldin, still a very solid but old WR, that snuck out to the team they beat in the super bowl the 49ers......all due to the money that Flacco got in his deal............
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Now I see they've released Pollard. Was that Flacco contract worth gutting the team?
I am very interested to see just how well Flacco plays without Boldin as his security blanket and just how good that contract looks in a few years. Boldin was catching everything thrown his way late in the season and in the playoffs. Boldin made Flacco look like a legit QB.
Admittedly, I hate the Ravens but I have always had a lot of respect for Boldin.
I'm not a Ravens fan but that huge contract Flacco Seagulls signed has disaster written all over it. I agree, the stars aligned perfectly for Flacco in the 2012 playoffs. People forget up until the postseason his season was seriously erratic. He only had 6 games where his QB rating was over 100. By signing a contract that big anything short of Aaron Rodgers numbers from 2011 will be considered a bust. My guess is he throws at least 15 INTs next season.
OSUStu I seemed to have gravitated towards your comments lol...