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TRH
03-12-2013, 05:57 PM
Adam Schefter reporting that Ellerbe is close to terms w/Miami. This was the guy that Baltimore fans were SURE they were going to keep while losing Kruger.
Looks like they're losing both of them.

It's not just a "slightly under $7 mil cap hit" that is Flacco this year, which is the common excuse for keeping everybody. The contract reaches into subsequent years, affecting all decisions.
How's that $120 million QB working out for ya so far?

Blacksburg Zach
03-12-2013, 06:13 PM
Adam Schefter reporting that Ellerbe is close to terms w/Miami. This was the guy that Baltimore fans were SURE they were going to keep while losing Kruger.
Looks like they're losing both of them.

It's not just a "slightly under $7 mil cap hit" that is Flacco this year, which is the common excuse for keeping everybody. The contract reaches into subsequent years, affecting all decisions.
How's that $120 million QB working out for ya so far?

It's just like when the Saints unloaded a dump truck of money for Drew Brees last offseason, which hindered the team's ability to sign other players, and the team struggled to a 7-9 record. And now because of Flacco's massive contract, many of the Ravens' free agents are leaving, and the Ravens could potentially struggle next year as a result.

SteelersCanada
03-12-2013, 06:19 PM
Dream team!

SteelCurtain5643
03-12-2013, 07:19 PM
It's just like when the Saints unloaded a dump truck of money for Drew Brees last offseason, which hindered the team's ability to sign other players, and the team struggled to a 7-9 record. And now because of Flacco's massive contract, many of the Ravens' free agents are leaving, and the Ravens could potentially struggle next year as a result.

I see no downside to that:applaudit:

TRH
03-12-2013, 07:20 PM
It's just like when the Saints unloaded a dump truck of money for Drew Brees last offseason, which hindered the team's ability to sign other players, and the team struggled to a 7-9 record. And now because of Flacco's massive contract, many of the Ravens' free agents are leaving, and the Ravens could potentially struggle next year as a result.

potentially? lol:sofunny:

jacobo
03-12-2013, 07:38 PM
Fuck Flacco

this offseason has been awesome

MasterOfPuppets
03-12-2013, 07:39 PM
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Fire Haley
03-12-2013, 08:54 PM
Rats leaving a sinking ship

RavenManiac
03-13-2013, 12:46 PM
Ellerbe is simply not worth $7m per year. Heck, the ILB position is not really worth that money no matter the player. The cap and/or Flacco's contract had nothing to do with this.

This was simply a matter of right player right price. Had the Ravens had tons of cap space, they wouldn't have matched this deal. Ravens were offering him money, around $5m per year, but just not stupid money.

BleedPurple
03-13-2013, 01:29 PM
Adam Schefter reporting that Ellerbe is close to terms w/Miami. This was the guy that Baltimore fans were SURE they were going to keep while losing Kruger.
Looks like they're losing both of them.

It's not just a "slightly under $7 mil cap hit" that is Flacco this year, which is the common excuse for keeping everybody. The contract reaches into subsequent years, affecting all decisions.
How's that $120 million QB working out for ya so far?

So far, as in, 1 day into the new league year and -175 days since kickoff of the 2013 season?

Well, it MIGHT be a LITTLE early to say for sure, but I think Flacco has completely bankrupted this team for the next MILLION YEARS. :doh:

Seriously, let's at least wait for some semblance of a final roster before judging the contract. The FO is just going to have to do the best with what is left after grossly overpaying Flacco.

Unfortunately we had no choice but to sign Flacco, as evidenced by the Ellerbe and Kruger deals. If we didn't pay Flacco, SOMEONE would have. If we had Dilfer'd Flacco we would be taking as much flak today for letting the Chiefs snag Flacco as we did for signing him. Ah well, comes with the territory.

NSMaster56
03-13-2013, 05:02 PM
Unfortunately we had no choice but to sign Flacco, as evidenced by the Ellerbe and Kruger deals. If we didn't pay Flacco, SOMEONE would have. If we had Dilfer'd Flacco we would be taking as much flak today for letting the Chiefs snag Flacco as we did for signing him.

Sad, but true.

The interesting question to consider is: would the Ravens really have been better off Dilfering Flacco and keeping the rest?

'Franchise' QB's (and, despite his shortcomings, Flacco is as much a 'franchise' QB as anyone) are rarer to find than WR's/LB's/DB's...

It took the Ravens a dozen years (more than 25 if you go back to their CLE days) to land a Flacco QB, but they've had their share of competent to elite defenders (too many to list, in fact).

So while Flacco is a gross overpay, he's probably a more important cog in their machine than Ellerby/Kruger/Boldin types who can be had with some quality drafting and creative FA signings.

Now, if Flacco does suddenly turn into Rick Mirer then BAL is in trouble. Until then though they can remain competitive until they develope their next crop of quality defenders.

BleedPurple
03-13-2013, 05:10 PM
Sad, but true.

The interesting question to consider is: would the Ravens really have been better off Dilfering Flacco and keeping the rest?

'Franchise' QB's (and, despite his shortcomings, Flacco is as much a 'franchise' QB as anyone) are rarer to find than WR's/LB's/DB's...

It took the Ravens a dozen years (more than 25 if you go back to their CLE days) to land a Flacco QB, but they've had their share of competent to elite defenders (too many to list, in fact).

So while Flacco is a gross overpay, he's probably a more important cog in their machine than Ellerby/Kruger/Boldin types who can be had with some quality drafting and creative FA signings.

Now, if Flacco does suddenly turn into Rick Mirer then BAL is in trouble. Until then though they can remain competitive until they develope their next crop of quality defenders.

Agree on all counts. I see the Flacco deal as a necessary over payment. Kruger, Ellerbe, Pollard, Boldin do not look nearly so necessary when you consider the LBs, safeties, and WRs we have released in the past that were huge names in Baltimore but go on to do. . . nothing. Bart Scott, Derrick Mason, Dawan Landry, Nakamura, Zbikowski, etc etc etc.

JonM229
03-13-2013, 05:41 PM
Agree on all counts. I see the Flacco deal as a necessary over payment. Kruger, Ellerbe, Pollard, Boldin do not look nearly so necessary when you consider the LBs, safeties, and WRs we have released in the past that were huge names in Baltimore but go on to do. . . nothing. Bart Scott, Derrick Mason, Dawan Landry, Nakamura, Zbikowski, etc etc etc.

The only one who had some success (Adalius Thomas) was never as good in New England as he was in Baltimore