Originally Posted by Buddha Bus
That's what the Ravens get for dragging their feet with Flacco's contract for a couple of years. Yes, he wasn't setting the world on fire and left a lot of questions to be answered as to whether he was a franchise-type QB so I understand why the Ravens were reluctant to sign him earlier. The converse to that is that he's now playing lights out and in a Super Bowl, and if he wins, he's got them by the balls. Flacco will want paid like a top 5 QB and it will cost the Ravens the opportunity to re-sign some of their other important guys.
exactly. Lots of Ravens fans down here think this is the beginning of something - while I think the Ravens will always give us a hard time - if/when they break the bank for Flacco - you'll see a couple of other play makers gone. Add their only leader retiring plus potentially having to have the SB Champs target on their backs - next season could be really ugly for the Ravens. Aka - a prime opportunity for our Steelers to play with some more passion and nothing to lose attitude.