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lots of high fiving going on here. I remember when Brady took that so-called hometown discount after winning 3 superbowls so that the team would have space to pay other players and continue their run. How'd that work out?
Then I remember Manning, taking a big contract, getting trashed here, then winning a superbowl.
So when brady took his big deal, most here said he deserved it, and he did. Still didn't produce a SB.
Seems to me that the size of contract does not matter all that much. The details are more important and most large contracts don't get played out. I don't really get the hoopla.
This board used to be all about SB victories. That was it. Now that that hasn't happened in nearly a decade you guys have gotten really petty about every other team.
Well for the most part it's about one person that likes to start threads continually about the salary cap. He loves to google articles about other team's so called short comings, bad contracts, aging units, draft busts, etc - it's not really about our football team anymore - it's about his agenda. It's no longer about us not winning Super Bowls, not spending to our own salary cap, missed oppurtunities, teams coming in here year after year in the playoffs and punching us in the face...it's about those same teams that beat us managing their salary caps wrong. It's pretty sad and laughable all at the same time.
We have a good team. We have not won anything in ten years. Our hall of fame QB is getting older...I don't see why we need to run around in the off season bashing every organization when we ourselves rely on a aging QB to keep us going.
Amen, brother. If the Raven haters would bother to examine the structure of Flacco's contract, they would see that it's a cap friendly deal for the team. Ozzie Newsome is one of, if not the best GM in the NFL.
Come now...did the Ravens have any choice but to pay the man? The guy carried them to a world championship, and has taken over for Ray Lewis as the leader of his team. He EARNED his contract through his clutch play, and is a good QB. Whether he's elite will depend on whether he continue his stellar play, which he exhibited in the play-offs.
What did the critics expect...that the Ravens would let Joe walk, and bring in Michael Vick to lead them? Really...some of the posters here are absurd.
On point TP.