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ESPND: Flacco highest paid in NFL history

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by Sean50Lee, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. coogrfan

    coogrfan Well-Known Member

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    You do realize that Flacco's 2012 postseason was a complete anomaly, right?

    http://espn.go.com/blog/statsinfo/post/_/id/62793/5-stats-to-know-joe-flacco

    Two quick factoids for your consideration:
    1. Flacco has 63 wins as a starting qb, most by any qb in history in his first 5 seasons in the league. He has also never finished a regular season ranked higher than 13th in ESPN's proprietary QBR formula ('08-29th; '09-16th; '10-13th; '11-16th; '12-25th). Apparently it is a team game after all...
    2. "Flacco has a 61.4 career Total QBR in regular-season home games and a 45.9 Total QBR in regular season road games.

      The 15.5 differential ranks second-highest among quarterbacks with at least 500 pass attempts at home and on the road since 2008, surpassed only by soon-to-be Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (19.2)"
    In short, Flacco is a JAG being paid like he's the best player in the sport. If I didn't know better I would swear Jerry had negotiated this deal for the Ravens. ;)
  2. CowboysFanSince88

    CowboysFanSince88 Well-Known Member

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    You need to give when credit is due. The man had a strong run to the trophy and earned the new deal

    The End
  3. coogrfan

    coogrfan Well-Known Member

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    Flacco got hot (and really lucky) in the 2012 postseason; for most of his career he has been an avg to below avg qb. If you think that should result in him becoming the highesrt paid player in the sport, well...you should probably give JJ and co a call to see if they're hiring.
  4. CowboysFanSince88

    CowboysFanSince88 Well-Known Member

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    So if Romo and Flacco wanted to switch teams you wouldn't be happy?
  5. coogrfan

    coogrfan Well-Known Member

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    No. For the roster we have, I would take Romo 10 times out of 10 and never think twice. Flacco isn't the kind of qb who can make something out of nothing; Romo can.
  6. CowboysFanSince88

    CowboysFanSince88 Well-Known Member

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    Have you forgot about the Rocky Mountain Rainbow?:bang2:
  7. coogrfan

    coogrfan Well-Known Member

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    One fluky td in one game doesn't negate five years of game tape. Dude is what he is: an avg to below avg qb who has benefited from a great D and solid running game. Paying Flacco like he was Peyton, Brady or Brees is absolutely nuts,
  8. CowboysFanSince88

    CowboysFanSince88 Well-Known Member

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    The Ravens didn't have a great defense this season:bang2:
  9. coogrfan

    coogrfan Well-Known Member

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    Not by their lofty standards, but the Balt D was still good enough to finish 12th in points allowed (we finished 24th). Not great, but by no means shabby.

    The 2012 Ravens won because they ran the ball well and could therefore finish drives (11th in rushing yds, 6th in rushing tds), did just enough in the passing game to keep opposing defenses honest (15th in passing yards, 18th in passing tds), and because they didn't turn it over much (2nd fewest giveaways in the league). They were, in a nutshell, the polar opposite of our beloved Boys.
  10. Gemini Dolly

    Gemini Dolly Well-Known Member

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    Aaron Wilson ‏@RavensInsider Joe Flacco: $52 million in total guaranteed money of $120.6 million deal, $62 million payout in first three years, $51 million in 1st 2 yrs
  11. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    you do know you are wasting your time trying to educate him?
  12. InmanRoshi

    InmanRoshi Zone Scribe

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    Trent Dilfer is probably really mad he didn't play in this current era.
  13. CowboysFanSince88

    CowboysFanSince88 Well-Known Member

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    Look Flacco has been in the playoffs every season since he came in the league and has won on the road and now has added a SB trophy and SB MVP to that which makes him 10 times better than the crappy QB we have starting for our team.


    And furthermore, THE END
  14. coogrfan

    coogrfan Well-Known Member

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  15. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    He doesn't get it at all.
    You do have to give Flacco credit for doing well in the playoffs this year.
    But he did was a big reason that they got to the playoffs in ANY of the seasons that they went. They almost went each time in spite of him more htan becasue of him. To use his playoffs appearances as any sort of ammo is comical.

    But again, he did come through in a big way this postseason...after yet another very JAG regular season.

    He had all the leverage for this contract though, so more power to him.
  16. Muhast

    Muhast Newo

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    Go be a Ravens fan.
  17. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    He would fit right in.

    Ravens fans are comparing Flacco to Aikman. They have Flacco rated higher than Brady and Peyton Manning. Some even have him just a notch under Brees and Rodgers.
  18. Teren_Kanan

    Teren_Kanan Well-Known Member

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    Wait so people rate Brady and Manning under Brees and Rodgers to begin with?

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