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Ravens Top 20 #3: The Miracle

Continuing our look at the Ravens best moments The Ravens were not favored heading into the 2012 AFC Divisional Game against the Denver Broncos. The Broncos were the #1 seed in the AFC and had a top five offense and defense,plus they had already defeated the Ravens comfortably. Analysts were saying that it would take a miracle for the Ravens to win. The Ravens started the game off in a hole after Trindon Holliday returned a Ravens punt 90 yards for a touchdown. Jacoby Jones would fumble and recover a punt at the Ravens six. Joe Flacco would lead a drive that ended with a 59 yard touchdown...
Baltimore Beatdown Jul 28, 2015

Flacco's Rocket Is Elite

We all know that Joe has a strong arm, but have never seen it quantified... Joe Flacco has a killer arm. We all know it. It was clear when he faced off with other quarterbacks before he was drafted, in recently surfaced film. And we see it on a regular basis during games. But in what quantifiable way can we prove Flacco's arm is elite besides the arm test? Scott Kacsmar of Football Outsiders recently posted a chart of NFL quarterbacks to see who throws the deepest deep ball. Joe came in 2nd on the list, and you will be beyond surprised at who is in front of him! Kacsmar's chart: Who...
Baltimore Beatdown Jul 24, 2015

Ravens get tons of bang for the buck

Despite the naysayers, the Ravens have no issues with what they've paid quarterback Joe Flacco or any other player on the roster. The metrics show it as well. The Ravens still get flack for having Joe Flacco signed to a large contract, despite it not being as much guaranteed money as most of the other quarterbacks that don't have a ring. Ravens – That ripple effect from Flacco’s contract keeps rolling along. Defense was horrid vs the pass and defense wins championships. — The Mind of Mark (@PoweredbyBMW) July 23, 2015 Flacco ranks at the 32nd spot on all NFL players for the...
Baltimore Beatdown Jul 23, 2015

Where Does Joe Flacco Rank Amongst The 2016 Republican Nominees?

The 2016 election promises to be one of the most important ones in history. Does Joe Flacco have what it takes to earn the Republican bid? "To sit back hoping that someday, some way, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last - but eat you he will." - Ronald Reagan There’s a quiet panic rumbling through the streets of America. Wealth inequality is increasing at a staggering rate, ISIS is growing more powerful by the day, and tensions between the U.S. and Russia are at Cold War levels. The stakes for the 2016 presidential election...
Baltimore Beatdown Jul 22, 2015

Quarterback Joe Flacco deserves a tier 1 designation

ESPN recently ranked all of the quarterbacks in the NFL. Via a survey that included NFL front-office members and coaches, you'd think there would be little to argue with. Yet, here we are discussing how Flacco should be ranked higher. According to Mike Sando, the definition of a tier 1 quarterback is as follows: Tier 1 quarterbacks can carry their teams week after week and contend for championships without as much help. While some can argue about Flacco's stats, this has been him throughout his career. For most of Flacco's career, his offensive line has been middle of the road while...
Baltimore Beatdown Jul 21, 2015

EXCLUSIVE: Al Saunders praises head coach John Harbaugh and quarterback Joe Flacco

High praise for John Harbaugh and Joe Flacco from Al Saunders Here today we have snippets of Gur Samuel interviewing with none other than Al Saunders. To those that do not know, Saunders has as been an offensive co-ordinator for many teams and phenomenal coaches over his prosperous career ranging back from 1970 with USC, all the way to 2014 as a Senior Offensive Assistant for the Oakland Raiders. Saunders has been a part of great coaching names, Don Coryell, Dick Vermiel, Joe Gibbs, and Marty Schottenheimer. His resume truly speaks for itself, so for him to praise quarterback Joe Flacco and...
Baltimore Beatdown Jul 18, 2015

Ravens Top 20 #13: Joe Flacco explodes in Tampa Bay

Continuing our look at the best Ravens moments. We all remember the 2014 offense that was the Ravens' best ever. It happened just last year and we certainly all remember the greatest passing day in team history. The Ravens were coming off of a loss to the Colts in which the offense was unbalanced and they let a perfectly good performance by the defense go to waste. This week was different. The very second play of the game was a 52 yard run by Justin Forsett. Moments later Joe Flacco hit Torrey Smith for a touchdown.  Jimmy Smith would pick off a Mike Glennon pass and return it to the...
Baltimore Beatdown Jul 17, 2015

Predicting how former Ravens will perform in 2015 with their new teams

Projecting how ex-Ravens will do in 2015. The Ravens lost a few members of the 2014 squad. Mostly due to not wanting to overpay for players that they could replace for cheap, the Ravens have a history of watching their players get paid by other teams. We'll look at those players that left Baltimore for 'greener pastures' and predict how well they all end up doing. Torrey Smith, San Francisco 49ers Torrey Smith goes from Joe Flacco and one of the top ranked offenses in the NFL to Colin Kaepernick and one of the bottom ranked offenses in the NFL. To make matters worse, Torrey will play...
Baltimore Beatdown Jul 16, 2015

Winning Is What Counts: Ken Stabler is an Interesting Comparison for Joe Flacco

Ken Stabler recently passed away at the age of 69. While I knew virtually nothing about him before his death, I have read about him recently and thought Stabler and his Hall candidacy provided an interesting thought provoking topic. Peter King wrote about him in his Monday Morning Quarterback column this week. While his career statistics are not all as impressive as others of his era like Joe Namath, he was a winner- like Ravens Quarterback Joe Flacco. With a career .662 winning pct, including .723 in his 7 years starting in Oakland. There are some curious similarities with Flacco. After...
Baltimore Beatdown Jul 15, 2015

The 5 biggest strengths to the 2015 Baltimore Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens have been getting unprecedented praise as a team and as a roster. From head coach John Harbaugh being ranked as one of the best coaches currently to Joe Flacco getting some love and the defense being predicted to be a top-5 defense across the board, we will take a look at the 10 strengths that make the 2015 Ravens the team to beat. Quarterback situation The Ravens have continuity by having quarterback Joe Flacco return for another year and having him yet to miss a game. A year after his best season as a pro to go with a new offensive coordinator that has been previously...
Baltimore Beatdown Jul 10, 2015

Ravens Fans Should Accept The Media Recognizing The Team

The Ravens are finally getting acknowledged nationally. We should accept that. If you haven't noticed, the Ravens have gotten some acknowledgement. They're the popular pick to win the AFC North, Joe Flacco is ranked as the 8th best QB, John Harbaugh is ranked as the 3rd best coach, and Tedy Bruschi has the Ravens roster ranked above the Patriots. It's not something that fans are used to and some fans don't like the team getting all this recognition. We should like the recognition. The team deserves recognition. This team beat Pittsburgh in their own house in the playoffs without their...
Baltimore Beatdown Jul 10, 2015

Amidst High Expectations, Flacco Stays Grounded

Man, I love Joe Flacco. Flacco is being Flacco, and that's great. MVP? 4000 yards? Lombardi Trophy? These are all accomplishments and accolades being tossed around for Joe Flacco to achieve this season. With the arrival of new Offensive Coordinator Marc Trestman, many think that these are all possible for Flacco, and practically everyone is expecting him to improve statistically this year. But he isn't too worried about that. When asked about what he would like to accomplish this season, Flacco's reply was, well, Flacco-like. Flacco's 2015 Checklist Stay healthy Maintain strong...
Baltimore Beatdown Jul 8, 2015

Quarterback Joe Flacco a top 5 QB by 2016

Holy crap! Records are broken and Flacco finally gets labeled as 'elite' by just about everyone. Except some analysts that still think he isn't accurate enough. With so many lists coming out ranking quarterbacks, SB Nation took a look at the future of the quarterback to see exactly where they think guys will rank in 2016. It's an interesting list to be sure, but some of that is because of their prediction of Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco. Ranking Flacco at number 4 by 2016 is lofty praise, especially in the light of Flacco being labeled as a 7th tier quarterback by some analysts. What...
Baltimore Beatdown Jul 7, 2015

Joe Flacco a 'Tier 7' QB? To Some, Yes

This grinds my gears to no end. Offseason lists are (for the most part), awful, and click bait. This 'list' is a prime example of that. Like I said, don't want to pick apart someone else's without putting my own out. This is projecting into 2015: pic.twitter.com/cbSL49NloQ — Cian Fahey (@Cianaf) July 6, 2015 Wow. What a 'list' indeed, I don't normally get mad about football, but this is ridiculous. In case you missed it, our beloved QB is ranked below Geno Smith. According to Fahey, Sam Bradford, Jameis Winston, and Marcus Mariota all play above/at the same level as Flacco. Per...
The Falcoholic Jul 6, 2015

Sports Illustrated analyst calls Matt Ryan 9th best NFL quarterback

The most creative quarterback rankings clearly goes to SI's Andy Benoit. Early on Monday, Sports Illustrated's film guru tweeted out his quarterback rankings. They were... interesting. Let's jump right to it. NFL QB rankings entering ’15: 1 Brady 2 Rodgers 3 Luck 4 P Manning 5 Roethlisberger — Andy Benoit (@Andy_Benoit) July 6, 2015 NFL QB rankings entering ’15: 6 Rivers 7 Brees 8 Flacco 9 Ryan 10 Romo — Andy Benoit (@Andy_Benoit) July 6, 2015 Wow. Joe Flacco? That is bold, considering young Ryan Tannehill passed for more yards with the same touchdown to interception ratio....

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