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Baltimore Beatdown Jan 17, 2017
The Joe Flacco paradox

The Joe Flacco paradox

Baltimore Ravens franchise quarterback Joe Flacco is the third highest paid signal caller in the NFL. His $22.1 million average annual salary slots in behind Andrew Luck and Drew Brees. He is payed more on average than Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson, Ben Roethlisberger, Matthew Stafford, Matt Ryan and Tom Brady. Flacco’s salary will account for less than 15 percent of the Ravens total salary cap space next season. Judging against his postseason performance since 2011, he is appropriately compensated. 2011 should be included since his individual playoff success was the impetus for his...
Baltimore Beatdown Jan 17, 2017
Is Joe Flacco still part of the Ravens Solution?

Is Joe Flacco still part of the Ravens Solution?

Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger or Peyton Manning won the AFC Championship in 13 of the last 14 years. This year is no different, Ben Roethlisberger or Tom Brady will represent the AFC in Super Bowl 51. Who is the one outlier? Joe Flacco, “Joe Cool,” “January Joe” or whatever nickname you prefer. For those of you who may doubt Joe Flacco after this season, I have some stats for you. Joe Flacco has the most road playoff wins of all time. He is arguably better on the road than at home, let’s not forget he did all he could to beat Pittsburgh in Week 16. Flacco is up there with the...
Baltimore Beatdown Jan 16, 2017
ESPN’s AFC North reporters unanimously select OT Ronnie Stanley as AFCN Rookie of the Year

ESPN’s AFC North reporters unanimously select OT Ronnie Stanley as AFCN Rookie of the Year

Though it was close in decision-making, CB Artie Burns good play, OT Ronnie Stanley’s second half comeback, the final vote shows otherwise; Ravens rookie, Stanley, wins AFC North Rookie of the Year honors unanimously. ESPN’s Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley posted his reason why the nod went to Stanley: “He allowed only three sacks all season while blocking Joe Flacco's blind side. Stanley was also the NFL's best left tackle over the last four weeks of the season, according to Pro Football Focus. Some will go with Burns, but he gave up the most touchdown passes by a rookie corner this...

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