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  1. Patradomous

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    Flacco will get his pay day. And birds won't be able to keep everyone on D,
    Welcome Reed and Ellerbee!
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    Boldin will possibly be let go too. Even if we don't sign any of them, Baltimore will have to get rid of some quality guys to afford their QB after this game.
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    he will be the highest paid player in the NFL in the off season

    i get we all want reed and boldin..but lets be realistic...Reed isn't coming here...and boldin...age. We have an older guy too and guess what he does every year?
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    The real benefit to us is that that Ravens team is toast for a few seasons. They're losing Kruger and Lewis, probably Reed, and possibly Bolden.
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    i see kruger staying and reed staying especially if they win the SB

    Boldin...we won't know
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    Hold on now, not so fast. Michael Felger, the omnipotent, all-knowing one to his legions of lemmings (led by his pal, Mazz) says that "the cap is crap." According to him, this will have no effect on the Ravens. Mikey claims that any team that doesn't sign everyone they want regardless of salary is simply, like the Patriots, cheap. And whatever you do, don't you dare question him on any other message board lest you be banned, as I was for that "crime."
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    Let's see how much their team is gutted first before coming to these crazy realizations that they'll suddenly be losing everyone. We've seen plenty of teams get creative in signing most of their players they want, and the loss of a player or two usually doesn't have nearly the effect that so many think it does.

    As far as Flacco's MVP goes, he and his agents were already asking for 20+ million aav as it was, so I don't see it having too much bearing on things at all.

    The best news that N.England could get is news they make for themselves. That would entail a solidified secondary and a WR with the ability to make some bigger and more explosive plays.
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    Exactly. I'd have a hard time seeing them let Kruger walk away and I think that he's actually their first priority after tagging Flacco. Reed will very likely want to end his career in Baltimore, so he may take a bit less to stay.

    Even if Boldin is let go, I question how much the team would be interested in him anyway, and that isn't even bringing into acct the financial implications if they are.

    I'm sure the team will be a little bit different of course, but we've seen situations where these cap problems are majorly overblown. I highly doubt that the Ravens are going to sit back and let all of these good players walk away, at least all at once.
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    And what makes you think the pats will be able to stop flacco? He's had three straight superb games against belichicks defense...couple that with bradys typical pantload v the Baltimore defense and I don't see how anything short that comes out of balt winning tonight is "good for the pats"...
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    I honestly think they will unload after this win. Except for Flacco.
    Now is the time to blow it up. After you win with an older team.
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    I said to somebody else that the Ravens winning would at least increase New England's chances if they're interested in any of their guys. It's easier to leave a team having gone out on top with nothing else to prove than to walk away having not finished the job. But I agree their future after this year might be in doubt, although as we know - winning a championship is the best reason to give any visiting free agent to sign.
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    Ellerbe? There's at least 3 Ravens FAs this team needs more than Ellerbe.
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    I forgot where I saw this, but there was a report from Baltimore that Kruger is definitely gone. After a pretty good season and then fantastic postseason, he can get paid, but it won't be in Baltimore.
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    As long as belichick has his players on the shortest of leashes and does not let anyone take a chance to make a play on defense its not going to matter whe baltt loses....
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    flacco will get close to 20 mill making him highest paid player in league...fine by me
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    I wouldn't mind him here. He may be 33 but he's playing like 23.
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    The Ravens could save $5.5M by cutting Boldin and $3.5M by cutting Jones.

    So basically, they'd be re-signing one of the top three players in this game by cutting the other two.
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    How can anyone not want Boldin after that game? He made all the catches in the clutch. Something the pats can never get anymore.
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    Here comes the franchise tag. Should be a no-brainer, save a few mill for 2013 and kick the can down a year
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    I couldn't see any reason not to want him here for a couple of seasons, other than the obvious choice of potential cost, and that will likely be reason enough--at least I would imagine.

    I'd love a guy like that here, it's what they've been missing for awhile now.

    I think that the cost of Boldin would likely be too much for Belichick to spend though, and that's "if" the Ravens even end up letting him go which is still a big question.

    How effective is Flacco going to be without his favorite target? That's a question that they will have to figure out, but I'm wondering if some here are jumping the gun as far as assuming that he's already gone.
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    Not if he holds out, which he definitely should in that scenario. No reason to risk an injury until he's got his $40M guaranteed in the bank.
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    Meh - I'm depressed that the rat birds won and as Welker's wife stated, a criminal to retire on a white horse.

    I am depressed
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    you ain't seen nothing yet...just wait until Ray ray takes his seat on the board at ESPN on Sundays next season....prepare to eat crow(Raven) for the next ten years at least
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    Ray Lewis not only getting away with murder but getting to retire as a two-time champion shows that fair doesn't exist. Sometimes the bad guys win. Others may disagree but I don't care, that's how I see it.

    And Flacco winning MVP isn't good news because it means the Ravens won the SB, and it doesn't matter because he is going to get paid big money this offseason regardless of the outcome. I still think the odds are Flacco gets franchise tagged (it's the only way Baltimore will be able to afford him and there are no viable Plan B options in free agency or the Draft) and Reed re-ups with Baltimore.

    The Ravens caught fire at the right time, just like the previous two SB winners did, and I think with Ray Lewis gone, they've got nowhere to go but down. But I thought the same thing of the Giants after Strahan retired so who the hell knows at this point.
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    Ed Reed a year older and slower is still better than anything the Pats have back there right now. Brains and experience alone will be a huge improvement.
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    Flacco still has a security blanket in Pitta. If Boldin leaves they won't have the deep jump ball threat.

    Pats need a tall CB/S to counter those kind of threats. Can Glass I be that player?

    Stay tuned :cool:
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    Well Torrey Smith is still a deep threat and the Ravens can draft a WR if Boldin walks. And if you noticed the Ravens took a page out of the Pats playbook with Pitta and Dickson being effective and physical receiving threats in the Bowl game.
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    Watching Reed this season, he just doesn't look like the Reed of old. He still is better than anything we have tho :/
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