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  1. 2017 Adusted Pythagorean Wins

    NEVER FORGET. http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-game-highlights/0ap2000000275956/Week-9-Ravens-vs-Browns-highlights I mean yeah we play the Browns twice but still man, with that schedule of teams/offenses we faced this year with our "elite" defense, 9 wins is a massive disappointment (along with not making the playoffs).
  2. Titans give 5 year, $20M deal to kicker Ryan Succop

    lol that puts him in the top 4 kickers in terms of contract value. Justin Tucker about to break the bank in 2020.
  3. What Are You Thinking About v.CC

    anyone here had a good experience selling a vehicle outside of Craig's list - such as CarMax?
  4. Baltimore Ravens 2018 Offseason Tracker

    Crockett Gilmore is transitioning to OL now....so that's.....something.
  5. 2017 Adusted Pythagorean Wins

    It's interesting you say that about Baltimore, because this past year here are the QB's we faced: Andy Dalton (x2) Ben Roethlisberger (x2) Deshone Kizer (x2) / Kevin Hogan (after Kizer was benched the first game) Blake Bortles EJ Manuel (replacing an injured Derek Carr) Mitchell Trubisky in his first NFL start Case Keenum Matt Moore (replacing an injured Jay Cutler) Marcus Mariota Brett Hundley (replacing an injured Aaron Rodgers) Tom Savage (replacing an injured Deshaun Watson) Matthew Stafford / Josh Rudock (when Stafford got injured in the 2nd half) Jacoby Brissett (replacing an injured Andrew Luck) And we won 9 of those games. I would challenge anyone to find a weaker group of offenses and QB's that a team has faced in the regular season in the past 5-10 years. If anything, that schedule combined with our "elite" defense (on paper), should've given us at least 11 wins. Hard to see how things are looking to improve next year given there's no chance we're going to be facing an easier schedule than that.
  6. Bucs Release DT Chris Baker

    We're gonna need at least double that tbh
  7. Bucs Release DT Chris Baker

    Y'all got any more of that cap space?
  8. Dolphins expected to Franchise Tag WR Jarvis Landry

    Well there goes the Ravens' chances at Landry. It was a fun pipe dream while it lasted
  9. Bears to release OG Josh Sitton

    He could be our starting LG along with Marshal Yanda at RG. Please?
  10. Baltimore Ravens 2018 Offseason Tracker

    Me right now: That entire thread was now for nothing. I hate you, Miami.
  11. Are the Ravens still a superior organisation in the NFL?

    When you're asking the question: "Are the Ravens still a superior organization in the NFL?", what does our accomplishments 5+ years ago have anything to do with that, when all but 2 players on that roster are now gone, and we've clearly transitioned as a team since then? I chose 5 because it's literally half of the 10 years we've had Harbaugh/Flacco. Also, I chose 5 because whether you like it or not, after we won the Superbowl, this team transitioned into Harbaugh's team - not Ray Lewis's team and not Ed Reed's team. If I'm asking whether or not any other organization is still a superior organization, I am not looking back 5+ years to say "Yep, they're still good because in 2012....". Hell, if you really wanna go there, let's just examine 2015-2017, the last 3 year, we're 22-26. That's 19th in the NFL over that span. Now instead of just average we're below average. So again, what evidence is there that right now we're a superior organization in the NFL? Even if you just consider the past year, where we finished 9-7, we're still picking #16 - dead middle of the pack.
  12. Are the Ravens still a superior organisation in the NFL?

    But how is it cherry picked? When you examine the 10-year arc of Harbaugh/Flacco, there's very clearly 2 sections. The first 5 years, and the last 5 years. Cherry picking would exclude 2014. It's not cherry picking to examine a recent 5 year run of a team.
  13. Are the Ravens still a superior organisation in the NFL?

    Not really - do you think people sign with the patriots because of their franchise history 20-30 years ago, or because they think they can win a championship right now? Same with Pittsburgh, Green Bay, and Dallas? I haven't see any players sign with Dallas because they thought Troy Aikman was great so they would be great, too. So ultimately, when we're talking about a landing spot for Jarvis Landry, this isn't a player on the tail end of his career. He's either going to a team who will offer him much over the market value, or to a team who offers him market value and is a team that can win right now. We are neither. When we're talking about if we're still a top franchise, the proof is in the pudding, so to speak. Everything about this franchise statistically over the past 5 years (recent history) shows we're mediocre. There's just no argument any other way. If it was 2015 right now and we were coming off of one losing season and one Divisional Round appearance, things might be different, but we're coming off of 3 straight seasons of missing the playoffs and have a .500 record over the past 5 years. I mean, I don't know what else to say - at this point we're just a mediocre franchise. Though, to our credit, we probably have the ability to transcend mediocrity and get back into the top 10 quicker than any other team, but that's a very large if when you consider our recent history.
  14. Are the Ravens still a superior organisation in the NFL?

    When I say franchise, I'm talking about organization from top to bottom. I'm not talking about historical precedent or anything like that. You're clinging to the past, and keep repeating that somehow our accomplishments 5+ years ago should factor into why people should join our team now. With that same logic, why would any FA not want to play for the Packers or Steelers or Cowboys? Why would any FA want to play for the Seahawks? The former are all very storied franchises, but the Cowboys haven't had much recent success (like us), and neither really have the Packers or Steelers. Conversely, the Seahawks have largely had a terrible history, but over the past 5 years they've been arguably the most successful NFL team aside from the Patriots - yet with your logic, nobody should want to play for them because 5+ years ago they were terrible. You cannot, CANNOT ignore recent struggles, especially when those struggles span a pretty consistent 5 year span. What we did prior to 2013 has no bearing on right now, that's largely the point. There is a clear separation between the first 5 years of Harbaugh/Flacco and the last 5 years of Harbaugh/Flacco. You cannot tell me that you can recruit people here saying "Look at what we did from 2008-2012. It was great. We were great!" while ignoring everything since. So just to reiterate, when I'm talking about franchises, I do not mean historical franchises, I mean the organization as a whole, from top to bottom.
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