As a Ravens fan who has seen every one of Flacco's snaps, pay Flacco whatever he wants man.... He has carried us in the last few games that mattered;Last years AFC championship, and This year's playoff run so thats what I'm judging him by... has he put up dud games under Cam Cameron that didnt matter?, of course... but any Ravens fan knows that he's the reason why we're in the superbowl, he's outplayed Brady (twice when it counted), Peyton (when it mattered), and has had success when it counted, the playoffs. There's no free agent or rookie out there better, and with a full off season post-cam cameron (just like brees) he will be a beast for the next 5 years... but bottom line is Flacco wins games when they count... and is playing this weekend... Not because our D is dominant or Ray Rice is having 200 yd games.... we won our division, and are here because of Joe Flacco playing his a.ss off...
EVERY year our team turns over bc other teams want our undervalued players... The only other person we HAVE to resign is Ellerbe.. Ed will go miss tackles and blow coverages elsewhere (even tho he was great he's not worth paying top dollar for now)... kruger will get paid elsewhere which means more snaps for Upshaw, and McAdoo once he comes off of injury, and Cary Williams will be overpaid somewhere else too bc once Webby comes back and Grahamn playing well our secondary will be stacked... Other than that there's plenty of mopney to give flacco whatever he wants AND Ozzie will get us 2-3 studs for cheap in the draft so we wont be "Gutting the team" to sign him.... but we CAN'T afford to start over either.... EVERYONE else is replacable or is already paid.... we good..