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Former New York Giants quarterback and current CBS Sports analyst Phil Simms told Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times that he believes that Joe Flacco of the Baltimore Ravens is a franchise quarterback.
“Joe Flacco has had a lot of success, not some,” Simms said. “I never look at Joe’s completion percentage and say he’s inaccurate. I look at him as a guy who makes great throws, not good ones, every single game. If someone gets open, he hits them. He moves around well. He’s a giant of a man and can throw the football with basically anybody in the NFL. If that’s not a franchise quarterback, I don’t know what one is. All the experts and the networks can continue to debate Joe because he hasn’t won the big one and of course that completion percentage.”
Simms believes that if Flacco was on a team that was more focused on just the quarterback and the offense, he’d flourish.
“It’s really amazing,” said Simms. “Put Joe Flacco on a football team where it’s all about the quarterback and the offense and he will put up staggering numbers. He plays for a coach that’s not worried about the glorification of his quarterback. Joe Flacco is a big part of them winning, but personal success and glory might elude him. He may only get it through victories.
“Even then, he might not get the credit that he deserves. I don’t think he’s good, I think he’s awesome. I know I’m right. I don’t need your stamp of approval.”
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Don’t get me wrong, Ray Rice is a a very good running back, but the Baltimore Ravens just dropped their shorts when they signed him yesterday. The terms of the deal? 5 years, $40 million and it calls to pay the running back $17 million this fall. You’ll probably going to point to the fact [...]
Ray Rice says he's already spent a portion of the $40 million contract he received last week from the Baltimore Ravens.
The Pro Bowl running back said Wednesday that the first thing he did after agreeing to terms on a long-term deal was to buy his mother a house.
Rice says the security of knowing he will be with Baltimore for the next five years was every bit as important as...
Talk about a last second finale. Just before the four o’clock deadline for franchised players to sign long-term deals passed, the Baltimore Ravens and RB Ray Rice got something done.
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According to Jason La Canfora of CBSSPorts.com, safety Ed Reed turned down a new contract offer from the Baltimore Ravens that would’ve paid him just under $8 million a year. The only problem with the offer is that it’s less than what Eric Weddle of the Chargers and Michael Huff of the Raiders currently make. As we all know, Reed is a better then both of...
Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed didn’t sound like he’s thinking about playing football this season while running his annual youth football camp.
“This is about [this] camp, man. This is about these kids today,” said Reed. “My mind is just so far away from what’s about to happen in the fall. I’m thinking about other things. … It’s about these kids right...
The Ravens beat the buzzer with this deal, signing Rice to a 5 year, 40 million dollar deal with 25 million guaranteed, minutes before today’s deadline. 8 million per year for Rice seems like a steal since Matt Forte got that much earlier today and players like Adrian Peterson, LeSean McCoy, Arian Foster, DeAngelo Williams, and Chris Johnson earned more per year on their recent...
Owing Mills, MD (Sports Network) - The Baltimore Ravens signed running back Ray Rice to a five-year contract on Monday.
The team didn't release financial terms of the contract, but it is reportedly worth around $40 million.
Rice received the franchise tag from the team earlier this year after a career season in 2011.
He led the NFL in yards from scrimmage last year with 2...
According to Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times, everything remains quiet between the Baltimore Ravens and running back Ray Rice.
Wilson did say that the Ravens have a history of getting deals done at the last-minute. All we can do is wait and see what happens as the deadline approaches.
Over the past couple of seasons, Ray Rice and Matt Forte have emerged as two of the league’s top-five HBs.
If you’re en elite running back in the NFL and are looking to negotiate a new, long-term deal, the contracts recently issued to Ray Rice and Matt Forte are good benchmarks to reference. With Rice set to make $40 million over the next five years and Forte $32 over the next...
According to Peter King of SI.com, the Baltimore Ravens and running back Ray Rice have agreed on a new multi-year deal.
Rice’s new contract is worth $40 million over five years, with $25 million guaranteed and $17 million in one season, per Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times.
There’s no question the Ravens had to get Rice under contract and they did just...
The Baltimore Ravens have hammered out a five-year, $40 million
contract with Pro Bowl running back Ray Rice, beating an NFL
deadline to sign franchise players to long-term deals. Rice will
make $25 million in the first two years and $17 million in the
Many Chicago Bears fans have been patiently waiting to hear the outcome of negotiations between the Bears and Running Back Matt Forte. Finally they have come to an agreement: $32 million contract over 4 years. Impatient fans were sweating over the wait and starting to get heated over Forte’s lack of agreeing, perhaps he felt pressured into [...]
Ray Rice climbed into his white Mercedes and drove out of the Baltimore Ravens' parking lot Monday afternoon to celebrate after signing his five-year, $40 million maximum value contract that includes a $15 million signing bonus.