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08:03 AM ET 07.18 | Considering the Ravens' signing of Ray Rice to a reported $40 million contract, the next priority for the organization is to extend Joe Flacco with a deal that will likely come with a significantly higher price tag. Flacco is maintaining his focus on the upcoming season, though, not his unresolved contract status as he heads into the final year of his rookie contract, according to his agent. "Joe is very, very excited for the season," agent Joe Linta told the Times in a telephone interview. "He's really adamant about getting the Ravens to the next step. The contract at this point is secondary to that goal." ... [Although contract talks]have been characterized as amicable, no deal is imminent at this time.

Carroll County Times

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July 18, 2012  08:06 AM ET

Go Joe Go!

July 18, 2012  08:15 AM ET

Still have to say.... One of the most under-rated QB's in the NFL.

He's not Johnny Unitas, but he's a million times better than Trent Dilfer.

July 18, 2012  08:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Still have to say.... One of the most under-rated QB's in the NFL.He's not Johnny Unitas, but he's a million times better than Trent Dilfer.

I agree. If the Ravens were foolish enough to let him get away, Flacco wouldn't last long in free agency.

July 18, 2012  08:30 AM ET

He's totally under-rated. The guy has consistently gotten better every year.

July 18, 2012  08:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

He's not Johnny Unitas, but he's a million times better than Trent Dilfer.

Samantha, who won the 12-and-under Punt, Pass and Kick Competition, is a million times better than Trent Dilfer.

July 18, 2012  08:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

He's totally under-rated. The guy has consistently gotten better every year.

I don't know about "underrated" or "consistently getting better." Flacco placed 18th in QB passing stats behind the likes of Kevin Kolb and Matt Moore in 2011. He was 8th in 2010 - his most recent "best showing" - 13th in 2009, and 22nd in 2008. My memory is that he stunk the place up early on in 2011 and then got better. He strikes me as being at the high end of mediocre.

July 18, 2012  09:00 AM ET

Flacco > Sanchez....

July 18, 2012  09:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Flacco > Sanchez....

Samantha > Sanchez

July 18, 2012  09:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I don't know about "underrated" or "consistently getting better." Flacco placed 18th in QB passing stats behind the likes of Kevin Kolb and Matt Moore in 2011. He was 8th in 2010 - his most recent "best showing" - 13th in 2009, and 22nd in 2008. My memory is that he stunk the place up early on in 2011 and then got better. He strikes me as being at the high end of mediocre.

Good analysis, and spot on with the conclusion.

July 18, 2012  09:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I don't know about "underrated" or "consistently getting better." Flacco placed 18th in QB passing stats behind the likes of Kevin Kolb and Matt Moore in 2011. He was 8th in 2010 - his most recent "best showing" - 13th in 2009, and 22nd in 2008. My memory is that he stunk the place up early on in 2011 and then got better. He strikes me as being at the high end of mediocre.

He doesn't have the best stats but bottom line is, he makes plays to win games and there are 21 teams out there who would die to have him as their franchise qb.

July 18, 2012  09:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Samantha > Sanchez

(Insert name here) > Sanchez

July 18, 2012  09:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Samantha > Sanchez

Yes, but what about Darrin. Seems like he'd always come out on top.

July 18, 2012  09:07 AM ET

Kyle Boller > Sanchez

July 18, 2012  09:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

He doesn't have the best stats but bottom line is, he makes plays to win games and there are 21 teams out there who would die to have him as their franchise qb.

Also good analysis. Which makes Flacco somewhat of an enigma, doesn't it? He has skills, and he has big games, but he lacks the consistency of an "elite" quarterback.

July 18, 2012  09:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Yes, but what about Darrin. Seems like he'd always come out on top.

Tabitha > Sanchez

July 18, 2012  09:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Kyle Boller > Sanchez

Watson's Bowler Hat > Sanchez

July 18, 2012  09:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I don't know about "underrated" or "consistently getting better." Flacco placed 18th in QB passing stats behind the likes of Kevin Kolb and Matt Moore in 2011. He was 8th in 2010 - his most recent "best showing" - 13th in 2009, and 22nd in 2008. My memory is that he stunk the place up early on in 2011 and then got better. He strikes me as being at the high end of mediocre.

"Good call, Mr. Watson." That's what A. G. Bell should have said.

I've never been particularly impressed with Flacco. I have to wonder if Dilfer could have performed just as well as a game manager with this team. A running game to die for. But they've never really pulled the trigger on a solid receiving corps; some good #2 receivers but no one has ever panned out for him to be a great #1.

July 18, 2012  09:09 AM ET
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He doesn't have the best stats but bottom line is, he makes plays to win games and there are 21 teams out there who would die to have him as their franchise qb.

And how did that work out for Baltimore in the playoffs? You may be thinking of Eli.

July 18, 2012  09:09 AM ET
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Watson's Bowler Hat > Sanchez

Nice

 
July 18, 2012  09:09 AM ET
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(Insert name here) > Sanchez

Tebow?

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