The Baltimore Ravens found a reliable signal-caller in Joe Flacco when they took him in the first round of the 2008 NFL Draft. However, this was roughly 9 years ago, and Flacco obviously isn't going to last forever. As Flacco enters his twilight years, should the Ravens begin looking for a successor that they can begin developing while they still have ample time? … [Read more...] about Baltimore Ravens Should Pursue a Joe Flacco Back-up/Successor
The Baltimore Ravens rode Joe Flacco’s big arm and a strong defense led by Ray Lewis to a magical Super Bowl victory over the San Francisco 49ers. That was the 2012-2013 season. The 2013-2014 season was much different. Gone were future Hall-of-Famers Lewis and Ed Reed. Also gone was Flacco’s favorite target Anquan Boldin. To make matters worse, another one of his other … [Read more...] about Have the Baltimore Ravens improved their offense enough?
The Baltimore Ravens initiated an earthquake on Friday night when they made their 28 year old quarterback Joe Flacco the highest paid player in the NFL. Flacco, the reigning Super Bowl MVP, is set to make a staggering $120.6 million over six years. Intuition would say that Flacco is the happiest man in the league, but in reality, that's just not true. Green Bay Packers … [Read more...] about Packers Aaron Rodgers is set to become a rich man due to Baltimore’s ‘Wacco for Flacco’
One thing about the Super Bowl that no one likes is the extra week of media buildup. Absolutely no one cares about the Pro Bowl, so the second bye week creates even more time for the press to recycle the same tired storylines. And like this flu season, this "Harbowl," "Harbaugh Bowl," or "Harbauwl" was much worse than most years. The main plotline has been beaten to death on … [Read more...] about 5 Super Bowl XLVII storylines the media overkilled these past 2 weeks
You know what would be really cool? For the Chicago tie to the Super Bowl to be that the Bears would be in it. You know what’s not really cool? Reality. The Bears are on the outside looking in. Instead of preparing for an epic battle in New Orleans, most players are probably busy handing out Super Bowl party invites. And even though some of those players are living it … [Read more...] about The Chicago Ties to Super Bowl XLVII
Once the highly energized AFC and NFC Championship games end, the two weeks leading up to the Super Bowl make for one of the most annoying experiences for hardcore football fans. Not only do you have to be subject to intense commercialism, but also the same story-lines over and over day in, day out. Here at The Sports Bank we like to have a little more fun with out Super … [Read more...] about Ravens-49ers Super Bowl XLVII freestyle rap and prediction
As the NFL season gets closer every day, so does your fantasy draft. The Sports Bank fantasy football previews conclude with the quarterback position. … [Read more...] about 2012 Fantasy Football Preview: QB
The off-season hasn't been kind to the Baltimore Ravens who were a Lee Evans' drop away from going to the Super Bowl in 2011. Defensive Player of the Year, Terrell Suggs, is likely out until late November with an achilles injury and superstar running back Ray Rice (above) was tagged with a frustrating franchise tag. Even though the mood in Baltimore seems tepid, don't count … [Read more...] about Baltimore Ravens 2012 Fantasy Football Preview