Originally Posted by DJ's left nut
I'd certainly consider it.
But I like Flacco more than a lot of guys. I still think he's one of the better downfield passers in the league and would be able to do incredible things with Charles, Bowe and Baldwin at his disposal.
He's taken some time to develop (as most QBs do), but he's a legitimate SB caliber QB at this point. I'm not sure there's much space between him and Roethlisberger. He's still only 28 so you'll have him for quite awhile still.
And it would free us up to take a guy in like Jones at #1 overall. You can't compare taking Jarvis Jones to taking Tyson Jackson. There are 3 positions in football worthy of the #1 overall pick, maybe 4 - QB, LT, Pass Rusher, WR.
Jarvis Jones would be an absolute difference maker on this team and is a justifiable #1 overall pick in a vacuum.
It's another scenario worth at least considering, IMO. If you get Flacco, Jones and then the first pick in the 2nd and 3rd rounds, you're talking about 4 new high-value starters at key positions with all other key positions already filled.
I know the popular opinion will remain to take a QB at #1 overall and it's certainly still my preferred route...but this one is worth contemplating as well. It forces you to continue scouting guys like Jarvis Jones or even Lotuleili.
That said - the Ravens won't lose him. They'll franchise him if necessary.
well stated. I think Jarvis Jones is another Derrick Thomas. He single-handedly beat Mizzou and Florida. Get both AND a QB to develop.
Terrorism has nothing to do with what country you are from. A terrorist holds something hostage and demands payment. In this case, it's our favorite team. Conceding even the slightest will only make them more powerful.