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    PFF top 100 players for 2012...Ravens players rankings



    Everybody loves to site PFF...a site I respect, but I personally can't stand when people cite PFF for players they haven't watched.

    They released their top 100 for the 2012 season today.

    Ravens players ranked as followed.

    100. Joe Flacco, QB, Baltimore Ravens (Unranked)

    If this list were built solely on those four postseason games that culminated with the Ravensí quarterback hoisting the Lombardi Trophy, then Joe Flacco would rank right at the very top. But itís not, and there were 16 other games that canít be discounted where Flacco struggled with accuracy for a Ravens team that stumbled into the playoffs. Flacco was truly special in the playoffs, showing the kind of poise and knack for the big play that was integral in his team winning it all.

    Best Performance: Week 16 versus New York Giants, +6.8

    Key Stat: Owned a stunning 16 touchdowns to zero interception ratio on all balls thrown at least 20 yards in the air.

    92. Ray Rice, RB, Baltimore Ravens (85th)

    The Ravens Rice didnít get this selection on the back of his running between the tackles. His 1,143 yards are nothing to be sniffed at, but Rice would only finish 19th in our pure running back rankings as he more or less took what the opposing defenses gave up. Where he did excel was catching the ball out of the backfield where he was our top-ranked back and added 478 yards and one incredible fourth down conversion. An extremely important asset to the Ravens.

    Best Performance: Week 1 versus Cincinnati, +3.1

    Key Stat: Only Darren Sproles had more targets than the 80 he was afforded.

    63. Anquan Boldin, WR, Baltimore Ravens (Unranked)

    Thereís a lot of talk about Boldin being a guy that canít get open. Be that as it may, heís still a guy who (with defenders all over him) makes tough catches that move the chains. And it was that ability that was one of the key differences in why it was the Ravens, and no other team, that won the Super Bowl last year. Really stepped it up in the postseason and thatís why he makes the list.

    Best Performance: Week 4 versus Cleveland, +3.3

    Key Stat: Including the playoffs, dropped only three passes all year long.

    32. Marshal Yanda, RG, Baltimore Ravens (34th)

    For so often the top right guard in the league, nothing changed in 2012. As reliable as it gets in pass protection and a powerhouse with his run blocking, there may not be a more reliable player in the league at any position than Yanda. Always gets the job done.

    Best Performance: Week 4 versus Cleveland, +5.2

    Key Stat: Had a Pass Blocking Efficiency rating of 98.4. Thatís the best for all right guards in the league.
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    Although Walsh's system of offense can compensate for lack of talent; however, defense is a different story. According to Walsh, talent on defense was essential and could not be compensated for. What did Walsh do in 1981? He acquired physical and talented players on defense.




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    Re: PFF top 100 players...Ravens players rankings

    I wonder how many and which quarterbacks they had ahead of Flacco

    What's interesting is that the regular season is why they say Flacco is so low but the post season is why they say Boldin is so high. Why does the post season count so much more for Boldin than it does for Flacco?
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    Re: PFF top 100 players...Ravens players rankings

    Insane that there has been about a 13 to 3 ratio of 49ers to Ravens. Considering Boldin as a 49er not a Raven




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    Re: PFF top 100 players...Ravens players rankings

    Quote Originally Posted by GOTA View Post
    I wonder how many and which quarterbacks they had ahead of Flacco

    What's interesting is that the regular season is why they say Flacco is so low but the post season is why they say Boldin is so high. Why does the post season count so much more for Boldin than it does for Flacco?
    So far:
    90. Eli Manning
    81. Colin Kaepernick
    79. Drew Brees
    70. Rapistberger
    31. Robert Griffin III
    23. Russell Wilson
    21. Tom Brady

    Not sure I'd have Jen, Eli, or Kaepernick ahead of Joe based solely off last year.




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    Re: PFF top 100 players...Ravens players rankings

    Quote Originally Posted by TheSpiderWebb View Post
    So far:
    90. Eli Manning
    81. Colin Kaepernick
    79. Drew Brees
    70. Rapistberger
    31. Robert Griffin III
    23. Russell Wilson
    21. Tom Brady

    Not sure I'd have Jen, Eli, or Kaepernick ahead of Joe based solely off last year.
    So of the 7 QBs listed 3 were starters for the first time. That's an awfully small sample they're using.
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    I seriously don't think Flacco gets any respect anywhere.
    I guess he don't need it when the Baltimore Ravens are SB 47 champs and Flacco was the MVP.
    Fuck em all Flacco! The best way to say fuck em all was to hold the Lombardi!

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    Re: PFF top 100 players...Ravens players rankings

    Quote Originally Posted by GOTA View Post
    So of the 7 QBs listed 3 were starters for the first time. That's an awfully small sample they're using.
    Yeah. I'm assuming based on some of the selections overall that it is based solely on play in 2012. For example EVERY 49ers O-lineman made the list(Staley hasn't yet, but I'm sure he is in the top 20). But even so I don't know how you say Manning, Roethlisberger, or most especially Kaepernick with his 10 career starts out performed someone who threw 11 TDs to 0 INTs in the playoffs and was named Superbowl MVP.




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    Re: PFF top 100 players...Ravens players rankings

    Quote Originally Posted by GOTA View Post
    So of the 7 QBs listed 3 were starters for the first time. That's an awfully small sample they're using.
    It's only supposed to be for the 2012 season and not a career based rankings. Let me edit.
    Although Walsh's system of offense can compensate for lack of talent; however, defense is a different story. According to Walsh, talent on defense was essential and could not be compensated for. What did Walsh do in 1981? He acquired physical and talented players on defense.




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    Re: PFF top 100 players...Ravens players rankings

    Quote Originally Posted by GOTA View Post
    I wonder how many and which quarterbacks they had ahead of Flacco

    What's interesting is that the regular season is why they say Flacco is so low but the post season is why they say Boldin is so high. Why does the post season count so much more for Boldin than it does for Flacco?
    They're always moving the goalposts when they judge Flacco. They probably always will until he wins another ring.




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    Re: PFF top 100 players...Ravens players rankings

    Here's the whole list thus far by the way:

    101. Blair Walsh
    100. Joe Flacco
    99. Reggie Nelson
    98. Champ Bailey
    97. T.J. Ward
    96. Dez Bryant
    95. Jurrell Casey
    94. Jared Veldheer
    93. Sam Shields
    92. Ray Rice
    91. Dwayne Allen
    90. Eli Manning
    89. Lawrence Timmons
    88. Doug Martin
    87. Justin Smith
    86. Greg Hardy
    85. Will Beatty
    84. Henry Melton
    83. Patrick Peterson
    82. Lavonte David
    81. Colin Kaepernick
    80. Anthony Davis
    79. Drew Brees
    78. Brandon Moore
    77. Jason Hatcher
    76. Brandon Graham
    75. Tarrell Brown
    74. Daryl Washington
    73. Julio Jones
    72. Antonio Smith
    71. Frank Gore
    70. Ben Roethlisberger
    69. Charles Johnson
    68. Nick Fairley
    67. Derrick Johnson
    66. Anthony Spencer
    65. Derrick Morgan
    64. Chris Harris Jr
    63. Anquan Boldin
    62. Jason Witten
    61. Bobby Wagner
    60. Ndamukong Suh
    59. NaVarro Bowman
    58. Antoine Winfield
    57. Aldon Smith
    56. Reggie Wayne
    55. Russell Okung
    54. Sebastian Volmer
    53. Mike Iupati
    52. Michael Roos
    51. Percy Harvin
    50. Alex Boone
    49. Roddy White
    48. Reshad Jones
    47. Ryan Clady
    46. Jason Pierre-Paul
    45. Demaryius Thomas
    44. Tony Gonzalez
    43. Jerod Mayo
    42. Rob Gronkowski
    41. A.J. Green
    40. Marshawn Lynch
    39. Vernon Davis
    38. Alfred Morris
    37. Michael Crabtree
    36. Casey Hayward
    35. Max Unger
    34. Joe Thomas
    33. Antonio Cromartie
    32. Marshal Yanda
    31. Robert Griffin III
    30. Brandon Marshall
    29. Calais Campbell
    28. Devin McCourty
    27. Vincent Jackson
    26. John Sullivan
    25. Jarius Byrd
    24. Clay Matthews III
    23. Russell Wilson
    22. Kyle Williams
    21. Tom Brady




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    Re: PFF top 100 players...Ravens players rankings

    Quote Originally Posted by PGCountyRaven85 View Post
    They're always moving the goalposts when they judge Flacco. They probably always will until he wins another ring.
    at which point, they'll move them again and say he needs to win 3.
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