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Apparently the Ravens and the other 31 NFL teams disagree with you.

Tebow looked better in that one season with a Denver than Taylor will ever look in the NFL. Mark my words!

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Tebow looked better in that one season with a Denver than Taylor will ever look in the NFL. Mark my words!

You really need to get off this Tebow train. Tebow completed 46% of his passes in that season. He had a QB rating of 72.9. He also had 7 fumbles. To put that into perspective the lowest competition percentage in the league this year was Brandon Weeden's 52.8. The lowest last year was 53.9%. He would have had the 5th lowest QB rating this year. He would have had the 3rd lowest average yards per completion of any QB this year. He would have had the 2nd most fumbles in the NFL this year.

Tim Tebow was and is not a good QB. Tyrod Taylor probably wouldn't be a good one either but you have little to no evidence of that. His preseason performance has been decent. I firmly believe that Taylor would be a better passer than Tebow if given the opportunity.

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Steve a college video says nothing...I can show you much spectacular video of Danny Wuerffel or Tim Tebow. Heck Tebow would actually be a better back up for this team than Taylor.

And what are you basing your conclusion that Taylor can't throw the ball on? One interception when he was thrown into a bad spot inside his own 10 yard line down 20+ points against a championship caliber team, without any time to warm up?

Look, clearly he is not a proven backup, and if we were to go out and get one of those I wouldn't be opposed to it, as long as it didn't hamper our ability financially to fill our other pressing needs. But you seem to be operating on the assumption that he has somehow proven he is not capable of doing the job. And I am wondering where you get that idea.

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And what are you basing your conclusion that Taylor can't throw the ball on? One interception when he was thrown into a bad spot inside his own 10 yard line down 20+ points against a championship caliber team, without any time to warm up?

Look, clearly he is not a proven backup, and if we were to go out and get one of those I wouldn't be opposed to it, as long as it didn't hamper our ability financially to fill our other pressing needs. But you seem to be operating on the assumption that he has somehow proven he is not capable of doing the job. And I am wondering where you get that idea.

I agree with all of this. This is what I'm saying too.

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And what are you basing your conclusion that Taylor can't throw the ball on? One interception when he was thrown into a bad spot inside his own 10 yard line down 20+ points against a championship caliber team, without any time to warm up?

Look, clearly he is not a proven backup, and if we were to go out and get one of those I wouldn't be opposed to it, as long as it didn't hamper our ability financially to fill our other pressing needs. But you seem to be operating on the assumption that he has somehow proven he is not capable of doing the job. And I am wondering where you get that idea.

Let's see ...the info you mentioned .. He's undersized...he wants to run first. The Ravens know Taylor isn't an NFL QB...only question is can they afford more than 550,000 to find a better back up. I understand your VT man love but sorry dude the guy isn't an NFL QB.

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Let's see ...the info you mentioned .. He's undersized...he wants to run first. The Ravens know Taylor isn't an NFL QB...only question is can they afford more than 550,000 to find a better back up. I understand your VT man love but sorry dude the guy isn't an NFL QB.

Really lose steam in your argument when you say this and then say Tim Tebow is.

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Really lose steam in your argument when you say this and then say Tim Tebow is.

Not really Tebow took a team to the playoffs. And has had a better career than Taylor will ever have.

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Not really Tebow took a team to the playoffs. And has had a better career than Taylor will ever have.

Just ignore every stat I gave you about how bad he actually was? And the fact that no one else would give him a chance to start or even be a back up?

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Just ignore every stat I gave you about how bad he actually was? And the fact that no one else would give him a chance to start or even be a back up?

Actually he wanted to start and was interested in places where he had some chance to play.

Here is a link from talk about ST Louis considering him for a back up role...search the internet there was other interest.

http://nfl.si.com/2013/10/20/tim-tebow-st-louis-rams/

There was some interest in him as a back up. If Tyrod was cut by the Ravens I doubt you'd see anyone beating down his door. I did look at the stats ...

Tebow played parts of two season for the Broncos and part of one for the Jets ...he's thrown for 2500 yards and has 17 TD passes and 9 picks. Tebow is 9-7 as a starter including a playoff win. I'll buy you a beer if Taylor ever starts 16 games in the NFL. Which he won't.... Tebow is clearly the superior QB ...you be a fool to deny it. Not saying Tebow is my 1st choice if I'm changing back up QBs. But if my choice is Tebow or Taylor ...Tebow is a no brainer.

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Just a thought ...Tebow was carrying controversy about unseating the starter stigma I believe it happened in Denver and then with the Jets and Sanchez. Perhaps that has something to do with interest.

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Here's a question....

If Flacco has another season like this year (20+ INTs), should we consider turning to our backup QB?

If so, should that QB then be someone with starting experience?

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I seriously doubt Flacco will throw 20 INT's again. A lot of that was based on the lack of running game and desperation throws. Plenty of those picks are on Joe but he's better than that. The Ravens will improve the run game and Flacco's performance will improve based on that.

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I seriously doubt Flacco will throw 20 INT's again. A lot of that was based on the lack of running game and desperation throws. Plenty of those picks are on Joe but he's better than that. The Ravens will improve the run game and Flacco's performance will improve based on that.

I agree with this...it's likely they stick with Taylor because he's cheap. Not a good reason ...

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Here's a question....

If Flacco has another season like this year (20+ INTs), should we consider turning to our backup QB?

If so, should that QB then be someone with starting experience?

I said this earlier in the thread. Well not quite that. Next year doesn't matter, its year two of a three year deal. That said if Flacco throws 20+ INTs next year and is headed in that direction in year 3, then it makes no sense to pay him for the rest of his beastly contract.

The Ravens need to draft a QB in this draft. A real prospect, someone who is capable of being a decent backup option but would otherwise be carrying a clipboard. If Flacco rebounds and is worth the contract in year 4, then you still have the QB prospect for 2 more cheap years off a four year rookie deal.

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I seriously doubt Flacco will throw 20 INT's again. A lot of that was based on the lack of running game and desperation throws. Plenty of those picks are on Joe but he's better than that. The Ravens will improve the run game and Flacco's performance will improve based on that.

While I do agree it's unlikely, that does not answer the question. If this actually is the new Ray Rice, and cap problems prevent us from revamping the O-Line significantly, it's quite possible that our offense doesn't see a significant improvement.

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