Joe Flacco wants us to think he is an elite quarterback. In two of his most recent games, though, he has been anything but.
I first wrote about potential trouble laying ahead for Joe Flacco here. After a particularly boastful comment I noted his pride may have him headed for a fall. It looks as though I was right.
In a week five boring 9-6 victory over the hapless Kansas City Chiefs Flacco threw for only 187 yards on 13 of 27 passing. With one interception and no touchdowns against the Chiefs, it was a lackluster performance.
He revisited the town of Lackluster this past weekend in a 13-43 embarrassing loss to the Houston Texans. Baltimore and Flacco’s play was uglier than Donald Trump’s hair. He did manage to throw for one touchdown, but also had two interceptions and was sacked four times. Flacco managed to complete only 13 of 27 passes for 147 yards.
When you add Flacco’s flaccid play with the Ravens’ losses on the defensive side, the Baltimore birds are not soaring high. Linebacker Ray Lewis is most likely out for the season. Cornerback Lardarius Webb is also out due to injury.
Still, at 5-2 the Ravens have a solid chance for a successful season. If that is to happen, however, Flacco needs to quiet his mouth and show us that his on the field actions speak louder than his words. In other words, if you want to be elite, from prideful comments you must retreat.