Found January 12, 2012 on This Given Sunday:
Joe Flacco's week to week performance is like something out of a nursery rhyme. When he's good, as in his 389-yard, 3-touchdown demolition of the Rams, he's very very good. But when he's bad, like his 137-yard stinker in a 12-7 loss to the Jaguars... he's horrid. And the difference between the two Flaccos could be enough to spell the difference between winning and moving on to the AFC Championship game, or losing their third game this year to the AFC South. We reached out to Thomas Jackson of Ravens Football Machine on the Bloguin NFL network, to give us perspective on what kind of performance we can expect, and whether it will be enough to beat the Houston Texans. TGS: Clearly, this game is going to largely depend on whether the good Joe Flacco or the bad Joe Flacco shows up. What is behind his maddening inconsistency, and do you think the good Flacco plays this week? Jackson: "Good Joe" and "Bad Joe" are really the same guy... by t...
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  • By Joe!John! and Cam! just hand the ball off to the best running backs in the game and you control 90% of your football games destiny and thats on a bad day at the hands of the good or bad John and Cam so that every one knows that it takes the announcers from Sports center to let John and Cam know that they should start the game running, since John and Cam seems to think that the Ravens are not a run first offense just maybe it might sink in to John and Cam that looking for a fall guy is easy, finding the courage to have a game plan that you know is on your sidlines means no one gets thrown under the bus no matter how big your ego is, So Joe just so you know the run is the way to go Ravens!

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