Joe Flacco is the only quarterback in NFL history to reach the playoffs in each of his first four years. He's 44-20 during the regular season with the Baltimore Ravens and 4-3 in the postseason.
Despite his success, Flacco has found it easier to dodge blitzing linebackers than fend off his critics.
Some say he's not mobile enough in the pocket. Some question his decision-making under pressure. Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley took the bashing to another level, saying the Ravens won't win a Super Bowl with Flacco ''in this lifetime.''
Flacco smirks at all this. After all, he's one of only eight NFL starting quarterbacks still playing, and he intends to make the best of that situation Sunday when Baltimore (12-4) faces the Houston Texans (11-6) for the right to play in the AFC title game.
Asked Wednesday how it feels to generate such negative reviews, Flacco responded, ''I don't care. We've won a lot of games around here. This is the second year in a row we won 12 gam...