Originally written January 29, 2013 on This Given Sunday:
Quarterback wins don't exist. Team wins do. Quarterbacks wins don't.  I feel like I'm beating a dead horse here but the equine just won't die no matter how hard those of us with a proper knowledge of the game of football smack away. Poor guy. The point is that I don't care how many playoff games the Baltimore Ravens have won with Joe Flacco at quarterback. I'm sick and tired of people turning football into boxing. This isn't an individual sport. It's a sport involving 53 men per team, with 22 starters and 11 on the field at all times. The quarterback is one of them. He's the most important one. But broadly attaching a quarterback's success to the success of his team (while rarely if ever doing so with the other 52 players on each team) is lazy and disrespectful to the game of football.  Flacco's Baltimore Ravens might win Sunday's Super Bowl. And if that happens, the Ravens will have won as many playoff games with Flacco as...
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