Originally written on Shutdown Corner  |  Last updated 1/12/12

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 10: Joe Flacco #5 of the Baltimore Ravens throws a pass against the New England Patriots during the 2010 AFC wild-card playoff game at Gillette Stadium on January 10, 2010 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The Ravens won 33-14. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
The NFL's 2011 season has been called "the year of the quarterback," and praise has been rightfully heaped upon Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, Tom Brady and rookie Cam Newton. There has not been a rush, though, to heap praise on Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco. Joe Flacco has noticed. From the Baltimore Sun, here's what Flacco told the media on Wednesday: "If you look at the teams that won, yeah you can look at the quarterbacks but that's just because you guys, ESPN, everybody wants to pump them up as being the best quarterback that year. It's really going to come down to what team is the best," Flacco said. "I'm sure if we win, I'll have nothing to do with why we won according to you guys." Oh, Joe. Chin up, buddy. If anyone's failed to recognize you as an elite quarterback, that's probably just because you're not one. I say that with no malice or disrespect intended, it's just that, you know, Joe Flacco is Joe Flacco. He's a decent quarterback. I'm not sure what he's looking f...
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