Joe Flacco was surely jesting this offseason when he declared himself the best quarterback in the NFL. Of course, it’s not just Flacco that’s perpetuating the myth that the Ravens’ quarterback is one of the best in the NFL. Baltimore fans and analysts alike were jumping on the Flacco bandwagon after a strong 2011 playoff display.
If the hope was that Flacco would finally “make the jump” and eliminate those pesky occasional terrible games this season, that couldn’t be further from the truth.
Simply said, Flacco single-handedly cost the Ravens their Week 2 and 7 games against the Eagles and Texans. Flacco’s accuracy was horrendous in both games, and all he could hit on was dink and dunk passes underneath. His usually-strong decision making skills were gone, and his statuesque pocket presence was in full display.
Flacco conversely had two truly elite games in Weeks 1 and 3 against Cincinnati and New England. Flacco trounced a good Bengals team and fooled all of the Ravens’ faithful to ...