Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 1/23/12
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Do the Ravens need to pick up another QB to challenge Flacco?   Earlier this week Ed Reed was asked if Flacco needs to play better to beat the Patriots; Ed’s response, “Yeah, definitely." Unfortunately for the Ravens, Reed was right. Flacco was 22/36, 306 yds, 1 int, and a passer rating of 95.4; stats good enough for a win. There were a couple downfield passes that Flacco missed, but you can’t crucify him for that. However after watching the game, it was evident that he has ALL of the physical tools, but he doesn’t have it mentally.   SEVERAL times Flacco had an easy check down to Rice or Williams; but he instead decided to either dump it out of bounds or take a sack. Although sacks are better than interceptions, on at least one occasion Joe took them out of field goal range, forcing them to go for it on fourth down; what happened? Flacco only went to his SECOND progression (both on the same side of the field) before chucking it up for grabs. A wide open Ray Rice was ready, but was...
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