In a Thursday appearance on ProFootballTalk Live, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco fielded a question from the Internet-hack-turned-radio-show-not-yet-on-radio host regarding the fact that we don’t hear Flacco’s name when folks recite the names of the young franchise quarterbacks in the NFL.
Does it bother him?
“Every now and then, I guesss it can get to you a little bit, if you let it,” Flacco said. “But the bottom line is I have confidence in my abilities, and I’m pretty sure where I stand about what kind of player I am.”
Flacco was careful to point out that he doesn’t want to knock any of the other quarterbacks, but he was willing to acknowledge
“If you look at our schedule the last three years, we’ve had to play one of the toughest schedules in the league, if not the toughest. So, believe me, I know where I stand with myself, I think I know where my teammates stand with me. . . . I’m pretty confident in my abilities, I think I’m pretty darn good.”
He’s right. And he’s got a chance to persuade a lot more people of that fact on Saturday, when his 4-2 career playoff record (all on the road) clashes with his 2-5 career record against the Steelers — 0-5 in games played by Ben Roethlisberger.