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Flacco on Ed Reed’s comments: “It’s not really a big deal”

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Earlier this week, Ravens safety Ed Reed made some waves by telling SiriusXM NFL Radio that quarterback Joe Flacco needs to get rid of the ball faster, and that the offensive line needs to do a better job of blocking.

On Wednesday, Flacco and others addressed the situation.

“I talked to Ed about it,” Flacco said, via Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times.  “It’s not really that big a deal.  I don’t take things that bad.  It’s Ed.  It’s not a big deal.”

But when linebacker Ray Lewis speaks up for Flacco, calling him a “straight-up winner,” and Flacco says “I wish those guys didn’t have to come to my defense,” it’s hard to believe it’s not a big deal.

Coach John Harbaugh also tried to downplay the situation.

“I’m sure Ed wishes things had come out a little bit better,” Harbaugh said.  “I know where Ed’s heart is.  We know each other.  We understand each other.”

That’s fine, but the Ravens can expect CBS cameras to be focused on the sidelines to see whether any frustrations are emerging, if the offense struggles against the Patriots like it did against the Texans.

And if the offense struggles and the Ravens lose, look for a more chatter to come from Baltimore, whether it’s other players complaining about Flacco, Flacco complaining about offensive coordinator Cam Cameron, or Ravens fans complaining about another season of unfulfilled expectations.

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76 Responses to “Flacco on Ed Reed’s comments: “It’s not really a big deal””
  1. popdawg99 says: Jan 18, 2012 1:47 PM

    Has anything ever been a big deal to Joe Flacco?

  2. bullcharger says: Jan 18, 2012 1:50 PM

    Here’s why it’s a big deal… Flacco is busy thinking about about what Reed said, talking to him about it and answering questions from the media about it instead of preparing for the game.

    The coach also had to figure out what to say about it and talk to Flacco to agree on how to address it. That wasted more time.

    Every second counts in the week of preperation for a playoff game and that is a distraction for sure.

  3. letsgolos says: Jan 18, 2012 1:50 PM

    Yeah, this is just stupid Wednesday-before-the-Conference-Championships-and-there’s-nothing-else-to-talk-about news.

    There’s absolutely no way these comments will have an affect on Flacco. He’s not going to be thinking about Ed Reed when he’s out there in the pocket.

    Tom Brady, on the other hand, will be.

  4. jpelle82 says: Jan 18, 2012 1:50 PM

    yeah no big deal. your team mate just doesnt believe in you going into the afc championship. i still think any guy off the street could win 10 games a season playing for the ravens with ray rice and that defense…flacco is average at best.

  5. dd2189 says: Jan 18, 2012 1:50 PM

    whoever wins this game better beat the giants or 49ers.
    GO AFC lol

  6. fittytuckin says: Jan 18, 2012 1:51 PM

    He really wanted to say what we all know. He’s mediocre and we probably won’t win a superbowl with him at quarterback.

  7. sizvampire55 says: Jan 18, 2012 1:51 PM

    The rest of Ed Reed’s interview that the national media did not include:

    In a majority of the articles I’ve read, for whatever reason, writers excluded Reed’s powerful statements about his confidence in Flacco’s ability to match the production of New England’s offense.
    When asked if Flacco and the offense can keep pace with Brady, Reed didn’t blink.
    “Oh yeah, definitely,” he said. “Without a doubt.”
    “I think Flacco can have a breakout game, especially after last week. I know he’s p.o.‘ed about what happened and his performance. He could feel a little rust coming off of a bye week and not going full speed as much. So I know he is definitely coming back to show himself off.”
    But instead of focusing on that, headlines around the web are focusing on Reed’s analysis of the Ravens’ offensive production against the stout Texans’ defense.

  8. docredskin says: Jan 18, 2012 1:51 PM

    Why do all Raven posts have to include Ray Lewis? This has nothing to do with him, yet there he is. Funny, this is accepted practice but Tebow is villianized for that same thing.

    And Tebow didn’t kill anyone!

  9. mrme02 says: Jan 18, 2012 1:54 PM

    Flacco is an average qb at best, who had an average game against a defense as good as their own. What did everyone expect to happen?

  10. mikeeg says: Jan 18, 2012 1:54 PM

    If Flacco practiced as much as he changes his facial look, then he would be really good imo…

  11. snowpea84 says: Jan 18, 2012 1:56 PM

    Flacco holds that team back. He’s just good enough for them to get where they are. Meaning, he’s jsut good enough so they can’t replace him without creatign a serious backlash.

    The fact that the rest of the team is good enough to do what they do, even with him at QB, really makes you wonder what they could do with an actually good QB.

  12. badtimeoutcaldwell says: Jan 18, 2012 1:57 PM

    Joe Flacos success or failure this weekend will have nothing to do with those quotes. If Pats D can get in the backfield last week, then its game over… If not, then the Ravens have a shot…

  13. r8danation says: Jan 18, 2012 1:57 PM

    They won a divisional playoff game and players are still complaining, but hey “it’s not really a big deal”….. What’s going to happen if they win the AFC championship game?

  14. thebassbiscuit says: Jan 18, 2012 1:57 PM

    Not really not a huge deal here. This locker room has accountability and leadership. As a Ravens fan, I think that honest answers to questions are appropriate. I’m sure Ed and Joe are cool.

  15. flaccodelic says: Jan 18, 2012 1:59 PM

    Real Ravens fans who have been following the team all year aren’t concerned about just Flacco. We’re concerned because in the egg-laying games this year, it’s been the whole team laying the egg, including the defense.
    The knock that the Ravens play down to the competition is pretty fair, but I’d argue that that’s when Cam needs to take at least as much heat as Flacco. His questionable playcalling and some key drops by our receivers are every bit as much to blame for any failures as Flacco is.

    Could absolutely go either way this weekend.

  16. iamthefootballjerk says: Jan 18, 2012 1:59 PM

    This is another case of the media making a mountain out of a mole hill. The outcome of the game will have no direct relation to this issue. It will be whoever plays better as a team, period.

    I would rather rather Flacco put up average stats and win the game, then to be where Brees and Rodgers are sitting this Sunday.

  17. sschmiggles says: Jan 18, 2012 1:59 PM

    The Ravens hate the Patriots too much for this to be a distraction. They want their rings. I expect them to play their best game yet.

    I expect the same from the Patriots, who also have a ton of ringless veterans.

  18. norseyapper says: Jan 18, 2012 2:00 PM

    Coach John Harbaugh also tried to downplay the situation.
    “I’m sure Ed wishes things had come out a little bit better,” Harbaugh said. “I know where Ed’s heart is. We know each other. We understand each other.”

    Bottom line: Flacco needs to get rid of the ball quicker and the O-line needs to protect a little better than they have been.
    When did our culture become so much more concerned about being “correct” than being honest?

  19. steelerchicken says: Jan 18, 2012 2:03 PM

    What a nightmare for Steelers fan having to watch this game. Go Patriots!!!

  20. ridingwithnohandlebars says: Jan 18, 2012 2:03 PM

    Hey Joe, if the media says that it is a big deal, then it must be a big deal. They would never try to make a story out of nothing.

  21. bshuclassof2012 says: Jan 18, 2012 2:04 PM

    I’d expect Cameron to be fired immediately. Reed’s comments speak to how little the D believes in Cameron, not Flacco. They know Flacco is capable of winning and playing well. Cameron is a control-freak and his effect on the offense has been more negative this season than ever. He is bad at making adjustments in games, which at times has gotten us killed (Seattle, Jax). This season has proven that his style has gotten stale, and players in the twilight of their careers won’t put up with it anymore.

  22. ralphtherealravenfan says: Jan 18, 2012 2:05 PM

    I wish Sunday would get here so they can just play the game and stop all the Flacco bashing. I don’t care if he has -100 yards passing. As long as Rice carries it 20 times and we win.

  23. supashug says: Jan 18, 2012 2:06 PM

    I am pretty sure that will be refreshing, cameras on Ed and Flacco instead of Brady screamimng with his coaches and bicthing at the refs.

    There are more issues on the Pats bench this year

  24. hnrqoliv says: Jan 18, 2012 2:06 PM

    After they lose the championship game:

    Joe Flacco, “It’s not really a big deal”

  25. caseyanthonymunoz says: Jan 18, 2012 2:08 PM

    It isn’t a really good sign when your own teammates hate you and have zero confidence in you. Sanchez has a white twin brother and he plays in Baltimore. Both are awful.

  26. dunnd4d4 says: Jan 18, 2012 2:09 PM

    All Ed really said was that he thought Flacco was a little rattled by the Texans front seven. Flacco was sacked a career high 5 times.

    If Brady was sacked 5 times the patriots would lose. Flacco threw for 175 yards and two TD’s with a bunch of drops.

    My opinion is Flacco takes a lot of heat when in reality the O-line gave him no time and the receivers and tight ends were dropping the ball.

    Commendable performance in the face of pressure the whole game. Houston D looked ferocious and I can think of many QB’s that would have coughed up the ball in that situation.

  27. pftcensorssuck says: Jan 18, 2012 2:14 PM

    Ed Reed has seen Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, BenRoethlisberger, etc…….

    he KNOWS what a championship caliber quarterback LOOKS like.

    It ain’t Joe Flacco.

  28. holeinone09 says: Jan 18, 2012 2:17 PM

    Joe Flaccid is an average QB at best. He is lucky he has Rice and an overpowering defense on his side. They were lucky to win last week, Houston handed the game to them. Flaccid didn’t have a problem getting 1.5 yards for a TD. He has taken to whining recently about how he gets no respect. If he plays another so-so game and they lose to the Pats, what will the media say then? The only chance Flaccid has is that the Pats defense stinks.

  29. nagaswan says: Jan 18, 2012 2:19 PM

    I love the Ravens, but as a DC native I have to admit, there is no way he is any better than Jason Campbell. He should be incapable of winning a Superbowl with his style.

  30. santolonius says: Jan 18, 2012 2:22 PM

    belichick, brady, reed, and lewis are all hall of famers. and if there was a hall of fame for hall of famers, they would probably all be in that too. this afc championship is one to be savored.

  31. toegoat says: Jan 18, 2012 2:52 PM

    I am a life long Steeler fan and I was torn between picking a winner of pats-ravens but then I remembered an interview Ray Lewis did the Yr tomlin got his ring. Ray was asked who he wants to see win it all and he said the Steelers because they beat him twice and they deserve it.
    With that said, I feel the same way…. it pains me to say it but Go Ravens! Yall deserve it.
    (side note) I really can’t stand the pats and Brady so anytime they lose is also a good day.

  32. jason9696 says: Jan 18, 2012 2:53 PM

    Could you imagine how good the Ravens would be if they had a QB? I just don’t think Joe Flacco has what it takes.

    Their defense is going to have to swarm Tom Brady and Ray Rice is going to have to have a hell of a game for them to have a chance. I’ll be cheering for the Ravens but I don’t see them winning.

  33. dprouse says: Jan 18, 2012 2:53 PM

    The definition of a “gaffe” is when a politician messes up and accidentally tells the truth. Deep down, Ed Reed knows the truth – Flacco is a mediocre QB who makes Trent Dilfer look like Tom Brady. Reed knows how tough it will be to win the AFC title game with Flacco at QB, and he made the mistake of articulating it publicly. Everyone knows, though, that he was only telling the truth.

  34. stevepea says: Jan 18, 2012 2:53 PM

    “flaccodelic says: Jan 18, 2012 1:59 PM

    Real Ravens fans who have been following the team all year aren’t concerned about just Flacco. We’re concerned because in the egg-laying games this year, it’s been the whole team laying the egg, including the defense.
    The knock that the Ravens play down to the competition is pretty fair, but I’d argue that that’s when Cam needs to take at least as much heat as Flacco. His questionable playcalling and some key drops by our receivers are every bit as much to blame for any failures as Flacco is.

    Could absolutely go either way this weekend.”

    “bshuclassof2012 says: Jan 18, 2012 2:04 PM

    I’d expect Cameron to be fired immediately. Reed’s comments speak to how little the D believes in Cameron, not Flacco. They know Flacco is capable of winning and playing well. Cameron is a control-freak and his effect on the offense has been more negative this season than ever. He is bad at making adjustments in games, which at times has gotten us killed (Seattle, Jax). This season has proven that his style has gotten stale, and players in the twilight of their careers won’t put up with it anymore.”

    These two posts pretty much sum it up.
    And Ed Reed knows that if Cameron and Flacco play the same type of offense they have all year against good opponents, than this will be his last game.

  35. nite2al says: Jan 18, 2012 3:05 PM

    You guys are way too critical on Flacco. If he were any better, he would be Rodgers, Brady or Manning. There are only 6-7 “elite” (no such term in the 60s-90s) QBs in the NFL. Why does every QB have to be elite? It ain’t gonna happen. As a Ravens fan, I am satisfied to win, lose or drawn with Flacco.
    Funny how people want to dismiss the 2009 game, but mention Flacco’s poor stats and then say the Pats are 6-1 against the Ravens. Oh yeah, less go even further back in history to prove a point.
    I think the 2010 game has more relevance…same players. The Pats won in OT where the great Gronkowski only caught one pass and the mediocre Flacco was 27/35 for 285 yards and 2 TDs.
    I don’t care about an elite QB; I want an elite team!

  36. worldsgreatest says: Jan 18, 2012 3:08 PM

    I’ve lived in Maryland my whole life and…good grief, would it kill you Ravens fans to actually support and root for your quarterback? I mean, its freaking unreal the hate spewed on this guy. I mean…just, just unreal.

    Be grateful.

    I wonder if the people of Indianapolis whined and moaned and cried about winning 10 games a season after Peyton lost in the playoffs YEAR after YEAR after YEAR.

    Sheeeeeeeeeesh. Go Ravens. Go Flacco.

    Signed,

    A Redskins Fan

  37. raiders757 says: Jan 18, 2012 3:15 PM

    Nothing wrong with constructive criticism, which is what Ed Reed was offering. Every QB in the league would be better off getting rid of the ball quicker, and every o-line could block a little better as well.

  38. ampatsisahypocrite says: Jan 18, 2012 3:16 PM

    Nah, no big deal, all that happened was your own teammate called you out for being so average and lukewarm a QB. Meanwhile, Ravens fans continue to rationalize that Joe Flacco really did win games for them, and not get carried by the team.

    After Sunday, it will be clear that the Ravens will never go to the Super Bowl with Joe Flacco at QB.

  39. leftcoastnative says: Jan 18, 2012 3:40 PM

    Flacco had a good season a couple of years ago with Zorn as his QB coach, but Cam Cameron felt threatened by the presence and results of Zorn working with Flacco, so Zorn got run out of town, and now, Falacco is struggling with mechanics and confidence as he has to deal directly with Cameron every day.

    Bottom line for the Ravens is to gewt rid of Cameron or bring in another QB coach who actually can work with Flacco.

  40. worldsgreatest says: Jan 18, 2012 3:47 PM

    With the advent of rules changes to facilitate a wider passing game, the average NFL fan has become so short sighted on what a good quarterback is its ridiculous.

    Flacco’s numbers aren’t all that far off from Rivers’ first four years, or Brees’ first four years, or Favre’s first four years…and on and on. Who, in the case of Brees and Rivers, never won anything either in that time period.

    Again, it took Manning EIGHT YEARS to get past Brady. EIGHT YEARS!!

    I hope, oh how I hope Joe Flacco plays lights out on Sunday. He may be average, but he’s a solid quarterback who doesn’t deserve a week’s worth of garbage dumped on him.

  41. neatz says: Jan 18, 2012 3:49 PM

    Flacco is a taller Sanchez thats the truth

  42. grogansheroes says: Jan 18, 2012 3:52 PM

    As a Pats fan, I have a healthy respect for the Ravens. But, this is not the same Ravens team from 2009, nor is it the same Pats team. The Pats are better, and I think the Ravens are not as good. Also, about Flacco, he left Pitt because he couldn’t beat out the immortal Tyler Palko! Really Joe? Took your ball and went home to 1AA competition. Brady, on the other hand, fought the competition at Michigan, being Brian Greise and Drew Henson. In short, when the going gets tough, Flacco cowers, and Brady gets better!

  43. 8man says: Jan 18, 2012 4:06 PM

    It’s a big deal because you rarely, if ever, hear a player on a team playing for a championship ever suggest that another player on the same team has to be better. And since the first player is Ed Reed, arguably one of the best at what he does, it’s enormous.

    You know what? The Ravens could go up to Foxborough and slap the Patriots around. Vegas doesn’t think it’s going to happen, but it could. But if it does, it’ll be the first time I can remember that it happened in a situation like this.

    If I’m a Ravens fan, this is not what I want to hear and I root like the hell for the game to just get hear before someone else says something.

  44. dawhorsefeathers says: Jan 18, 2012 4:12 PM

    ampatsisahypocrite wouldn’t know a bad quarterback if one hit Demaryius Thomas for an 80 yard touchdown on the first play from scrimmage in overtime.

    Too soon?

  45. cpinct says: Jan 18, 2012 4:19 PM

    Whether Reed’s comments about Flacco are accurate or not (I believe they are), Reed’s comments need to be kept within the locker room walls. If he wants to call Flacco out in the locker room, that’s fine, maybe in motivational to the team, but to share such comments with the press is just flat out stupid. Good job Ed…way to help your team get to the Super Bowl. I’ll bet you get smoked by the Patriots receivers and will have little to say next Monday. $1M Safety with a 10 cent head.

  46. yyyass says: Jan 18, 2012 4:21 PM

    Flacco has no passion and has always seemed overwhelmed by the complexity of the game. He gets by on his size and ability to throw long. He doesn’t want to think about anything more than running the play called. Forget inspiring teammates, improvising, audibling, strategizing. Forget about QB sneaks and draws where HE has to get the required critical yard. He ‘ll dive for cover instead. Basically he’ll make the simple plays that go 100% according to plan, but don’t expect anything if things break down a little. He runs plays effectively, but he doesn’t MAKE plays.

  47. ampatsisahypocrite says: Jan 18, 2012 4:24 PM

    Yes, funny sawhorse, both Tebow and Flacco have beaten the Steelers prevent defenses, when they’ve played dumb schemes and put no safeties back there. Because the Steelers had no respect for either one. Tebow and Flacco have a lot in common when you think about it.

    Top excuses for Flacco:

    1. It’s Cameron’s fault Joe got rattled like Ed
    said!
    2. Cam made all those bad throws!
    3. Cam’s a statue back there, not Joe!
    4. Cam threw the ball ten yards past the WR!
    5. Cam couldn’t beat out Tyler Palko in college!

  48. andrewr770 says: Jan 18, 2012 4:26 PM

    Flacco can still become a great quarterback — he has all the attributes and shows flashes of it in games like the last minute drive against Pittsburgh at Heinz Field. Cameron, however, is mediocre at best as offensive coordinator. The defense improved with the promotion of Pagano in place of the timid Mattison. The offense could explode with an equally useful replacement at OC.

  49. spbadclam says: Jan 18, 2012 4:59 PM

    Flacco needs to take his snaps from the shotgun position . He is a terrible dropback passer.
    Ray Rice and Ricky Williams need 35-40 combined touchesmbined on Sunday for the Ravens to win.
    Be prepared for a Snow Game.

  50. benicio1010 says: Jan 18, 2012 5:05 PM

    2 words… Trent Dilfer,
    The Raves can win with Flacco. They have a great Defense…. a fairly solid O line and Ray Rice. Throw a Boldin into the mix…….. Not a big deal.

  51. benicio1010 says: Jan 18, 2012 5:07 PM

    Flacco is a taller Sanchez thats the truth

    __________________________

    LOL No …not even close. Dirty sanchez has much more talent around him. Sanchez is more of a tebow than tebow is.

  52. gottapoop says: Jan 18, 2012 5:10 PM

    Reed on Flaccos play: “Really Big Deal”

  53. harrisonhits2 says: Jan 18, 2012 5:18 PM

    “Has anything ever been a big deal to Joe Flacco?”

    LOL yes, last week when all the media weren’t talking enough about him.

    Flaccid seems to be putting all his intensity into worrying about what’s being said about him. That doesn’t bode well for the Ravens this weekend.

  54. raqaiw says: Jan 18, 2012 5:26 PM

    Never seen a guy catch so much heat for not turning the ball over,throwing 2 TDs,and WINNING a game in the playoffs. Maybe he should’ve thrown 3 picks,0 TDs and LOST. But then he’d be TJ Yates.
    As long as he wins nothing anyone says matters.

  55. flockofravens says: Jan 18, 2012 5:47 PM

    Flacco is an athletic quarterback, has a strong arm, and consistently demonstrates that he believes in spreading around the ball to the weapons at his disposal on the field.
    he doesn’t whine about his offensive line’s ability to protect him, and doesn’t make excuses for a loss. is he playing at the best level he ever will? probably not. and this is a good thing. every year he shows an improvement in his craft. not too many quarterbacks have led their a team to the play-offs in each of his first four seasons. a little perspective shows that the ravens have a good thing going with him.

  56. halftermguv says: Jan 18, 2012 6:00 PM

    Let’s see, while Flacco was dealing with one of the top defenses in the NFL; Ed Reed was getting gift wrapped footballs lobbed to him by a third string QB who wouldn’t be on most teams rosters.

    I’m wondering if Flacco gets to analyze the 4 to 6 TD’s Brady is going to have this Sunday.

  57. msb360 says: Jan 18, 2012 6:03 PM

    I the usual loser steelers fans trolling about. Sorry it pains you to see the ravens actually play for something

  58. jamaltimore says: Jan 18, 2012 6:06 PM

    Last week Ed Reed said he needed to play better in the houston game. He said he’s getting old and he’s missing some tackles that he used to make! Ed Reed speaks the truth but what most of the naysayers are missing is that he didn’t just call out Flacco, he called out RAY rice by saying RICKY should have gotten more carries and the line needs to block better. HOF’ers can do that and until Sunday Joe has to take it.

  59. ravenator says: Jan 18, 2012 6:18 PM

    Wow, I’m loving this! Keep on dogging the Ravens folks.

    There’s gonna be a hefty serving of crow come Sunday evening, for Brady, the Patriot fans, and ALL the media.

  60. ampatsisahypocrite says: Jan 18, 2012 6:53 PM

    Sorry ravenator, nobody’s dogging the Ravens — just ONE Ravens player. Guess who? Otherwise there’s plenty of props for Rice, Reed and the rest of the guys who carry their quarterback.

    Franchise QBs like Roethlisberger and Brady carry their teams even when their run games don’t support them. Witness Ben’s playoff run a few years ago when he was putting up 125 rating games while Bettis and Parker disappeared.

    Average Joe on the other does fine when Rice is racking up 100 yards. Stop Rice, and what you see is what you saw last Sunday. Is this really so hard to figure out? Until Flacco comes through without Rice breaking off long runs, nobody but Ravens fans will be “eating crow.”

  61. ravenator says: Jan 18, 2012 7:18 PM

    Clearly, you must have watched the game from your couch. I’m sure you were fed all the filth from the talking heads throughout the game as well. Meanwhile, I was at the divisional game and maybe I just paid more attention but your assessment is way off.

    Flacco put up a 97 QBR, on top of about 4 or 5 inexcusable drops by the receivers that would only add about 40-70yds and possibly another TD. Not to mention, Flacco had literally no time to get rid of the ball. Don’t mind the fact that this was all while playing against the 2nd ranked defense, that means nothing.

    Flacco is a legit franchise QB. Do I think he’s on the level of Brady, Brees, or Rodgers? No, but from him to take on all this criticism, is unjust. All this while Alex Smith gets a pass for the last 4 years or whatever. It’s a joke.

    Flacco will show up Sunday, just wait.

  62. TheDPR says: Jan 18, 2012 7:56 PM

    Flacco is in a tough spot. He is maybe a top ten QB on a good day but he has top 5 kinds of players at their positions in Reed, Lewis, and Rice, and none of them are in much of a position to help him elevate his game to the next level. The skill guys he has to throw to are all second or third tier players.

    On top of that, the NFL has passed his OC, Cam Cameron by.

    Flacco is in trouble no matter what happens. If they win, it is in spite of him. If they lose it is because of him. Of course, it is deeper than that but that’s the way it is spun.

    That’s the life of an NFL QB. The only way to avoid that kind of scrutiny is to rise above it and win championships. Flacco hasn’t done that yet.

  63. ajw4277 says: Jan 18, 2012 8:50 PM

    Wacko Flacco!!!

  64. bleed4philly says: Jan 18, 2012 9:17 PM

    You mean you’re not a big deal?

  65. ampatsisahypocrite says: Jan 18, 2012 9:57 PM

    ravenator says:
    Jan 18, 2012 7:18 PM
    Clearly, you must have watched the game from your couch. I’m sure you were fed all the filth from the talking heads throughout the game as well. Meanwhile, I was at the divisional game and maybe I just paid more attention but your assessment is way off.

    Flacco is a legit franchise QB. Do I think he’s on the level of Brady, Brees, or Rodgers? No, but from him to take on all this criticism, is unjust. All this while Alex Smith gets a pass for the last 4 years or whatever. It’s a joke.
    ————————————–

    I guess the idea of a franchise QB in Baltimore is someone who can put up 150 yards a game in the playoffs. Oh well, different standards for different towns. “Legit”? I’d hate to see your idea of someone who’s not a “legit” QB.

    Alex Smith got no pass — he was a joke up until last week. Then he did something in a playoff game, not just lead 2-yard TD drives off gift muffed punts. But I guess you actually being there at the stadium gave you a better view of what happened somehow. So tell me, Mr. Greatview, how many drives did Flacco lead for scores, that weren’t handed to him by turnovers? What did he generate on his own?

    As for your “legit franchise” do me a favor — don’t take my word for it. Go compare his regular season numbers against his playoff numbers. Tell me what you see — if you can stand the horror of it.

  66. raqaiw says: Jan 18, 2012 10:26 PM

    @TheDPR: You’re making sense and had a reasonable,well thought-out point. Wrong message board for that pal.

  67. dawhorsefeathers says: Jan 19, 2012 5:53 AM

    ampatsisahypocrite says:

    I guess the idea of a franchise QB in Baltimore is someone who can put up 150 yards a game in the playoffs. Oh well, different standards for different towns. “Legit”? I’d hate to see your idea of someone who’s not a “legit” QB.
    ——————-
    A couple of big games in Ben’s career come to mind:

    Super Bowl XL: 123 yds, 0 TD, 2 INT
    1/23/11 (AFCCG): 133 yds, 0 TD, 2 INT

    Were you complaining then?

  68. noquickreactionshere says: Jan 19, 2012 9:40 AM

    All this week the media outlets keep talking about how “poor”
    Flacco preformes in the playoffs. I was interested in the stats they
    kept using so I wanted to see if the stats were misleading based on
    his rookie season because it is my belief that he has improved his
    playoff preformance every year. Below are Flacco’s playoff stats the
    past 2 years.

    55/91 60.4% Comp percent 566 yards 5 TD 1 INT
    QB Rating of 132.27

    Not to mention that he was sacked 14 times!!!!!! in those games.

    How about the boys up front protect Flacco and let him do what he does best!!

  69. ampatsisahypocrite says: Jan 19, 2012 4:37 PM

    dawhorsefeathers says:
    Jan 19, 2012 5:53 AM
    ampatsisahypocrite says:

    I guess the idea of a franchise QB in Baltimore is someone who can put up 150 yards a game in the playoffs. Oh well, different standards for different towns. “Legit”? I’d hate to see your idea of someone who’s not a “legit” QB.
    ——————-
    A couple of big games in Ben’s career come to mind:

    Super Bowl XL: 123 yds, 0 TD, 2 INT
    1/23/11 (AFCCG): 133 yds, 0 TD, 2 INT

    Were you complaining then?
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    Yeah but more of Ben’s playoff games went like this:

    Super Bowl XLIII: 21 of 30 for 256 and 93.2 plus leading one of the greatest comeback drives ever

    But nice job cherry-picking his worst stats — by the way he was putting up 125 and 145 rating games in the playoffs on the way to Super XL.

    Thing is, his rating goes UP in the playoffs, unlike your boy Flacco, who shrinks like a little flower.

  70. ampatsisahypocrite says: Jan 19, 2012 4:41 PM

    noquickreactionshere says:
    Jan 19, 2012 9:40 AM
    All this week the media outlets keep talking about how “poor”
    Flacco preformes in the playoffs. I was interested in the stats they
    kept using so I wanted to see if the stats were misleading based on
    his rookie season because it is my belief that he has improved his
    playoff preformance every year. Below are Flacco’s playoff stats the
    past 2 years.

    55/91 60.4% Comp percent 566 yards 5 TD 1 INT
    QB Rating of 132.27
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    Now we’re going to resort to changing the numbers and facts to defend Flacco?

    Newsflash, bud — Flacco’s QB rating in 5 post-season games is 46.5. With 1 TD and 6 INT’s — he just might be the worst post-season QB of all time.

  71. noquickreactionshere says: Jan 19, 2012 5:34 PM

    Now we’re going to resort to changing the numbers and facts to defend Flacco?

    Newsflash, bud — Flacco’s QB rating in 5 post-season games is 46.5. With 1 TD and 6 INT’s — he just might be the worst post-season QB of all time.

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    Your post makes no sense… I’m not changing any numbers, I’m saying he has gotten better every year. The numbers I used were from the most recent games….. ALL of the games in the previous two years. I’m guessing that in a few years TJ Yates numbers will be much better than they are right now.

    I would say it is a good idea that you take another look at Flacco’s playoff numbers after Sunday….

  72. dawhorsefeathers says: Jan 19, 2012 9:47 PM

    ampatsisahypocrite says:

    Newsflash, bud — Flacco’s QB rating in 5 post-season games is 46.5. With 1 TD and 6 INT’s — he just might be the worst post-season QB of all time.
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    He’s played in another 3 post-season games with 5 additional TDs, but keep whining that I’m cherrypicking Ben’s stats.

  73. ampatsisahypocrite says: Jan 20, 2012 12:22 AM

    noquickreactionshere says:
    Jan 19, 2012 5:34 PM
    Now we’re going to resort to changing the numbers and facts to defend Flacco?

    Newsflash, bud — Flacco’s QB rating in 5 post-season games is 46.5. With 1 TD and 6 INT’s — he just might be the worst post-season QB of all time.

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    Your post makes no sense… I’m not changing any numbers, I’m saying he has gotten better every year. The numbers I used were from the most recent games….. ALL of the games in the previous two years. I’m guessing that in a few years TJ Yates numbers will be much better than they are right now.

    I would say it is a good idea that you take another look at Flacco’s playoff numbers after Sunday….

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    It makes perfect sense — I assure you Flacco’s career playoff QB rating is nowhere near 132 — in fact he has put up some of the worst numbers in playoff history. Look it up for yourself and see. I would say it is a good idea YOU look at his stats again.

  74. noquickreactionshere says: Jan 20, 2012 9:04 AM

    It makes perfect sense — I assure you Flacco’s career playoff QB rating is nowhere near 132 — in fact he has put up some of the worst numbers in playoff history. Look it up for yourself and see. I would say it is a good idea YOU look at his stats again.

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    God your dumb….

    I never said his “Career” playoff rating was 132, I said IN THE PAST TWO SEASONS. The point was that he has GOTTEN BETTER and IMPROVED.

    I suggest you read my post before responding to it.

  75. ampatsisahypocrite says: Jan 21, 2012 7:04 PM

    God “your” dumb? Brilliant.

    Read my post again — I merely said his career rating was nowhere near what you cherry-picked to put the best positive spin on his numbers. I look at his playoff performance as a whole, not break it down conveniently like you and your other Ravens buddy did (to try and trash Ben, which is dumb). His career rating is HALF of the 132 rating you posted — meaning overall he’s been pretty awful.

    Flacco’s been so-so during the regular season, and a non-factor during playoff games. He’s the definition of “mediocre to poor.”

  76. ampatsisahypocrite says: Jan 21, 2012 7:36 PM

    And by the way, where are you getting that “132″ number? He’s never even put a single playoff GAME with a rating that high.

    Flacco did a 115 last year vs. KC, and a 61 vs. the Steelers. (This is right off pro football reference.) He did a 97 last week. Again, you are CHANGING FACTS to support Flacco — and you’ve been busted.

    And c’mon, that 97 rating last week? Jeez, he was handed the ball on the TWO-YARD-LINE for one of those TD “drives.” C’mon man! The other TD, which pumped up his rating, was off another turnover, he never generated a single TD drive.

    Flacco’s last two years — last year he had a big game vs. KC (just as the whole team did). He disappeared for the game against the Steelers. This year — he disappeared against the Texans. You Ravens fans going all wild over people talking about him are hilarious! What has he done to deserve any praise?

    Look, if Flacco goes out tomorrow and has a 21-for-30 300-yard game, then he’ll get some props. But another 176-yard Flacco special won’t cut it. If even the Ravens win, and it’s clear they depended on Rice again, the Flacco talk will continue. Sorry Ravens fans.

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