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Atlanta Dan
10-06-2011, 06:43 PM
The Ravens problem remains QB - shocking news:jawdrop:

The Ravens have a game-changing defense, a top-10 rushing attack and a question mark hovering over their quarterback.

Joe Flacco has completed 49.3 percent of his passes through the first quarter of the season, which is last among quarterbacks with at least 100 attempts.

http://espn.go.com/blog/afcnorth/post/_/id/32903/changes-have-knocked-flacco-off-target

Ravens will never win a Lombardi with Flacco

harrison'samonster
10-06-2011, 06:59 PM
i see a lot of good in Flacco, but I agree that he'll never be able to beat the good teams when it matters.

Nevermore
10-10-2011, 07:13 AM
Ravens will never win a Lombardi with Flacco

Strange..... we did it with Dilfer. :noidea:

Atlanta Dan
10-10-2011, 01:03 PM
Strange..... we did it with Dilfer. :noidea:

"You" (can you please post a picture of your Super Bowl ring?) also did it against Kerry Collins with a legendary defense (are you comparing the Ravens defense this season to the 2000 squad?) back in the day when the defense was allowed to breathe on pass receivers and allowed to touch QBs. Recall how the Ravens took out Gannon in the AFC championship? Hit a QB like that today and the entire defense will be suspended for the next game.

Game has changed since Dilfer and Brad Johnson were the QBs on Super Bowl winners - to beat Rodgers or Brees (assuming Baltimore gets that far) the Ravens will not be able to expect the defense to bail out poor QB play

Nevermore
10-10-2011, 09:11 PM
"You" (can you please post a picture of your Super Bowl ring?)


Right.... because no Steeler fan ever says that.

Fail.

harrison'samonster
10-10-2011, 09:15 PM
just face the fact that Flacco is no Trent Dilfer.

Third Rail
10-11-2011, 01:07 AM
Come on, Flacco is better than Dilfer. But I do agree that if the Ravens want to make it to the Super Bowl, he has to improve. While it is possible to go all the way with a mediocre or average QB, it's still a rarity. You can look across the league and pick out the guys who will never wear a Super Bowl ring unless they land a backup QB job for a good team: Tavaris Jackson, Kyle Orton, Jason Campbell, etc. Not sure where Joe falls in yet... he seems to struggle with consistency throughout the season (one week looks stellar, the next week looks awful) and tends to collapse like a house of cards in the playoffs. But I can't talk too much crap on him after what happened in Week 1. Hopefully the "other" Joe Flacco shows up when we play them again this season.

tony hipchest
10-11-2011, 01:31 AM
Strange..... we did it with Dilfer. :noidea:and that makes flacco suck less how? :noidea:

7 turnovers?
10-17-2011, 03:23 PM
Come on, Flacco is better than Dilfer. But I do agree that if the Ravens want to make it to the Super Bowl, he has to improve. While it is possible to go all the way with a mediocre or average QB, it's still a rarity. You can look across the league and pick out the guys who will never wear a Super Bowl ring unless they land a backup QB job for a good team: Tavaris Jackson, Kyle Orton, Jason Campbell, etc. Not sure where Joe falls in yet... he seems to struggle with consistency throughout the season (one week looks stellar, the next week looks awful) and tends to collapse like a house of cards in the playoffs. But I can't talk too much crap on him after what happened in Week 1. Hopefully the "other" Joe Flacco shows up when we play them again this season.

Joe does struggle at times but this year he seems to be more focused on looking down field which has caused a couple stupid fumbles the added players around him has helped tremendously this season when he goes on the road to Pittsburgh the 6th will be what determines if he has improved to get us over the hump finally. Being able to run the ball no matter what has given him added security as well. But to honestly put Joe's name near Tavaris Jackson or even hint at it is stupid sorry.

SmashmouthFootball
10-17-2011, 03:35 PM
Flacco has a strong arm and great pocket presence. He's always been susceptible to being rattled with the right defensive playcall or a proper gamble (Polamalu last year, anyone?!!?!). It's tough to improve your improv. skills. He's always going to be a dangerous player, but it's really tough to imagine him making enough plays and avoiding crucial mistakes to be able to rattle off 3 or 4 playoff wins in a row to get a ring. At some point you feel like it's going to breakdown. Even if one week it looks like he did achieve just that, the next week is an entire new set of circumstances in a brand new game.

Merchant
10-17-2011, 04:16 PM
Maybe the unibrow is obstructing his field of view

i82much
10-19-2011, 05:55 PM
"You" (can you please post a picture of your Super Bowl ring?) ...

That is the weakest line of argument. Sports fans routinely refer to their fans as "we" and that includes Steelers fans. Just stop.

MasterOfPuppets
10-19-2011, 06:10 PM
Joe does struggle at times but this year he seems to be more focused on looking down field which has caused a couple stupid fumbles the added players around him has helped tremendously this season when he goes on the road to Pittsburgh the 6th will be what determines if he has improved to get us over the hump finally. Being able to run the ball no matter what has given him added security as well. But to honestly put Joe's name near Tavaris Jackson or even hint at it is stupid sorry.
flaco 51.4 completion % - jackson 63.1 %
agreed , it's an insult to jackson.

GMU Steeler
10-19-2011, 07:32 PM
flaco 51.4 completion % - jackson 63.1 %
agreed , it's an insult to jackson.

It's that low. Wow I didn't know that. I still think though Flacco is better than Jackson but I think Flacco has been helped by having a terrific running back like Rice and his D isn't shabby either. I think he's an above average QB but I still think his problem is he crumbles in big games. He looks to be getting better I'll admit.

tanda10506
10-24-2011, 10:39 PM
Other than this year Flacco plays well in the regular season as long as the game isn't that important. With Dilfer you knew what you were going to get, with Flacco in the playoffs, who knows. As mentioned, the days of "game management" QB's winning SB's is over.

JCPsteelers
10-24-2011, 10:41 PM
Flaaco doesn't have teh clutch gene. I think he's a big liability in big games especially ones that are undecided in the 4th quarter

Atlanta Dan
10-24-2011, 11:05 PM
As I was saying:chuckle:

Maybe bobby jr can drop by to explain what happened

GMU Steeler
10-24-2011, 11:12 PM
Flacco's lack of clutch is one of the many reasons I prefer Roethlisberger over him. I don't think Flacco is a bad QB but the guy doesn't seem to have the ice water in veins and clutchness that many of the greats seem to have.

tony hipchest
10-24-2011, 11:16 PM
nobody snatches defeat from the jaws of victory like the intrepid and venerable joe flacco.

Third Rail
10-25-2011, 12:16 AM
Flacco's lack of clutch is one of the many reasons I prefer Roethlisberger over him. I don't think Flacco is a bad QB but the guy doesn't seem to have the ice water in veins and clutchness that many of the greats seem to have.

Agreed. The Ravens should trade for Tebow. :chuckle:

stlrtruck
10-25-2011, 06:27 AM
Agreed. The Ravens should trade for Tebow. :chuckle:

I like Tebow, don't wish that type of pure hatred on the kid. He's got potential! :applaudit:

4xSBChamps
10-25-2011, 07:23 AM
Maybe bobby jr can drop by to explain what happened

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y272/Glensgages/movies/PhilConnorswithtoasterinbathtub.jpg

stb_steeler
10-25-2011, 03:00 PM
As I was saying:chuckle:

Maybe bobby jr can drop by to explain what happened

Im surprised hes not here yet breakin down the game report

4xSBChamps
10-25-2011, 03:03 PM
Im surprised hes not here yet breakin down the game report

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y272/Glensgages/funny%20pictures/SquirrelDrinkingBeergif.gif

Atlanta Dan
10-25-2011, 10:17 PM
Joe Flacco threw for only 137 yards on 38 pass attempts; only Jesse Palmer, Bobby Hoying, Kent Graham, Carson Palmer and Tommy Maddox :banging:have gained fewer yards on so many attempts since 1970.

http://fifthdown.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/25/in-week-7-passing-defenses-continue-to-show-pop/?ref=sports

JeromeBetties63
10-25-2011, 11:09 PM
Raven fans are ready to tar and feather flacco and cam. Never saw a fan base go from crowning themselves champs to cashing in the season so fast over one game.

stlrtruck
10-26-2011, 07:52 AM
Raven fans are ready to tar and feather flacco and cam. Never saw a fan base go from crowning themselves champs to cashing in the season so fast over one game.

First, we'll start with marsha, then we'll do them all a favor and take care of that tar and feathering on Sunday night football!