Or, in another iteration of the same movie, wasn't a certain Rob Johnson supposed to be the next BIG THING based on his performance coming in to replace the starter?
Or, remember when a certain backup came in to replace a legend and almost saved the season when the legend was out for the year. Yea, that guy got replaced by Brady friggin Quinn.
If the QB they draft does poorly, then I'll call him on performing poorly. This has nothing to do with an allegiance to a particular player. It has to do with who can get the job done at the level we need with consistency. Flacco isn't that guy, and I support continuing to look until they find the guy who is.
Agreed. After 5 years we still don't know if FLacco is our long term solution...what's up with that?!?
Shouldn't that be considered a problem???
Flacco has 16 turnovers on the season. 6 of them have come in the last 3 games. He's played poorly recently, so a certain segment of the masses only cares to remember that. He deserves criticism for his mistakes. Throwing him away because of a bad stretch is, well, foolish.
Ya know Ben had 15 INTs and 10 fumbles in his 5th season. I'm sure the Steelers wish they had canned him after that year. And don't give me the "he'd already won a ring by then" line... during their title runs with him at QB they sported a great running game, a great defense, and really weren't much of a passing team. They dominated field position with defense, wore down opponents with a bruising run game, and occasionally beat you over the top after sucking the DBs in on run support. A lot like the Ravens were built, until this year.
Here's a comparison of stats for you:
QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate
8-6 294 487 60.4 3590 20 4.1 15 3.1 80 7.4 6.8 12.2 256.4 84.0
9-5-0 288 487 59.1 3474 20 4.1 10 2.1 61 7.1 7.0 12.1 248.1 86.2
Difference between the two is QB1 has two Superbowl MVPs, plays in a big media market and is apart of the ultimate football family. It's pretty obvious who I'm talking about, QB1 isn't having an "elite" year so far either. If QB2 wins at least one SB then he too shall get a pass just like QB1 has. I would also like to point out that before he won two Superbowls QB1 used to frustrate his team's fans just as much as QB2 has frustrated his, they wanted to run him out of town. A friend of mine is a fan of QB1's team and he gave up on him completely before he won his first Superbowl.
Come on, Joe was too tired to make it to his rocking chair on the sidelines.
I'll also guess that QB2 has seen a former Pro Bowl WR drop a go-ahead TD late in a divisional game for a birth in a conference title game, then another former Pro Bowl WR drop a huge late first down throw that would have kept the game alive... and also saw a former big name WR drop a final-seconds-would-have-won-the-game-and-put-them-in-the-Superbowl pass in the endzone.
Sometimes the difference between a guy getting the "elite" label isn't really THAT guy at all...
I'm beginning to wonder if Joe isn't playing hurt. The Joe of the last 3 games has been like Bizzarro Flacco.
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