This team wins to spite CAM's horrible sometimes retarded, insane and mindboggling play calls, Joe even had a WTF look on his face last game on the 3 and 2 from the SHOTGUN.
I just don't think the O-line plays as well on the road which leads to Flacco's inconsistency
RG3 will be better than Flacco. I believe he is going to be great and will bring DC one or two SB's. That's not a knock on Flacco, I think Flacco will win a SB too and will go down as a good QB that was never quite there in the elite class, he's just not consistent enough. RG3 will bring DC a SB working under a bad organization and an average talented team, where as Flacco will get a lot of help from a better team and a much better organization.
While the gf is off Black Friday-ing, I decided to run some numbers that I've been wanting to for awhile. Some interesting stuff:
2008 rating at home: 66.8 2008 rating on road: 91.7 Overall rating for year: 80.0.
2009 rating at home: 101.5 2009 rating on road: 75.8 Overall rating for year: 88.9
2010 rating at home: 104.2 2010 rating on road: 84.7 Overall rating for year: 93.5.
2011 rating at home: 84.2 2011 rating on road: 78.2 Overall rating for year: 81.0.
2012 rating at home: 108.2 2012 rating on road: 65.2 Overall rating for year: 87.2.
Career at home: 93.0 Career on road: 79.9 Career overall: 86.1
Flacco actually had four road games as a rookie with a rating over 109. Since 2008, he's only had six games above 100 on the road, the last of which was last year at Cinci.
It's interesting that 2008-2010 showed consistent improvement for Flacco across the board, and the last two years have been a regression (well, at least on the road--this is Flacco's best year ever at home). I have to wonder if the personnel changes between 2010 and 2011 didn't have more to do with this than anything else. I mean, Flacco's the same QB, and Cam's the same coordinator. Maybe losing Heap/Housh whoever else left was a big part of that...
I can understand the other perspective, EXCEPT the difference has been a much greater step. Getting a better QB has gotten this team to a place I can't remember it ever being, a consistent playoff team with two chances that came down to the last seconds of being in the Super Bowl. And you can't say that about anymore than a select couple of QB's I this league.
Having Flacco here and what he's done has helped change the culture of the team (and yes, Harbaugh has a big part of that too). I don't think for a minute that 28-29 other QB's in this league could have accomplished that here over Joe's entire body of work.
RG3 is a good young QB and he could be great, I still think the same of Joe he just needs to get in the right system and find some consistency as an offense