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    Comparing Flacco to the other playoff QBs left (Merged Threads)



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    1st 4 Years in the NFL

    Games
    Starts
    Completion %
    Yards Per Game
    Touchdowns
    Interceptions
    QB Rating

    Joe Flacco 64
    64
    61%
    215.9
    80
    46
    85.9

    Tom Brady 48
    46
    62%
    213.2
    69
    38
    86.0

    Alex Smith 30
    30
    54%
    156.0
    19
    31
    57.6

    Eli Manning 57
    55
    55%
    199.7
    77
    64
    70.6


    This is quite surprising and maybe we're asking to much of Joe..any thoughts?




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    Re: Comparing Flacco to the other playoff QBs left - very surprising

    The problem that most fans have - especially the superficial ones - is that Flacco shows flashes of brilliance and then hunkers down into mediocrity here and there. It makes you wonder if the kid can get it done or not.

    IMO I think the guy has the ability to be a top QB in the league. I don't know that he'll go down as one of the greats, but he's good enough to carry a team when they need him and he's good enough to win a SB with. At the end of the day, isn't that all that matters? In a graduating class of Doctors do you know what the guy who finishes last in his class is called? Doctor.
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    Re: Comparing Flacco to the other playoff QBs left - very surprising

    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsolo View Post
    The problem that most fans have - especially the superficial ones - is that Flacco shows flashes of brilliance and then hunkers down into mediocrity here and there. It makes you wonder if the kid can get it done or not.

    IMO I think the guy has the ability to be a top QB in the league. I don't know that he'll go down as one of the greats, but he's good enough to carry a team when they need him and he's good enough to win a SB with. At the end of the day, isn't that all that matters? In a graduating class of Doctors do you know what the guy who finishes last in his class is called? Doctor.
    But is he an elite Doctor?




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    Re: Comparing Flacco to the other playoff QBs left - very surprising

    Quote Originally Posted by JMUpurkfool View Post
    But is he an elite Doctor?
    Sure, why not?
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    Re: Comparing Flacco to the other playoff QBs left - very surprising

    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsolo View Post
    Sure, why not?
    That was just to let you know.




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    Re: Comparing Flacco to the other playoff QBs left - very surprising

    Quote Originally Posted by JMUpurkfool View Post
    That was just to let you know.
    Haha, I'm aware bud.

    I typed that with a chuckle.
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    Re: Comparing Flacco to the other playoff QBs left - very surprising

    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsolo View Post
    The problem that most fans have - especially the superficial ones - is that Flacco shows flashes of brilliance and then hunkers down into mediocrity here and there. It makes you wonder if the kid can get it done or not.

    IMO I think the guy has the ability to be a top QB in the league. I don't know that he'll go down as one of the greats, but he's good enough to carry a team when they need him and he's good enough to win a SB with. At the end of the day, isn't that all that matters? In a graduating class of Doctors do you know what the guy who finishes last in his class is called? Doctor.
    Not true. I for one could accept that from Joe. My problem with Joe is he goes from one side of the spectrum to the other. One game he looks like an absolute stud QB. The next game he's freaking Mark Sanchez.

    If Flacco was just the ho-hum mediocre QB, with flashes of brilliance I'd be pumped. Atleast we'd avoid the Jacksonville like performances from him. That's all I want from him or don't want from him. He doesn't have to be Tom Brady, he just can't be Flacco @ Jacksonville anymore. If he can do that I'll love him always.




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    Re: Comparing Flacco to the other playoff QBs left - very surprising

    Quote Originally Posted by Corey View Post
    Not true. I for one could accept that from Joe. My problem with Joe is he goes from one side of the spectrum to the other. One game he looks like an absolute stud QB. The next game he's freaking Mark Sanchez.

    If Flacco was just the ho-hum mediocre QB, with flashes of brilliance I'd be pumped. Atleast we'd avoid the Jacksonville like performances from him. That's all I want from him or don't want from him. He doesn't have to be Tom Brady, he just can't be Flacco @ Jacksonville anymore. If he can do that I'll love him always.
    Yea, but for what it's worth I think you can actually count the "Sanchez-esque" outings on one hand. Up until this past season he was a very efficient passer who didn't make a lot of mistakes with the ball because he didn't make a lot of low-percentage throws. Outside of the fumbles, which are almost as equally on an inadequate offensive line, Flacco has been pretty even keeled since he got into the league.

    As GOTA mentioned above, he's gone about as far as he can with Cam and his production is stagnating. Get him a new coordinator who knows how to utilize the strengths of the team and watch him throw for 4000+ and 30 TD's.
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    Re: Comparing Flacco to the other playoff QBs left - very surprising

    good stuff




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    Re: Comparing Flacco to the other playoff QBs left - very surprising

    Can't wait to see Flacco with a different OC. The same old-same old, isn't improvement. Tom Brady had a new OC after his 4th year. He really upped his passing yards while maintaining a great completion percentage after that happened. Flacco needs the same experience. He's gone as far as he can with Cam. It's time to take the next step and get someone new in.
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    Re: Comparing Flacco to the other playoff QBs left - very surprising

    Quote Originally Posted by GOTA View Post
    Can't wait to see Flacco with a different OC. The same old-same old, isn't improvement. Tom Brady had a new OC after his 4th year. He really upped his passing yards while maintaining a great completion percentage after that happened. Flacco needs the same experience. He's gone as far as he can with Cam. It's time to take the next step and get someone new in.
    This! Ditto with Brees exploding with Sean Payton. I can't stand the criticism of Flacco without the acknowledgment of how challenging this offense as currently run would be for anyboday.

    I hate being negative but the lack of adjustments to the Texans pass rush was very upsetting. I'd love to be proven wrong by Cameron and Harbaugh this week. We saw the short passing game thrive in the playoff game against Kansas City and Week 1 against Pittsburgh.




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    Re: Comparing Flacco to the other playoff QBs left - very surprising

    Quote Originally Posted by GOTA View Post
    Can't wait to see Flacco with a different OC. The same old-same old, isn't improvement. Tom Brady had a new OC after his 4th year. He really upped his passing yards while maintaining a great completion percentage after that happened. Flacco needs the same experience. He's gone as far as he can with Cam. It's time to take the next step and get someone new in.
    You have inside info Gota? This damned team likes to move slow and does not make the big changes. I am not confident that Cam will not be here next year. I think it is that the front office organization has convinced itself that our offense is good enough to win with our defense and Cam just may be back next year.




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