No pressure for Flacco

No pressure for Flacco

There are 104 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Nov 10, 2008, titled No pressure for Flacco. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

At the most critical times in yesterday's 41-13 rout of the Houston Texans , it became apparent Joe Flacco is no longer a rookie quarterback.

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Peej

Atlanta, GA

#102 Nov 11, 2008
skaybaltimore wrote:
<quoted text>You're deluded. And/or you have no clue what a TE is supposed to do in the NFL.
I will ignore your attempted insult.

In the NFL, the tight end is both a blocker and receiver! Heap has been recovering from injuries and has had to deal with the fact that Flacco had little time to develop the kind of rapport he needs with his receivers.

Heap cannot throw the ball to himself: he has to wait until his name is called in the huddle or (as he did so well in the second game of the season) serve as the checkdown receiver.

If the Houston game is any indication, he might have gained the confidence from Flacco.

However, in this rebuilding year, I believe that his most important contribution has been his classy attitude. He has not complained publicly but has done what was asked of him.

Do you have a problem with that?
Peej

Atlanta, GA

#103 Nov 11, 2008
ravenpics wrote:
LAST YEAR ended and ALL YOU CRYBABIES wanted the Ravens to trade for DERRICK ANDERSON. Aren't you glad OZZIE runs this team and NOT YOU!!!!!!!
Derrick Anderson is not a bad QB, but the Browns are a REALLY bad team, and since the QB - the one on his back most of the time - gets the big bucks, he will be blamed.

However, it is much better that he did not come back to the Ravens. Flacco is showing himself to be a great draft choice for a number of reasons: his play, his poise, his record - and the fact that one perennial draft problem seems to have been solved!

One less piece of the puzzle to acquire.

Since: Sep 08

Baltimore

#104 Nov 11, 2008
ravenpics wrote:
It's been a great season so far. The Ravens should lose the next 3 games as they are young on offense and most likely will be victimized by more polished and experienced defensive units. But if this years squad goes 10-6 or 9-7 the fans should throw them a parade right down 1 Winning Dr. in Owings Mills. GO RAVENS
I gotta disagree. If I don't turn into a crazy fanatic I can say they may lose to the giants...but Philly looks beatable right now...and Cincy...well.

The Giants are basically complete...Philly...our secondary won't matter much since I'm not sure what they have counts as WRs (McNabb & Westbrook needs help). Cincy just isn't quite together either.
Peej

Atlanta, GA

#105 Nov 11, 2008
GHT wrote:
<quoted text>regardless of the call on the field, it was intentional grounding...
What arrogance you display!

It was not intentional grounding for four reasons: 1) Flacco had moved outside the tackle box; 2) the ball made it past the line of scrimmage; 3) a receiver was reasonably close to the spot where the ball landed; and (most importantly) 4) the referee explained all of this to Coach Kubiak!

The result of the play was an incomplete pass - not an interception, not a sack and not a fumble. I would say that Flacco made the best of a bad situation - just what you want a rookie QB to do.

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