For adoring fans, Flacco looking like...

For adoring fans, Flacco looking like no average Joe

There are 119 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Sep 8, 2008, titled For adoring fans, Flacco looking like no average Joe. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

The Ravens' rookie quarterback made his NFL debut yesterday, and it couldn't have been scripted much better.

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Joe G

Trenton, NJ

#1 Sep 8, 2008
The "defenseless, gutless, tissue-soft Bengals"... that had beaten us three times in a row before yesterday. This was a big win against a dangerous division rival. Those are never cheap.
Bob S

Liberty, ME

#2 Sep 8, 2008
Could have easily been 31-3.
Bazooka Joe Rules

Orlando, FL

#3 Sep 8, 2008
Even though the Bengals are horrible, there was a lot to like yesterday. This is now Flacco's team. He is the QB. There is no more debate. Let's not go overboard about the Ravens prospects this year after one game. We found a team in bad shape in Cincy. Flacco will have some ups and downs and he will have some tough times this year and the Ravens will be average this season, but he is the QB. Troy Smith -get used to the bench. You are not in the discussion anymore. Flacco will be a star one day.
Scott T

Lancaster, PA

#4 Sep 8, 2008
Right on. Cameron might have been the biggest pickup the Ravens made this past offseason.
StevefromEllicot tCity

Ellicott City, MD

#5 Sep 8, 2008
Great job Joe! It was a lot of pressure on you, and you performed beautifully. Keep it up.
green wave

New York, NY

#6 Sep 8, 2008
MIKE: JOES FROM LITTLE TOWN OF AUDUBON NJ,POPULATION APROX 4,500

Since: Feb 08

Perry Point, MD

#7 Sep 8, 2008
Pull him! Those div. 2 QB's can't play with the big boys out of the gate!
Any more of that crap is now officially flushed and anybody who hung their hat on it goes with them.
Mike B

Waynesboro, PA

#8 Sep 8, 2008
What a difference coaching and a new coaching philiosophy make!!!
SevernDave

Fort George G Meade, MD

#9 Sep 8, 2008
Flacco did a very nice job, but let's give the game ball to that offensive line!!! Protecting Joe and clearing the way for 220 rushing yards. Great job, boys!! Beating Houston next week could provide some huge momentum going into a tough part of the schedule.
Jason

Owings Mills, MD

#10 Sep 8, 2008
Where are the Billick apologists now? Do you see what a difference play calling can make? I sure hope so.
Mike Pagel

Halethorpe, MD

#11 Sep 8, 2008
Scott T wrote:
Right on. Cameron might have been the biggest pickup the Ravens made this past offseason.
It's early yet but you have to say Cameron might have been the single biggest off season pickup. John Flacco was great, considering he's a Division 2 guy (where are you now A Dragon?) but lets see if the team continues to play well together behind him. Excellent overall team play. Still need to clean up those errors.
Joshua Radice

Annapolis, MD

#12 Sep 8, 2008
Jopa-n wrote:
Pull him! Those div. 2 QB's can't play with the big boys out of the gate!
Any more of that crap is now officially flushed and anybody who hung their hat on it goes with them.
Amen.

p.s. Delaware is I-AA not II
Mr Football

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#13 Sep 8, 2008
Great game all-around. Our Defense played great as well. When's the last time you've seen Palmer play that bad? I'm still trying to figure out what two passes from Flacco were almost intercepted. How about the one that Clayton dropped on the seam route? That would've been six. With a little help from his receivers Flacco could've had much better stats. This is the kind of excitement I was hoping for by starting Flacco. Hate to say it but... I told you so.
Fells Point Craig

United States

#14 Sep 8, 2008
LETS GO FLACCO! Enjoying the moment baby!
Mike Morgan

Boca Raton, FL

#15 Sep 8, 2008
One game does not make a season... But it's a helluva way to start.

GO RAVENS!
Darwin rules

Alpharetta, GA

#16 Sep 8, 2008
Delaware has put 4 QB's in the pros in recent memory-

Jeff Komlo (Lions), Scotty Brunner (Giants), Rich Gannon (Raiders), and Joe Flacco.

Quarterback U !!!
Harry

Rochester, NY

#17 Sep 8, 2008
Hopefully this ends al talk or thoughts of Trot Smith or Bouman starting because the Org doesn't want to make the same mistake they made with Boller. Its Flacco's time already there is no going back.
RavenKen

United States

#18 Sep 8, 2008
I was getting sick and tired of everyone bashing Oz this preseason. The nonsense that he is a problem. I hope yesterday, and this season, keeps you knuckleheads away. Yesterday was solid play against a team that is going to have a real long season. The Bengals are not that bad - Our DEFENSE is just that good. Ngata is an ANIMAL among ANIMALS. Kudos to Rex Ryan for putting together a great defensive scheme to take out their receiver threat while still putting on the pressure. Kudos to Flacco for running a great game. Hats off to most of the receivers (Heap - WTF?)Special teams, keep it tight. Biggest award goes to the offensive line - Over 200 yards rushing and no sacks. Oz, you are a smart man and I am proud and glad you work for the Ravens. Go Ravens!
RavenKen

United States

#19 Sep 8, 2008
Mr Football wrote:
Great game all-around. Our Defense played great as well. When's the last time you've seen Palmer play that bad? I'm still trying to figure out what two passes from Flacco were almost intercepted. How about the one that Clayton dropped on the seam route? That would've been six. With a little help from his receivers Flacco could've had much better stats. This is the kind of excitement I was hoping for by starting Flacco. Hate to say it but... I told you so.
I agree, I don't remember any passes that were close to being intercepted. I don't remember the Bengal D dropping any balls. I do remember seeing Flacco throw the ball only where our receiver had a chance to catch it. I do remember him throwing the ball away to avoid a sack. I do remember HEAP dropping a touchdown pass. I also remember Rice dropping a beautiful touch pass. I also remember myself wanting to see Flacco throw the ball. WANTING. Cam Cameron is awesome. I hope we can hold on to him for at least two years. If we have him for three - Super Bowl.
RavenKen

United States

#20 Sep 8, 2008
One last thing. I rest my case about Billick knowing squat about Offense. Here we have a rookie QB, untested O-line, missing starting RB - still, we moved the ball, controled the clock, and made big plays. I am done ranting about Billick. Yesterday's game washed that bad taste out of my mouth. Thank God.

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