was in the Chronicle four days ago. I wonder why it wasn't posted here. Maybe because it's the Chronicle??
Flacco is an inch taller than Schaub – 6-6 to 6-5 — but three pounds lighter – 232 to 235. He has been more durable in his career, but Schaub showed this season he could get up from a hit, too. He significantly outplayed Flacco in their head-to-head meeting and, while Schaub stumbled badly in December, so did Flacco.
But Flacco is something of a Mr. January, winning nine games in the postseason. That’s eight more than Schaub has won despite being in the league four seasons longer. It would indicate Flacco has the tougher mental makeup, but it also means he has been on much better teams in Baltimore than Schaub in Houston. The Ravens have made the playoffs all five seasons Flacco has been in the league. The Texans have advanced twice.
another one from the 4th as well.
When it looked as if they might again fall short, they switched offensive coordinators, reemphasizing the running game, taking pressure off Flacco to win games with his arm.
They later realigned the offensive line, again taking pressure off Flacco by giving him more protection.
They also had him surrounded with playmakers such as Anquan Boldin, Torrey Smith, David Pitta and Ray Rice. They even used their fullbacks in the running and passing game.
Like me he remembers the change in OC was to take the ball out of Flacco's hand & put it in Ray Rice's hands, that was the idea. Didn't work out that way, but at the time, that's what the talking heads were saying & the general consensus.