Originally Posted by Texecutioner
If you can't understand it, then it's out of homerism and that's all I can really give you to help you understand.
Did Flacco step his game up to the next level in the post season? Definitely.
Does one post season make him elite? Hell no. Only NFL newb fans and the classic folks that are prisoners of the moment will buy into that.
Flacco has never been a top tier QB in the NFL. Maybe his post season run was the start of big things to come and him jumping into that next tier, but as of right now one post season does not indicate that. It indicates the potential for it to happen, but that is all for now.
Flacco has been slightly above average for the most part though. No one in their right mind would have called him elite before the post season, so to even insinuate it now after 4 games of great play is pretty over the top.
This whole idea that Flacco is this great winner isn't exactly true either when he went to a winning team from the start and his team was pretty much winning in spite of Flacco for years instead of because of Flacco. Most Steeler fans laughed for years at the Ravens because they were only getting the best of them mainly because of the difference in QB's between Flacco and Big Ben.
The only reason I think you are having a hard time understanding this is because you're a die hard Ravens fan, and that 'art is pretty obvious to me.
#1- I never said he was elite. At the beginning of th season I had him smewere between 9 and 12th in QB rankings. He dropped off during the season but came back to life whe Cam Cameron was fired- I realy beoeve alot of it was Cam.
#2- Flacco came into team that had gone 5-11 the previous year. He was the third option to start the seasn due to injury. Defense was still good, and he made alot of plays along the way to the AFC Championship game- hich they still could have won of not fr afew dropped passes (foreshadowing). Joe won some games in th early years but he never lost the game fr them. The last three years has been winning alot of games for the Ravens.
#3-I have never cared about the elite thing or "Joe should be ranked in thetop 5 of QB's"- I do dislike the lack of respect around the league that is shown towards a guy who just wins. He is consistenly ranked below people who a big stat churners in the reg seasn and fold in the post-season: Romo, Ryan, Schaub, Stafford, Bradford, Rivers, etc...
Homerism is why I rarely post on Ravens boards- its very evident on evey fan message board; its a trait I do not possess. But I will defend my player when I believe he has been wrongly characterized.