Originally Posted by thunderkyss
the QB position is 60/40 mental (or something like that), many QBs wash out in this league because they don't have the mental fortitude to get the job done, despite having the ability to "threaten every blade of grass."
He had a 66 QB rating against Philly, 55 against KC, 45 vs the Texans, 75 against Pittsburgh, 62 vs Pittsburgh, 76 against Denver, & a 62 against Cincinnati.... so he's put up some clunkers in 2012
despite his physical ability.
I've been saying this since the beginning of time, but the system guys play in and who their coaches are matters.
Now, I don't know much about what Jim Caldwell does to make his players more productive, but I do know that when he took over for them last year Flacco seemed to play a whole lot better.
Yes the game involves a lot of mental ability, but coaches should still have systems that bring out the most in their players.
I don't think you can compare QB's without taking into account the system they are playing in and who they have coaching them. And sometimes good coaches make mistakes with guys. That's not to say that players don't deserve some of the blame for their own shortcomings, but the situation a guy gets put in can matter a whole lot.
Put a guy in position to succeed and he'll look a whole lot smarter.