Originally Posted by thunderkyss
My point is that we've heard the "Flacco's figured it out" thing before & he's always reverted back to inconsistent play. We spoke about Flacco like Christian Ponder, or Jake Locker. I bet that guy surfaces again in 2013, that's all I'm saying.
Right now, people are putting Flacco in the Eli, Ben QB tier. At the end of 2013, we might have him in the Dilfer, Johnson tier.
He could just be his own type of guy too.
A guy that can make brilliant plays followed by terrible, awful plays.
But my point is, that he's proven that when it matters most he can step it up through a tough stretch of games and help his team win.
Doesn't mean he'll do it every time, but we know he can.
I don't know that Schaub can do that. Not for multiple games in a row down the stretch, into the play-offs and in the Superbowl.
And back to my original point about system...There's really 0 excuse for why he shouldn't be able to play well when it gets tough late in the year other than his own limitations or injuries. We know that this system works.
With Flacco, we don't know that his old system worked for him. We do know that his new system did.
Really there's no comparing the two at this point. Flacco has played well in a stretch of big games. Schaub hasn't. That's really the end of it right there.
Until Schaub can play well in tough games down the stretch then you can't put him on Flacco's level...IMO...