BLOG: Flacco Bashing Getting Stale

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Did you know the Ravens beat the Texans 29-14 on Sunday? Did you know that, with a 4-1 record, they are in first place in the tough AFC North?

Well, you wouldn’t have if you listened to The Bob & Rob Show on Monday.

If you tuned into the program late, you would have thought that Baltimore lost by 28 points and that QB Joe Flacco was the biggest scrub in the NFL.

I’ve been doing sports-talk in this city for 12 years. I understand that a lot of fans tend to be on the critical (whining) side. Hell, the day after the Ravens won the Super Bowl by 27 points, I had people calling in complaining about the offense.

I get it.

But the Flacco bashing is getting old.

Including the playoffs, Joe Flacco is 40-20 as an NFL starting quarterback. The Ravens have made the post-season every year of his career. Barring the unforeseen, they are going to make it again this season.

Since being drafted in 2008, Flacco has thrown 67 TD’s and has a QB rating of 87.0. Those are not bad numbers. Are they elite stats? Nope. But they are also not the numbers of a stiff.

What gets me is the people who think that Joe Flacco has reached his ceiling and will never win a championship.

Really? Can I borrow your crystal ball so I can win Mega Millions?

Joe Flacco is not the perfect football player and is not above being criticized. I criticize him myself, when I feel it is warranted.

But to say he is a finished product or a bum is shortsighted. To say you hate him–as some do–is ridiculous.

Let time tell the story of Joe Flacco. It’s way too early to put a period on his career or legacy.

In 2011, he is the starting QB for one the best teams in the NFL. How about we enjoy that for a while.


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