Reporting Steve Davis
Joe Flacco won’t get any national credit this week for his performance against the Dolphins. People that didn’t watch the game will just look at the stats and see a pick six and a QB rating and think he played mediocre and the Ravens squeaked out a win.
Flacco, considering he was getting his body crushed, had a minimal running game and a very questionable receiving corps, played really well.
His numbers don’t support that, but his ability to stand in the pocket and take a beating, and continue to plod along, and then get in a great rhythm in the third and early fourth is the essence of Flacco. He may not give you four great quarters, but he has the ability to be inconsistent at times, dismiss it from his memory and turn it around on a dime.
Was he great? No. Was he really good when the Ravens needed him to be? Yes.
Look around. Guys that he is often compared with: Ben Roethlisburger 0-4, Eli 0-5, Ryan 1-4.