Originally Posted by bigbluedefense
It's really more Joe Flacco than anything else. The bottom line is if you want to be a SB team, you need a stud qb. Look at the past 12 years. Literally 10 out of those 12 years the SB winning qb was a stud.
Flacco isn't that guy. And he might not ever be that guy.
As awful as Pees is, the Ravens defense is great no matter who calls the plays. The defense won't be as good, but will still be fine. But offensively, it really depends on Flacco. Time to step up. I know Cameron is not the best, but he needs to make plays. The talent is there. Flacco has to step it up.
Well the last two years, the Ravens exit from the playoffs shouldn't fall on his shoulders more than anyone else. Remember in the Steelers game two years ago? The one were Ray Rice fumbled in the third quarter and then in the 4th quarter Houshmandzadeh and Boldin dropped a few crucial passes.
This past season Lee Evans had a chance to win the game but dropped a ball that seemed like he should have caught. Then there was the Cundiff miss. Flacco shouldn't be held accountable for that kind of thing. He's not Peyton Manning and he's not going to put up Aaron Rodgers numbers, but if Flacco were to retire tomorrow I personally wouldn't say that he was the guy that held Baltimore back these last four years in their quest to get to a Super Bowl.
Originally Posted by Sportsfan486
Who does the AFC have that has a legit shot at getting into the elite tier in the next two years? Brady, Ben and Manning if he's recovered. It's really kind of mind boggling.
Houston. Assuming Schaub is healthy. Maybe the Chargers bounce back also.