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Former NFL GM: Joe Flacco's not an elite QB

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07:30 PM ET 01.04 | Joe Flacco has gotten his fair share of flack over the years for not bringing more success to Baltimore. Sure, Flacco has consistently made the playoffs as a quarterback and has managed to not completely destroy the Ravens offense, but he's never played in a Super Bowl, and he's never come up big in tight situations. He also happens to be in the era of the quarterback, where Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady and Matt Ryan, among others, rule the league. Flacco is on one of the better teams in the NFL, but according to one former general manager, it's his status as a quarterback that might be holding the Ravens back and that status is not an elite one. Charley Casserly, the man who brought us David Carr, doesn't think Flacco is an elite quarterback who deserves elite dollars.

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January 5, 2013  06:35 PM ET

That's why The Guys a Former GM!

January 5, 2013  06:38 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

That's why The Guys a Former GM!

When a guy brings his team to The Playoffs Every Year that he's played and won at least one Game, he's doing his job! No other quarterback can make that Statement 5 Years, 5 Playoffs!!!

January 5, 2013  07:52 PM ET

Flacco...not bad, not elite....

January 5, 2013  08:17 PM ET

Flacco is not elite ... duh! Who thinks he is? In 9 post-season games, he's completed over 57% just twice. And he's only thrown for over 200 yards twice.

Career post season stats: 54.1% completion, 8 TDs, 8 INTs, 70.4 QB rating. That's the definition of mediocre.

January 5, 2013  09:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

When a guy brings his team to The Playoffs Every Year that he's played and won at least one Game, he's doing his job! No other quarterback can make that Statement 5 Years, 5 Playoffs!!!

Flacco is not the reason the Ravens have made it to the playoffs. Imagine the Ravens with Brady, Brees, Rodgers, Roethlisberger or Ryan. Yeah, Flacco's not elite.

January 5, 2013  10:08 PM ET

Flacco does not have to be elite. He simply has to not make mistakes to cost the game, and the defense will do the rest. That's how Baltimore won Super Bowl XXXV. Trent Dilfer is probably the worst QB to have ever played in a Super Bowl.

January 5, 2013  10:30 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

When a guy brings his team to The Playoffs Every Year that he's played and won at least one Game, he's doing his job! No other quarterback can make that Statement 5 Years, 5 Playoffs!!!

Nothing like beating a dead horse.

January 6, 2013  12:18 AM ET

5 games into this season and pundits were raving about Flacco and the Ravens offense then they went away from the no-huddle that was where their success was (the reason their OC got the heave-ho) and they sputtered through the mid portion of their schedule. Now they have re-instituted their no-huddle. Guess we'll find out

January 6, 2013  12:21 AM ET

This story means nothing.

January 6, 2013  12:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Flacco is not elite ... duh! Who thinks he is? In 9 post-season games, he's completed over 57% just twice. And he's only thrown for over 200 yards twice.Career post season stats: 54.1% completion, 8 TDs, 8 INTs, 70.4 QB rating. That's the definition of mediocre.

this is the definition of mediocre over 9 seasons
18 36 50.0 146 4.06 1 1 1 fumble 53.1 TQR 58.3 Passer Rating

January 6, 2013  12:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Flacco is not the reason the Ravens have made it to the playoffs. Imagine the Ravens with Brady, Brees, Rodgers, Roethlisberger or Ryan. Yeah, Flacco's not elite.

Ryan please playoff wins (his next will be his first) 0. Roethlisberger yeah he's got a matching set of rings but he was a game manager in his first and without their D which was on par with the Ravens (or close) He'd be a very good but not great QB (kinda like Eli)

January 6, 2013  12:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

this is the definition of mediocre over 9 seasons 18 36 50.0 146 4.06 1 1 1 fumble 53.1 TQR 58.3 Passer Rating

Got his team to the playoffs once. Whoopee

January 6, 2013  01:47 AM ET

Maybe one of the GMs who just got canned?

January 6, 2013  05:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

When a guy brings his team to The Playoffs Every Year that he's played and won at least one Game, he's doing his job! No other quarterback can make that Statement 5 Years, 5 Playoffs!!!

Yes, because when we think of Baltimore's success, we think of their quarterbacks. :P

January 6, 2013  07:28 AM ET

News flash!

If this story was never posted, I'd have no idea!

January 6, 2013  07:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Flacco is not elite ... duh! Who thinks he is? In 9 post-season games, he's completed over 57% just twice. And he's only thrown for over 200 yards twice.Career post season stats: 54.1% completion, 8 TDs, 8 INTs, 70.4 QB rating. That's the definition of mediocre.

The Top 3 passers of all Time = Farve, Marino, Manning = 1 Eli, it's not about passing it's about winning!!!

January 6, 2013  07:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Flacco is not the reason the Ravens have made it to the playoffs. Imagine the Ravens with Brady, Brees, Rodgers, Roethlisberger or Ryan. Yeah, Flacco's not elite.

For your information before Flacco the ravens made it to the playoffs 3 out of seven years!! He's without question the reason they made it, he doesn't drop passes or miss field Goals!!!

January 6, 2013  07:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

this is the definition of mediocre over 9 seasons 18 36 50.0 146 4.06 1 1 1 fumble 53.1 TQR 58.3 Passer Rating

Flacco has played only 5 Season and has won a game in each of his first four playoffs, he has a better winning percentage than Peyton Manning in the playoffs, don't go by passing record you have to manage the game in the playoffs!

January 6, 2013  07:51 AM ET

Casserly = Master of the Obvious!

 
January 6, 2013  07:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Nothing like beating a dead horse.

That dead horse is still alive and playing, please show me another quarterback who has gone to the playoffs 5 years in a row and won a game in each of his first 4 Playoffs, come on show me!!! And he just might win again today!

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