1. Joe Flacco Is Struggling
The purple and black are not getting a good performance out of the most important position on the field. The franchise quarterback of the Ravens, Joe Flacco, is playing awful. In his ninth season Flacco is doing things worse than he did in his rookie season. It is clear that there is something wrong. Because the Ravens franchise is committed to Flacco for the long-term, we really need to find out if he is fixable. Flacco has thrown 10 touchdowns in ten games. He has nine interceptions 6.4 yards per passing attempt.
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Joe has a healthy completion percentage but that’s misleading. Flacco is playing gun shy. He is not taking shots down the field, the shots he became known for. The veteran quarterback is either not seeing open receivers or he is not pulling the trigger when he does. It is really that simple. Another problem is that Flacco is throwing off his back foot. This impacts his accuracy and his delivery. The throw to Terrance West that hit the Cowboys turf was a great example of this. Flacco is failing at a very fundamental level.
Nobody has beat the drum in support of Flacco more than I have. He is one of the best things that ever happened to this franchise. Without him the Ravens would not have one Super Bowl XLVII. Right now, Flacco is playing some awful football. He is chucking the football as much as any quarterback in the NFL. The Ravens are asking him to carry the offense and he isn’t doing it.