Joe Flacco did nothing special this season. He gets saved from a worse grade because of some big time drives in big time moments. The fourth quarter drive in Pittsburgh for example was huge. It’s not his fault that Dean Pees decided to play a prevent defense against Ben Roethlisberger. That being said, Flacco deserves no more than a C. He played some really awful football at times this season.
Flacco always had hot and cold days, but this season saw more cold days than ever before. Flacco became captain check down as if he had no confidence in his ability to make plays down the field. There were several times in more than a hand full of games that Flacco had open receivers but he didn’t take the shot. His footwork was frustratingly flawed. The Ravens asked Flacco to carry the offense and it didn’t go as smoothly as we would have wanted.
Flacco hit a career milestone of throwing for over 4,000 yards. Flacco threw it a bunch. His statistics are inflated by the sheer amount of passing attempts and they still are not that impressive. I love Flacco as much as anybody but we have to hope for a better performance next season.