Joe Flacco Isn’t leaving
After another mediocre season, more criticism came on quarterback Joe Flacco. After coming off a major knee injury, he had a career year in attempts and passing yards. These numbers seem impressive, but they are very misleading.
The Ravens were a pass happy team all season and it did not help the team. Flacco’s mechanics looked awful and he constantly missed open receivers all season. At the age of 31, Flacco is still on a major deal that he signed in 2013.
Even with all the problems, the four man panel defended their million dollar quarterback. John Harhaugh said he has “no doubt” that Flacco is going to get better.
The coach also did not put all the blame on Flacco saying “to me, it falls on all of us.”
It is frustrating to watch the coaching staff and front office defend Joe Flacco, especially after his constant struggles. Don’t get me wrong, Joe has contributed so much to the organization, including a Super Bowl. Yes the offensive line was banged up and the offensive struggled to find an identity, but those can’t take all the blame. At some point the blame has to come back on Joe.