Houston Texans: Why Is Joe Flacco So Overrated?


Ravens QB Joe Flacco is a winner in the playoff right? He is the best rookie QB to play in the playoffs? I mean just look at his playoff record right? Wrong. The guy may be 4-3 in the playoffs, but his performance has been anything but game changing. 

I really really get irritated when people use the excuse ‘he is a winner’, because just because Flacco got the W’s in the playoff, that does not necessarily mean that he was the reason they won. Look at his stats, it is that easy. In 7 playoff games he has accumulated 1000 yards, that is 142 passing yards a game, not anything to write home about. In 4 of his playoff games he did not even throw a touchdown! He has thrown 7 INT’s and only 4 TD’s in his 7 playoff games. 3 of his 7 games he threw for less than 50%. So now you are saying, so how did they win?! Well this is the part of the ‘he is a winner’ argument that the opposition seems to forget…football is a team sport. There is an offense and a defense on a football team, I know shocking, and it is fair to say that the Ravens defense has been the best of this decade. That is how they won, not because of Joe Flacco. The Ravens defense in Flacco’s 7 playoff starts allowed there opponents to only score, 16 points a game.

 

So the best way for the Houston Texans to win tomorrow is to get RB Arian Foster and WR Andre Johnson going early, and make risky calls against a defense that is vulnerable to big plays. If we force Flacco to win this game in the clutch, against our stout defense, I see a second victory in the Texans future. 

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  • jp_hernandez95

    @texansbuzztap because he has a cool stash.. NOT lol

  • jp_hernandez95

    @texansbuzztap because he has a cool stash.. NOT lol

  • ltilley

    I don’t think he’s overrated at all because almost anyone you talk to will say he isn’t a great QB. The national media say it, the Baltimore media say it, and the Baltimore fans say it. I’m a Baltimore fan and every day on the sports talk radio station, a majority of the fans calling in bash him nonstop. Most people in B-More actually hate him and a lot of the national media such as ESPN and NFL Network say he’s a game manager. I’ve only heard one person call him elite and that’s John Clayton and he’s basically wrong about everything.

    However, he is a decent QB. Like you said, football is a team sport and the W’s are a team stat. So, he should get SOME of the credit and SOME of the blame. Instead, he gets NO credit and ALL of the blame.

    Good game by your Texans today. If it wasn’t for all the picks, you guys should have pulled out a win. I’m sure the Ravens will get destroyed by the Pats next weekend.

  • ltilley

    I don’t think he’s overrated at all because almost anyone you talk to will say he isn’t a great QB. The national media say it, the Baltimore media say it, and the Baltimore fans say it. I’m a Baltimore fan and every day on the sports talk radio station, a majority of the fans calling in bash him nonstop. Most people in B-More actually hate him and a lot of the national media such as ESPN and NFL Network say he’s a game manager. I’ve only heard one person call him elite and that’s John Clayton and he’s basically wrong about everything.

    However, he is a decent QB. Like you said, football is a team sport and the W’s are a team stat. So, he should get SOME of the credit and SOME of the blame. Instead, he gets NO credit and ALL of the blame.

    Good game by your Texans today. If it wasn’t for all the picks, you guys should have pulled out a win. I’m sure the Ravens will get destroyed by the Pats next weekend.