Is there anyone more blah than Joe Flacco?
I mean, his own dad thinks he’s nothing interesting.
“Joe is dull,” Steve Flacco said in a telephone interview. “As dull as he is portrayed in the media, he’s that dull. He is dull.”
I’ll be honest, I have nothing against Joe Flacco. He’s quietly led the Baltimore Ravens to Super Bowl XLVII and yet no one is really paying attention. To take some things into perspective, here is Joe Flacco’s statistics for this season:
He’s completed 317 of 531 pass attempts, 3,817 total yards and 22 touchdowns.
The most surprising thing about his stats is that he’s led the Ravens in 4 comebacks in the fourth quarter this year. Did you realize this? I really had no idea. I looked to see how many comebacks Tom Brady has led this season: one game.
In no way does this make Joe Flacco an elite quarterback. To be honest, even if the Ravens win the Super Bowl, I’m not entirely sure that I was rank him among Brady, the Mannings or Rodgers.
Here’s something to consider, if Flacco does win on Sunday, he’d have just as much Super Bowl wins as Rodgers. So what is it about Flacco that makes me less elite-ish? It could be that Flacco’s wins, while not always blowouts, seem to come to the surprise of many.
Remember when Reebok came out with these Fantasy File things? They were so ridiculous but awesome.
The Ravens are not the team you can confidently say will always win a game BUT they are the team that, when you face them in the playoffs, you get a littler nervous. As an opposing team, you’re never quite sure what type of Ravens team you’ll face. I’m sure that the fact that it’s Ray Lewis’ final year helps add a little more emotional fuel and motivation. Say what you will about Ray Lewis off the field, but on the field, his intensity is what defines the Ravens’ defense.
Next weekend is the Super Bowl and it’s definitely an interesting one. I have no allegiances to either of these teams (although my 7 year-old self is rooting for the 49ers) but it will be an emotional game. From the impressive showing so far of 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick to Ray Lewis’ leaving it all on the field in his final game as Raven, there is more than enough reason for any football fan to tune in.
I’m curious, will you watch the Super Bowl? Who do you think will win? Comment with your predictions!