Wednesday, September 23, 2009

If only Joe Flacco was around for Brian Billick...


In his last 16 games, Joe Flacco is 13-3 – an impressive mark to say the least. Making that figure perhaps even more impressive is the fact that no other NFL quarterback is better over that same stretch, not even Super Bowl winning quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Only Peyton Manning can match Flacco’s record.

And while we're on the topic of quarterbacks, ESPN's Mike & Mike had frequent guest and former Ravens' head coach Brian Billick on their program today. Mike Golic asked Billick if QB's like Jamarcus Russell who have accuracy problems can correct those deficiencies at the NFL level.

Billick explained that accuracy is a function of many things and added that there are those who believe that you can correct flaws in accuracy. Don't count Billick among the believers.

"Well no you can't [fix accuracy] or I would not be analyzing games on Fox!"

Surely Ravens fans know all too well the inferences made in that statement...

3 comments :

Jerry B said...

Yep! As I've stated elsewhere, the man wasted valuable time and talent while insisting that Kyle Boller was the franchise QB of the future notwithstanding the fact that everyone else knew almost immediately that he was not! Accuracy in a QB is instinctive and innate - the great ones are born with that talent. If it could be taught or coached all college QBs would be successful in the NFL!

rakeback said...

It turns out that Flacco and Ryan are two excellent qb's even in their second season in the league. To hold his own against Brett Favre yesterday was a feat in itself!

john wall said...

The Ravens had this game under control until Flacco through that untimely interception in the red zone when they already had an easy field goal attempt to take the lead.