Thursday, December 09, 2010

No More Popcorn for Flacco


Ever wonder what these coaches do with Joe Flacco all week, particularly during film sessions? I know I do! He has not improved at all with the game’s little subtleties, the nuances that often separate average quarterbacking from above average to excellent quarterbacking.

Flacco doesn’t get to the line early enough to survey or to use false snap counts to get the defense to commit pre-snap so as to allow the line to reset their blocking assignments. Even Brian St. Pierre did that to the Ravens in Charlotte a few weeks back. Let the man grow up and let’s not even go to the lack of audibles, you know…those things that Cameron called overrated.

I’m fighting these thoughts and the obvious parallels, but has anyone noticed how Drew Brees’ and Philip Rivers’ careers soared when they no longer worked with Cam? Coincidence? Maybe…

1 comments :

Jerry B said...

In fairness to Flacco, he doesn't set the tempo, his coordinator does! And, therein lies the "rub". As adroit nd comfortable as Flacco is in the "shotgun" and "no huddle" formations, Cameron rarely "dials them up"! Additionally, the way to attack the kind of pressure Joe's been subjected to is the way Brady, Mannning, et. al. do.....spread the field and get the ball to the receivers quickly on short passes that can be converted to YACs! Don't expect that from Cameron, though who, apparently, doesn't even have a "screen pass" in his playbook.......