February 1st, 2013
Joe Flacco sometimes doesn't get the credit he deserves. It doesn't matter now because he's playing the biggest game there is, while the other "elite" QBs are sitting at home. Here are a few things that might make you wacko for Flacco before Super Bowl XLVII.
Strong Arm: Joe probably has the strongest arm in the NFL. That's why he has thrown the most passes over 20 yards in the NFL this season. You only have to look as far as the AFC championship where he launched a 70-yard TD to WR Jacoby Jones to send the game to OT.
INT Free: He is the only starting QB that hasn't thrown an interception in the playoffs this season. We all know that turnovers are killers and Joe just simply doesn't give the defense a chance. One of his great skills is passing the ball to a spot where only his teammates have a chance to catch it.
Supporting Cast: Joe doesn't do it alone. Along with Jones, Torrey Smith and Anquan Boldin make up a receiving corps that is built for the deep pass. No defense can cover the entire field and these guys stretch it better than anyone.
Habit of Success: You may find it surprising to know that Joe has made the playoffs in every year of his five-year career. And he has won at least one game in each of those playoff runs.