Last week, I chatted with
Hasselbeck told me that Flacco isn't in the same category as a player like Rivers, whom many feel is one of the top six or seven quarterbacks in the league. But he still thinks the Ravens can do big things with Flacco.
“Joe Flacco is a good enough player to help the Ravens win the
He believes Flacco is one of the best deep-ball throwers in the NFL, and that Flacco is fearless throwing from the pocket when defenders are bearing down on him. But how can he take that big step to the next level?
"First and foremost, protecting the ball inside the pocket. He has way too many fumbles," Hasselbeck said. "The other aspect would be better anticipation. Because he has such a big arm, I think he relies on it a little too much. If he anticipates better, I think you will see more consistent and better play out of him."
For now, as the Ravens head into the playoffs, Hasselbeck feels the best chance for the Ravens to go deep is to stick with what they are good at on offense: running the ball with