An earthquake rattled Baltimore on Tuesday and a hurricane is expected to rock us this weekend. So what's got everyone panicking around here? The play of a quarterback who has won 32 games in three seasons.
We all want to see development from
But when Flacco threw that pick-six to
Understandably, inconsistency was a key theme with the paid Friday morning quarterbacks. My Baltimore Sun colleague Kevin Van Valkenburg wrote about Flacco's "maddening" tendency to start games slowly. Mike Preston said it's hard to tell if Flacco has improved this offseason. CSN Baltimore's John Eisenberg broke down the highs and lows from Thursday night's game. And
Again, I am preaching patience with Flacco. It would be nice to see progress in the preseason, but unless his development takes an unforeseen nose dive in 2011, he will be judged when the games really count. The season opener against Roethlisberger and the Steelers is a big one, for sure, and it's just over two weeks away. Flacco deserves the benefit of the doubt until we see how he fares in the divisional showdown at M&T Bank Stadium on Sept. 11.
If Flacco crashes and burns, then we can start panicking a little bit. In the meantime, let’s worry about aftershocks,