*Rolls eyes* Joe Flacco thinks himself to be among the elite in the league. Unfortunately, there is no clever pun we can use to describe the Baltimore Ravens QB.
Earlier today, Flacco decided to go the Eli Manning route and give himself top flight grades for his ability and skill level at the QB position. He thinks very highly of himself:
“I assume everybody thinks they’re a top-five quarterback,” Flacco told WNST in Baltimore, via SportsRadioInterviews.com. “I mean, I think I’m the best. I don’t think I’m top five, I think I’m the best. I don’t think I’d be very successful at my job if I didn’t feel that way. I mean, C’mon? That’s not really too tough of a question. But that doesn’t mean that things are gonna work out that way. It just means that that’s the way it is, that’s the way I feel it is, and that’s the way I feel it should be.”
Excuse me for a second while I take a moment to wipe the tears caused by my uncontrollable laughter. I am not saying that Flacco is terrible, because there are much worse QB’s in the league today, but thinking himself as one of the best. I know, I know, we all heard Eli Manning say something similar last summer before you went out and proved it to us all, but at least Eli had shown flashes of brilliance to us. All Flacco has shown us is an ability to throw it really deep and over the head of his receivers. He is completely inept when it comes to reading a defense and checking down to the open man. Joe has a special way of locking on to a guy. That stare of his has a way of getting himself in quite a bit of trouble.
Flacco is trying to build himself up for a new contract, but the Ravens know what they have, and it certainly isn’t one of the best signal callers in the league. But a splendid effort by Flacco.