SportsNation Blog Archives Joe Flacco
It's been a good past few months for Joe Flacco -- he won a Super Bowl, silenced legions of detractors, and signed a humongous contract. Now, he'll be portraying NFL legend Johnny Unitas for part of a movie about Unitas' life. Not everyone is happy with that casting choice, however -- Unitas' oldest son called Flacco a ''goofball'' and said the movie (which is being co-produced by Unitas' son from his second marriage) should have gone with Peyton Manning. We're not sure about Flacco's acting ability, but we're positive that it's better when the actor portraying an athlete possesses at least a modicum of athletic ability.
Joe Flacco made a case for a new contract with his postseason performance, culminating in a Super Bowl win and MVP honors. Now the Ravens decide how much money they should pay their quarterback. Is he worth as much as Tom Brady, Drew Brees and the Manning brothers? Will the Ravens be able to pay Flacco elite QB money and maintain a championship-level roster under the salary cap?
Joe Flacco threw for 287 yards and three touchdowns in Super Bowl XLVII, earning not only Super Bowl MVP honors but likely a big paycheck in the offseason. Should the Ravens' QB now be considered among the top signal-callers in the league? And how much should Baltimore be prepared to dish out in financial compensation? Cast your votes!
Most Valuable Player
Flacco's three TDs got him the MVP trophy, but was someone else on the Ravens more deserving?
One and done?
The Ravens went 12 years between Super Bowl titles. Will Flacco help them get back sooner?
Can't spell ELITE with JOE?
Flacco once said he thought he was the best quarterback in the NFL. He backed up his words on Sunday, but did it change your opinion of him?
How does SportsNation see Super Bowl XLVII playing out? As NFL experts everywhere attempt to forecast which players will deliver big performances on football's biggest stage, we're asking SportsNation to join in on the fun. Do you think Colin Kaepernick will score a rushing touchdown? How will Ray Rice fare against the 49ers' stout defense? Will Ray Lewis do his squirrel dance when the clock hits 00:00? Cast your votes!
Ray, running wild
So far this postseason, Ray Rice has rushed for 247 yards and two touchdowns, including a 131-yard effort against the Broncos.
Can't catch Kap!
Colin Kaepernick is fast ... really fast. In two postseason starts, he has burned teams for 202 yards and two rushing TDs.
Not your average Joe
Don't call him Fluke-O anymore. In this postseason, Joe Flacco has thrown eight touchdown passes and no interceptions.
Moss on the mike
Randy Moss made it clear that he considers himself the GOAT, but he's been an afterthought in the 49ers' offensive system this season with only 28 catches.
Lewis' last ride
Since his incredible return Jan. 6 from a torn triceps injury, Ray Lewis has averaged more than 14 tackles/assists per game.