Originally Posted by Tricericon
Yes. I knew it would happen if they won, which is why I seriously considered rooting for the 49ers.
Flacco's not elite. He's not even average.
I may not consider him elite but he is more than avg. He has a 2 to 1 TD to int ratio. He is fairly accurate passing hitting 60% for his career and can make all the throws you need at this level. He is not a runner but does a good job of buying time.
I will say if this game was just about QB then Rodgers and Brady or Brees would win the SB every single year but they don't. It is the teams that win championships. Flacco is greatly helped by a solid OL, a good rushing attack and the addition of Bolden gives them that special WR who can make the tough catches and a defense who can make the big plays as well as a special teams unit that came up big.
Even with the so called elites to win they need big plays from other areas. Bree and NO won a SB he played great and while his defense gave up lots of yardage they also lead the league in take aways the year they won the SB.
Rodgers the same way the year GB won it all their defense lead by Woodson and Mathews was making big game changing plays. It is not just QB who win games
I just don't get why so many buy into the whole QB winning championshop BS when it is and always has been about the best teams winning