It's not an excuse. It's the flat out freaking truth. Our OL sucks. And NO QB can "perform under pressure" unless they also have someone else performing under pressure with them (ie a QB can't freaking block for himself, make the throws and catch the freaking ball all at the same time). OTHER players HAVE to step up as well as the QB (ex that Tyrese or whatever his name is making that catch vs the pats in the superbowl, etc..). Boldin was clutch along with Flacco. Rice was clutch with Montana/Young. Eli had a few clutch catches by his WR's. And the list goes on. No QB can be "clutch" on his own. There's always someone blocking for him, running for him, and catching his passes.