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Joe Flacco Deserves Everyone’s Respect, Okay?

Joe Flacco

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is one of those guys. You know, who’s just a guy.

Yeah, he was named Super Bowl MVP, but when isn’t the quarterback of the winning team not named MVP? When he’s Trent Dilfer, Jim McMahon or Brett Favre. That’s when.

The point is, Flacco clearly isn’t in the class of the elite, like Brady, Manning and Brees.

So no one really thinks much of Flacco except the Baltimore Ravens, who threw $120 million at him in the offseason making him the highest-paid quarterback in the NFL. Then, of course, the Green Bay Packers came along and gave Aaron Rodgers a bigger deal to make him the highest paid quarterback in the NFL.

And unlike Flacco, Rodgers is elite.

Because the Packers and the Ravens are matching up this week, the Baltimore media was prodding Rodgers about Flacco. “Hey, what do you think about Little Joey? Pretty elite, right? Huh? Huh?”

Rodgers didn’t quite go that far, but he did say everyone should respect Flacco because, what else is going to say?

“He’s a Super Bowl champ, so you’ve got to give him the respect,” Rodgers said. “He’s had my respect, but I think people in general need to give him the respect he deserves as a Super Bowl MVP. I was there to watch that game firsthand, and he made some incredible plays.”

So far this season, Flacco has thrown for 1,360 yards, which isn’t bad. He also has five touchdowns to eight picks, which is.

That’s pretty respectable stuff!

Monty McMahon

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.



  1. valpoPackers October 11, 2013

    Why even bother trapping Rodgers into a pregame feud? You could ask him about Joe Webb and he would still give him some praise.

  2. Don Q October 11, 2013

    Make it a baker’s dozen pics for Flacco after Sunday.

  3. Richard October 11, 2013

    If anything, Flacco deserves respect for beating Harbaugh’s 49ers.

  4. E. Wolf October 11, 2013

    The Ravens had quite a home win streak going until they lost to the Steelers and Broncos last year. That is a very tough place to play. If they can win there, the Packers will quietly establish themselves as a legitimate contender.

  5. Richard Crainium October 12, 2013

    From the seasons over (last week), to quiet contenders this week… You are a fucking yo-yo that can’t be contained… It’s one game dude!

  6. cd4packers October 12, 2013

    Flacco has his 15 minutes of fame. He is not elite and never will be. QBs like him are a dime a dozen. He has moments of greatness just like every decent QB in the NFL. But the really great QBs in the NFL are few and far between. And from what I can tell Rodgers has the most going for him at the present time. He has been the most consistent QB in the league for years now. And I don’t see him changing anytime soon. Rodgers is the total package, every NFL football coaches dream. He is smart, accurate, driven and knows what the fuck he is doing. Flacco, meh.

  7. Deepsky October 12, 2013

    The Ravens have beaten 13 straight NFC teams at home. This doesn’t bode well for the Packers.

  8. Don Q October 12, 2013

    The Ravens had Ray Lewis then too. Rodgers should have a similar game with the Ravens D that Peyton had. He’s due.

  9. Lisa October 12, 2013

    Hopefully Rodgers will start playing like Manning tomorrow

  10. Richard Crainium October 12, 2013

    Hopefully you mean like Peyton

  11. rebelgb October 12, 2013

    Peyton isnt even human, not a fair comparison.

  12. Vijay October 12, 2013

    via WIKI
    Flacco finished the postseason having completed 73-of-126 (57.9 percent) passes for 1,140 yards with 11 touchdowns and zero interceptions, tying Montana and Kurt Warner for the most touchdowns in a single postseason[33] and additionally tying Montana for the most touchdowns without an interception in a single postseason.[34] Flacco’s 117.2 passer rating tied him for third place all-time with Steve Young in a Super Bowl-winning postseason.

    1. E. Wolf October 13, 2013

      If Rodgers’ receivers had not dropped as many balls as they did in XLV… what result then?

  13. PackLethal October 13, 2013

    Can we please leave Lil Joey Flacco out of the conversations that involve Joe Montana & Kurt Warner?