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Joe Flacco: Why Dull Personality Is Perfect Trait for Ravens Quarterback

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - FEBRUARY 04:  In this handout photo provided by Disney Parks, Super Bowl XLVII MVP Joe Flacco rides with Mickey Mouse in a parade through the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort February 4, 2013 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.  Flacco led his Baltimore Ravens to a 34-31 win over the San Francisco 49ers last night in New Orleans.  After the game, Flacco starred in a commercial where he proclaimed 'I'm Going to Disney World!'  (Photo by Matt Stroshane/Disney Parks via Getty Images)
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Mike MoraitisAnalyst IFebruary 13, 2013

In the weeks leading up to Super Bowl XLVII, Joe Flacco's father labeled him as a dull person, but such a trait couldn't be a better thing for the Baltimore Ravens quarterback.

According to Scott Cacciola of The New York Times, here is what Steve Flacco said about his son's personality:

“Joe is dull,” Steve Flacco said. “As dull as he is portrayed in the media, he’s that dull. He is dull.”

I'm not sure, but I think Mr. Flacco is trying to say his son is dull.

Flacco is set to become a free agent this offseason and while it'll likely take a ton of money to re-sign him after a Super Bowl victory and winning the game's MVP honors, Flacco is about as sure a bet to fulfill such a contract because of his talent and dull character.

Being so low-key in nature can benefit a signal-caller in a few ways.

Most importantly, Flacco is not the type of guy to get himself into trouble. A lot of NFL players have off-the-field issues as a result of their night life combined with larger-than-life personalities.

Clearly, Flacco doesn't have that issue. He doesn't strike me as the kind of guy who will get into a bar fight that will jeopardize his career or get him suspended. That will ensure Flacco is always on the field for his squad week in and week out with few distractions to deal with.

Furthermore, Flacco's personality keeps him on an even keel in big spots. He never gets too high or too low and this quality affords him the ability to deal with pressure both on the field and in his head.

As far as dealing with pressure on the field goes, Flacco proved he can handle it. He didn't turn the ball over once during the playoffs and threw for 11 touchdowns as well. The Delaware product's ability to take care of the ball was a major reason why his team's offense had so much success.

If you take a look at his playoff record, you can see he has ice water in his veins. In total, Flacco is 9-4 in the playoffs with his nine wins tying Tom Brady for the most by a quarterback in their first five seasons.

To take it a step further, Flacco has more road playoff wins (six) than any other quarterback in NFL history. Such an amazing accomplishment comes after just five seasons in the NFL, so Flacco figures to add to that total many more times before his career comes to a close.

Heck, even when the lights went out in New Orleans, Flacco remained steady and focused while using the time to get some extra stretches in. Not even a power failure can throw this man out of character.

Flacco's game took a huge step in the right direction this season and his performance on the field warrants the label as an elite quarterback in the NFL. But Flacco's dull personality is just another positive in his game and it completes him as a franchise quarterback worthy of the big bucks.

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