Flacco has had a solid start to his NFL career, and is one season away from being considered an elite NFL quarterback. His play has steadily improved in each of his three seasons, but Flacco has not managed to do one thing.
Beat Ben Roethlisberger.
Playing for the Ravens, Flacco is measured on how well he does against the Steelers, and so far he has simply not measured up to Big Ben. Fair or not, Joe Flacco must take down the Steelers and Roethlisberger before he can be considered an elite NFL quarterback.
If the Ravens are ever going to upend the Steelers, it must happen this year. Joe Flacco is ready to lead his team past Pittsburgh and once and for all quiet his doubters.
Besides finally beating the Steelers, there are nine other reasons that come to mind when determining that 2011 will be the year that Joe Flacco finally breaks through into the ranks of elite NFL quarterbacks.