ESPN.com's KC Joyner

"Flacco is struggling through a similar type of misperception of his skills [than what Roger Staubach went through early in his career]. It is thought by many that he is a superb game manager who has yet to make the jump to being an elite passer. However, a closer look at the metrics shows that Flacco has already made that jump. In fact, they show that Flacco displayed a Philip Rivers-type ability to get his team's vertical passing game in gear regardless of the talent level of his receivers."

( AP file photo )

"Flacco is struggling through a similar type of misperception of his skills [than what Roger Staubach went through early in his career]. It is thought by many that he is a superb game manager who has yet to make the jump to being an elite passer. However, a closer look at the metrics shows that Flacco has already made that jump. In fact, they show that Flacco displayed a Philip Rivers-type ability to get his team's vertical passing game in gear regardless of the talent level of his receivers."

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