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Flacco should be more consistent by now

By Mike Preston

The Baltimore Sun

7:51 AM EDT, September 19, 2011

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Every player has a bad game, and hopefully this was Joe Flacco's worst game of the 2011 season.

It concerns me that after playing perhaps the best game of his career against the Pittsburgh Steelers a week ago, Flacco laid such an egg against the Titans on Sunday.

Granted, he didn't get much help from his offensive line or secondary, but a great quarterback would have made a couple of plays to carry his team to victory. Unfortunately, young quarterbacks play like we've seen Flacco play at times throughout his career and into this season. There is just too much inconsistency from month to month, from game to game.

After Pittsburgh, I thought he might be past that stage in his career. That's why I'm hoping Sunday was just a bad game, not the start of a pattern. Quarterbacks in their fourth seasons shouldn't be so inconsistent.