In one camp, we have people who were so thrilled to see real quarterbacking after the years of wandering through the desert with the likes of Elvis Grbac, Chris Redman, Kyle Boller, Jeff Blake and Anthony Wright, they were convinced Flacco was the real deal. In the other camp, we had people who were never sold on his footwork, his detached leadership and his shaky decision making. They were convinced Flacco was a taller Kyle Boller, but with bushier eyebrows. I always felt like the truth fell somewhere in the middle. Flacco, statistically, had a good season last year, and when given time, he could throw a deep out as well as anyone in the league. But he never really seemed to have the kind of confidence in himself that you see in elite quarterbacks, and his mechanics were often stiff and awkward. He wasn't consistently great, or even consistently good, but he had his moments that made you believe he was the guy.