"I don't think it's accepted as conventional wisdom that he is above average," Schatz later said, circling back to my comment. "Part of the problem with Flacco is a general problem that is 'the star or else' problem. If they aren't seen as superlative, that they must be awful. Average fans have a very hard time thinking of players in terms of average, above average and below average. They tend to group players in terms of great or horrible."