Behind Enemy Lines: How good is Flacco?
Ravens Insider J. Micheal joins SportsNet Central to discuss the trouble that Joe Flacco could give the Patriots on Sunday.
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As far to get back to this point and you know we're definitely proud of being here and we feel like that you know we feel exactly a lot. For for somebody come and can just hope that field community championship game. We go behind enemy lines once again Patriots and Ravens in the AFC championship game I'm joined now by. For CSN Baltimore day. Let's start with a man under center for Baltimore Joseph Flacco Lotta people are wishy washy on this kid and statistically he's never really taken -- leap. Why is that is that -- that the guys and the coaching around him. I mean have you talked to a lot of those people their locker room they'll tell you the way that offense is constructed it's not designed for him to be. Peyton Manning or Tom Brady your Aaron Rodgers that they're built and constructed a little bit differently now when you saw Joseph -- -- earlier this year. Having a lot of trouble they also have issues on the offensive line did you choose to run the ball particularly on the down. Think that that played a little bit. It's what you saw us in terms of being consistent season Joseph Flacco. To remain in that locker room. Jason Joseph Flacco is every bit as good as Tom Brady's done a lot of people and we will disagree with that but that's the -- feeling to. You got people throwing stuff at the TV right now I'll I'll let me ask you. The change from Cameron and Cameron to Caldwell they often the corners that benefit of black and you see an improved player. After obviously a little rough start to that relationship. No doubt about it if you look at what Jim Caldwell has done since taking over in week fifteen or on this offense they run the ball 36 times a game. That's ten times more per game then they ran under Cam Cameron. So you also look at how that has benefited -- -- so I think they kind of go hand in hand the running game has gotten better. -- -- accuracy in the big play ability. Has also gotten better as a result of the play make you need role Flacco out of the pocket a little bit his forearm -- is so great they can roll amount left. Or right they may feel comfortable with him throwing the ball so they think that this whole sit situation. With Jim Caldwell is working out just fine and I look you go back to Denver Broncos game. In overtime. They have the ball at second and ten at the 45 yard line passing situation right. No they gave a delayed handoff to Ray Rice. Got eleven yards put Justin -- great position to make that -- go there is a renewed emphasis with the running game with the Baltimore Ravens spot seems like it's messes. It didn't seem like Ray Rice is getting involved enough in this offense as you get the necessary touches and I know he's been split some time with tears but it seems to me like. He's a bigger threat than the ravens' head let him deep Fryer. -- there's no doubt about that -- Look he's got the ball more not only in the running game but you -- Ray Rice catch the ball out of the backfield now Bernard pierce only had five carries last week. He had a knee injury coming into the game he didn't look good they took him out his availability will we look for this week against the Patriots. Could be in doubt so that'll be a huge blow -- the Ravens do not have him. But if you look at the combination. Of Pierson -- they give you different looks. They can relieve each other you have a fresh guy in that offense in their heart to stop when they get --