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Joe proved he can be successful throwing into the middle of the field today. The Chiefs took away the Ravens bread and butter comeback routes to the outside and the adjustments made were super. I think he showed he can make all the throws even when under pressure. (Except he still has to master the fade for a TD to Anquan).

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I would have probably given him a bit higher grade, but he (nor the rest of the offense) didnt have a great start. B- is fair, especially with the replays showing him missing open receivers. To his credit, Joe warmed up and really had a good game the rest of the way.

 

Edit: this thread is based on misinformation. Preston gave Joe an A.

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I was going to say - I didn't see the grades up when Crav posted...

 

Meanwhile Spen, I saw some missed receivers... but I also saw them frequently on plays when Joe had already been flushed or was being pressured. A truly elite QB might anticipate that or have a little more presence in being able to move and be ready to throw. But many times today, I saw Joe rushed and forced to move before he could get through it all

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I was going to say - I didn't see the grades up when Crav posted...

 

Meanwhile Spen, I saw some missed receivers... but I also saw them frequently on plays when Joe had already been flushed or was being pressured. A truly elite QB might anticipate that or have a little more presence in being able to move and be ready to throw. But many times today, I saw Joe rushed and forced to move before he could get through it all

 

 

Well the one I know they showed the replay of, with Boldin wide open looked to me like he was open and Joe didnt see him then took off and ran.

 

Either way, I mentioned it to justify Preston's B- grade while stating I would have probably given him a better grade. I thought it was one of Joe's better games I have ever seen from him in all regard and in reading and seeing the field.

 

Flacco tied Dan Marino for most wins in first three years of career with 36.

 

 

Enough said.

 

So? Its neat but kind of meaningless in my opinion. Joe was lucky enough to be drafted by a good team then have the other QBs on the team get injured making him the starter earlier than he may have been. There have been plenty of great QBs who dont start in their rookie year and plenty more who start for terrible teams.

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My bad, OK Mike you back to being a good guy :)

 

http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/ravens/bs-sp-ravens-chiefs-report-card-0110-20110109,0,204448.story

 

 

And too further add here, Joe scrambling adds an extra threat, something that Pittsburgh usually beats us with, a scramble by Ben usually gets them in field goal range.

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"Kansas City, for some reason, left the middle of the field open and the Ravens took advantage."

 

This shows that Joe is developing a feel for throwing over the middle against a cover two. KC was playing those safeties close to the sideline and LBs were just itching for screen passes and RB sideline release plays. Anything outside KC was looking for an Int. Joe and Co. made the adjustment and threw over the middle. Hell yeah.

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