Mike Preston has taken every chance to knock Joe Flacco since he was drafted five seasons ago ("Ravens shouldn't overreact when it's time to pay Flacco" Feb. 25). He says it's not him, it's Jacoby Jones or Anquan Boldin who made the plays. Joe has to have "ideal conditions." Did he ever look at John Unitas' offense with three Hall of Famers, or Joe Montana's offense with Jerry Rice and coach Bill Walsh? Every quarterback who succeeds has a great supporting cast.
Mr. Flacco has outplayed Tom Brady three times in the last two seasons. He outplayed both Mannings, the anointed Andrew Luck, Mr. Brady and Colin Kapernick during the run to and through the playoffs this year. He's had five straight playoff appearances, three AFC title games, as many wins as Peyton Manning, and a record setting playoff performance this year. The great "Matty Ice" Ryan has one playoff win in his career.