You know what they say about opinions: Opinions are like sports radio talk shows, just about anybody has one.
(Yeah, yeah, you can say the same thing about bloggers.)
Thanks to our friends at CSNNE.com, we learn that, according to Mike Felger of Bostons 98.9 The Sports Hub, Joe Flacco not only isnt an elite NFL quarterback, but the Ravens QB isnt even average. Felger ranks Flacco at No. 20.
Thats behind Sam Bradford, Alex Smith and Mark Sanchez. Then again, this guy already puts Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III in the top 10.
Hes apparently serious. Makes you wonder whether Felger even watched the AFC Championship Game last season.
And thus our First Amendment survives another stern test.
Also from CSNNE.com, Tom E. Currans game preview highlights some issues from the Patriots perspective. Some of his points include:
The Ravens defense may get well against the Pats. The Ravens defense has been uncharacteristically average through two games, especially last week. But with the talent there and a little uncertainty on the Patriots side of things, Baltimore could be looking at a breakout week.
New England could slow the Ravens no-huddle offense. The tempo of the Ravens offense could be slowed by the Patriots simply giving Flacco a lot to deal with in terms of coverage disguise and personnel. Thats what the depth and versatility theyve built on that side of the ball brings them.
The Patriots want to run the ball. With the Ravens allowing 129 yards per game on the ground so far, though, you have to reasonably expect New England to be stubborn establishing the run against a defense thats less potent against the run these days.