Breaking Down the Improvements in Joe Flacco’s Game in the Postseason

February 6, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Joe Flacco is truly an enigma.
He is incredibly inconsistent in the regular season and then suddenly, the lights brighten up, the stage gets bigger and he's an unstoppable force. It's as if he's disinterested during the season just to lull defenses to sleep before shredding them vertically in the playoffs.
It's difficult to say what exactly Flacco improved on since entering the playoffs because there's not a whole lot that's changed from his standpoint. One aspect that did change was the hire of offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell.
Caldwell was hired to replace Cam Cameron, who was fired after a 31-28 loss to the Washington Redskins in Week 14. Oddly enough, it came after one of Flacco's best games of the season, but it didn't prove to be enough to save Cameron's job.
The reason Cameron was fired was because he wasn't using the team's weapons to their strengths. The receivers in particular excelled in stack and bunch sets because they weren't quick enough to consiste...

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