• Overrated or MVP? A pair of ESPN stat gurus have opposing views on Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Oct 4, 2012
    For Joe Flacco , he's no longer being criticized for being an overrated game manager who wins on the strength of his defense. NFC West blogger Mike Sando has Flacco at No. 4 on this week's MVP watch . He then looked at a stat called Total EPA, which reflects how much of the team's points were created by the quarterback's play. But the point of this post is not to quibble with Grantland’s Bill Barnwell, who based his argument on box scores from 2008 to 2011, though I’m not sure why he decided to pick this battle with the quarterback now.
    • Joe Flacco getting some MVP buzz

      For Joe Flacco, he's no longer being criticized for being an overrated game manager who wins on the strength of his defense. He's now getting an early push for being a Most Valuable Player candidate. That's what happens when you are the quarterback of t…
      Source: ESPN.com

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