Joe Flacco appears unhappy with the Ravens use of Tyrod Tayor

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With Tyrod Taylor seeing more snaps, does Joe Flacco have a right to be upset?

Joe Flacco's 6-6 frame would make him a great red-zone threat, but Flacco has no interest in catching touchdowns - he's being paid to throw them.

Flacco's bank account is the sole reason a quarterback controversy won't even be legitimately discussed for years to come, but backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor is finding ways onto the field, and it's reducing Flacco's time under center.

During Sunday's 19-3 win over the New York Jets, Taylor was on the field for 13 snaps, and Flacco didn't seem keene on the team taking snaps without him under center.

"It's good and fun for a little bit, but that's it," Flacco said following the game. "I don't want to be lining up at Z and X, I want to line up behind center."

Flacco has a right to voice his opinion because there are 52 million guaranteed reasons why he should be under center. The often calm and collective quarterback was outspoken on his thoughts, and seemed to be more aggressive. Seemingly, this is what the Ravens are trying to do to their offense.

It's certainly not all Flacco's fault, but the offense has been stagnant and the run game is nowhere to be found more often than not. With Taylor in, he adds another dynamic to the offense and isn't a threat with his arm as much as he is with his feet.

Taylor has totaled 25 yards on five carries, but that's not indicative of some of the big plays he has had to swing the momentum of the offense. In the two games he's seen snaps (one vs. the Bengals, 12 vs. the Jets) he's broken off runs of 18 and 17 yards, respectively. Being tackled for a loss is a byproduct of the Wildcat, where opposing defenses can sniff out plays more often than not.

Does Flacco have a right to speak up? Absolutely. However, if he wants to do something about it, the only way he can assure that Taylor's role is reduced to a spectator is to get into a rhythm on offense, and do it early.

If Taylor is on the field, Flacco should at least give a better effort receiving than he did on Sunday.

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(via BaltimoreRavens.com)


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