Y'all the ones expecting him to be elite only have been playing for 3 years. And yeah that's how the ravens want to play, the don't want to be throwing bombs and having their defense on the field all the time. There aren't a young defense, they aren't a run first team because f flacco, that's their style of play.
the steelers were a run first team before big ben showed he could shoulder the load and if you pay attention the falcons are slowly turning towards being a pass first team because Ryan is showing he can shoulder the load as well...Flacco has been very inconsistent all 3 years and hes been terrible in the postseason...and you dont draft a QB in the first round to be a game manager, you draft him to be the face of your franchise, and Flacco doesnt seem to be ready for that, i mean he doesnt know how to get it to his receivers on a consistent basis and hes got a good corps of receivers in mason, boldin and housh...he gets flustered way too easily for someone who has what 48 regular season starts and a few playoff games under his belt
EDIT: and to give you an idea, most of the good QBs in the league had it by their 3rd year or sooner...Aaron Rodgers, Eli Manning, Phil Rivers, Brees, Brady, Manning, Big Ben, Matty Ice, Romo all are/were in control of their offense by the 3rd year with the exception of Ryan but now the Falcons are moving more towards that direction now