Originally Posted by Rausch
To me "clutch" and "elite" are the same thing.
If you can be depended on to make the plays that win games and you consistently do then you're "elite."
That definition works for K, QB, WR, or any defensive player.
When you're put in the position to make a play than can win the game how often do you?
That decides who's "elite."
Its not about how many yards you throw. Teams pass so much in todays game, its dumb to judge a guy based on yards. Lots of guys throw for yards.
Flacco is a guy who just was able to slowly develop over time. His first 3 years in the playoffs he was viewed as an underachiever. Hes grown into a leader and elite playmaker.