Never have been a Flacco fan, but have to largely disagree with the assessment. He did make reads last night and threw some nice passes. Ball placement was good as was the velocity. Deep ball had good touch on it.
That said, it's premature to put him in the "elite" category as some wanted to do last night. At least for now, he's up there in the 2nd tier of QBs, though he has perfect timing as he'll get an "elite" level contract.
As for Kaep, yeah, he has a cannon for an arm and made some nice passes last night. have to say that I watched him from a "Tebow" perspective all game long. By that I mean that I watched how he played and compared it to some of the things that Tebow got killed for last year.
Can't count the number of plays where WRs were open but Kaep couldn't find them. Couldn't tell whether it was due to where he was in his progressions (WR open before he should be looking at them, but covered by the time he reaches them in progression), or if he just had trouble with progressions and finding open receivers on the field. If that was Tebow, he would have gotten slammed for it (as he was last year).
Noticed a number of plays where he ball faked to absolutely nobody in the pistol. RB would come down his right side but he faked to the left. Not sure if that was by design, or if he or the RB was on the wrong page.
All in all though, he's a young QB and is still learning, can't fault him at all for how he played last night.