Perfect? How about 3 healthy WRs (even of Chris Moore level talent, not Perriman), one TE who isn't 37, OL that has it's full talent level. Or a Collins type back all year long. Joe was a long long way from perfect personnel last year. And a few upgrades at TE or WR would have gone a really long way IMO. Also, his health too.
Everyone chatters about how Brady wins his teams games. Well in one drive he threw to Gronk 5 times for 4 completions for like 60+ yards. The misconception around the elite QBs doing it with rag tag talent drives me crazy...
I generally agree with your point, Flacco needs his offense around him to be certainly better than average, but the expectations IMO have to be a bit more fair.
Gronk started 6 games in 2016 and missed all the important games. Brady still phenomenal, another title. Rodgers without Nelson. Some guys can carry a team. But others, we saw Ryan without Julio Jones, that was bad. We just saw impressive rookie Dak Prescott struggle in season two when you take away key pieces of the O-line and the threat of Zeke Elliott. That's kind of the boat Joe is in to me. One piece of the O-line goes down, and all of sudden he can't do anything.
In the SB season he had Ray Rice as dynamic a player as there is in the NFL. Anquan Boldin and Dennis Pitta whom without the injuries could be one of the best pass catching TEs in the league. Torrey Smith who was perfect scheme fit. The only hole in the O-line was Oher, whom wasn't even terrible compared to when the stick James Hurst out at tackle the last few years. Birk and Yanda will be in the HOF conversation, Osemele was a home run pick and became the highest paid guard. Bryant McKinnie when he put the fork down and got out of the dog house was a strong veteran.
Even still, it took a miracle to Jacoby Jones or else we're talking about Joe being incapable of winning it all.
It's evident to me that Joe gets zero help from his coaches right now. Maybe that's why he likes MM so much. The 2014 squad was a lesser team than 2012, but Joe had his best statistical season. Probably because Kubiak knew how to get the most out of Owen Daniels, how to use Justin Forsett, riding him to a career season, that stuff helps Joe out. Of course Steve Smith still with gas in the tank replacing Boldin helps too.
While Joe Flacco can't make Breshad Perriman catch the ball when it hits him right in his damn hands, he should be able to be a little bit better than what we have gotten from him in recent years. It can't always be everyone elses fault.