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Flacco plans to do plenty of throwing during lockout

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As Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco tries to persuade the team to accelerate the timetable for signing him to a long-term extension, he seems to be equally intent on proving (whenever football resumes) that he deserves a new deal sooner rather than later.

At Haruki Nakamura’s charity event for Japan on Saturday, Flacco told Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times that the fourth-year quarterback will be spending a lot of time throwing the football during the lockout.

For starters, he’ll head to Arizona to throw with tight end Todd Heap.

We get together later this month,” Flacco said.  “We’re going to go out to Arizona and hang out with Todd and there’s a facility out there.  We could probably play a little bit of golf, too.  It’s a pretty nice time of year to do that.”

Flacco, who started throwing recently after lifting weights and running, also plans to spend time throwing with receiver Anquan Boldin.

Flacco isn’t only spinning the pigskin; he likes to hurl the horsehide with his brother, Mike, a minor-league baseball player in the Orioles’ farm system.

“I like to throw the football, having a catch with my brother and stuff like that right now,” Flacco said. “Really, I like to throw a baseball a little bit to keep my arm in shape.  When you throw a baseball, you have a little bit higher arm speed.”

Flacco also said he isn’t thinking about whether the work stoppage will end before games are missed.  Instead, he simply wants to be ready when it does.

“I have confidence that we’re going to play,” Flacco said.  “Beyond that, I haven’t really been thinking about it too much.  The beauty of today is everybody works out somewhere and keeps in shape.  So, that’s all anybody has to do right now is keep themselves in shape and be ready when we come back, whenever that is.”

It’s a good approach as it relates to each individual player.  Collectively, however, it could serve only to keep the owners from thinking that there’s any real need to work this out in time to salvage a portion of the offseason.

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7 Responses to “Flacco plans to do plenty of throwing during lockout”
  1. bengalsown says: Apr 4, 2011 9:27 AM

    Wow another Joe Flacco story.

    What a surprise.

  2. camcameronsucks says: Apr 4, 2011 9:57 AM

    Wow another bengals fan complaining…

    Not like theres other groundbreaking stories going on during a lockout

  3. peytonwantsaflag says: Apr 4, 2011 10:11 AM

    I’m thinking he also needs to spend plenty of time working on watching his blind side.

  4. PFT can S my D says: Apr 4, 2011 10:19 AM

    @ camcameronsucks

    Well played lol

  5. 3octaveFart says: Apr 4, 2011 10:23 AM

    He needs to send a little more time learning how to run from blitzes.
    Can’t throw when you’re lying face down at the bottom of a pile.

  6. qj1984 says: Apr 4, 2011 11:04 AM

    I guess Carson Palmer threatening to retire if the Bengals dont trade or release him, is a better story. Instead of highlighting how players are sticking to normal plans, it highlights what a joke the Bengals organization is.

    Yeah, post a story about the Bungals, I could use a nice laugh.

  7. citizenstrange says: Apr 4, 2011 11:32 AM

    I think the biggest knock on Flacco and the reason he doesn’t have a big money contract extension yet is that the Ravens are not sure he wasn’t just a one hit wonder with “Rock Me Amadeus.”

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