Ravens P.R. guru Kevin Byrne has a blog on the team’s official website. The latest entry contains an interesting revelation regarding a recent encounter between coach John Harbaugh and quarterback Joe Flacco.
Byrne initially writes that Harbaugh and Flacco got into “a little bit of a wrestling match” this week. Byrne later explains that it was a “little horsing around” that resulted in Harbaugh getting a cut under his eye. Harbaugh was holding a pen in his hand and reached out to Flacco, who knocked the arm away, causing the pen to hit Harbaugh in the cheek.
Harbaugh calls it a “badge of courage,” while Flacco says the coach is “old and slow.”
If the blog were maintained by anyone other than a specialist in spin, I’d think nothing of it. But Byrne’s effort to make light of the situation (he says at one point that “the quarterback and head coach [are] going after each other”) makes me at least wonder whether there’s more to it.
There probably isn’t. OK, there most likely isn’t. But if offensive coordinator Cam Cameron emerges with any visible cuts, scrapes, or scars, it’ll be time to assume that Flacco is dealing with his frustrations by dealing out ass whuppings.