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Flacco says knee feels better, will wear brace again

Desmond Bryant, Joe Flacco AP

Quarterback Joe Flacco joined just about every one of his teammates in playing poorly against the Patriots in a 41-7 loss last Sunday, but he said Tuesday that his sprained left knee wasn’t the reason for his struggles.

Flacco said that his knee felt good during the game, differing a bit from coach John Harbaugh’s assessment that Flacco wasn’t 100 percent during the game, and that “it feels better” in general despite some soreness on Monday and Tuesday. Flacco is never the most mobile of quarterbacks, but he looked even less mobile against the Patriots while wearing a brace that he’ll wear again this week.

“I’m going to do it the same way,” Flacco said, via the team’s website. “I really just want to make sure I can be as safe as I can moving forward so nothing crazy happens. I’m pretty comfortable with it. It’s not ideal, but it is what it is and it’s not that big of an issue.”

The Ravens offense has also not been ideal this season and more of the same will almost certainly end their season on Sunday. Flacco, compromised or not, will be on the spot as the man trying to turn things around.

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28 Responses to “Flacco says knee feels better, will wear brace again”
  1. Nofoolnodrool says: Dec 24, 2013 6:35 PM

    Flacco needs to be sure he will not hurt his team by trying to be a hero if he is not capable of doing the job. Reminds me of Big Bens situation against the Niners where his play hurt his team by his apparent selfish attitude while injured?

    I want the ravens to lose but respect Flacco the quiet warrior….he is not the typical raven whiner like his coach and fans.

    Merry Christmas to napa valley east where a Whine is served and not deserved.

  2. ravensterps says: Dec 24, 2013 6:52 PM

    He’s actually pretty mobile, people just assume he isn’t. He makes key scrambles on 3rd down and has the best slide in the league.

  3. thegreatgabbert says: Dec 24, 2013 6:54 PM

    No designed runs for Joe this week.

  4. Kolo Jezdec says: Dec 24, 2013 6:55 PM

    I agree with nofool. This Steelers fan admires Mr. Flacco for his work ethic and the fact that he seldom, if ever, complains about the refs or the play calling or anything else. Shows up on game day to do the best he can, and his best effort results in a win more often than not.

  5. reed20fence says: Dec 24, 2013 6:58 PM

    I think they were just numbed by the extreme emotions resulting from the previous two weeks and lost focus.

    The last thing in the world the Broncos and Patriots want this year is a pissed off Ravens team coming to their house to exact revenge and even the score.

    If by some strange twist, which is very probable, we squeeze into the playoffs, all bets are off and the Ravens are coming for you next!

  6. thegreatgabbert says: Dec 24, 2013 7:02 PM

    Flacco is a dual threat quarterback. He can beat you with his arm or smash you in the head with his knee brace when you try to tackle him.

  7. trademikegreenforjoeflacco says: Dec 24, 2013 7:12 PM

    Please win it for the children joe flacco

  8. Nofoolnodrool says: Dec 24, 2013 7:16 PM

    The last thing in the world the Broncos and Patriots want this year is a pissed off Ravens team coming to their house to exact revenge and even the score.

    If by some strange twist, which is very probable, we squeeze into the playoffs, all bets are off and the Ravens are coming for you next!

    They can be as pissed off as they want but the refs are onto your holding trendies and you will get pissed on.

    No one fears the rat birds any more! The only place they are going is a seat on their couch like us steeler fans….only difference is we will be drinking wine not serving whine. Cheers.

  9. exnavysub says: Dec 24, 2013 7:18 PM

    Didnt he say that before the Pats game. We all know how that went. He looked awful and his inability to play to his ability hurt the team.

  10. finsblood13 says: Dec 24, 2013 7:40 PM

    Dust off the golf clubs flacco!!

  11. doctorrustbelt says: Dec 24, 2013 7:48 PM

    “ELITE” joe flacco vs. Cincinnati Bengals:

    75 QB rating

    11 td – 12 int – 4 fumbles

    - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - -

    “ELITE” joe flacco vs. pittsburgh steelers:

    83 QB rating

    13 td – 5 int – 11 fumbles

  12. ravenswhat says: Dec 24, 2013 8:03 PM

    Doctorrustbelt..

    Flacco SB mvp’s: 1

    Dalton: 0

  13. bonniebengal says: Dec 24, 2013 9:03 PM

    “ELITE” Joe Flacco has 18 TD passes this year.

    “Mediocre” Andy Dalton has 31 TD passes this year.

  14. kissmytaintpatriotsrule says: Dec 24, 2013 9:12 PM

    Go whine to the ref for another flag “ELITE” Joe Flacco.

  15. j0esixpack says: Dec 24, 2013 9:21 PM

    It’s a good thing the Ravens didn’t sign Flacco to a long term contract given his injuries and play this season.

    He’d probably have wanted to be the highest paid QB in the league anyways – which would have had major cap implications down the road with a gimpy QB on the team.

    They really dodged a bullet by waiting to sign him to an extension.

  16. terripet says: Dec 24, 2013 9:40 PM

    Flacco show some emotion u area a a bad qb

  17. braven4evr says: Dec 24, 2013 10:18 PM

    Good to hear his knee feels better; just hope the coaching staff has the team ready to play better.

  18. natijim235 says: Dec 24, 2013 11:29 PM

    bengals will put pressure on flacco’s knee – good luck getting away

  19. beachsidejames says: Dec 24, 2013 11:29 PM

    Flaco = The starting QB of the defending superbowl champs 2013.

  20. poesports says: Dec 24, 2013 11:54 PM

    No one fears the rat birds any more! The only place they are going is a seat on their couch like us steeler fans….only difference is we will be drinking wine not serving whine. Cheers.

    I’m sure you enjoyed the couch last year while watching the Ravens become the champions. I appreciate that you think no one fears the Ravens. That obviously implies that teams have feared the Ravens as they should. Different team with changes, injuries etc. It will take time for this new group to develop chemistry. Even a bad Raven year and they still have a shot at postseason. Ravens just like the Steelers are quality organizations. They both will be fighting in the playoffs soon enough and the Ravens still have the high of a recent Championship. Btw, I’ll be drinking wine as well :)

  21. crownofthehelmet says: Dec 25, 2013 1:26 AM

    “I’m going to do it the same way,” Flacco said.
    ———————————–
    What, 7 total points again? Even though Dalton is as bad as they come, you still might need to score a few more than that.

    Merry Christmas boys, you also Deb and bonniebengal.

  22. skinsfolife says: Dec 25, 2013 1:58 AM

    Joe flacco is the most over-rated, ridiculously over-paid QB in the history of the league.
    The ravens should not have been in the playoffs last year, nor will they make it this year.
    I dislike raven fans as much as cowboy fans.
    Whinebaugh is the biggest whiner in the league, and I can’t wait until I can watch football on Sunday and not have to see Whinebaugh crying to the referees. He works the refs more than any other coach in the league.

  23. majormeatcurtains says: Dec 25, 2013 3:31 AM

    Ozzzie was right to give him the money, Flacco is th TRUTH! Woo hoo. Da truth! Ozzie, Ozzie….. hehehehehe

  24. majormeatcurtains says: Dec 25, 2013 3:36 AM

    Nofoolnodrool says: Dec 24, 2013 7:16 PM

    The last thing in the world the Broncos and Patriots want this year is a pissed off Ravens team coming to their house to exact revenge and even the score.

    If by some strange twist, which is very probable, we squeeze into the playoffs, all bets are off and the Ravens are coming for you next!

    They can be as pissed off as they want but the refs are onto your holding trendies and you will get pissed on.

    No one fears the rat birds any more! The only place they are going is a seat on their couch like us steeler fans….only difference is we will be drinking wine not serving whine. Chee
    =================================
    Too much egg nog Stacey, Nancy, or whatever. Ravens watch at home.

  25. scoobies05 says: Dec 25, 2013 6:58 AM

    elite joe flacco vs pitt and cinci in 2013 2 wins 1 loss
    average andy dalton vs balto and pitt in 2013 1 win 2 losses
    next

  26. scoobies05 says: Dec 25, 2013 7:00 AM

    merry xmas to all of ravens nation and to my steeler friends nofool, crown, deb, jm, bob, and the rest. hope you all have a great day

  27. Nofoolnodrool says: Dec 25, 2013 10:03 AM

    Merry Christmas scoobies05 the classiest raven fan and as your Christmas gift you are hereby appointed an honorary steeler fan. Enjoy you day with your loved ones.

  28. scoobies05 says: Dec 25, 2013 1:20 PM

    haha. i hope you included a gift slip so i can return. have a great day my friend

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