Joe Flacco on knee: I’m going to be stronger than ever

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At the press conference announcing quarterback Joe Flacco’s robust new deal with the Ravens, General Manager Ozzie Newsome said that “the success of this organization over the last eight years” stands on Flacco’s shoulders.

Given the size of the deal they gave Flacco, the Ravens would seem to believe that those shoulders will be the base for great success in the years to come as well. Chances of immediate success will rely on the cooperation of some other parts of Flacco’s body, particularly his left knee.

Flacco is recovering from a torn ACL and MCL suffered in November. That caused him to miss the first starts of his career, but Flacco said Wednesday that he expects to fitter than a fiddle at the end of the rehab process.

“I don’t have anything to compare it to, but I feel like it’s going really well,” Flacco said, via the Baltimore Sun. “I’m coming in here every day, doing what they tell me to do. I think that’s really all I can do at this point. I don’t have any real outlook on what the future’s going to bring, but I know that I’m attacking it 100 percent every day and doing the best I can. That’s going to be good enough. I’m going to be back out there, and I’m going to be healthier than ever, stronger than ever.”

Flacco probably won’t be putting that prediction to the test until training camp, but that timeline would leave him in position to start earning his new bucks come the first week of the regular season.

22 responses to “Joe Flacco on knee: I’m going to be stronger than ever

  1. Hey look another Joe Flacco article for people to post the most predictable and repeated stuff that is said in every comment section of a every Flacco related article. Hey non Ravens fans… when you post something about how bad Flacco is make sure you type the name your teams qb out so everyone can compare and contrast the winning numbers between the two. Flacco has more ROAD playoff wins then Phillip Rivers and Matt Ryan has TOTAL playoff wins… but somehow they get the free pass while the goofy, boring, unibrow guy gets all the hate. There is a term for people who thrive on others football opinions and thoughts instead of letting the numbers do that… and the title for such people are called casual fans. Women lie, men lie, numbers don’t.

  2. In the Ravens’ last nine playoff games (since 2010), Flacco is 168-of-282 for 2,271 yards, 20 touchdowns and two interceptions (106.0 quarterback rating)

  3. Peyton must’ve sent him his leftover stash of hgh.

    let’s so how many playoff wins joe picks up with the team not having money to sign anyone else. enjoy baltimore!

  4. Poor Steelers’ trolls. We’re glad you care so much about our elite QB but you really should worry about Mr. Injury Cart Drama Queen.

  5. TebowedOutOfThePostSeasonAndNeverToReturn says:
    Mar 3, 2016 11:07 AM
    Poor Steelers’ trolls. We’re glad you care so much about our elite QB but you really should worry about Mr. Injury Cart Drama Queen

    Says the guy that goes out of his way to comment on every Steelers story. And he calls other people trolls!!!

  6. Here are 14 reasons why the Ravens will stick with Flacco, pay him top money and be glad they did.

    Vinny Testaverde
    Eric Zeier
    Jim Harbaugh
    Scott Mitchell
    Stoney Case
    Tony Banks
    Elvis Grbac
    Randall Cuningham
    Jeff Blake
    Chris Redman
    Kyle Boller
    Anthony Wright
    Steve McNair
    Troy Smith

    I left Dilfer off the list on purpose. He had a great winning percentage, won a Superbowl and was not paid more money to be retained in favor of Elvis Grbac. He should have been retained, unlike everyone else on the list.

    Cunningham and McNair played out their career in Baltimore and were not prime QBs at the time.

    Tyrod Taylor is not on the list because he never started a game.

    15 QBs in 12 years. Those are Cleveland Brown like numbers. Flacco has been main option for 8 years, missing only 6 games.

  7. I see no reason why he couldn’t come back and be just as good. Brady did it in 2008. Carson Palmer did it.

  8. Steelers’ trolls, don’t you have anything better to do? What’s going on with your team? Oh. Nothing? Sticking with the same formula as last year? Good luck with that. You’ll need it. Sweep ’16.

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