Joe Flacco hopes he just misses a week

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Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is on the sideline with a back injury right now, but he said Friday that he hopes it won’t be long before he’s back under center.

Flacco said that he’s dealing with stiffness in his back and did not attribute the problem to the disc issue that was reported earlier this week. That report also pegged his timeline to return to action at 3-6 weeks, but Flacco said that he hopes to be back on the field in a week and that he doesn’t feel there’s any chance he’ll miss the start of the regular season.

“Hopefully it calms down pretty quickly,” Flacco said during a session with reporters at Ravens camp.

Flacco said he isn’t doing any throwing at all and that the plan for now is to just rest, adding that doctors have told him that course of action should keep the issue from being one that bothers him during the regular season.

23 responses to “Joe Flacco hopes he just misses a week

  1. I’d be scared if I had similar arm strength/accuracy/mobility as most 3rd to 4th round rookies.

  2. doctorrustbelt says:
    Jul 28, 2017 11:50 AM

    I’d be scared if I had similar arm strength/accuracy/mobility as most 3rd to 4th round rookies.

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    Glad Flacco has one of the strongest arms in the NFL then and without the Boller ‘forget hitting the side of the barn, getting near it’s a challenge’ problem.

  3. flacco’s COMBINED combination of arm strength/accuracy/mobility make replacing him pretty easy.

    Unfortunately… his “elite” contract hamstrings the baltimore ravens until 2020.

  4. flacco’s COMBINED combination of arm strength, accuracy, and mobility make replacing him pretty easy.

    Unfortunately… his “elite” contract hamstrings the baltimore ravens until 2020.

  5. Flacco is 32 and the mileage is starting to add up. He should consider investing in a Tom Brady suite of hyperbaric sleep chambers and avocado ice cream dispensers. As an added bonus, any purchases over $10k are installed by a work crew made up of former Jets first rounders!

  6. Man Ravens fans sure have their blinders on. His Super Bowl season was the exception and not the rule. Dude is paid like Rogers, Big Ben et al yet nobody with a fully functioning brain thinks he has a similar skill level.

  7. 24 mil cap hit for baltimore with old man
    herman munster running around with a bad back
    no rbs, overrated wrs, no tes and a bad o line.

    looking good!

    0-4 start

  8. nathanp2013 says:
    Jul 28, 2017 12:32 PM
    At least they have a potential out in 2020 for only 8 million in dead cap space.

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    only?

    that is almost the full compliment of of what any team
    should budget for as collateral dead space damage

  9. I think Flacco’s INTs will be through the roof this season. They’ve given him very little help in the offseason in terms of WRs or TEs. Hate the Ravens (Patriots fan) but hope Joe makes it back.

  10. flacco’s COMBINED combination of arm strength, accuracy, and mobility make replacing him pretty easy.

    Unfortunately… his “elite” contract hamstrings the baltimore ravens until 2020.

  11. amishninjas says:
    Jul 28, 2017 12:25 PM

    Man Ravens fans sure have their blinders on. His Super Bowl season was the exception and not the rule. Dude is paid like Rogers, Big Ben et al yet nobody with a fully functioning brain thinks he has a similar skill level.

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    You must have missed Joe beating Roethlisberger and nearly Brady (two 14 point leads) in the playoffs in 2014. Roethlisberger played awful at the end of last season vs. the Bills Chiefs and Patriots

  12. Whoa. Now we’re giving Joe credit for almost wins? Come on now. If he was QB for any other team Ravens fans would laugh hysterically at his inflated salary and cap number relative to his performance on the field.

  13. You must have missed Joe beating Roethlisberger and nearly Brady (two 14 point leads) in the playoffs in 2014. Roethlisberger played awful at the end of last season vs. the Bills Chiefs and Patriots.

    This is 2017 and your talking about 2014, the defense stifled Ben and the lack of running game hurt them. Last season Ben didn’t play poorly against the Bills, Chiefs, and Patriots. It was a bad game in the snow in Buffalo, but the pass game didn’t matter when Bell went off for 300 yards. There were 2 dropped passes that would’ve been touchdowns against the Chiefs, a third drive should’ve been extended if the correct penalty would’ve been called. Against the Patriots it was another dropped pass fest by the young receivers, tho the blown coverages by the Steelers defense was the bigger issue of that game. Any QB can and will have a bad game, the season on the whole will be great. Flacco has done squat since the Baltimore title, you can blame that on the contract he “deserved”. Flaccid doesn’t make the receivers around him better, the receivers make Flacco better…the biggest difference between Flacco and guys like Brady, Rodgers, and Ben.

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