Ed Reed and Joe Flacco put Reed’s critical words of the quarterback behind them on Thursday in the only way they knew how.
They staged a fake fight on the way out to practice, according to the Ravens’ website. Alrighty, then.
“I know Joe is a smart quarterback. He’s our quarterback, regardless of anything,” Reed said Thursday. “It’s about the Ravens and New England playing football. All that other stuff is to the side.”
Flacco is a big part of the equation Sunday, but he needs help. Greg Cosell of NFL Films noted via Ross Tucker Thursday that he’s never seen a group of receivers “so unable to beat man coverage.”
We can think of one group that is close: The 2010 Ravens. Offensive coordinator Cam Cameron may not be helping matters. Cosell called their offense “incredibly predictable.”
“Watching their tape is like watching the 1960’s,” Cosell said. “One wide receiver to each side, isolation routes. No bunch sets, rub routes.”
These words are worth keeping in mind the next time Flacco takes all the blame for a Ravens loss.This video is no longer available. Click here to watch more NBC Sports videos!