For a guy whose dad even referred to him as “dull,” Joe Flacco’s sounding pretty confident these days.
Then again, why wouldn’t he, after hitting the jackpot in the last calendar year, turning a Super Bowl MVP performance into a $120.6 million contract?
Flacco knows that his critics are out there, and many wonder whether a reconfigured Ravens team can repeat, but he doesn’t sound fazed by it all.
“I can’t really complain at this point. We won last year. I have a lot of money – I’m going to get a lot of money – and we’re going to win a lot of football games,” Flacco said, via Jim Corbett of USA Today. “That’s the way it is around here. That’s what we’re going to get used to, and that’s what we want to be used to is winning football games. We’re not going to apologize for acting like a good football team.”
Of course, there’s far more pressure on Flacco now, both from the contract and the question marks on his offense.
After trading away Anquan Boldin, the Ravens are hoping Jacoby Jones can emerge as a viable second receiver, making things a bit tougher on Flacco this time through.