Following the Ravens 27-26 win over the Eagles, Joe Flacco took the podium and amongst other things, he was asked about the interception that completely changed the momentum of the game. Here’s what he had to say.
(video courtesy of BaltimoreRavens.com)
Joe admitted that he didn’t see Jordan Hicks who dropped back in zone coverage. That’s a problem in and of itself. But Joe said he “thought there was a hole to throw to Steve [Smith, Sr.]”
Think about that for a moment before watching this next video.
The Ravens look like they have this game under control. With a field goal (keeping in mind the Ravens have the best kicker in the business), they probably put the game away. Running the clock down from 6:21 left makes that field goal and the resulting score (30-17) even more daunting, particularly for a rookie quarterback who struggled throwing the football.
Ok, so Flacco didn’t call the play. There’s blame for that too that starts with the offensive coordinator and the head coach who didn’t stop it. BUT…
Joe Flacco, you are a 9-year vet with the game in hand. If the play isn’t there, sail it over the head of a nearby receiver. Not this.
Joe Flacco, John Harbaugh and Marty Mornhinweg should all add CJ Mosley to their gift list for Christmas. If Mosley didn’t tip the game’s last pass and the Ravens lose, well to borrow from Lynyrd Skynryd, “baby you can guess the rest…”