Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has drawn criticism from an unlikely source for his less-than-enthusiastic approach to lining up at wide receiver when Lamar Jackson comes in as the QB.
Defenses usually put one defender on Flacco, but the Super Bowl-winning quarterback acknowledged he isn’t doing much to trick teams.
Via the Baltimore Sun:
Flacco said he has not lined up at wideout since he started playing football “in seventh or eighth grade.” Asked whether he will have a chance to make his first catch since Oct. 24, 2011, he joked, “I sure hope not.”
“Hey, if it needs to be done, it needs to be done,” he said. “But like I said, I sure hope I don’t have to do that.”
Running back Alex Collins speculated that there’s a method to Flacco’s laissez-faire approach to playing receiver.
“He’s just luring defenses to sleep,” he said. “I know he said he was afraid earlier, but he might be catching some passes if they’re not paying attention to him. So that’s a good thing. Let him keep tricking them over there.”
His wife is right, and you know what they say, happy wife, happy life.
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