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Joe Flacco finally responds to LaMarr Woodley

Posted on: June 20, 2011 10:00 pm
Edited on: June 20, 2011 10:40 pm
Posted by Ryan Wilson

Appearing on NFL Network's Total Access earlier this month, Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley was asked if Joe Flacco could lead the Ravens to a Super Bowl.

"No, not at all because they have to go through one team -- that's the Pittsburgh Steelers in that AFC championship," Woodley said. "So in order for them to get to the Super Bowl, they have to beat us, and we're not gonna let that happen once we get that close. So that's not gonna happen in this lifetime."

A few days later, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh, also appearing on NFL Network, responded to Woodley's comments. “We don’t need any bulletin board material to get ready for [the Steelers] or anybody else, but we’ll be ready for LaMarr Woodley and the rest of that football team and they know it.”

Last weekend, Flacco was finally asked about Woodley's "not gonna happen in this lifetime" observations.

“[Woodley] obviously doesn’t know what he’s talking about," Flacco told WBAL's Keith Mills and Pete Gilbert. "At some level, I don’t care [what Woodley says] because what does that really mean? But there is another level where it does kind of piss you off a little bit.” 

Since Flacco's rookie season in 2008, the Steelers are 4-2 against the Ravens. Of course, the two losses came with Ben Roethlisberger on the sidelines, which means that Flacco has the distinction of beating Dennis Dixon and Charlie Batch. And In the playoffs Baltimore is 0-2 vs. Pittsburgh, losing the 2008 AFC Championship game and the 2010 AFC divisional game. Both times Flacco had critical second-half turnovers that helped shape the outcome. 

“We just need to come up a little bigger than we have while playing those guys," Flacco said. "I mean, come on. What does he think? That they’re going to do it every year? I think we are going to have a lot more years in Baltimore where we’re going to have a good chance [to win it all], but we realize we have a really good chance right now and we just want to go ahead and win it.”

Those chances get even better for the Ravens if the Steelers are forced to start Dixon or Batch.

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Since: May 6, 2009
Posted on: June 21, 2011 11:12 am

Joe Flacco finally responds to LaMarr Woodley

The Ravens havent beaten Ben ??  WRONG!!
The Flacco led Ravens has not beaten the Steelers with Ben Roethlisberger under center. That is true.

Did Dixon or Batch play defense when they got beat?  NO.
You are right they didn't play defense. In reality, they didn't play very good offensively either. Dixon threw an INT in OT. I believe they kicked a field goal to win that game. Talking about Ravens winning of course. Batch couldn't do squat in the Ravens game last year. Everybody praising the guy for his great performance vs Tampa and he couldn't do anything besides throw interception and get no TDs.

Woodley did!!  
Could it be Steeler didn't play well at all offensively.

Since: May 26, 2009
Posted on: June 20, 2011 11:12 pm

Joe Flacco finally responds to LaMarr Woodley

Selective memory. The Steelers weren't whipped by the Packers, and in fact they put up a pretty good fight. Only one other team that has fallen behind in the Super Bowl by 18 points has ever come back to make it so close (the 78 Cowboys). In fact, if Rashard Mendenhall doesn't fumble the football near the start of the 4th quarter, with the score 21-17 Green Bay, things would have gotten even more interesting. The better team won for sure, but don't act like it was a "whipping". Actually, it was one of the more entertaining Super Bowls we've had.

Since: Mar 5, 2009
Posted on: June 20, 2011 11:01 pm

Joe Flacco finally responds to LaMarr Woodley

Truth hurts?  Ask Mendenhall and Ben what pain feels like.  Steelers beat the ravens and SHOULD have represented the AFC the way the conference expected, not lay an egg and get @$$es whipped by packers.  COM ON MAAAAN!!

Since: Mar 5, 2009
Posted on: June 20, 2011 10:57 pm

Joe Flacco finally responds to LaMarr Woodley

Now let me get this straight, Wilson.  The Ravens havent beaten Ben ??  WRONG!!   Did Dixon or Batch play defense when they got beat?  NO. Woodley did!!   Whats your  point other than showing how juvenile you can write?  Comment on the players remarks to direct questions, not your attempt at humor  Youre not that good, idiot.   

Since: Feb 16, 2007
Posted on: June 20, 2011 10:57 pm

Joe Flacco finally responds to LaMarr Woodley

Truth Hurts.  Unibrow and the classless coach of the ravens obviously don't like being bounced out time after time... yet that's as good as they'll ever be.  Second fiddle to the best team in the AFCN.

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