Friday, June 10, 2011
Woodley: Flacco won't win a Super Bowl
By James Walker
The heated rivalry continues between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens -- even during the NFL lockout.
This latest chapter involved some interesting comments made this week by Steelers outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley, who told the NFL Network Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco will never win a Super Bowl "in this lifetime."
"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."
Woodley's trash-talking is not without merit. Flacco is just 2-6 against the Steelers in his career and 0-6 in games Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was the starter. The Steelers also knocked Flacco and the Ravens out of the playoffs in two of the past three seasons.
Flacco, for the most part, has played poorly in big games, and Woodley wasn't bashful in piling on. Woodley likely knows Flacco has received a ton of criticism this offseason, and it was a chance for the Steelers to take another jab at their biggest rival.
No doubt the Week 1 meeting between Baltimore and Pittsburgh just got a little more interesting.