Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Memorable Baltimore Ravens quotes of 2013
By Jamison Hensley
As we begin a new year, let's take a look back at the most memorable quotes of the Baltimore Ravens' 2013 season:
5. Quarterback Joe Flacco talking about the Wildcat offense on Nov. 27, 2013:
"I'm just not a huge fan of it. I'm the quarterback. I want to be behind the line of scrimmage, I want to be taking the snaps. That's really the only thing. I don't necessarily take it personally, either, in terms of our offense trying to get better. I just think it makes us look like not an NFL team."
It should be noted that the Ravens didn't use the Wildcat after Flacco voiced his displeasure.
"He's pretty old, so I don't know how physical he'll be. He's a big guy, but he's older. I guess when they get older they're not going to be as physical, you know what I'm saying? We're going to have to be physical, make him uncomfortable.''
In an unexpected turn of events, Johnson dropped two passes and Elam made the game-sealing interception in an 18-16 win in Detroit.
3. Head coach John Harbaugh opening his postgame press conference following a thrilling 29-26 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Dec. 8, 2013:
"Will we ever see another game like that again?"
The Ravens-Vikings game was the first in NFL history with five go-ahead touchdowns in the final 2 minutes, 30 seconds of the fourth quarter.
2. Linebacker Terrell Suggs after the Ravens fell to 3-4 following a 19-16 loss at Pittsburgh on Oct. 21, 2013:
"We have a state of emergency now. We can't let no more of these games go by losing by two [points] and then losing by three. We have to have these games."
After Suggs issued this alert, the Ravens won five of their next seven games to get back into playoff contention.
1. Flacco accuses Steelers coach Mike Tomlin of intentionally interfering to stop Jacoby Jones from scoring on a kickoff return in Baltimore's 22-20 win on Thanksgiving night:
"He was looking at the big screen the whole entire time, he knew where he was, he knew where Jacoby was. He pulled my move."
Flacco was referring to the time he took flak after the Super Bowl for suggesting to teammates that they should run out on the field to tackle Ted Ginn Jr. on the final play. The NFL apparently agreed with Flacco about Tomlin, fining the Steelers coach $100,000 and announcing it will consider a forfeiture of draft choices for the Steelers.