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Flacco grumbles about Tebow coverage

Don't expect Joe Flacco to be Tebowing anytime soon.

The Ravens quarterback publicly complained about how the national spotlight is focused on Tim Tebow and questioned why Baltimore doesn't receive the same attention.

"I like Tim, but you have a tendency to want to -- I don't want to see Tim do bad -- but look what happens after he wins a football game," Flacco told a local radio station in Baltimore, via NFL.com. "If you watched 'SportsCenter' today, it was Tim Tebow then something else, Tim Tebow then something else, and Tim Tebow then something else. When we beat the Steelers, were we on TV? No. I couldn't even find a Baltimore Ravens highlight. I think that's kinda the way it is around Baltimore. We don't always get our respect but you gotta deal with it and go out there every week and just win football games."

This drew a reaction from Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley, who has taken a shot at Flacco previously. Relaying the news to his followers, Woodley tweeted: "Is it me or does some1 sound jealous? LOL!!"

Flacco could successfully argue that the Ravens have a better record than the Broncos and he is putting up better numbers than Tebow. But the dramatic finishes by Tebow have become a national sensation.

Flacco's comments also come before the Ravens make their fifth prime-time appearance of the season, a Sunday night game at San Diego.

"I just think we're disrespected as an organization when it comes to the media," Flacco said.

The Ravens played a major role in Tebow-mania landing in Denver. Baltimore was the team that traded its 2010 first-round pick to the Broncos, who used the 25th overall pick on Tebow. The Ravens received picks in the second (pass rusher Sergio Kindle), third (tight end Ed Dickson) and fourth rounds (tight end Dennis Pitta).