Reading too much into Flacco's comments
I see the radio sports-talk shows are buzzing about Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco's comments regarding the team's newly-signed backup QB, Marc Bulger.
The comments -- which you can read here -- were made the other day to Sun beat reporter and Ravens Insider blogger Jamison Hensley.
And they seemed to suggest a certain, oh, wariness on the part of Flacco as to how Bulger's presence will affect the chemistry between the quarterbacks who will be with the team when the season opens.
Me, I didn't read the comments as even being remotely a shot at Bulger.
The only reason they were noteworthy at all is because Flacco is generally so guarded about expressing his opinions in the first place.
In this case, I think he was simply expressing the reality that one of last year's backup QB's, Troy Smith or John Beck, will be cut at some point to make room for Bulger.
And that the cozy (it seems) relationship between Flacco, Smith and Beck will be affected in some way by the move.
But that's what happens when a famously-reticent team leader on the Ravens lets down his guard a little and speaks from the heart. It goes viral and spreads across Ravens Nation in a heartbeat.
No wonder so many big-time athletes often feel the best thing they can say to the media is: "No comment."
Some days, it probably is.