Flacco shows no emotion? Please.
Take a look -- and I mean a good look -- at the great photo by Ken Lam on the front page of today's Sun sports section.
See that wild-eyed guy wearing the no. 5 uniform who's thrusting his fist in the air and whooping with joy at Pittsburgh's Heinz Field?
The guy who has tight end Todd Heap and running back Ray Rice running toward him to celebrate?
Yes, that's Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, who's just thrown the game-winning touchdown pass to T.J. Houshmandzadeh in Baltimore's 17-14 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday.
The same Flacco who's been accused of being too laid back, too unemotional, not fiery enough to be a great NFL quarterback.
Lam's terrific photo puts a lie to those charges, and shows just how intense and competitive Flacco really is.
Yes, he's Joe Cool most of the time, which is what you want from a quarterback who operates in the pressurized environs of the NFL.
But let's not hear any more about the guy being some kind of bloodless animatronic signal-caller who never shows his emotions.
He showed plenty of emotion in the Ravens third win of the season, and his performance (24-of-37 passing for 256 yards and one touchdown) against a top-tier NFL defense was one of the best of his career.