Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley ruffled the feathers of Ravens fans last week when he told NFL Network that Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco would never win a Super Bowl “in his lifetime.” But Woodley’s veteran teammate Hines Ward refused to provide more bulletin board fodder when talking about Woodley’s claim.
Appearing on NFL Network on Wednesday, Ward said the Ravens have a “great team” and they “can win with Flacco.” Ward wasn’t “going to put any bulletin board material out there,” but he said he understood where Woodley was coming from because you have to go into this heated rivalry expecting to beat the Ravens.
“I don’t disrespect the Baltimore Ravens,” Ward told NFL Network’s Rich Eisen. “I agree with [Woodley] as far as you have to have confidence, especially going into that rivalry. You can’t strap up your chinstrap and say, ‘Man, I hope we beat Baltimore.’ You’ve got to go in saying, ‘You know what? We’re going to go out there and kick their tails and may the best team win.’ The rivalry itself speaks for itself.”