This offseason has been open season on Joe Flacco, as a handful of opposing players and national media have questioned his ability to quarterback the Ravens to a Super Bowl. But Flacco fired back at one of his critics over the weekend, saying that Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley “doesn’t know what he’s talking about.”
Two weeks ago, Woodley said Flacco will never win a Super Bowl “in this lifetime.” While it is annoying, it’s understandable that Woodley feels that way because the Ravens have to go through the Steelers for Flacco to do it. But apparently Woodley’s comments have hit a nerve with the fourth-year Ravens quarterback.
“[Woodley] obviously doesn’t know what he’s talking about,” Flacco told WBAL on Saturday afternoon, according to Pro Football Talk. “At some level I don’t care [what Woodley says] because what does that really mean? But there is another level where it does kind of piss you off a little bit. … Believe me, when I hear that kind of stuff, it definitely sparks a little something in me.”
Of course, the only way that Flacco can shut Woodley up is by winning a Super Bowl. Flacco expressed confidence that the Ravens will be able to silence the Steelers in the playoffs.
“We just need to come up a little bigger than we have while playing those guys a couple of times. I mean, come on. What does he think? That they’re going to do it every year?” he said. “I think we are going to have a lot more years in Baltimore where we’re going to have a good chance [to win it all], but we realize we have a really good chance right now and we just want to go ahead and win it.”