One thing that Flacco said was:
"We won last year, I have a lot of money -- or I'm going to get a lot of money -- and we're going to win football games."
Of course, there are always going to be critics when a comment like that is made. Joe said something about his big contract; so many guys of the media are going to jump all over it. Two guys in particular, Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless of ESPN's First Take, decided to debate it on their show.
Skip Bayless is a well-known critic of the Ravens and Joe Flacco, as he has never really believed in either of them. He loves to talk trash about the Ravens and Flacco, which is why almost the entire Ravens' fan base can't stand the man.
On Thursday, he decided to say some things about what Flacco said at his presser on Tuesday. Here is what Bayless had to say:
"Stephen A. Smith, I can't say that I blame Joe Flacco for basically flaunting all of the money he's about to be paid right now. To the victor goes the spoils. He did it, man. He's got a ring on his finger. He played sensationally throughout the playoffs, but I'm here to say that I don't think Joe Flacco is going to be flaunting his money about mid-season, because I think Flacco and what's left of his Ravens are in for a rough ride. This is tough for me to say, Stephen A., because you know how much I respect Ozzie Newsome -- the great in the Hall-of-Fame on and off the field as a player and a General Manager-- and it's hard for me to bed against what Ozzie is rebuilding in Baltimore, but do I even need to remind everyone? Ray Lewis is gone. Ed Reed is gone. Pollard is gone. Matt Birk is gone. Anquan Boldin is gone. Cary Williams-- I can go on and on-- Paul Kruger. They're all gone. This defense could start four rookies. Do I need to remind everyone that last year that Joe Flacco had two of the all-time worst QBR's ever recorded since the stat was introduced? He had a 0.3 at Houston, the worst of the year, and a 0.4 at home against Peyton Manning. Dare I say Joe Fluke-o in relation to those two stats? Sorry, Ozzie, you bet the ranch on Fluke-o and I think he'll turn back into Fluke-o at some point this year. He won't have that Ravens' defense to pick him up by his bootstraps to save the day, and it did again and again and again, and I'm not sure you're going to pull off a 4th & 29. Ray Rice is still there, I just don't know if you're going to pull it off in San Diego thanks to an illegal block by Anquan Boldin, but I won't get into that. It was a miracle, it happened. Talk big now, Joe, because you won't be able to talk big later."
His co-host, Stephen A. Smith, laughed him off while talking about how ridiculous he was being.
I could go on all day about how idiotic, irrelevant, and childish Skip Bayless is. He is one of the most biased sports analysts in the entire country. Sometimes, I forget he isn't a 12 year-old with idiotic opinions, since he does act that way 100% of the time.
I could go on and on about what Joe Flacco has accomplished in his 5 years in purple & black. I could talk about his 11 touchdowns and 0 interceptions in the postseason last year. I could talk about him having 9 playoff wins in 5 years, which is the exact same number of playoff wins as Peyton Manning has in his entire career. I could talk about the Super Bowl M.V.P. award he just won. I could talk about the fact that he has never missed the playoffs. I could talk about him winning a playoff game in every single year he's been a Raven. I could talk about all of those things, and more. But the fact of the matter is, it doesn't matter. Joe Flacco will never be good enough for the mainstream media, he will never be good for tons of football fans, and he will never be good enough for Skip Bayless. I'm done talking about what Flacco has done, because I am going to let his future play talk for him. Once Bayless can see that he is capable of playing like his 2012 postseason self, then maybe he'll realize that Joe Flacco can actually play the game of football very well.
If there is anything else you guys would like to add, feel free. There is no reason for me to continue. I think we can all agree that Skip Bayless is a complete moron, and he will never be a true sports analyst if he can't get his head out of his butt and give defending champions credit.
Good job, Skip Bayless, you have reminded all of us why we hate you and your show.
IF YOU'RE INTERESTED...
The video of Skip & Stephen A. discussing Joe Flacco is here.