---Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco thought Ed Reed’s comments that he was rattled in last Sunday’s playoff game against Houston were funny but admitted he was caught off guard.
Reed, who also noted that Flacco didn't look like he had a hold on the offense, made his comments Tuesday in an interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio.
“I talked to Ed about it,’’ Flacco said. “It was a little funny to me. I was a little caught off guard. It is what it is. We talked about it. It’s really not that big of a deal.”
Flacco was out having dinner when heard Reed’s comments.
“When I first saw it, I was like, ‘What’s going on?’ ’’ Flacco said. “Like I said, we talked about it. We are a team around here. It’s not really that big of an issue. I don’t really take things that bad. It is Ed. It is what it is.”
Both Ray Lewis and Terrell Suggs rushed to Flacco’s defense, but what was curious is that no one from the Ravens’ offense rushed to Flacco’s defense.
Flacco is certainly coming off a poor performance against Texans, who sacked him five times.
“I understand where Ed’s heart is,’’ Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. “All of our guys, when they say things and you get a chance to talk about it … We’re together all the time. We know each other. We understand where each other is coming from. I’m sure there are some things he would have like to have said a little better. If you look at the whole context and hear the tone of his voice and the message he was trying to communicate, it’s a good message. But obviously, things could have been [said differently]. The way you read them and stuff like that, I’m sure he’s not really happy about that.”