Joe Flacco blames Tim Tebow for stealing Ravens spotlight

As the Ravens continue their quest for their first home playoff game since 2006, QB Joe Flacco still doesn’t think that Baltimore gets enough love from the media and he blames Tim Tebow for stealing the spotlight.

“I like Tim, but you have a tendency to want to, I don’t want to see Tim do bad, but look what happens after he wins a football game,” Flacco said during a radio appearance on WNST per SportsRadioInterviews.com.  That was close.  For a second there it looked like Flacco was about to say he wants to see Tim Tebow fail.

“If you watched SportsCenter [Monday] it was Tim Tebow then something else, Tim Tebow then something else, and Tim Tebow then something else.”  True.  The same is true for publications.  Just ask Sports Illustrated who will have Tebow on their cover two times in the last month.

“When we beat the Steelers were we on TV? No. I couldn’t even find a Baltimore Ravens highlight. I think that’s kinda the way it is around Baltimore. We don’t always get our respect but you gotta deal with it and go out there every week and just win football games.”

Love him or hate him, Tebow’s comebacks are a great story right now.  They may not justify all the time that he has received on SportsCenter, but he has nothing to do with that.  Flacco could be right about the lack of highlights for the Ravens, but flying under the radar is never a bad thing.

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Zach Wilt is the Founding Editor of BaltimoreSportsReport.com and host of the BSR Podcast. He's a loyal Orioles, Ravens and Capitals fan who is obsessed with baseball, loves traveling, In-N-Out Burger and Walt Disney World.

6 Comments

  1. MGW

    December 16, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Right or wrong, the Ravens still have a reputation as bad guys. Tebow is seen as a guy that parents would want their kids to be like. Flacco has the same wet sock personality as his head coach so really not surprised that no one talks about him.

  2. Lindsey

    December 16, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    I’m gonna file this one under “Reasons I Love Joe”

  3. Ohmeibalzich

    December 16, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    NBC wanted the Patriots-Broncos game to replace the Ravens-Chargers game, but CBS said “no way”. Flacco and the Ravens are the only game on Sunday night, so I do not get what Flacco is complaining about. Since the Ravens are the sexy pick to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl, Flacco and the Ravens better back it up. I think the Chargers win this game though.

  4. FellsPointChris

    December 17, 2011 at 2:23 am

    Haha. Headline is funny. Joe didn’t blame Tim. He said he liked him.

  5. Jacob

    January 9, 2012 at 11:12 am

    The coverage on Tebow is ridiculous, but Flacco needs to stop sounding like a jealous red-headed step child. “Daddy isn’t giving me enough attention” Who cares how much attention you get.

    Part of the reason Tebow gets so much attention is because Tebow isn’t supposed to be doing what he’s doing…the Broncos aren’t supposed to win playoff games. The Broncos aren’t supposed to beat the Steelers. THe Broncos were supposed to have a losing record and end up with a top 10 pick in the draft.

    It is a big story because the Broncos and Tebow are winning games that everyone expects them to lose. On top of that, the expectations were that Tebow is a horrible NFL QB and won’t be able to win any games at the NFL level and he’s rising above that and doing enough to help his team win games.

    The Ravens on the other hand, with Boldin, Flacco, Rice…and with their amazing defensive play are supposed to be doing what they’re doing. They’re supposed to get to the playoffs, they’re supposed to have a winning record, they’re supposed to beat the steelers. They’re supposed to win their division. Baltimore isn’t exceeding expectations by doing what they’re doing. They are simply living up to expectations which is not a big story. It would actually be a bigger story if they had a losing record and missed the playoffs. It would be bigger news if they went 4-12 and finished last in their division.

    Put things in perspective Joe, and stop acting like a baby because daddy isn’t giving you enough attention.

    • MGW

      January 9, 2012 at 12:14 pm

      Jacob,

      I agree 100%.