Joe Flacco on Ravens wildcat formation

The wildcat is back! Aren’t you excited?

No? Well, neither is Joe Flacco.

“I don’t want to be lining up at the Z and X,” Flacco told the media after the Ravens 19-3 win over the New York Jets. “I want to line up behind center.”

On the field, Flacco made it pretty clear that he wasn’t excited for the wildcat formations. He lined up with his hands in his front pouch and hardly moved when the ball was snapped to Tyrod Taylor.

“It’s good and fun for a little bit, but that’s about it,” Flacco said smiling.

Jamison Hensley of writes that Taylor was behind center for five of the Ravens 62 plays on Sunday. The backup QB rushed for seven yards on four carries and failed to complete his lone pass attempt.

I’m having a tough time deciding whether I agree or disagree with Flacco. One on hand, the Ravens are paying him $120.6 million to be their quarterback, not be a decoy for fancy offensive formations. On the other hand, these formations did seem to add a bit of flare to an otherwise dull offense.