Found January 19, 2012 on Larry Brown Sports:
PLAYERS: Joe FlaccoEd Reed
TEAMS: Baltimore Ravens

Via Larry Brown Sports:

Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco and safety Ed Reed made light of what appeared to be potential conflict within the team by staging a fake fight before practice Thursday.

According to the Ravens’ website, Flacco and Reed pretended to get into an argument in front of the media by playfully shouting back and forth.

The fake fight was a response to the questions about the team’s chemistry sparked by Reed’s comments on the radio earlier in the week. Reed said that Flacco didn’t appear to have a hold on the offense during the team’s win over the Texans last weekend.

A few days later, Reed says there’s no longer a conflict.

“We’re past it,” Reed said Thursday. “We’re focused on the game at task now.

“We’re good, man. We’re honest with each other as a team. We’re not focused on that … We’re thinking about this game. What happened last game is last week.”

Flacco said on Wednesday that Reed’s comments were “not that big of a deal.” The All-Pro safety agrees.

“We were critical of ourselves in that game and that’s every teammate of mine, talking about the game that we watched on film. We weren’t satisfied with our effort,” Reed said.

“In every locker room you probably wouldn’t say things like that in the media because what’s said around here to ourselves probably shouldn’t be broadcast publicly because the public would never understand. Even fans in Baltimore would never understand. I know Joe is a smart quarterback. He’s our quarterback, regardless of anything.”

The team appears to be pulling together at the right time. They face the Patriots in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday.

 

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  • If Flacco landed one to the chin of Ed, I'd say they're even. If not that's ok, they're going to beat the Patriots anyway. They are the Ravens and they're ready baby. John vs. Jim, Harbaugh vs. Harbaugh. Oh yeah, "BIG TIME".
  • hahahahahahahahahahahh..i see your a comedien,stock up on tissues for the game.
  • You know, there has been, and are, very few locker rooms as tight as the Raven's This is the most team oriented organization in the league and players get along better there than anywhere. I say this and I am not a Raven's fan.

    This Flacco situation is all media prompted and as far as Ed Reed is concerned, he just speaks his mind and you see how little it affects anything. Writers are always out trying to make a little something out of nothing and go for easy targets like a Flacco or a Reed as they rarely showboat or make an ass of themselves in public. It's easy to try and stir up nothing when if you got off your lazy butts, you'd actually find something real to write about.

    As far as the game. If NE doesn't blow B'More out early, they will be in for a long day as NE rarely wins close games and are often intimidated when it gets rough. Ask ole' Tom, and I like the guy.
  • If this is what it takes to get the Ravens up for a game, they are doomed to be wannabees and pretenders!
  • Joe Flacco should try to stage a decent game. Ray Lewis eats babies.
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