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Joe Flacco was so desperate to win the Super Bowl on Sunday that he was encouraging his teammates on the sidelines to tackle 49ers return man Ted Ginn Jr. if it looked like he was going to score on the game’s final play.
The Ravens were up 34-31 and punted on a free kick with four seconds left for what would ultimately be the last play of the game.
On NFL Films’ “Sound FX,” Flacco can be heard telling his teammates on the sidelines to tackle Ginn in case the returner broke one.
Here’s how his conversations went, as transcribed by Shutdown Corner:
“Are we gonna win this?” Flacco asked Ravens head coach John Harbaugh from the sideline.
“Yeah — the game’s over if we cover this kick,” Harbaugh responded.
“We don’t make it easy, do we?” Flacco posited.
“No, we don’t,” Harbaugh said.
“If he starts to break it, go tackle him,” Flacco then said to tight end Dennis Pitta.
“I don’t know … I mean … what else can they … they might be able to give them a tou
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