Joe Flacco had a pretty interesting plan for the final play of the Super Bowl.
Problem is, had he needed to carry out his plan it might have turned into the most infamous play in Super Bowl history, for all the wrong reasons.
The Baltimore Ravens were about to make a free kick with four seconds left. The Ravens had just taken an intentional safety complete with some egregious holding that made the score 34-31. Baltimores task was simple: Kick the ball to Ted Ginn Jr., tackle him and win the Super Bowl.
Flacco, caught on NFL.coms Sound FX videos, had another idea.
The Ravens quarterback turned to tight end Dennis Pitta on the sidelines and said: If he (Ginn) starts to break it, go tackle him.
Really? Pitta said, sounding more curious than incredulous.
I dont know, Flacco said. I mean. What else what can they I dont know they might be able to give him a touchdown on that. I dont know.
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