Flacco on Reed’s Criticism: ‘Not Really That Big Of A Deal’


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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has bigger and better things to worry about than a teammate’s recent criticism.

On Wednesday, Flacco downplayed recent criticism from safety Ed Reed, saying it was no big deal as the team continues to prepare for this Sunday’s AFC Championship Game in New England.

Reed stirred the pot this past Monday with some critical comments for his quarterback during a radio interview on SIRUSXM NFL radio.

Reed said Flacco was “kind of rattled” during Baltimore’s 20-13 victory over the Houston Texans in last Sunday’s divisional-round contest.

Flacco said the comments caught him “off-guard,” but he also said he talked with Reed and it’s now a non-issue.

“We talked about it. It’s not really that big of a deal,” Flacco said, via The Baltimore Sun. “When I first saw it, I was like, ‘What’s going on?’ But like I said, we talked about it. We’re a team around here. It’s not really that big of an issue. I don’t really take things that bad. It is what it is.”

Flacco completed 14 of 27 passes for 176 yards and two touchdowns. The fourth-year quarterback was sacked five times by the Texans, and the Ravens managed to score just three points after the first quarter.