The Baltimore Ravens used the Wild Cat offense in spurts as they attempted to catch the New York Jets defense off guard in Week 12, but one of their key offensive players was not happy about the team’s strategy.
Flacco had previously made comments ripping the Wild Cat offense, and he continued to unload even more with his latest comments.
“I don’t care where it’s used, I’m just not a big fan of it,” Flacco said, via Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun. “I’m the quarterback. I want to be behind the line of scrimmage. I’m not doing a single thing. I’m not blocking, I’m not doing anything.”
Flacco said that the use of the Wild Cat offense makes the Ravens look like a “high school football team” and not an “NFL team.”
Considering the Ravens paid Flacco $100 million to be their franchise quarterback, he has every right to be upset.
If you don’t trust your quarterback enough to make the plays and you need to resort to a gimmick offense in order to get the ball moving, then you should have never given him the big money deal in the first place.
It will be interesting to see how and if the Ravens respond to Flacco’s comments.