Joe Flacco was certainly caught up in the moment of winning his first Super Bowl on Sunday.
So much so that not only did he let an F-bomb slip on national television, but video of the Ravens sideline had him plotting to come onto the field to tackle 49ers return man Ted Ginn, Jr. if the returner broke contain and was headed for the end zone on the game's final play.
Under rule, the officials can award a touchdown if such a thing occurs. Wouldn't that have been a great ending to what was already one of the most bizarre Super Bowls of all-time with the 34-minute blackout?
Here is the exchange between Flacco and his teammates as transcibed by Yahoo Sports.
“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 Pitta.
“I don't know … I mean … what else can they … they might be able to give them a touchdown on that? I don't know,” Flacco told Pitta.
Flacco, flush with enthusiasm over his new tackling tactic, then went around and tried to get other teammates on his side.
“Hey! If he breaks this … if he busts it for some reason? Tackle him! Go tackle him,” Flacco said to guard Marshal Yanda and center Matt Birk. “I don't know what the rule is on that, but…”
“Why don't you?” Yanda asked.
“I'm going to!” Flacco responded.
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