After every game, Ravens’ quarterback Joe Flacco is the last player to take the podium to speak to the media. He waits while players with more seniority (nearly everyone on the team) talk to the press. After all, rookies have to let their teammates go first.
Flacco takes the rule in stride, patiently waiting his turn. Rick Maese of the Baltimore Sun writes that Flacco exhibits that kind of calm demeanor whether he’s in the locker room or on the field.
There he was on Sunday, with a swirling wind overhead, a raucous Jersey crowd screaming at him, a deficit shining bright on the scoreboard. And he looked completely unaffected. He was somehow running a no-huddle, as calm on the field as if he were at a midweek practice. Statistics are fine and all, but that’s how you gauge the future. You drop a rookie into adversity and see not just how he performs, but also how he reacts. More