The Ravens signed Marc Bulger as an insurance policy to back up QB Joe Flacco — a sound investment strategy for a team with Super Bowl aspirations.
But Flacco didn’t sound very comfortable or welcoming when asked about Bulger’s presence during a weekend interview with the Baltimore Sun.
Flacco, it seems, has stopped just short of hanging a “Marc, Go Home” sign in the quarterback room.
“Hopefully, we just all get along well,” Flacco said. “When you have a little bit of tension in the room, it doesn’t lend to playing well. Yeah, he might bring a thing here or there that helps me out. We’ll see. It’s all about going out there, preparing during the week and having a good time doing that. Hopefully, we can do that.
“I don’t want to have any bad words about Marc. I’m sure Marc is a great guy. But I had a great relationship with Troy (Smith) and John (Beck). Depending on what happens, one of them might not be around and two of them might not be around. We’ll see what happens.
“Either way, it’ll be disappointing to see one of them go. I’m sure Marc is a great guy, and he’ll be fun to work with. I enjoy our (quarterback) room with Troy and John. It’s definitely going to be broken up a little bit. So, we’ll see how it goes.”
You have to admire Flacco on one hand for sticking up for his friends. But at the same time, Bulger likely is going to Baltimore with the same intent as everybody else, and that’s to win a Super Bowl. Flacco said he’s worried about tension, but this sounds like he might be causing some.