Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) and receiver Jacoby Jones celebrate their 56-yard hook-up that put Baltimore ahead 21-6 at halftime. / Mark J. Rebilas, USA TODAY Sports
Joe Flacco dropped several long passes into the arms of his receivers during Super Bowl XLVII, and then capped off his MVP performance with one final bomb that CBS would rather he not complete.
After Flacco's three-TD performance in the Baltimore Ravens' 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII, CBS cameras caught the oft-panned quarterback in a too-raw-for-prime-time exchange with lineman Marshal Yanda.
Yanda to Flacco: "Holy s---, huh?
Flacco to Yanda: "F------ awesome!"
Surely, they were discussing the perilous nature of the Ravens' victory and the notion of being Super Bowl champions.
Then again, Flacco could have been referring to his impending leverage in offseason contract negotiations.
And as if on cue, moments later Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti found Flacco, engaged him in a warm embrace and whispered sweet nothings into his ear. (Perhaps "franchise tag" was one of them?)
Come March, it may be Bisciotti and his salary cap honchos who may be cursing at the sound of Flacco's name.
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