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Flacco disagrees with agent's 'dumb' comments

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07:01 AM ET 05.30 | Just last week, Joe Flacco's agent, Joe Linta, made headlines when he considered the Ravens' handling of his client as a dumb move. In typical Flacco fashion, the cool-headed quarterback downplayed the hubbub. "Obviously I don't feel that way," Flacco told BaltimoreRavens.com Wednesday afternoon. "I think he probably got a little excited about it." Linta further explained his comments Tuesday, saying he grew weary of misperceptions about his client being "greedy" for signing a six-year, $120.6 million contract. "I like Joe's [Linta's] fire, and I like that he's trying to protect me in any way," Flacco said. "But in no way do I have those feelings towards the organization. I thought the whole time there was respect on both sides."

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May 30, 2013  07:54 AM ET

C'mon Joe. Tell it like it is. Say your agent is a piece of dung-eating pond scum, because all agents are dung-eating pond scum.

My apologies to any real pond scum that might have been offended by my remarks.

May 30, 2013  08:06 AM ET

Bert takes the high road.

May 30, 2013  08:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

C'mon Joe. Tell it like it is. Say your agent is a piece of dung-eating pond scum, because all agents are dung-eating pond scum.My apologies to any real pond scum that might have been offended by my remarks.

Go figure...the client has to spin the media for the stupid remarks made by the agent.

Dung-eating pond scum they are!!!

May 30, 2013  08:36 AM ET

Joe got his contract... Seems like time to fire this guy.

May 30, 2013  08:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Joe got his contract... Seems like time to fire this guy.

This time it would seem to make sense to do so.

May 30, 2013  08:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Joe got his contract... Seems like time to fire this guy.

Not so sure. Not only did the guy get him more money than anyone thought would happen, he set it up so they will have to give him even more in two years because they will not be able to afford his cap number then and will have to up the ante or let him go free. Again.

May 30, 2013  08:59 AM ET

Ozzie messed this one up good....He is getting a free ride from the local press. Watch the fallout in two years.

May 30, 2013  09:16 AM ET

His agent should have called Rahim Moore stupid. He's really responsible for Flacco getting that contract.

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May 30, 2013  10:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

His agent should have called Rahim Moore stupid. He's really responsible for Flacco getting that contract.

Flacco's agent should have Moore a nice "Thank You" card at the very least.

May 30, 2013  10:41 AM ET

Good Cop, Bad Cop. I get it.

May 30, 2013  10:54 AM ET

How ironic. We here in the mid west don't get a lot of east coast games. Someone in TV phifdome has decided we get the Vikes, Denver and Dallas because they are central time zone.
I got to see one game with Falcco and my opinion at the time, he was a clod who looked awful and I questioned whether the team should cut there ties with this guy, he kind of sucked. I actually still think he is a clod who got very lucky. Without the D this team and this guy would be average so you give him the biggest contract in football?
They deserve to lose.

May 30, 2013  11:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

C'mon Joe. Tell it like it is. Say your agent is a piece of dung-eating pond scum, because all agents are dung-eating pond scum.

You sound like that's a bad thing?

May 30, 2013  12:28 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

C'mon Joe. Tell it like it is. Say your agent is a piece of dung-eating pond scum, because all agents are dung-eating pond scum.My apologies to any real pond scum that might have been offended by my remarks.

SO you're not going to apologize to any river scum out there? Jeez, what a hypocrite!

May 30, 2013  12:53 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

SO you're not going to apologize to any river scum out there? Jeez, what a hypocrite!

I didn't insult any river scum. Some of my best friends are river scum. I would be delighted if my sister married river scum, especially if they're the kind that owns a nursing home so I won't get stuck with her in her old age.

I have nothing against river scum. I deny that absolutely.

May 30, 2013  12:56 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

I didn't insult any river scum. Some of my best friends are river scum. I would be delighted if my sister married river scum, especially if they're the kind that owns a nursing home so I won't get stuck with her in her old age.I have nothing against river scum. I deny that absolutely.

Well played sir.....very well played

May 30, 2013  03:11 PM ET

He's got great Agent, who should keep his mouth shut to the press!!! But that won't happen!

May 30, 2013  03:17 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

How ironic. We here in the mid west don't get a lot of east coast games. Someone in TV phifdome has decided we get the Vikes, Denver and Dallas because they are central time zone. I got to see one game with Falcco and my opinion at the time, he was a clod who looked awful and I questioned whether the team should cut there ties with this guy, he kind of sucked. I actually still think he is a clod who got very lucky. Without the D this team and this guy would be average so you give him the biggest contract in football? They deserve to lose.

Your entitled to your one Game Opionon , you should have seen him in the playoffs when his defense didn't show up and in the Super Bowl where he dominated the opposition, The guys a Winner, all he's ever done is win and nobody can take that away from him especially thT defense that has been hiding in a closet!

June 1, 2013  11:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

How ironic. We here in the mid west don't get a lot of east coast games. Someone in TV phifdome has decided we get the Vikes, Denver and Dallas because they are central time zone. I got to see one game with Falcco and my opinion at the time, he was a clod who looked awful and I questioned whether the team should cut there ties with this guy, he kind of sucked. I actually still think he is a clod who got very lucky. Without the D this team and this guy would be average so you give him the biggest contract in football? They deserve to lose.

So you're from the midwest. Still does not explain how you've only seen one game of Flacco's. They don't broadcast the playoffs and SB out there? And exactly what is ironic here? Turn off the computer - you're wasting electrons.

 
June 1, 2013  11:09 PM ET

Flacco needs to fire his agent. That guy never should have released financial details of the transactions that took place on behalf of his client.

And not only did Linta talk about privileged communications, he also gave his opinion of the participants. That's way beyond the pale.

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