Flacco should believe he's the best option under center, and there's nothing wrong with that. The problem is his defiance over it. All he had to say is this: "I don't like the Wildcat but I will do whatever the team asks of me."
But he didn't. Instead, his focus was ripping the Wildcat, saying it makes the Ravens look like a "high school offense."
In looking back at Flacco's "Not wild about the Wildcat" media exchange, the part that stands out the most was when he was asked if he's not supposed to do anything when lined up at receiver.
Flacco cut off the reporter before he finished the question and responded tersely, "I’m not doing a single thing. I’m not blocking, I’m not doing anything."
You don't have to agree with what the team is doing, but you still have to be a team player. This rule even applies to the $120.6 million quarterback.
I'm guessing Flacco's comments won't go over well with coach John Harbaugh, who wasn't scheduled to talk to reporters Tuesday. Harbaugh is the one who has the words "The Team, The Team, The Team" plastered on the wall just outside the locker room.
That being said, the backlash against Flacco has to stop. Since the time Flacco's quotes hit the Twitter-sphere, such responses as "Flacco looks like a high school quarterback" have been frequent.
Let's not act like Flacco is the only quarterback to criticize the Wildcat offense. It was only last month when Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger lashed out against the gimmick offense after his team used it against the Ravens.
“I don’t like to go over and just be split out wide and take a chance that a [defensive back] is going to come up,” Roethlisberger said. “I don’t think we’ll see a lot of it.”
Just like Roethlisberger, Flacco has earned the right to speak his mind. He's nine months removed from bringing a Vince Lombardi Trophy to Baltimore and he's the unquestioned franchise quarterback.
This isn't anything new with Flacco. He has never been shy about letting his opinions known. He voiced his displeasure over the firing of quarterbacks coach Jim Zorn and he frequently clashed with former offensive coordinator Cam Cameron over the conservative nature of the offense.
Flacco's misstep here was his bad timing. The Ravens' offense has produced the third-fewest yards in the NFL, and Flacco has thrown a career-worst 14 interceptions this year.
This is an offense that is begging for any kind of spark, and judging by Flacco's reaction to the Wildcat, it appears to have lit a fire under the Super Bowl-winning quarterback.