For his part, the Ravens quarterback wants no part of the gloating over his six-year, $120.6 million contract.
Linta did try to clarify his comments Tuesday, explaining that he only was sticking up for Flacco against suggestions (real or imagined?) that the quarterback was greedy throughout the negotiating process.
"I like Joe'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 toward the organization. I thought the whole time there was respect on both sides and there will continue to be."
Linta's comments have led some observers to speculate that Linta could face consequences in future negotiations, or even possiblly lose other Baltimore clients. In the end, this episode more likely will be much ado about nothing.
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