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Joe Flacco's dislike of Wildcat doesn't worry Harbaugh

Joe Flacco hates the Wildcat offense.

John Harbaugh isn't worried about his quarterback's criticism.

"We're going to do everything we can do to move the ball offensively," Harbaugh said Wednesday, per The Baltimore Sun. "We've got guys that can play that we'll put on the field in different spots, whenever we feel like we need to, and all of our guys support that."

"Support" might not be the best word there. Perhaps "begrudgingly accept" would be a better phrase to describe how Flacco feels about the Ravens' "high school offense."

Harbaugh, for his part, isn't too worried about his quarterback voicing displeasure with giving someone else the ball. He's also not going to let it dictate his game plan Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

"My reaction would be my reaction," Harbaugh said, when asked about Flacco's comments. "I'll just leave it at that. One thing about Joe -- and I think any great player -- is they want the ball in their hands. He's always been that way. He's always felt that way. I want him to have the ball in his hands."

Harbaugh said the team doesn't have a name for the package of plays designed to get the ball to backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor, and he jokingly asked reporters for suggestions.

"The Joe Hates This Package," one replied.

"I caught myself before I repeated that on camera," Harbaugh laughed. "I like it, though. I like it. It works."

Clearly the Super Bowl-winning coach isn't fretting about his $120 million quarterback's opinion of the Wildcat.

What will be more intriguing than the podium comments is how much offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell deploys the scheme Thanksgiving night. The use, or lack there of, will be more telling than anything Harbaugh could have uttered.

The latest "Around The League Podcast" previewed all three of the big Thanksgiving games on the schedule.

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