Ed Norris: Joe Cool’s Comments

It’s funny how we in Baltimore ( both the media and fanbase ) has been wanting Flacco to show some personality and when he does he gets shelled.

I took his comments as tongue in cheek and pretty good natured as he addressed the media. I thought he was funny and pretty spot on about the level of criticism he gets. However….I knew as soon as I heard his comments that he’d be whacked even harder by the media, especially the national sports outlets who have described his comments as whiny. I think it’s unfair and frankly just inaccurate the paint him that way but you can’t un-ring the bell so it’s done now.

The only thing I hope he has learned is that you can’t joke with media members because the way it’s going to be portrayed is rarely going to resemble the way you intended. I’m not saying that you should never kid or be loose with the press, just be careful when choosing your words because now instead of being seen as the guy with ice water in his veins Joe is being portrayed as a whiner and I think it’s unfortunate, unfair and untrue. Live and learn

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