Steve Davis: Joe Linta Defends What He Said
We had Joe Linta on the show Tuesday morning to put in context why he called the Ravens “dumb.”
He said it was in response to the criticism his client, Joe Flacco, has received for being responsible for the Ravens having to break up the roster. Linta said this is being blown out of proportion, and that he has an immense amount of respect for Pat Moriarty and Ozzie Newsome.
That said, I don’t agree with Linta ripping into the Ravens to defend his client. He should have handled this much more delicately, as he will have other deals with the Ravens for far less important clients.
Maybe the Ravens did make a mistake in waiting to sign Flacco, but they might have also screwed up by signing Flacco to this deal. They are paying him “great” QB money. So far in his career, outside of this year’s playoffs, he has been good to very good. If he isn’t great, then this might actually be a bad deal….and so too would the deal that they didn’t do have been a bad deal.