Toward the end of a press conference to announce his $120.6 million contract that makes him the highest-paid player in the
"I saw that people were kind of geting a little mad at me for that," Flacco said Monday afternoon. "There was four seconds left in the game, and that was probably the only time all year that I was really, really nervous. I thought it was a pretty funny thing to kind of get my mind off of the fact that there is a possibility that he could run this thing back. I'm sure if I did do that, I'm sure that they could probably give the guy a touchdown.
"I don't know. But it's the Super Bowl, man. I'm doing anything I can to win that game. [Laughter]. Yeah, not really serious. They all looked at me like I was crazy. I told the linemen and they kind of backed up for a second like, 'What are you talking about?' [Laughter] But, hey, it was just all in good fun, kind of to distract my mind a little bit."
"If he starts to break it, go tackle him," Flacco told Pitta. "They might be able to give them a touchdown on that? I don't know."
Then, Flacco told Yanda and Birk: "Hey! If he breaks this. If he busts it for some reason? Tackle him! Go tackle him. I don't know what the rule is on that, but."
Yanda responded by saying: "Why don't you?"
And then Flacco exclaimed: "I'm going to!"
For the record, the final tackle of the Super Bowl was made by reserve linebacker