After joking that he thinks a glove "looks stupid" on his hand, Flacco said he prefers being able to touch the laces and ridges on the leather of the football while taking a snap or attempting a pass.
"I like to feel the football," he said after Wednesday's practice. "Even growing up playing baseball, I never wore batting gloves. I like the feel of the ball. I could get used to wearing a glove, but I just feel like being able to feel the leather, I'd rather do that."
Some of Flacco’s contemporaries who have played with a glove include the
Ravens offensive coordinator
"To each his own," Caldwell said. "Everybody has their own style and what they think that helps them perform. So they adjust accordingly. Have been around some guys that have and some guys that have not."
Manning passed for 643 yards and six touchdowns in the two games in which he wore a glove. The glove might help Manning, who sat out last season after undergoing neck surgery, grip the football, but it could also aid him in Saturday’s
Flacco, who said he wears a glove when golfing because he doesn't want to lose a club while swinging, said cold weather doesn't bother him.