Craning his neck sideways,
Instead of delivering touchdown passes, the
“Oh geez, I realized the sign was probably a little too low for me where all the meals are,” said Flacco, the $120.6 million man who took orders at the drivethru window from several surprised customers. “It's definitely not my thing. I would not be very good. If you were ordering sundaes from me and I was the one making them, you wouldn't be very happy with the Dairy Queen. Thank God that's not the case.”
If Flacco lacked fast-food service skills, it was understandable. The native of Audubon, N.J., has only held one job in his life:
“I never had a job,” Flacco said. “My first job was quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens. I never had any experience with this, so that's why I'm not very good at it.”
Flacco didn't fumble any food, though.
After his stint behind the counter, Flacco spent time with the family of the late Glenelg student Matthew Cheswick, who was killed by a drunk driver in 2012. Flacco and Dairy Queen presented a $25,000 check to the Matthew J. Cheswick Memorial Fund, which the family formed to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving.
“I had the opportunity to have a little bit of fun and get to meet them and support them,” Flacco said. “They seem like a great family.”
For Flacco, it was another moment for him as an increasingly high-profile public figure, including appearances on the
“Yeah, that's crazy stuff,” Flacco said. “It was really awkward. I don't like being put in awkward situations, so it was a little uncomfortable.”
Flacco hasn't been fazed by how much the roster has been overhauled since defeating the
“All the turnover we've had, that's just the name of the game,” Flacco said. “You're not really surprised by anything. We've lost a lot of good players, but I think the guys we've gotten are pretty good also.”
And although the Ravens' season opener is on the road against the
“It's crazy, it's just one of those things that happens,” Flacco said. “I'm not really too upset about it. It's my job to just react and go play.”
Flacco has agreed to portray the late
Flacco got caught in the middle of a family feud between relatives from Unitas' first and second marriage, blindsided by critical remarks from Unitas' son and grandson.
“I'm not worried about that,” Flacco said. “I'm just honored to be asked to do it. I'm not going to let that affect me. Obviously, he's a Baltimore legend. It's pretty cool to come here and win the same way he was able to win a little bit. I'm just doing action shots, nothing out of my comfort zone.”
Meanwhile, Flacco's wife, Dana, is expecting their second child in September.
“She's doing OK,” Flacco said. “I'll be at the hospital if I can, but not if it's on Sunday.”
Flacco expressed confidence in Osemele, who lined up at left guard and right tackle as a rookie last season after being an All-
“I have confidence in all those guys,” Flacco said. “K.O. is a great talent, I think he's got all the ability in the world. If that's what happens, then it is what it is and I have confidence in him. I don't really know what's going to happen. Whatever happens, I'm sure I'll be comfortable with it.”
Unlike two years ago when Flacco was asked to watch tape of college receivers and he recommended Indiana receiver
“Not so much this year,” Flacco said. “I think there's a couple of guys they're interested in and if they happen to fall to that point, then we'll go get them. It's all up to those guys. I trust them.”
The Ravens traded former Pro Bowl wide receiver
Former University of Maryland standout
"I think we have a great group," Flacco said. "I think they're doing nothing but getting better. I think we'll see a couple of young guys really step up and have a big impact on what we do this year, and I'm excited about it."
Flacco said he doesn't plan to advise tight end
restricted free agent assigned a one-year, $2.023 million second-round tender whom the Ravens have stated they want to sign to a long-term deal.
"I'm pretty sure he knows what to do and his agent is giving him plenty of advice," Flacco said. "The last person he needs to hear it from is me."