A day after the Ravens' jubilant 33-14 win, the persistent inquiries about QB Joe Flacco's hip-quadriceps injury finally struck a nerve with the Ravens' head coach.
"He is very much healthy enough to play and to play well," John Harbaugh said before taking an ornery attitude. "The more you guys [the media] want to make of the injury situation, that's great. Make it really dire. He's really in bad shape."
Flacco's health status has been a series of mixed messages.
He favors his right leg walking onto the field, but he takes nearly every snap in practice. He doesn't always step into his throws these days, but he will scramble downfield to convert a critical first down.
From Harbaugh to Flacco to offensive coordinator Cam Cameron, the Ravens say the injury isn't limiting his play. But here's the bottom line: Flacco has produced the fewest passing yards of his career in the past two games.