Ravens building toward another championship-worthy team
Still months before the regular season, the Ravens-Steelers rivalry rages on.
Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley made headlines way back in June of 2011, when he said Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco would not get to the Super Bowl, "in his lifetime." Woodley was very wrong. The Ravens won the Super Bowl in February. Flacco was named the game’s Most Valuable Player.
Yet, Woodley told ESPN.com this week that he did not regret blasting Flacco.
"I don’t take it back at all," Woodley said. "As a player on any team, you’re never going to say your rival is going to win the Super Bowl. That’s knocking you out of the tournament that year. Somebody on their team pretty sure would say that as well. That’s the nature of what it is. A lot of people don’t understand. They’re going to take it the way they want to take it."
Prior to the Super Bowl, Woodley did say he wanted the Ravens to win, because he wanted Ray Lewis to retire on top. But that is over now.
"Early in the season, you just can’t never say your rival is going to win the Super Bowl," Woodley said.
The Ravens visit the Steelers on Oct. 20, and the Ravens host the Steelers on Thanksgiving night, Nov. 28. Both Woodley and Flacco will undoubtedly look forward to that.