BABY ON BOARD
The Ravens' quarterback missed the birth of his second child, Daniel, in New Jersey because he had a game against the Browns. Flacco & Co. won that Week 2 matchup, then went on to beat the Texans 30--9 on Sunday to raise their record to 2--1.
Was there a scenario where you wouldn't have played the day your wife delivered?
JOE FLACCO: There wasn't one. It was something my wife and I discussed.... I wish I could have been there, obviously. There are 52 other guys that are counting on me. I was glad I could be there for my team and go home and have a newborn sitting there with me. It was a pretty cool day.
How hard was it to be in the game mentally?
JF: You get that call at 5:30 in the morning [that your wife's in labor], and you're like, What are we going to do? I was so hyped up. It was great that she had the baby at 11:30, so that I knew that everyone was O.K. Without that I don't know how much I would have been able to concentrate.
Do you want your two sons to play football?
JF: No doubt about it. I want them to play all kinds of sports. We'll see what kind of talent they have.
I was on the sideline for your Week 1 game against the Broncos. It's amazing how hard the collisions are.