First I want to thank everyone who participated and sent in questions for 1st Mariner Bank’s Flacco Fridays contest. The questions were a lot of fun to read and answer. Even though I was only supposed to answer “5” questions each week, because I appreciate the time everyone took to submit questions, I went back and answered another five. You can read the answers to them at the end of this blog, but first I wanted to give you guys an update on how I think the season is going.
To recap the season to date I would have to say that we are doing okay. Even after a tough loss last week we are in good position going into our bye week. By the way, all of the losses are tough. One of the big reasons we are in good position is due to our situation in the division. Obviously we are going to need to continue to play well the rest of the way but we have put ourselves in a good position so far. We still have both games with Pittsburgh yet to be played and they, like always, will be huge games. All the division games will be that way. I think it is obvious though for the fans that the two with the Steelers will be the biggest.
One thing I know, our team understands the importance of giving it your best each week. If with the help of our fans we can hold our home field advantage we should end up where we all want to be. At home in the playoffs!!!!!!
As the season continues, we have an exciting new contest for you, beginning next week. Be sure to check 1st Mariner’s Facebook page or click here for details.
Bonus Flacco Friday Questions
Q. I have been dying to know how your little boy is doing and are you enjoying parenthood--not really related to football but does affect your game--. (Submitted by Pauletta Linton Vance)
A. My son is doing very well as is my wife and yes I have enjoyed being a new dad. It is a positive distraction. Thanks for asking.
Q. Hi Joe, do you have any pregame rituals or quirky superstitions? (Submitted by Josh Robertson)
A. I don't have any interesting pre-game rituals or superstitions. I do, like most QBs, have a pre-game warm-up I like to go through before each game. In the dead time before games in the locker room I like to just sit and relax.
Q. With your ties to UD (go Blue Hens!), do you see yourself returning to UD after retiring to be a coach and/or advisor to the football team? (Submitted by Katie Brown)
A. I don't at this time see myself returning to UD or anywhere else for that matter in an official football capacity. KC has it covered at UD! I am close with KC though and I can see myself there as a fan.
Q. Who has been the most inspirational person in your life? (Submitted by Tekesha Fiyahfly Martinez)
A. I don't know if you would say I am inspired, but I am and have been fueled and supported by my entire family. From my 4 grandparents and parents to all of my siblings and now my own family. To be a part of a close group who can nurture you early and support you later is a powerful thing. My hope is for everyone to have a similar family support group. It is something we are all capable of creating for ourselves. There is power in numbers, let's all mix in a little compassion and get started today.
Q. Hello Joe. Did you ever wish to be something else besides a football player? (Submitted by Nathan Dunkel)
A. When I was young I wasn't sure if I wanted to be a baseball player or a football player but other than that no.