Flacco will start for Ravens; Smith to work as backup
Updated: October 9, 2008, 5:37 PM ETESPN.com news services
Flacco has taken his lumps of late, throwing two interceptions in a loss to the Tennessee Titans and losing a critical fumble in an overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. But he still has the support of his top receiver, Derrick Mason."Joe, keep playing man," Mason said, according to the Carroll County (Md.) Times. "You can't mess with a quarterback. That's one thing I've found in this league that you can't do. Let a quarterback be a quarterback. "Sometimes, you're going to hit them. Sometimes, you're going to miss them. Joe has a good track record because he's hit more than he's missed."