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The Ravens quarterback says the glitz and distractions of Super Bowl week must be minimized as much as possible.
The Baltimore Ravens are the team currently up at the numerous podiums at the 2013 Super Bowl Media Day, which means Joe Flacco was front and center for hundreds of reporters hoping for a bit more insight into the NFL's biggest game. When asked what it was going to take to move beyond the cameras and attention, Flacco acknowledged the platform but said he has to put it aside.
"You just gotta tell yourself that you've played this game a million times," said Flacco. "It may not be this exact game in the Super Bowl with this many people but we've all played 60 minutes of football before. You just draw on that."
As much as both teams want to win a championship, it will take a veteran-like calm for the winning team to prevail. That was Flacco's message for his team and players like Ed Reed and Ray Lewis will keep them anchored in the midst of it all.
"I think people come into this game and want to win so badly that they try to do so much and do something that they may not normally try to do," he continued. "What we have to do is focus on the basics. When it comes down to it and when there's all this light shining on us, as long as we focus on those basics, I think that's what's going to get the job done and make us victorious on Sunday."