The monkey's off his back

For years, Joe Flacco has said he didn't pay any attention to his many critics -- local doubters, national talking heads, and current and former players -- who said he couldn't win the big one. But I'm sure if you injected him with truth serum, he would admit to at least being slightly irritated. All he hears now is silence, though, after carrying the Ravens to a Super Bowl with one of the best postseasons a quarterback has ever had. With that so-called monkey off his back, all Flacco has to worry about is getting even better.
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