The Ravens have not publicly responded to Linta's comments.
Flacco signed a six-year, $120.6 million extension on March 4, temporarily becoming the NFL's highest paid player. The salary cap figure in year one of the deal is $6.8 million, a modest number considering the size of the deal. While the Ravens traded Flacco's favorite target, Anquan Boldin, in a cost-cutting move and allowed several key free agents to head elsewhere, it would be misguided to blame the quarterback for the departures.
That, according to Linta, was his point when he made the highly scrutinized comments.
"If people didn't understand the context of my comment that I was purely sticking up for Joe Flacco if people were accusing him of being greedy starting the purge, I take exception to that," Linta said. "If anybody has a problem with me sticking up for Joe Flacco, tough."
Linta currently has five clients on the Ravens roster: Flacco, rookie quarterback Dayne Crist, rookie fullback Kyle Juszczyk and second-year offensive linemen Gino Gradkowski and Antoine McClain,
He made it clear that he respects the Ravens' front office with which he'll continue to do business.
"Of course I do," Linta said. "That doesn't mean I have to agree with everything they do. I'm surprised that one guy's opinion can carry so much weight. It was only my opinion and they knew my opinion five months ago on the subject. It's not news to them.
"It was a tough deal. It was a lot of emotions with the whole thing. But I fight with my wife and I care about her. I can fight with Pat Moriarty and he knows how I feel about him. I think the world of him. End