1) It’s fair to debate whether Joe Flacco should have reached out to welcome rookie Lamar Jackson much sooner. However, Flacco handled his first news conference since the draft as well as he could have. He struck the right tone, talking up the team and saying he’s focused on winning. If he’s still angry or hurt, he did a good job of hiding those emotions. He came across as confident, motivated and engaged. Obviously, he needs to win football games, not news conferences. But he will be scrutinized throughout the season, perhaps more than ever before, and he passed the first test Thursday.