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Final 4 QBs Follow Divergent Paths

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Asked about Joe Flacco’s quest to be recognized as an elite quarterback, ESPN analyst and former Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi referenced “The Godfather.”

“Joe Flacco wants his respect—he hasn’t gotten it—and he’s going to get his opportunity against New England,” Bruschi said. “There’s going to be multiple lead changes. He may have to bring his team back in the fourth quarter.

“You want it, you got it, Joe Flacco. Tom Brady is Michael Corleone. And Joe Flacco is Fredo. That’s who he is. He’s Fredo. He wants his respect? Well, if you want your respect, you’re going to have to play not better than Brady, but lead your team to victory. You want it, you got it.”

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