The two franchises are ready to go.
The San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens are all set for the big showdown in New Orleans.
“I have all of the respect in the world to the guys that they compare me too,” said San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis.
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“Those are guys who have been there and done that and guys who are doing it right now at a high level. I just hope that someday I can have that kind of name when people talk about linebackers; I can be one of those guys that are talked about.
“But at the end of the day, I can only be me and I can only be the best football player I can be. And I hold myself to a high level and I hold myself to a high standard.”
Meanwhile, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco spoke about having accuracy and distance in his position.
“Oh, I think they go hand in hand. That’s the biggest thing with having a strong arm, is not that the fact that you’re going to throw the ball 65 (yards),” said Flacco.
“It’s the fact that you can throw throw a 15 yard comeback all the way across the filed. It’s the fact that you can throw the 30 yard dig. It’s all of those.
“Without that ability then you can kind of be limited on what you can do. So, I think the strong arm isn’t for the bomb, it’s for those intermediate passes that you can complete anywhere on the filed at any time. So, that’s what scares the defence more so.”
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