Joe Flacco joins WNST as a blogger and weekly Tuesday guest

September 02, 2008 | Nestor Aparicio

Even though we didn’t know he’d be the starting quarterback this Sunday, we’ve known for quite some time that Ravens rookie quarterback Joe Flacco would be in our starting lineup at WNST.

Beginning this morning at 8:30 a.m., Flacco will appear each Tuesday morning on the Comcast Morning Show with Drew Forrester. His segment will appear live on WNST-AM 1570 and be heard again in our audio vault on demand. He will also write a blog each Friday, one we’re dubbing “Joe Fridays.” We might even be texting out his three keys to the game on Fridays as well.

The best part about this arrangement?

We won’t have to guess what he’s thinking about all of this rookie stuff, being the starting quarterback (or even the backup) or how he’s handling Baltimore’s expectations. Now, we can just ask him and give it to you in his words.

I’ve had the good fortune to get to know Joe and his family over the past few months and I really hope he has the kind of success that we want him to have in Baltimore. He’s a nice, polite, quiet kid who seems like being an athlete and an NFL quarterback comes naturally to him. He reminds me of former Orioles ace, Mike Mussina: just let me do my job and I’ll get it done.

I don’t think he’ll be dating celebrity actresses or be caught out on the town very often. He seems, in a good way, to be kinda wrapped up in this football thing.

With Joe Flacco, I think we’ll get nothing too fancy. Nothing boastful or ostentatious. Just the facts, like the real Joe Friday himself from Dragnet.

So, make sure you check out WNST on Tuesdays and Fridays – or anytime, really. The podcasts and the blogs are available around the clock.

Joe Flacco will tell you what’s on his mind at WNST.

And then you can tell us what you’re thinking in the comments below.

More major announcements regarding WNST’s future are coming soon.