On the final play of Super Bowl XLVII, Ted Ginn had an opportunity to return a free kick (following an intentional safety by the Ravens) to give the 49ers a walk-off win. But he was tackled by the Ravens, and Baltimore won.
In the event that Ginn did break a long return, though, Joe Flacco was on the sideline preparing his teammates not in the game to tackle Ginn.
"If he starts to break it, go tackle him," Flacco was heard yelling at teammates on NFL Network's Sound FX.
"I don't know, I mean what else -- they might be able to give him a touchdown on that, but I don't know," Flacco said when asked if they should really do that.
"Hey, if he breaks it," Flacco continued yelling while walking down the sideline. "If he busts it for some reason, go tackle him. I don't know the ruling on that, but ..."
Um, but nothing. Tackling Ginn would've been a terrible idea, unless he was at the 1-yard line, and even then it wouldn't have mattered.
Joe Flacco told sideline Ravens to tackle Ted Ginn if he broke return
CBSSports.com | Feb 7