On Tuesday, the Redskins officially franchise tagged their quarterback, Kirk Cousins. On Wednesday, the Ravens officially inked their quarterback, Joe Flacco, to a new contract extension. And on Thursday, the latter team tried to slight the former team's move in a very subtle way.
The Redskins, however, were having none of it.
It all started with this tweet from Baltimore's account, in which an Ozzie Newsome quote about franchises having issues with the game's most important spot was accompanied by a photo of a particular passer dressed in Burgundy and Gold:
Newsome: “Joe is our QB and we’re proud to say that. Teams struggle with the QB position.”https://t.co/yv3AzzK56n pic.twitter.com/DTxBGflZe2
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) March 3, 2016
Sure, the Ravens and Newsome didn't just come out and say anything negative about Cousins' deal, but the statement and the picture make it pretty obvious what they're thinking: "Our situation under center is better than yours."
Washington, of course, wasn't going to simply let that message go unnoticed. In response, they tweeted this fantastic meme, and tagged the Ravens to ensure they'd see it:
— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) March 3, 2016
The meaning: "Next time you want to talk smack about our QB, at least make sure you're straight up about it."
Normally, Bob the Builder, the man who looks ready to fix Baltimore's "@" button, is a totally innocent fellow featured on TV shows for young kids. But in this brief Twitter beef, he's used to quickly shut down the Ravens' understated jab at the 'Skins.
Well played, Washington.