Joe Flacco on Ray Lewis’ leadership comments: “Ray should know better”

Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco wasn’t very happy to hear that his former teammate and current ESPN analyst believes Baltimore is lacking leadership after Jacoby Jones was hit on the head with a bottle this past weekend.

“It is what it is. Ray knows better than that. Things happen. I think we’re usually a pretty good team with stuff like that. If you look around the league, there are probably a lot of leadership problems then. Like I said, Ray knows better,” said Flacco via the Baltimore Sun.

Lewis said the following prior to Monday night’s game between the Raiders and Broncos.

“We talk about the transition of losing so many guys, a guy like myself and Ed Reed and other guys that are based off leadership. I’ve said it earlier: ‘Where would the leadership come from?’“ Lewis said. “Because the leadership being strong in the locker room and winning games. Listen, talent sometimes can win you games. But when you talk about what’s going on off the field, that’s the most important place where leadership steps up.

“When you think about the Baltimore Ravens and the transition that they went through, they’re missing leadership right now. When you have an incident like that, the first thing a leader is going to do is find some way to dissolve everything that’s going on and actually dissolve it before it comes to that type of head or even gets to that point. When you talk about the Baltimore Ravens they’re going to have to refocus and find some quick leaders in that locker room very quickly.”