Former Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis believes that his leadership would have kept Jacoby Jones safe this past Sunday night during a party bus incident in which a tripper named Sweet Pea struck him with a bottle if he was still with Baltimore.
“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 on ESPN, per the Baltimore Sun. “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.”
Well Ray, you’re no longer around and Jones and his teammates should have known that a party involving Bryant mcKinnie is trouble.