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Joe Flacco: Ray Lewis knows better than that

Ravens quarterback Flacco speaks with teammate Lewis after the Ravens defeated the 49ers in the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game in New Orleans Reuters

While talking about the party bus incident that ended with a fight after a stripper named Sweet Pea hit Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones with a bottle, former Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis said that his old team was suffering from a leadership void caused largely by Lewis’ retirement.

Many rolled their eyes in response to Lewis’ claim that his presence makes dangerous off-field incidents less likely to occur, including quarterback Joe Flacco.

“It is what it is. Ray knows better than that,” Flacco said, via Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun. “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.”

Lewis never specified just how his presence on the roster would have stopped a bottle from making contact with Jones’ head, which is probably a good thing since he might have hurt a muscle while straining to try to elaborate on a comment that revealed more about Lewis’ estimation of himself than it does about the state of leadership on the Ravens.

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45 Responses to “Joe Flacco: Ray Lewis knows better than that”
  1. doctorrustbelt says: Sep 25, 2013 3:22 PM

    “ELITE” 2013 Joe Flacco leadership = 3 td – 2 int – 2 fumbles

  2. scaredhitless says: Sep 25, 2013 3:23 PM

    Every time Flacco speaks – $20 million dollars of awesome comes out.

  3. 11inthebox says: Sep 25, 2013 3:28 PM

    Of course Lewis knows better than that. But he was hired to make stupid comments (in media terms, “controversial” comments) that 1) get people talking and 2) make him sound “objective” when talking about his former team.

    Exhibit A: Lewis’ assertion that the league caused the blackout in last year’s super bowl.

    Of course Espn thinks everyone is too dumb to realize this.

    Yeah, I know its a long shot for this comment to see the light of day…

  4. nfloracle says: Sep 25, 2013 3:28 PM

    If Ray Ray got any more full of himself he’d pop a cork like a shook up bottle of cheap champagne.

  5. crownofthehelmet says: Sep 25, 2013 3:31 PM

    Ray knows better than that,” Flacco said. “Things happen. I guarantee no one on this team can hit Jones with anything, let alone a bottle. Like I said, Ray knows better.”

  6. 2dollarpbrs says: Sep 25, 2013 3:31 PM

    You touch my stuff I kill ya

    You go on the party bus with Sweat Pea, I kill ya

    Love,
    Ray Lewis

  7. trollaikman8 says: Sep 25, 2013 3:31 PM

    Flacco earned $800,000 in the time it took to complete that sentence.

  8. karlton3 says: Sep 25, 2013 3:32 PM

    I think Lewis is right because we’ve seen the aftermath of what happens to people who disagree with him at parties.

  9. jahbird says: Sep 25, 2013 3:35 PM

    I hate the damn Ravens, but for years all you media types could talk about was his elite leadership qualities and his irreplaceable impact on the locker room. Now that he says it he’s full of himself?

    Fact: Ray Lewis is one of the greatest locker room guys of all time and is probably the greatest linebacker of his day.

    Fact: He is a little bit overrated regardless.

    It isn’t his fault he now believes the B.S. the media sprayed up his backside for 15 years. Ray Lewis can go chicken dance off a cliff for all I care, but this one isn’t on him.

  10. ott2win says: Sep 25, 2013 3:36 PM

    RL is narcissistic…remember the Superbowl? Is was all about him! Hmm…tendencies.

  11. reesesteel23 says: Sep 25, 2013 3:37 PM

    He knows better?….what exactly does that mean Joe?…Ray would like you to elaborate on that

    …..next time you guys are face to face

  12. opinion157983 says: Sep 25, 2013 3:37 PM

    Lewis never specified just how his presence on the roster would have stopped a bottle from making contact with Jones’ head

    He wouldn’t have stopped it. He would have hidden the bottle, told sweat pea to deny it, and pretended it never happened.

  13. tmcb7 says: Sep 25, 2013 3:42 PM

    Ray Lewis talking about himself? and how great he was and leaving a void on his old team?
    Really? reaaalllly. I just can’t fathom that.

    (go away ray)

  14. tripleb4444 says: Sep 25, 2013 3:49 PM

    2-1 with no name recievers outside of torrey, and a hurt ray rice and the ravens just beat the texans. GET OFF THE MANS BACK!

  15. purpleattack says: Sep 25, 2013 3:51 PM

    In this thread a lot of upset fans whose teams have not won a championship in many years if ever :) Deal with it Joe is a winner.

  16. bigblue00 says: Sep 25, 2013 3:54 PM

    Real leadership knows better than to do a little ballerina dance before taking the field each week.

  17. jbaxt says: Sep 25, 2013 3:57 PM

    Joe is making me like him more and more. It’s about time someone put blah blah ray ray in his place. That said, I hope a man in a white suit doesn’t find Joe, the suit will disappear, but not the body.

  18. jwcarlson says: Sep 25, 2013 4:01 PM

    Ray’s a real moral authority.

  19. wbkev24 says: Sep 25, 2013 4:04 PM

    @purple attack

    Joe is also lucky that Denver choked in the playoffs!

  20. annapterp says: Sep 25, 2013 4:06 PM

    Ray is a “talking head” now so he is required to spew stupid statements to try and get people to pay attention. As a Raven fan I will avoid his preaching at his HOF induction at all costs. Great player, but I really don’t need to hear him speak anymore. Its always the same tired thing.

  21. furious76 says: Sep 25, 2013 4:06 PM

    The Ravens are not suffering from Lewis leaving, they are suffering from ‘GaveFlaccaWayTooMuchMoneyItis’.

    The Flacco contract all but assures he’ll never reach the big game again, not enough left to surround him with high talent and a D to stop opponents.

  22. atepper001 says: Sep 25, 2013 4:07 PM

    Lewis is probably right. Under his leadership they would have killed the stripper, covered it up and settled for an undisclosed amount out of court. when can people see lewis for what he is and take him off the pedestal he put himself on? all he is was a GREAT GREAT LB who liked to give pre game speeches that did not make sense half the time. Is anyone else sick of the attention he gets?

  23. enoughofthatalready says: Sep 25, 2013 4:11 PM

    Lewis never specified just how his presence on the roster would have stopped a bottle from making contact with Jones’ head,
    -
    Well…….he would have stabbed Sweet Pea before she threw the bottle and then he would have had 2 friends dump the body. After he was charged with murder, Ray would have pled to obstruction of justice and then would have given the police information to go after the 2 friends. The 2 friends would later be acquitted because of a lack of evidence and Sweet Pea’s family would still be looking for answers.

  24. wearethesteelers says: Sep 25, 2013 4:12 PM

    Notice how the Steelers never have issues like this.

    #topnotch

  25. vicnocal says: Sep 25, 2013 4:13 PM

    I wonder which of Ray Lewis’s 5 baby mamas is God’s favorite.

  26. getyourownname says: Sep 25, 2013 4:14 PM

    Skip Bayless also objects because it means media attention time not devoted to him.

  27. granadafan says: Sep 25, 2013 4:18 PM

    Now that he’s a media guy, Ray can become “neutral” and be honest without ripping his teammates, thus becoming the new Tiki.

  28. 2bemoore43 says: Sep 25, 2013 4:19 PM

    My brother is a HUGE Texans’ fan…. He says that Ray’s retirement ceremony was reason (momentum) the Ravens beat the Texans Sunday… told me not to expect the Texans to beat the Ravens & Uncle Shuga.

  29. mccontrary says: Sep 25, 2013 4:19 PM

    It’s Chapter 6 Verse 9 in the Gospel According to Ray. Will He return to save the Ravens? Heaven help us. Amen.

  30. Nofoolnodrool says: Sep 25, 2013 4:22 PM

    I guess you Raven fans can understand why fans everywhere find it so easy to laugh at Ray Lewis and his dwindling band of supporters. Just think raven fans you bought his act for a long time……starting to feel stupid….? It’s justified.

  31. vincentbojackson says: Sep 25, 2013 4:23 PM

    Ray sure loves him some Ray.

  32. forsbergler says: Sep 25, 2013 4:24 PM

    The ravens Def won the last SB for that team. 1 year in retirement and Ravens fans already throwing RL under the bus LMAO. 1 of the best players ever to put on a uniform and you discredit anything he say’s because Joe Flacco doesn’t like it? Really? SMH News flash, Joe Flacco just got paid Peyton Manning kind of money and it forced all the tallent off this team to leave. this is the guy your going to get behind? because he had a few prayer balls connect in the playoffs last year? Wow.

  33. weepingjebus says: Sep 25, 2013 4:24 PM

    Wish I lived in a world where getting hit in the head by a $1000 bottle of champagne wielded by a high end lady named Sweet Pea “is what it is” and just “things happen.” It’s like pre-revolutionary France with these guys sometimes.

  34. jetslakersfan says: Sep 25, 2013 4:31 PM

    Wearethesteelers

    Ur right ur team don’t have these problems..instead it would say Big Ben rapes sweet pea.

  35. paulhs94 says: Sep 25, 2013 4:33 PM

    Ray supposedly told Flacco that “this was his team now” after the Denver playoff game last season and was a big Flacco supporter but now he can’t stand the thought of someone else leading the team other than him. I love Ray but he needs to realize he’s not the leader anymore.

  36. swaggyy says: Sep 25, 2013 4:35 PM

    Ray Lewis is a moron and a fake two faced person.

  37. ziplock10 says: Sep 25, 2013 4:45 PM

    Snitches get stiches… sez Sweet Pea!

    Ray Ray! You still paying your suit cleaner!

  38. patrickowns says: Sep 25, 2013 4:51 PM

    I wonder if ole Ray would say the that stupid stuff in reference to his little 2000 episode?

  39. lawchick35 says: Sep 25, 2013 4:52 PM

    Ray is a great person. He has lots of fans and supporters. It’s sad everything he says is dissected and scrutinized.

  40. jmblosser82 says: Sep 25, 2013 4:52 PM

    Purple attack, Flacco is horrible this year. His receivers made him, Smith is the only real threat. The ravens defense and special teams put an end to the texans not Flacco and his offense.
    Jetslakersfan, i forget when was Ben charged? I can say anything I want, doesn’t make it true, until he is charged then it’s all bogus.

  41. zeedoubleyou says: Sep 25, 2013 4:52 PM

    Ray calls up Jones:

    “Get some deer antler spray on that head, ‘Coby. You’ll be healed up in minutes, dawg. If you tell anybody about this, I’ll kill ya!”

  42. overratedsteelerhater says: Sep 25, 2013 4:58 PM

    hes worth every penny,we’ll see you in the playoffs…..as usual!!!

  43. newjerseygiants says: Sep 25, 2013 5:24 PM

    I guess Joe and Ray don’t exchange Christmas Cards.

  44. glclemg says: Sep 25, 2013 7:49 PM

    Flacco needs to work on his acting. That McDonalds commercial is atrocious.

  45. cruzan80 says: Sep 26, 2013 10:26 AM

    I love how theres about 20 comments or “jokes” on here about Flacco’s contract. Boy, the hate is real….& so is his Super Bowl ring.

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