Ray Lewis Calls Out Ravens QB Joe Flacco


Ray Lewis, never short on words has spoken out against the player that helped him get his second Super Bowl ring.

Lewis openly questioned Flacco’s passion in a television interview.

“Gifted? Absolutely. Passionate about what he do? I’ve never seen that,” Lewis told Fox Sports 1 on Thursday. “I don’t know what that looks like.”

The pair were teammates for five seasons (2008-2012), culminating in a title in 2012 which sent Lewis into retirement as a hero.  The real hero of the postseason run was Flacco, who threw 11 touchdowns without an interception during the run.

“I don’t know how many times you’ll hear somebody just really go out on a limb to defend he’s the greatest teammate I’ve ever had,” Lewis said. “I don’t know how many times you’ll hear that. Maybe it’s because his personality just isn’t that personality. He’s not a rah-rah guy. He won’t say much. But, in the game of football, there has to be some burning fire behind you.”

It seems awfully ironic that Lewis would call out Flacco for being a bad teammate after those statements.
Source: ESPN

About Charlie Bernstein

Charlie Bernstein

Charlie Bernstein is the managing football editor for Football Insiders and has covered the NFL for over a decade.  Charlie has hosted drive time radio for NBC and ESPN affiliates in different markets around the country, along with being an NFL correspondent for ESPN Radio and WFAN.  He has been featured on the NFL Network as well as Sirius/XM NFL Radio and has been published on Fox Sports, Sports Illustrated, ESPN as well as numerous other publications.