Joe Flacco Says Ray Lewis Speeches “Didn’t Even Make Sense”

Joe Flacco comments on Ray Lewis' motivational speechesNow that Ray Lewis has left the playing field and stepped into an ESPN studio to sit at a desk with 26 other analysts, the Ravens have posted a want ad for a new motivational speaker. I’m guessing it probably won’t be Joe Flacco.

“That’s not me,” Flacco says. “I love Ray, and I love how he always spoke from the heart, but if you listened to those speeches, a lot of them didn’t even make sense. He meant everything he was saying, but I didn’t know what he was talking about 90 percent of the time.”

That’s what the Super Bowl XLVII MVP told Kevin Van Valkenburg of ESPN The Magazine.

Though it probably won’t sit well with fans, I think deep down we all agree with Flacco. I love Lewis as much as the next diehard Ravens fan, but most of his quotes were often a series of words that sounded good, but had no actual meaning.

Hey, whatever. It worked.

Zach Wilt is the Founding Editor of BaltimoreSportsReport.com and host of the BSR Podcast. He's a loyal Orioles, Ravens and Capitals fan who is obsessed with baseball, loves traveling, In-N-Out Burger and Walt Disney World.

10 Comments

  1. MGW

    August 26, 2013 at 6:57 am

    I’ve said the same thing for years. They’d mike him up and he was passionate and full of energy, but I was really confused after he spoke.

    Ask 2488, it’s hard to string together 200 words and say nothing.

  2. 9inchnails

    August 26, 2013 at 8:35 am

    Those two Superbowl trophies Lewis led us to makes sense. Let’s see how we do without all the senseless speeches…

    Ravens2488 probably couldn’t string his shoestrings together….

  3. spy

    August 26, 2013 at 9:01 am

    We had the pleasure of watching perhaps the best LB of all time , we never said he was a great speech writer or speaker,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,I agree with Joe,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  4. Ravens2488

    August 26, 2013 at 11:18 am

    If you want to be great you have to show the ultimate manhood and that manhood starts at the beginning! Marching to a different drummer is for the other guys, not us! We march in a straight line to whomever is asking us to. I’m hear to tell you alot so please know, that what I say is mean’t how I say it and is for you to hear! We will harness our energy and defeat the inner demons that demonstrate complete awareness! Look no further than the guy sitting next to you as you are the one sitting next to him. This is for all of us to grab and behold the enchantment.

    • MGW

      August 26, 2013 at 12:48 pm

      This is the kind of stuff that Ravens2488 tells us everyday before work to inspire us.

      When he makes these kind of speeches, we all want to run through a wall for him!

      • Ant

        September 8, 2013 at 11:08 am

        You people fail to realize this goof is a rat!! Great team mate terrible friend!!

        • 9inchnails

          September 8, 2013 at 11:14 am

          You speaking from experience, Ant? You Flacco’s brother in law? A college safety he burned for 345 yds? You sound like you are full of envy!

    • spy

      August 27, 2013 at 8:54 am

      your not who you think you are,,,,,,,,,,,,your not who I think you are,,,,,,,,,,,,you are who you think I think you are……………..

  5. DDP

    August 26, 2013 at 11:54 am

    YES, kinda. I just heard the passion in Ray’s voice and felt like I’d run through a wall if he asked me to. I was ALWAYS hyped up! For the most part though, I understand what he was saying and was trying to say to his team. One heart. One soul. One TEAM. Go out and give it your all. Be accountable and do your jobs.

    Let’s go knock their muthaf****** heads off!

  6. Gay4SrokaBoyz

    August 27, 2013 at 11:17 am

    Someone is deleting all of my comments :’(