Baltimore was outraged when Ray Lewis questioned the leadership in the Ravens locker room following Sweet Pea-gate.
“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.”
Over a month later, it’s clear that Lewis’ statements were accurate. Sometimes the truth hurts.
This team has no accountability right now. After letting Joe Flacco get sacked five times and rushing for 55 yards on 21 carries as a team, John Harbaugh told the media on Monday that the Ravens “offensive line blocked well.” What the hell was he talking about?
Harbaugh keeps saying that there’s enough talent on this team to win. Does that mean they’re underperforming under his leadership?
Where’s the accountability from the head coach? Why not come out on Monday and say that it’s unacceptable to average 2.6 yards per carry as a team. Flacco led the team in rushing yards with 25 and that was because he was running for his life the whole game.
The pass protection was garbage. Marshall Yanda is hammering those fat paychecks and getting crushed, Gino Gradkowski is in over his head, Michael Oher is a revolving door and A.Q. Shipley, who’s filling in for Kelechi Osemele, looks miserably slow.
A true leader would have taking responsibility for the team’s most glaring facet of their game.
And who’s the leader in the locker room? Without Lewis, Terrell Suggs should have taken over the duties on defense, but he and Ray Rice snuck out the door in Cleveland after the team’s brutal loss on Sunday. Someone needs to answer the hard questions. Suggs is front and center when things are going well. He needs to be they’re not.
Maybe Ray knew something we didn’t. Perhaps he saw this coming weeks before we did.