Despite all of the issues the Baltimore Ravens have up and down their roster, you can’t argue with the fact that the Ravens have a core group of players who look out for one another.
After starting 3-5, there have been a lot of finger pointing outside of the Ravens’ locker room where many feel that this proves that Joe Flacco isn’t worth his contract and thatRay Rice has lost a step. Surprisingly, you haven’t heard a critical word out of any teammate in the Raven’ locker room at one another.
That isn’t to say that the Ravens have called out each other a lot in the past. They really haven’t done that. The Ravens’ culture of winning and being the current defending Super Bowl champions has somehow made the Ravens calm even when they are at a critical point in their season.
“I don’t think this football team is going to splinter off,” Ravens defensive end Chris Canty noted last Sunday via Baltimoreravens.com. “When you work hard together, it’s hard to break that up. I’m not really worried about this football team splintering off.”
I know you can’t replace Ray Lewis. But if there is one thing that Lewis gave to the locker room, and is the fact that nobody is turning on each other. And that is a wise move after all since a lot of Ravens’ players have taken issue with the leadership of the team being in question as of late.
“We’re going to ride or die no matter what,” Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones said via Baltimoresun. “Ups and downs, we’re going to stick together. We’ll never turn our back on each other. That’s not the Ravens’ way.”
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