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Ray Lewis believes Ravens are lacking some leadership without him

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By Ross Jones, John Harbaugh wasn’t pleased with some of the Ravens players’ behavior, which led to Jacoby Jones reportedly sustaining minor injuries after a stripper named Sweet Pea smashed a champagne bottle over his head. Ray Lewis isn’t happy either. The longtime veteran and now-turned TV analyst ripped the Ravens and the lack of leadership they’re displaying. “We talk about the transition of losing so many guys, a guy like myself and Ed Reed and other guys that are based off leadership, I’ve said it earlier: ‘Where would the leadership come from?’” Lewis said on ESPN’s Monday Night Football pregame show. “Because the leadership being strong in the locker room and winning games, listen, talent sometimes can win you games. But when you talk about what’s going on off the field, that’s the most important place where leadership steps up. “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.” While the Ravens are 2-1, off-the-field issues haven’t been a problem in the past and if Lewis has anything to do with it, it will stay that way.

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