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by: Darrelle Lincoln On  Friday, November 18, 2016

Super Bowl XLVII - Baltimore Ravens v San Francisco 49ers

Former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis publicly spoke out about his former QB Joe Flacco for not having passion for the game of football.

“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.”

Four years ago, Joe Flacco had one of the best playoff runs a QB has ever had in the postseason, leading his team to a Super Bowl championship. In 2016, Flacco ranks 29th in the NFL in passer rating, but despite that, the Ravens are currently 1st in the AFC North.

Lewis continued his rant on Flacco not being a vocal leader:

“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’s different personalities that can make him rally,” Lewis said, “because that’s the only thing that can bring him out of that.”