Baltimore Ravens team owner Steve Bisciotti would like quarterback Joe Flacco to step and become the leader of the team to fill that void left by linebacker Ray Lewis.
Could you imagine Flacco addressing his teammates before a game with a fiery and emotional sermon? Nah, ain't gonna happen.
“You are the leader now, like it or not,” Bisciotti said to Flacco, via the team’s website.
We're not sure if perhaps this was some small language in Flacco's huge contract, but it is what it is. The owner has spoken.
“Not many guys do what you did in five years. Not many did it your way,” Bisciotti said. “Not many like the way you do it. But I said at the end-of-the-year press conference after last year’s [AFC championship] defeat, that I think the fans of Baltimore will be rewarded by your low-key presence, and it will stand the test of time. Indeed it did, and we all hope it continues to do that.”