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Thursday, September 26, 2013
Wake-up caw: Lewis responds to Ravens

By Jamison Hensley

Here is what's happening on the Baltimore Ravens beat in your Thursday edition of the Wake-up caw ...

Ray Lewis said Monday that the Ravens have a leadership void. His former teammates took exception to that on Wednesday (quarterback Joe Flacco said, "Ray should know better.") Now, Lewis is responding to the Ravens' response.

Follow that?

"I'm totally confused with how someone can take something and make more of it, when what I was saying was so general," Lewis told USA Today. "If anybody takes offense to that, I don't get it. What did I say that was so bad?"

Well, the Ravens didn't take too kindly to Lewis' comments Monday that the Ravens are "missing leadership right now" because they are without him or Ed Reed in the locker room. This followed a report about wide receiver Jacoby Jones getting hurt in a party bus.

Lewis told the newspaper that he received countless text messages Wednesday.

"It's like, 'How can you attack your team?'" Lewis said of the gist of the messages. "I'm the biggest Baltimore Ravens fan there is. When I speak, I bring the locker room perspective. I don't understand. Who did I attack?"

The Ravens obviously felt they were being attacked, and the leaders (the ones that Lewis questioned) spoke out.

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