Bisciotti sees several players taking charge

Bisciotti sees several players taking charge
August 20, 2013, 3:15 pm
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Ravens have plenty of position battles heading into 3rd preseason game

Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti thinks the Ravens will have no shortage of leadership, despite the retirement of Ray Lewis.

During a Monday interview with baltimoreravens.com, the team’s official website, Bisciotti said he thinks it will be easier for other players to step forward now that Lewis is gone. Bisciotti named linebacker Terrell Suggs and quarterback Joe Flacco in particular, and also praised linebacker Elvis Dumervil for quickly embracing a leadership role.

“I think this is a great time for guys like Suggs to step up, and Joe to step up,” Bisciotti told the team’s website. “It’s coming along exactly the way I figured.

“Ray Lewis is a once-in-a-generation guy. When you have someone of that iconic level, it was hard to step out of his level, and they really didn’t try to. That knew that they were seeing something special and they were fortunate to be a part of it.”

Suggs has been the vocal leader during this training camp, and the good-natured trash talking between Suggs and Flacco has been a dominant soundtrack during practices.

Trying to win back-to-back Super Bowls is a daunting challenge for any team. But heading into the season, the Ravens’ owner sounds satisfied that the team still has enough strong personalities leading the way.