Canty says Ravens feel disrespected nationally

Canty says Ravens feel disrespected nationally
September 12, 2013, 9:15 am
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Ravens need to return to roots, focus on defense

Defensive end Chris Canty says the Ravens feel even more disrespected around the country after getting blown out by the Broncos in Week 1.

The Ravens believe most people have already dismissed their chances to repeat as Super Bowl champs. And the Ravens continue to use that as motivation. Canty discussed the Ravens’ mindset Wednesday on NFL Network’s “Around the League Live.”

“I absolutely think that this football team is disrespected,” Canty said on NFL Network. “When you start talking about the turnover that this team has had in the offseason, the retirement of Ray Lewis and the departure of several other players, a lot of people didn’t give us an opportunity to have a successful season this coming year. I definitely think that the disrespect card is the appropriate card to play. Now, obviously we have to go out there and earn our respect, particularly after what we did this past week.

“We’re a little ticked off. We’re looking forward to another opportunity to get out there and show how good a football team we really are.”