At yesterday's Training Camp practice session, Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco got into a little trash-talk confrontation with All-Pro linebacker Ray Lewis. After a play was over in drills between the first team offense and defense, Ray was doing his usual smack talk about the play and stopping it for only a short gain.
Joe walked up towards the line of scrimmage and yelled at the defensive star, saying "Hey Ray, you didn't make the tackle!"
After practice, I had a chance to ask head coach John Harbaugh about how he liked seeing his offensive leader not afraid to take on his superstar linebacker in some good-natured jawing.
"You guys probably don’t realize it, but Joe [Flacco] has been doing that. He is always going back and forth with those guys. You probably notice it more because there are some other guys who aren’t here [who would] probably give it back. Maybe he has filled a little bit of a void that way, I don’t know. Joe and Ray [Ray], maybe they will be the spokesman for the offense and smack talking during practice."
For the full transcript of Saturday's post-practice interviews, go to BaltimoreRavens.com.