Bernard Pollard

Preston: With team leadership evolving, Ravens are ready to grow up

Preston: With team leadership evolving, Ravens are ready to grow up

Until the Ravens advance deep into the postseason, questions about leadership will always surround this team.

Twice since he retired at the end of the 2012 season, former Raven and Pro Football Hall of Fame middle linebacker Ray Lewis has criticized the team for a lack of leadership. Maybe Lewis was putting himself on a pedestal, which he has been prone to do, but the Ravens have had only two winning seasons since his departure and been to the playoffs only once.

To a lot of fans, perception is reality.

“I think we have great leadership on this team, and they have been doing a great job,” coach John Harbaugh said. “They have been...

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