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Ray Lewis Speaks About Haynesworth

Posted on: June 23, 2010 11:22 am

If you’re up for reading Ray Lewis’s really long answer to a question about Albert Haynesworth, here you go. Lewis said this on The Fan 106.7 FM in Washington. (Many thanks to Dan Steinberg of The Washington Post for typing all this out and allowing the rest of us to just copy and paste.)

"I mean, I don't have to create a response. The response is, whatever you want me to do coach, let's get it done. If you want to switch the defense because you think it'll work better in a 3-4 -- I played in a 4-3 my whole life, but we switched up to a 3-4.
"Ok, Ray, you're gonna have to take on more guards, you're gonna have to do this and that.

"Ok, coach, I'll adjust. Do I like it? Hmm, nah. But I'll adjust, so let's do it, you know what I'm saying? And through that process, I won the defensive player of the year in the 4-3 in 2000, and in 2003 I came back and won the defensive player of the year in the 3-4. So it don't matter. Bottom line. Bottom line. Football is football, man,...

"No matter what the scheme is, y'all work together as businessmen to get it done. Because that's ultimately what it is, it's a business, so let's come to work and let's work together to figure this out. Ok, what best fits you? Ok, well, let's go to this sometimes, and then sometimes you don't like it, then we'll switch back to a 4-3, so play with that. But all of this? No, too much. Too much."

"Without even going long-winded, the word is, bottom line, respect. The power of respect is never to disrespect. That's it. Just don't ever disrespect the game, because the game will be here, always. Always. All of our time has to pass, and bro, I don't speak down on him at all. I would love to have a conversation with him, to say to [whom] much is given much is required, brother.

"Sometimes you got to do things you ain't want to do to get something you ain't never got. So be ok with it. But you can't always win selfishly. If you always win selfishly, then I don't know what the walk of Jesus ever represented then. You're not winning. You're not winning. And that's the things that I would relate to him. Going back to answer the question, if I was one of the spokesmen or leaders on that team, I would say bro, look, I understand you. But look, let's work this out another way. Let's get pissed of at somebody that we gotta deal with for 16 weeks.

"And whatever it takes for brotherhood to be formed, that's what needs to be done. You can take it off the field and I still preach it to every young man that I speak to: do not try to walk through this life by your self. That's a lonely war. That's a lonely war. And when you find yourself in the midst, in the midst of these peaks and valleys, it's too much to deal with yourself bro. And money blinds all of us. Money ain't the root of all evil, it's the love of it, and these are the things that are being lost."

--Andy Benoit

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Since: Apr 7, 2008
Posted on: June 24, 2010 4:27 pm

Ray Lewis Speaks About Haynesworth

Once again, even though it's been close to 10 years now why do people fall back on the murder investigation?  Trust me, I can't stand the Ravens but as individual athletes there are some who I respect.  Ray is one just for the sheer sake that he has been doing what he has been doing at such a high level for one team.  I do see the effects of 14 years being in the league finally starting to take effect but that is expected.  This rivalry will surely lose a level when he finally retires just like it will when Hines does the same.  I'm behind you a hundred percent when I get the sense people get irritated by the murder jokes just like I'm already tired of the Big Ben jokes.  They only keep coming out because of the level of play that they bring.  Anyway, back to hating the Ravens.   LOL

Since: Jul 30, 2008
Posted on: June 24, 2010 3:56 pm

HILARIOUS coming from Ray Lewis.

This coming from a guy that was on trial because he murdered someone, but of course got away with it. Only thing this guy has passion for is crime.  CRIMINAL

Since: Jun 15, 2010
Posted on: June 24, 2010 1:58 pm

Ray Lewis Speaks About Haynesworth

Of all that was written in his statement thats all you got from it . Why don't you stop looking for people to understand your negativity and let whats in the past stay there and if he did kill that young man he would be in jail for it si get a grip idiot. Lets talk about the issue at hand

Since: Aug 8, 2008
Posted on: June 24, 2010 1:49 pm

you people are a joke

Huge huge redskins fan here. Any other so called redskins fan here saying Ray should STFU need to run their face into the nearest fist as soon as possible. He is exactly right in everything he said. If you think he is wrong, go become a dallas fan. Ray Lewis plays on pure emotion, and plays non stop on every play. He eats, sleeps, breathes football. Any of you would love Ray Lewis on your team, and if you wouldnt, you are a fool!

Since: May 28, 2008
Posted on: June 24, 2010 1:35 pm

Ray Lewis Speaks About Haynesworth

Ayyy woodsydwi!!! Your QB keeps raping chicks but you call Ray Lewis a loser because his friends killed someone! Get real!!!

Since: Apr 23, 2010
Posted on: June 24, 2010 1:30 pm
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Since: Jul 8, 2007
Posted on: June 24, 2010 1:03 pm

Ray Lewis Speaks About Haynesworth

How is Haynseworth's passion even in question!??! Everyone knows he is not passionate for the game!

Since: Jan 7, 2007
Posted on: June 24, 2010 12:38 pm

Ray Lewis Speaks About Haynesworth

I don't care if Ray has a hard time speaking English (I am a homer, even if Cal Ripken did he would be a great player) what I do care about is the people who aren't articulate enough to come up with a proper dis. Seriously it has been 11 years since Lewis was found inicent with a mis-demeaner charge and all you have to say is Ray Lewis is a murderer... man.
These are the same kind of people that use f**k for every other word. I can't stand you and it shows how uneducated and ignorant you are that you cannot think creatively on your own account.

This guy is a champion and a leader and I would give my left arm to be able to posess his ability to enspire and lead.

Since: Dec 4, 2007
Posted on: June 24, 2010 11:43 am

Ray Lewis Speaks About Haynesworth

For those of you too ignorant or illiterate to read the article, Ray Lewis is saying that Fat Albert needs to STFU and go to work. Maybe he doesn't like the new defense, but it doesn't matter. He doesn't get paid to like it. He gets paid to do it.
And the 'Ray Lewis is a murderer' jokes are so old. Everyone who knows anything about the situation knows that Ray Lewis did NOT kill anyone. He was charged and pled guilty to OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE. Maybe it's just me, but it seems that there is a huge difference between murder and obstructing an investigation.
And for those who read the article, it's nice to see a player that takes the side of the team. So often you have these greedy, selfish players who only think of themselves and not their team.

Since: Dec 3, 2008
Posted on: June 24, 2010 11:32 am

Ray Lewis Speaks About Haynesworth

You are all so ignorant and can't see past your own hatred to hear when someone actually says something worthwhile. 

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