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Lewis stays

Posted on: March 4, 2009 5:59 pm
Edited on: March 4, 2009 6:18 pm

Ray Lewis is still a member of the Baltimore Ravens.

That's the way it should be.

It wouldn't have looked right to see him in another uniform. Did Johnny Unitas look good in a Chargers uniform? That's what Lewis would have been in another uniform.

Now he will retire playing only for the Ravens, which is the way it should be. Too many times players we identify with a team end up somewhere else.

That's not right. Now Lewis will be revered in Baltimore the rest of his life.

It's Johnny U, Cal Ripken and Ray Lewis.

That's worth a ton more than money. Plus, Lewis got a nice deal from the Ravens, three years for $20 million.

I like it that he's staying put. He should as well.

Ray Lewis not wearing purple wouldn't have been right. Lewis isn't the same player he was a few years back, and I don't think he'd be the same player somewhere else. The Ravens are perfect for him. He had to know that. When he didn't ger the play on the free-agent market he expected, he had to go back.

Ravens fans have to be thrilled.

Ray-Ray is staying where he belongs.

Category: NFL
Tags: Ray Lewis

Since: Nov 10, 2006
Posted on: March 7, 2009 10:44 am

Leftwich ....

Leftwich ----

Warming the bench as a BACK-UP (with a super bowl ring) makes him a good QB? Why is it after a week of free agency, according to Pete Prisco, his phone hasn't been ringing?

He should stay right where he is, a back up at a good value. He is looking for starter money 7 - 8 mil a year.


Since: Sep 4, 2007
Posted on: March 6, 2009 12:17 pm

Lewis stays

I guess now that the Jets and Cowboys have said no to Ray, he's just all thrilled to be back. Yay! 'Cuz you know, he ALWAYS wanted to be in Baltimore, that begging to be on those other teams, it was all a ploy -- to get less money in the end.

Suckers! Yeah, go ahead and cheer Ray when he does that turkey dance before each game. Get slapped in the face Ravens fans, and beg for more! Don't boo him -- cheer! Hooray for Ray Ray!

Since: Sep 18, 2008
Posted on: March 5, 2009 5:01 pm

Lewis stays

Schmidt was no defensive slouch with 10 Gold Gloves, on the crappy Veteran's Stadium turf no less.  Add that to 3 NL MVPs, 12 all star appearances, and 548 home runs.  Pretty sick!

Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: March 5, 2009 4:32 pm

Lewis stays

Offensively, yes, Schmidt is the best, and Im not sure who you could argue that with (A-roid?)....but to say that its not even close it not giving ANY credit to the best defensive 3rd baseman of all time, and that is Brooks Robinson....the guy won 16 Gold Gloves...just ridiculous.  But if you look at the total package, yes, because of Schmidt's offensive dominance, hes the better 3rd baseman.

Of course, I am sure anyone would be happy to have either....i mean, they were both selected to their respective All Century Teams.

Since: Oct 19, 2008
Posted on: March 5, 2009 4:24 pm

Lewis stays

Leftwich has how many Super Bowl rings?  How do David Garrard, Cleo Lemon, and Paul Smith have?  Just wondering...


Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: March 5, 2009 2:47 pm

Lewis stays

Well Said Jason.  Schmidt is the best 3rd baseman of all time.  it really isnt eve close.  the whole package.  Defense and offense.

Since: Sep 18, 2008
Posted on: March 5, 2009 2:40 pm

Lewis stays

Here in Baltimore, we put them in an order that goes "Johnny U., Brooks Robinson, Cal Ripken................and THEN maybe Ray Lewis."  I'll forgive you the oversight of omitting the GREATEST THIRD BASEMAN OF ALL TIME.



Not to bust stones, but Mike Schmidt is the best third baseman of all time.  Just thought I'd clarify.

Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: March 5, 2009 11:52 am

Lewis stays

I agree with you about Cal, but to make yourself look more reputable try spelling the HALL of FAMERS name CORRECTLY. It is RipkEN. Not RIPKIN.

Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: March 5, 2009 9:09 am

Lewis stays

So losing 1 MLB, a backup safety, and 1 CB that played in 5 games last year welcomes the Ravens to the bottom half of the division??  Those losses put the Ravens below the Bengals and the Browns?  Resigning a LB who is aging, but still an All Pro last year, and who is the center piece which our defense is designed around puts us in the bottom half of the division?  Or are you, a Steelers fan, high enough on yourself that you think Pittsburgh is the top half, and every other team in the AFC North will comprise the "bottom half of the division"?  Thats like me saying "Steelers lost your 3rd WR, possibly a CB, and you have a 34 year old MLB...welcome to the bottom of the division, Pittsburgh."  What, that doesnt make sense?  Hmmm....

Since: Feb 2, 2009
Posted on: March 5, 2009 7:48 am

He said 'member.'

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