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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: Dec 3, 2007
Posted on: March 5, 2009 1:53 am

Newsome had little to do with this....

It's not my intention to disrespect Ozzie because he is great.  But he can't get the credit for this one. 

No one else in the league wanted Ray Lewis!  Ray wasn't loyal to the Ravens... just a week ago he completely disrespected the Ravens organization and their fans.

If anything, the Ravens bid against themselves for an aging veteran who's better days are behind him.

Welcome to the bottom half of the division, Baltimore.


Since: Mar 15, 2008
Posted on: March 4, 2009 11:39 pm

Lewis stays

Apparently you never met Brooks Robinson friend...

Perhaps the greatest human being of all time...



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: March 4, 2009 10:44 pm

Lewis stays

Great, the murderer is still in the league cashing fat paychecks well into the twilight of his career.  It's clear that he's nowhere near the player he was even 3 years ago...what's he going to be like 3 years from now?  Definitely not a pretty picture.  Besides, he should be serving a life sentence for murder, not collecting huge paychecks for being a great player 3 years ago.

Baltimore, you can have him.  You deserve him!

Since: Dec 6, 2006
Posted on: March 4, 2009 10:34 pm

Ozzie Newsome Works Magic Again

The man is a shrewd operator. We tag Suggs, keep Lewis and acquire Birk and Foxworth. We lose Leonhard, Scott, and Brown and save 50 million in contracts. 

Now we have room to add another FA or lock up Ngata or Suggs to long term deal.

It's easy to see Ozzie's brilliance when compared to the train wreck Redskins. The skins must have the spent more money for the fewest wins in league history over the last decade.



Since: Nov 30, 2007
Posted on: March 4, 2009 10:29 pm

Lewis stays

At least spell his name correctly.

Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: March 4, 2009 10:12 pm

Lewis stays

Here in the Tampa Bay area, we put them in order too. And the top of the heap starts with Brooks, too. His name is Derrick Brooks. Too bad the Tampa Bay Buccaneers organization isn't as personal as the Ravens. Good for Ray Ray and great marketing.

Maybe the Glazers will learn a little lesson from this. Nah, who am I kidding?

Since: Sep 15, 2008
Posted on: March 4, 2009 10:08 pm

Lewis stays

Cal Ripkin JR.

  Brooks Robinson, Johnny U., and Ray Lewis have nothing on the  Iron Man.  THE Iron man played more than 2100 consecutive games.  It will never be matched.  Brett Favre's consecutive starts in the NFL will never compar to Rip Jr's.

Sure Favre put up with more physical punishment but if you put Favre's 200+ games compared to Rip's 2100, Brett is about 8 seasons short.

Cal Ripkin Jr. is a great  baseball's dream. Always staying late for autographs, even sticking around to have casual conversation with fans( Favre has been known to do the same talking to fans--in Green Bay.  When he went to the Jets the fan player relationship went away.

Cal Ripkin Jr. is a real mans Baseball player. Playing for the love of the game, not for the money or the fame.

Since: Nov 10, 2006
Posted on: March 4, 2009 9:41 pm

What About Leftwich?


OMG a story from Prisco about  NFL Free Agency Period and he didn't mention Bryon Leftwich?

Come on Pete, what team will Bryon be a backup QB on next?

Why don't you admit you are wrong about Leftwich being an effective starter in the NFL?

Since: Sep 26, 2007
Posted on: March 4, 2009 9:29 pm

Lewis stays

Right on Pete. I agree Ray has cemented himself on Baltimore's sports "Mt. Rushmore" with Johnny, Cal, and Brooks.

Re-signing Lewis was huge more because of what he means to the team, especially the D where he's the unquestioned leader, than even what he brings on the field. Signing Matt Birk was  a smart move. Not only is he a 10 time Pro Bowler, but he can be a mentor for all of the promising youg linemen the Ravens have.

Since: Dec 25, 2006
Posted on: March 4, 2009 9:08 pm

Some Guy Named Brooks.....

Hey Pete,


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.

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