Jerry Coleman: Ray’s Last Dance
In what was supposed to be an announcement regarding his triceps injury , Ray Lewis shocked everyone! The future hall of famer will hang up the cleats after the postseason. The Ravens linebacker spent all seventeen of his years with the franchise. Lewis says “it is time for me to create a new legacy” after being drafted in 1996 in the purple and black.
He will intend to play against the Colts in Sunday’s wild-card game. Which will be his first action since tearing his triceps two months ago? He also made sure that people will be aware of him being him on the field. He said, “We’ve got a great relationship with each other I trust them, and they trust me. I’ve worked my butt off to get to this point. There is no reason for me to not play.” This game will mean a lot and will be Lewis’ final game in Baltimore, unless they somehow make the AFC championship . Lewis is as well known for his introduction dance and energy as he is for his play on the field; expect M&T Bank Stadium to be electrifying when he comes on the field before the game.
“Obviously he’s a first-ballot Hall of Famer we all know what he’s done on and off the football field,” Colts coach Chuck Pagano said “Like everyone who’s had an opportunity to be around the guy, we’ll cherish that for the rest of our lives.” Lewis is a two-time Defensive Player of the Year, a 13-time Pro Bowler, a seven-time First Team All-Pro and a Super Bowl MVP. His legacy will defiantly live on both on and off the field.
Nobody seemed to take the news harder than Ray Rice – who said that Lewis “has been a father to him “ ……Sunday should be electric!