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#1 26CornerBlitz

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:35 PM

http://www.nfl.com/n...re-after-season

One of the NFL's best ever at his position.  Definitely a 1st ballot HOF inductee.

#2 jr1

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:37 PM

Always admired his intensity on the field

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:38 PM

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:40 PM

View Postjr1, on 02 January 2013 - 01:37 PM, said:

Always admired his intensity on the field
My favorite Fitz story (I don't have many) was the Ravens game when Lewis tackled Fitz and was lying there on top of him. Fitz was miked up his comment to lewis was "get off me *itch".

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:47 PM

Great player. Love his attitude and ferocity. Set the tone for many up and coming players. He will go down as one of the best LB's in NFL history.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:48 PM

Joy to watch.

No comment on the other stuff.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 02:16 PM

View PostDorkington, on 02 January 2013 - 01:48 PM, said:

Joy to watch.

No comment on the other stuff.

This...who knows what happened that Superbowl night....

But his on-the-field mentality should be mimicked by everyone playing the game.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 02:34 PM

View PostBest Player Available, on 02 January 2013 - 01:40 PM, said:

My favorite Fitz story (I don't have many) was the Ravens game when Lewis tackled Fitz and was lying there on top of him. Fitz was miked up his comment to lewis was "get off me *itch".

Do they teach that at Harvard?

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 03:58 PM

Hope he gets a pick 6 as time expires in the super bowl this year :thumbsup:

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 04:00 PM

View PostBuffaloWings, on 02 January 2013 - 02:16 PM, said:



This...who knows what happened that Superbowl night....

But his on-the-field mentality should be mimicked by everyone playing the game.

yup.

hearing him talk about his time with his sons today... also great. regardless of what happened then, he seems to be a pretty good man now.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 04:00 PM

View PostBuffaloWings, on 02 January 2013 - 02:16 PM, said:



This...who knows what happened that Superbowl night....

But his on-the-field mentality should be mimicked by everyone playing the game.

yup.

hearing him talk about his time with his sons today... also great. regardless of what happened then, he seems to be a pretty good man now.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 04:02 PM

View PostAlwaysBilleve, on 02 January 2013 - 01:47 PM, said:

Great player. Love his attitude and ferocity. Set the tone for many up and coming players. He will go down as one of the best LB's in NFL history.

One of the best ever at any position.  He is universally loved in Baltimore, on and off the field; right up there with Cal Ripkin.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 04:16 PM

Agree with all. On the field, a model for any Professional Athlete. It must be easier to coach when you have a guy like that who will not accept blown assignments and failure in general.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 04:18 PM

he'll be on TV doing analysis somewhere...seems like a good candidate for that.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 04:41 PM

TV analysis??? He should be coaching!  How hard would you have to play on the field if you knew Ray Lewis was your coach... he's as much or more of an onfield coach than Peyton Manning is.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 04:41 PM

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 02 January 2013 - 01:35 PM, said:

http://www.nfl.com/n...re-after-season

One of the NFL's best ever at his position.  Definitely a 1st ballot HOF inductee.

Agreed. One of my favorite LB's to watch ever. Plays the game the way ot ought to be. Hopefully he gets one last shot at SB run, and knocks  Brady out of the playoffs with a signature crushing hit in the divisional round.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 05:15 PM

View PostAReed Deep For6, on 02 January 2013 - 04:41 PM, said:

TV analysis??? He should be coaching!  How hard would you have to play on the field if you knew Ray Lewis was your coach... he's as much or more of an onfield coach than Peyton Manning is.

i think manning gets the game like no one else, but lewis gets football players much better. i would take lewis as a coach first. id bet manning, for all the accolades he gets would struggle with not overwhelming his team with content and complexities - especially with an average qb. manning is a great OC for manning, but i dont know that he would be for most others. lewis i think could do very well in the role though (i bet fletcher, an undersized hard worker who is given full authority to call plays would be another lb with a future in coaching if he wants).

Edited by NoSaint, 02 January 2013 - 05:16 PM.


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Posted 02 January 2013 - 06:09 PM

View PostBoatdrinks, on 02 January 2013 - 04:41 PM, said:

Hopefully he gets one last shot at SB run, and knocks  Brady out of the playoffs with a signature crushing hit in the divisional round.



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Posted 02 January 2013 - 06:14 PM

He is one of my all time favorite players.  If you really want to know the kind of man he has become, go watch A Football Life:  Ray Lewis.  Its an amazing episode and probably my favorite so far.  

This is a man who lives his life to make a positive difference in everyone around him, and that's rare in todays society.  He is the MAN among men and hope to see him get into coaching.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 06:27 PM

My appreciation of Lewis is tainted by the murder charge in 2004. Always seemed like it got swept under the rug because he is Ray Lewis. Sorry.

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