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NFL won't be the same without him. Wouldn't be surprised to see him get into coaching or TV in short order.
This upcoming year will be the first in Baltimore sports without Cal and Ray Lewis since 1980. By the time Cal retired, Ray had a Super Bowl and was already in the discussion of becoming the best linebacker ever. I wasn't alive back then but I'd imagine that realization is going to be weird for all of us. Especially weird for those of us who never knew Baltimore sports without one/both of them.
Ray Lewis is one of the best defensive players the NFL has ever seen. I know this doesn't look like much. But Ray Lewis stopped the game & Darren Sproles with one hit.
Not a Ravens fan, but definitely sad to see Ray go. He was so much fun to watch and played at such a high level.
Wow, didn't even think of it that way. As awful as the Orioles have been and as frustrating as it has been to see the Ravens fall short year after year, we are really lucky to have had the past 30 years to watch those 2 guys.
BTW, I'll just put this out there now to end all speculation: He is not going to coach. The Ravens would love to have him, but he has no interest in putting in those crazy hours for so little pay and camera time. He wants to spend time with his kids, especially watching them play football, and will probably end up getting a cushy studio job at ESPN with lots of flexibility and great pay.
I think this is my favorite Ray speech of all time. So easy to give great speeches before games or after emotional wins. To give that after a brutal loss that probably cost him his last chance at the Super Bowl.......
Been a pleasure watching the God. Really hope him and Reed can go out the right way though odds are highly stacked against us. If Reed also retires, it will be interesting to see the direction the team goes in. Plenty of holes to fill, the more money available, the better.
I got the shotgun. You got the briefcase. It's all in the game though, right?
Well, maybe the Mayans were right after all. They were just a couple of weeks off the mark.
My family - all Redskins fans, except me - hate Ray Ray. I just don't get it.
GOAT? Yeah, I'll go along with that.
Time for the Biscuit to do the right thing and rename the team "Rayvens".
Holy shit I cannot watch those videos right now if I want to avoid crying like a baby.
This is the only thing that could be worse than when Gary retired.
It just doesn't seem like something he would do. I thought he would play as long as physically possible, for better or for worse.
Redacted, and congrats, though I'm sure you wish you were wrong.
Agreed with charmcity, hes not gonna coach. At least not for a while.
Will the Ravens start someone currently on the team there next year, or let a talented (and cheap) 1st-round MLB learn on the job...?
"And I try to har-mo-nize with songs the lonesome sparrow sings...
There are no kings inside the Gates of Eden."
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Bears will probably have to replace Urlacher this year as well. London Fletcher in a year or two in Washington.
Changing of the guard for MLBs who were great inspirational parts of their teams.
Calm down, officer. He's saying how much he likes Ray and how he doesn't get why fellow football fans wouldn't.
100% depends who's available, as always. If a MLB is never BPA or close to it, I think they're comfortable rolling with Ellerbe and McClain next year. But some Linebackers will definitely be higher up on their board now.
It's sad that my second or third reaction to this news was that I have to be in the car on the way home in time to hear Ed from Arbutis call in.
I already changed it bro. Obviously an emotional time right now and its pretty easy to see how that could be read incorrectly.
Yeah, this is brutal. I was really upset when Cal retired, but I was also really young. I think maybe I appreciate Ray more because he made the Ravens what they are and a lot of the years I saw Cal I was really young. Gary was very emotional too in the same way of Cal and Ray in that he is the face of MD bball.
Funny how beast Turgeon has made me mostly forget about Gary. The only time I really think about him is when Turge walks out for the start of the game and there is no dramatic music, no fist pump, etc.
Yeah, they probably are. And wish he played for their team.
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