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Ray Lewis is the greatest Raven of all-time, the greatest middle linebacker of all-time and a stone-cold lock to be a first ballot Hall of Famer. Canton will be decorated in purple for that induction.
But for Ray to say the things he said about Tom Brady, you have to wonder if he had just left happy hour.
If you haven’t heard, watch and listen to the video below…
Interestingly enough some fans have emailed and Tweeted that they agree with Ray and point out that if the Patriots lost that Divisional Playoff Game against the Raiders, Brady would have been back on the bench the following season, yielding to Drew Bledsoe.
Twice during that season Bill Belichick had opportunities to reinsert Bledsoe as his starter and instead opted for Brady, including the Super Bowl.
As much as I despise Brady’s whining, pouting, childish antics when things don’t go Tommy’s way, Lewis’ comments are whack.
Ray, I’ll give you this – you brought it strong, but you also brought it wrong!
UPDATE: After posting this blog Ray Lewis sent out this Tweet:
“To clarify my comments from this week:I was trying to express my frustration about the Tuck Rule itself….
— Ray Lewis (@raylewis) January 15, 2015
The more time that goes by without a replacement for John Fox in Denver, the more I think Gary Kubiak is heading west and should he go, it’s likely that quarterback coach Rick Dennison is going with him.
Our memories are short-term. The Ravens offense amped it up in the playoffs for sure but let’s not forget some of those incredibly flat offensive performances down the home stretch. It would be great if Kubiak stays, provided they pick up where they left off and not fall back into the self-induced coma in late December.
But if he does leave for Denver, a team the Ravens play in 2015, replacement candidates include: Kyle Shanahan; Adam Gase (although Atlanta is hot in pursuit); Marc Tressman; and Ravens TE coach Brian Pariani.
Our resident capologist Brian McFarland hints that the Ravens may have been coerced into settling with Ray Rice.
NFL likely pushed Ravens to settle with Rice. NFL would not want any precedent limiting team’s right to release a player for any reason.
— Brian McFarland (@RavensSalaryCap) January 15, 2015
Maybe the settlement is precedent setting too…
Rice grievance has apparently settled. Any settlement amount over $1,411,765 will act as a negative adjustment on the Ravens 2015 Cap. — Brian McFarland (@RavensSalaryCap) January 15, 2015
For more on Rice’s impact on the Ravens cap, CLICK HERE.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“I want to get better and improve my game.” – Matt Elam
To which I’ll quote The Beatles:
“It can’t get any worse…” ~ Getting Better, Lennon & McCartney
FOR YOU-KNOW-WHAT & GIGGLES