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Ray Lewis to retIre at seasons end [Merge]

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Heard on Cowherd that he told his Ravens teammates that this is his last year and that he will be retiring.

 

Will add some inspiration to their team for the playoffs.

 

Great player, great leader.  Truly one of the best ever.

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Heard on Cowherd that he told his Ravens teammates that this is his last year and that he will be retiring.

Will add some inspiration to their team for the playoffs.

Great player, great leader. Truly one of the best ever.

Same thought I just had.

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Heard from some1 in the room that Ray Lewis talked about playing for each other, the bond, then just dropped the retirement news on the team

 

 

Ray Lewis told the team today "this will be my last ride."

 

 

 

Ray Lewis: Everything I've done to this point is to make a run at another Lombardi

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A wave emotion at the start of this game, will need to hang tough till it settles

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A wave emotion at the start of this game, will need to hang tough till it settles

 

I have a feeling there will be a wave of emotion throughout the playoffs as long as the Ravens stay in it.  Ray Lewis fires up the Ravens on regular season games.  Imagine what he will do with the team when it could be his last game ever.

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This would be a bigger deal if Ray had much left in the tank.

They're old and beat up, can't talk your way out of that.

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This would be a bigger deal if Ray had much left in the tank.

They're old and beat up, can't talk your way out of that.

That is true, but it is certainly going to add fuel to everyone else's fire. 

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I bet the networks might have changed their schedule of games if this were known.  Just another bullet point to the story line.

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will this news fire up the ravens d to create lots of turnovers versus colts or will luck school the ravens secondary like manning

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he did that to counter the chuck emotion we have now we might be in trouble lol

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Sad to hear. Ray has been one of the most inspirational people in the history of sports, and one of the greatest competitors you'll ever find.

 

You'll never find another guy like him.

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It's a sad day for football..truly one of the greats..and its a sad day for all Colts fans also because the Ravens D will be more fired up than you can ever imagine..

 

lord please don't let Luck leave the field on a stretcher..

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Ray is a great guy on and off the field.  It's unfortunate that he is retiring, but all players must retire at some point.  You want to see him back on the sidelines as a coach, but he does so much off the field that he might take a different path, and that's cool.  Personally, I can't wait to hear his HOF speech.

 

As for how this impacts our team, I think the Ravens game is going to be a lot closer now.  Before, I was expecting a Colts win by a decent margin.  Now, it might come down to a field goal.

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No surprise.  It had been strongly hinted at earlier in the season that Ray desired to be able to closely follow his son's college career and go to all of the games so it was likely that this was his last hurrah.

 

It'll be interesting to see if that defense will be able to muster a brief return to glory before that team fizzles out under the misguidance of one Joe Flacco.  Not looking good with all the injuries they've had, though.

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Personally, I can't wait to hear his HOF speech.

 

I cannot wait either. It WILL be amazing.

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I cannot wait either. It WILL be amazing.
 

Albert Breer ‏@AlbertBreer

Text from one observer on how Ray Lewis delivered the news to the team: "Unreal. Very inspiring. There's no one like him, man."

 

 

Baltimore Ravens ‏@Ravens

Ray Rice: "Baltimore is Ray Lewis."

 

end of an era of one of the most dynamic & inspiring players ever

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hmm..what a great analyzer for TV he would be...at least defensively. He's pretty smart on that stuff. 

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Text from one observer on how Ray Lewis delivered the news to the team: "Unreal. Very inspiring. There's no one like him, man."

 

 

Ray Rice: "Baltimore is Ray Lewis."

 

 

Ray is a great guy on and off the field.  It's unfortunate that he is retiring, but all players must retire at some point.  You want to see him back on the sidelines as a coach, but he does so much off the field that he might take a different path, and that's cool.  Personally, I can't wait to hear his HOF speech.

 

As for how this impacts our team, I think the Ravens game is going to be a lot closer now.  Before, I was expecting a Colts win by a decent margin.  Now, it might come down to a field goal.

 

 

end of an era of one of the most dynamic & inspiring players ever

 

 

Wow. I will actually miss him.

I ran out of likes everybody. Well said everyone! 5 thumbs up... :thmup:  :thmup:  :thmup:  :thmup:  :thmup:  

 

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hmm..what a great analyzer for TV he would be...at least defensively. He's pretty smart on that stuff. 

Yes, Ray Lewis would be spectacular on TV analyzing formations etc JJ & so would Jeff Saturday too IMHO.

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Jon Gruden: The master of disaster, 15 years he has been lighting people up over the middle.

 

Raw Lewis speeches were bone chilling!

Check these out:

 

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcSBw76_tpk

"Ticked off for Greatness"...What is your legacy gonna be?...Crying after his last shot at another SB...I would run through fire for this man, I would run through a wall for this man, I would run through traffic for this man...Why? Ray Lewis makes you believe in destiny...It is unavoidable, it is undeniable, it is the natural order of things...I will miss his passion for unity, cohesion, brotherhood, & perfection on Game Day.  :rawr:

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HURTS WATCHING

Yes, it does Barry. Yes, it does my friend. :D How will Ray be remembered? A great team mate, A great LB, A great mentor, A great family man, & A great NFL ambassador...Good Luck & God Bless Ray Lewis! :thmup:

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We got to see some great linebackers these last decade..

Ray Lewis

Brian Urlacher

Junior Seau 

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Yes, it does Barry. Yes, it does my friend. :D How will Ray be remembered? A great team mate, A great LB, A great mentor, A great family man, & A great NFL ambassador...Good Luck & God Bless Ray Lewis! :thmup:

 

as a shining light to all that aspire greatness

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