Ravens sink, but Lewis still on top

Ravens sink, but Lewis still on top

There are 67 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Nov 23, 2007, titled Ravens sink, but Lewis still on top. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

Shortly after the Ravens' playoff loss to the Indianapolis Colts last season, middle linebacker Ray Lewis was in the locker room crying.

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Jacob

Catonsville, MD

#1 Nov 23, 2007
Despite his age, there's no ILB I'd rather have on the Ravens than Ray Lewis. He's much better than Urlacher, the supposed best linebacker in the NFL.(remember when Tom Brady juked him? Tom Brady!!!!).

My favorite Ray Lewis play: In the Super Bowl, Tiki Barber was taking a sweep to the left sideline. Ray took the perfect angle to Barber and the way Ray hit him was very similar to the way you see a tiger taking down an antelope. It was just quintessential Ray: instincts, quickness, and power.

It pains me to say this, but because the Ravens will most likely be developing a QB next year, it's unfair to keep him on this team. He should be traded to a contender. That will be a sad day, though.

Ray, keep up the excellent play. Even when the Ravens are bad, I enjoy watching you play.
Jacob

Catonsville, MD

#2 Nov 23, 2007
Despite his age, there's no ILB I'd rather have on the Ravens than Ray Lewis. He's much better than Urlacher, the supposed best linebacker in the NFL.(remember when Tom Brady juked him? Tom Brady!!!!).

My favorite Ray Lewis play: In the Super Bowl, Tiki Barber was taking a sweep to the left sideline. Ray took the perfect angle to Barber and the way Ray hit him was very similar to the way you see a tiger taking down an antelope. It was just quintessential Ray: instincts, quickness, and power.

It pains me to say this, but because the Ravens will most likely be developing a QB next year, it's unfair to keep him on this team. He should be traded to a contender. That will be a sad day, though.

Ray, keep up the excellent play. Even when the Ravens are bad, I enjoy watching you play.
Ravens_Flock

Chico, CA

#3 Nov 23, 2007
Ray is the best LB ever to play this game, and that includes Lawrence Taylor.

No one will ever touch him, no one is ever even going to be in his league, not even Brian Urlacher. Period.
Southern MD Joe

AOL

#4 Nov 23, 2007
Footbal is a Team effort,Not Me,Me,me nor i,I,I.
the Ravens need to cover much better,stop switcing QB's,get some youth on can tackle,hang on,play Defense 40 minutes,etc,etc,etc,,,,,,,,,,
Patrick

London, UK

#5 Nov 23, 2007
It's not often that I eat my humble pie, but when Ray said in Minicamps last year that he was in the best shape of his life, I thought he was simply sending Ozzie a message.

I stand corrected.

Ray can easily play in the league another 5-6 years. I just hope its with us.
Bill Ding

New Baltimore, MI

#6 Nov 23, 2007
DePreston had to take a swipe at a white player. Always does.
Brandon

Perrysburg, OH

#7 Nov 23, 2007
Ray "The Killer" Lewis is a piece of trash! It's nice to see the Baltihore Ravens on their way down as the Browns finally seem to be on their way up.
schlomo

Taylor, MI

#8 Nov 23, 2007
Jacob wrote:
Despite his age, there's no ILB I'd rather have on the Ravens than Ray Lewis. He's much better than Urlacher, the supposed best linebacker in the NFL.(remember when Tom Brady juked him? Tom Brady!!!!).
My favorite Ray Lewis play: In the Super Bowl, Tiki Barber was taking a sweep to the left sideline. Ray took the perfect angle to Barber and the way Ray hit him was very similar to the way you see a tiger taking down an antelope. It was just quintessential Ray: instincts, quickness, and power.
It pains me to say this, but because the Ravens will most likely be developing a QB next year, it's unfair to keep him on this team. He should be traded to a contender. That will be a sad day, though.
Ray, keep up the excellent play. Even when the Ravens are bad, I enjoy watching you play.
Though some may not like it, Ray will always be a Raven, even the pretty boy owner won't screw that up! Ray will be part of a rare club as a founding member along with JO of the future all time Ravens.
schlomo

Taylor, MI

#9 Nov 23, 2007
I wish this story had come out earlier! I had seen Ngata's incident with Thomas and found it disturbing. Now I have a totally different view. All the steeler fans out there were taking cheap shots at the young guy and no opposing view (the writer claims the punch was Ngata retaliating for earlier indiscretions by Thomas toward Lewis) was put forth. I like Ngata in the middle and am glad to hear he's a stand up guy instead of a cheap shot artist. WAY TO GO HALATI!
emkosch

Wapakoneta, OH

#10 Nov 23, 2007
Horse collar tackles are now illegal in the NFL and were never called against this POS in the
Browns game. Nice to see even a ravens homer noticed that he was horse collaring players.

Funny, I never noticed a cheap shot by Thomas on Ngata, but I did see Ngata punch Thomas while he was defenseless on the ground...Who's the dirty player?
johnjames44

United States

#11 Nov 23, 2007
I am a bit surprised at your reppartie. You have shown a level of concern and respect not often seen from ANY news media type. One of the better reports in the SUN.
Glenn Channell

Akron, OH

#12 Nov 23, 2007
Unbelieveable...you're actually celebrating cheating. First off, Ray Lewis was credited with 16 tackles (12 solo), not 23. Only 4 of those occurred less than 4 yards downfield, and 1 of those 4 was after a 2 yard gain on 3rd & 1. He wasn't really making big plays. The funniest part, however, is how you praise him for make horse collar tackles (a penalty in the NFL) and how you seem to approve of Haloti Ngata punching Joe Thomas because he felt Thomas was holding Ray Lewis. That punch should have resulted in an automatic ejection of Ngata and is just one more example of the dirty play by Baltimore players (esp. defensive players).

It's sad that you celebrate the dirty play and only helps to explain why the media is crucifying Michael Vick for being involved with killing dogs while absolving Ray Lewis for his role in killing human beings (at the very least he was responsible for destroying evidence and helping the true killers get away with it).
Ravens Forever

United States

#13 Nov 23, 2007
Ray Lewis is the standard bearer for Middle Linebackers in the NFL. Brian Urlacher, Vilma, Demarco Ryans etc. all have to set there levels to his. They can't match his intensity, will to win, physical style and most importantly his leadership. You can say a lot of wrong things about him but you never can take a way his ability to unite 10 grown men for one purpose to physically stop the other team from moving one inch. During games and thru the years it has been impressive. Ray is the G.O.A.T. DCK BUTKUS OF THE MODERN AGE.
Drew

Denver, CO

#14 Nov 23, 2007
Outstanding article Mike! Ray Lewis is arguably the greatest to ever step on the field and without a doubt one of the fiercest competitors I have ever laid eyes on! If only evryone on the offensive line had his heart we would be unbeatable
bob k

AOL

#15 Nov 23, 2007
It's just amazing to see these loser Browns/stainbs fans on here talking smack. Where have you guys been the past few years? Oh thats right...LOSING!!! Makes a big difference doesn't it. Now go back to your trailer near the lake that burns and crawl straight back into the hole from whence you came. You will NEVER have, even once, an incredible player like Ray Lewis EVER on your team!! Oh and heres another one. You can take your 32nd ranked defense and although you may be going to the playoffs, you are one & done, so get ready for next year stanies fans, you freakin bunch of losers. Whats the matter, your newspaper up there isn't written in english.
Phil

Baltimore, MD

#16 Nov 23, 2007
Bill Ding wrote:
DePreston had to take a swipe at a white player. Always does.
Yeah, it couldn't be a Shawn Merriman, or someone like that.
Phil

Baltimore, MD

#17 Nov 23, 2007
I certainly agree that Ray is one of the best, if not the best, to ever to play the game. His passion is unsurpassed, and he is committed to winning, and he expects the same from those around him. Stopping a physical run game involves physical talent as well as an act of will, and he refuses to concede anything. All these other so-called LB starts that left Baltimore because mired in mediocrity, because it was Ray that made them play at a higher level.

I may wax poetic here, but in this quickly fading season, maybe all we ahve left is to honor our warriors.
Louis Morris

Lakewood, WA

#18 Nov 23, 2007
The ravens might be losing but it's not over yet. It's all about how you finish regardless of how you start.
cesar

Tallulah, LA

#19 Nov 23, 2007
Get over yourself!
Bill Ding wrote:
DePreston had to take a swipe at a white player. Always does.
Chris

United States

#20 Nov 23, 2007
I wanted to cry when our defense held the mighty Colts offense to no touchdowns and we lost the game to the future superbowl champions. It is unlikely that anyone else would have stopped the Ravens last year. I hope Ray retires a Raven.

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