Sunday will bring the final game in the long and storied career of Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis with Super Bowl XLVII. Lewis has been in Baltimore even since the team moved from Baltimore in 1996. I’m sure there will be a lot of tears shed by Lewis all day on Sunday no matter the outcome of the game but no matter what happens Lewis will always be a legend in the game. Lewis had tons to say during Baltimore’s media session on Thursday including the possibility of him becoming a coach someday.
“Let’s just say-who knows? I do know that being a coach is a lot of time. I have given a lot of time to the game already, and so now, me saying that this is my ride, is freeing me from that time obligation. So, going back into coaching would be giving that time up again. Whether it comes years, years, years down the road, it may, but I will never leave the game in my heart. But, I don’t know personally about coaching.”
I thought that was very interesting from Lewis. I could really see Lewis being a coach in the National Football League at some point but it won’t be for quite a while. The NFL is better with Ray Lewis in it and if he can come back to the game like another middle linebacker of yesteryear in Mike Singletary, it would be classic. Lewis had only glowing things to say about Singletary, who is now the Ravens’ inside linebacker coach.
“When I walk into any meeting, I am the first one of my men there, and I want to know everything the coaches are saying and teaching. Coach Singletary was one of those coaches in my life like Marvin Lewis, Jack Del Rio and Rex Ryan, all of these guys who really had a great impact on my life.”
Lewis is definitely one of the greats and I hope one of these days that Lewis goes in the same footsteps as Singletary.