On the field of play, Ray Lewis has no doubt made the biggest contribution to the Baltimore Ravens, the franchise he has played for during his entire career. After 17 years of faithful service and helping the Ravens to win Super Bowls in both 2000 and 2013, it’s time for Baltimore to bestow upon Ray perhaps one of the highest honor a franchise could ever give out; a statue of the player himself.
At the team’s end of season press conference, one plucky reporter posed the question to Raven’s owner Steve Bisciotti as to whether the team would be erecting a statue in honor of one of the greatest players of all time. Biscotti answered with “I think he set himself apart in Baltimore … I would not be surprised if there is one there in the next year or two.” (From Garrett Downing, BaltimoreRavens.com Staff Writer)
My imagination immediately jumps to a gargoyle-esque image of Ray, which would be used to intimidate any opposition player of fan with those beady eyes that became a trademark throughout his career. Now, it seems a little odd to try and imagine what a stone statue of Lewis will look like, but if I were to put money on it, I would guess that it would either be the ending of his dance pose, or the classic hands on knees, linebacker stare down pre-snap. What do you guys think?
Personally, I think this is the perfect way to commemorate Lewis’ achievements not only on the field, but also in and around the Baltimore area, and is a gesture that would also mean a great deal to the people of Baltimore.