Super Bowl 2013: Breaking Down How Big Game Will Affect Ray Lewis’ Legacy

February 3, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Ray Nitschke, Dick Butkus, Jack Lambert, Mike Singletary and Ray Lewis. Putting the legendary Baltimore Ravens middle linebacker on this list of all-time greats already feels right, but Lewis' last game will have a profound effect on his legacy.
During his 17-year career, Lewis has maintained a level of play that arguably has not been equaled. With1,573 tackles, 31 interceptions, two Defensive Player of the Year awards, 13 Pro Bowls and 10 All-Pro selections, Lewis’ list of individual achievements can rival any player—at any position—who has ever played football.
But Lewis has been presented with a rare opportunity, and he has the chance to end his exceptional career with a great moment.    
This storyline has been building from the first day of this season.
At 37 years old, he is not the player he used to be. He is not the best middle linebacker in football anymore, and there are several players at the position around the league who...

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