NFL  > Baltimore Ravens  > Let Ray Lewis Walk?
February 19, 2009, 12:13 PM
Ross Tucker thinks the Ravens should let Lewis walk rather than overpay him. What would you do? Are those really the only two options?
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October 25, 2011  04:57 PM ET

Ray Lewis is old and isn't the force he once was. They should either trade or cut him.

First, this thread is from 2009.

Second, are you crazy? He will retire a Raven. No ifs, ands or butts about it.

October 25, 2011  05:47 PM ET

Emmitt Smith, among others, left the Cowboys, and came back to retire as a Cowboy after playing his last 2 years with AZ.

The way I look at it is, that if a team drafts a player and he stays with that team for years and years, then he should retire as a member of that team. What Emmitt did was break Payton's record and wanted to continue adding to it, to "Put it out of reach" for several years. Bill Parcells didn't want Emmitt.....or he would have kept him at a reduced, Emmitt, instead of just retiring, went to AZ for 2 years, and really didn't add much to his record, especially the first year.
The Cowboys was the team to break Emmitt's shoulder (I think it was), and put him out for most of that year.
Yes, I know this thread is 2 years old, but I'm responding to the newer comments.

Interesting subject nonetheless.

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October 25, 2011  07:20 PM ET

Let Ray retire but make him a linebackers coach. He may retire a year or two sooner that way, but it would be without the drop off in performance that he's probably not looking forward to anyway AND you get what by all practical assessments would be a good coach on your staff moving forward.Everybody wins!Same thing with Peyton Manning - within 30 seconds of him retiring, you name him quarterbacks coach and keep him with your organization.

Very good ideas concerning these two great competitors.

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October 27, 2011  01:54 PM ET

Ray Lewis is old and isn't the force he once was. They should either trade or cut him.

Ray Lewis is still one of the great defensive players in the NFL. He makes a difference in every game he plays ..

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August 19, 2012  07:17 PM ET

Who.s to say Ray wants the grind of being a coach.

August 20, 2012  02:02 PM ET

Who.s to say Ray wants the grind of being a coach.

Way to go newb...this thread was started in February of 2009. The date of each post is listed just above the body of the post.


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