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John Harbaugh told staff Ray Lewis can't cover receivers

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05:44 PM ET 02.07 | Ray Lewis is on the top of the world right now. His son is going to go to his alma mater, he's retiring on the absolute top of his profession and he's set for the rest of his life and his children's lives. But while Lewis is being praised by Ravens fans as the ultimate warrior, his coaches made sure that his flaws weren't seen on display in the Super Bowl. Ravens head coach John Harbaugh told his defensive staff that Ray Lewis wasn't capable of properly covering Vernon Davis or Michael Crabtree and that they all had to brainstorm a strategy that prevented Lewis from being in situations where he was forced into coverage. NBC Sports Network, which is quickly emerging as a premier sports network, had cameras on Harbaugh and his staff and overheard the gang game-planning so that Lewis wasn't covering anyone.

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February 7, 2013  10:00 PM ET

Ray Lewis hasn't been able to cover receivers in around 17 years...

February 7, 2013  10:01 PM ET
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Ray Lewis hasn't been able to cover receivers in around 17 years...

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February 7, 2013  10:12 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Ray Lewis hasn't been able to cover receivers in around 17 years...

Shhhhhhhh, NBC has only just been informed.

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February 8, 2013  12:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Ray Lewis hasn't been able to cover receivers in around 17 years...

He covered receivers about as well as Deion tackled!

February 8, 2013  12:22 AM ET

Isn't 'making sure his flaws weren't on display' just a long (and slightly demeaning) way of saying 'playing to his strengths'?

February 8, 2013  06:09 AM ET

A 37-year old 240lb linebacker can't cover receivers...

Is this news or just common sense?

February 8, 2013  06:50 AM ET

Ray Lewis can't cover receivers but he can sure cover up a crime. Don't let the door hit you in the **** on the way out, Ray.

February 8, 2013  07:09 AM ET

Everyone knew he couldn't cover a receiver, he got paid for calling signals on the field and getting the guys around him to play hard! By the way he can't cover a Pot!

February 8, 2013  07:24 AM ET

Bro.... This cat has been out of the bag for years.

February 8, 2013  07:25 AM ET
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Ray Lewis can't cover receivers but he can sure cover up a crime. Don't let the door hit you in the **** on the way out, Ray.

What the hell is with you guys, bro ?

February 8, 2013  07:31 AM ET
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What the hell is with you guys, bro ?

You guys?

February 8, 2013  07:33 AM ET
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You guys?

I believe he means persons such as yourselves who refuse to let history be in the past were it belongs

February 8, 2013  07:33 AM ET
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I believe he means persons such as yourselves who refuse to let history be in the past were it belongs

Tell that to OJ.

February 8, 2013  07:34 AM ET

sometimes I can't resist the low hanging fruit.

February 8, 2013  07:35 AM ET
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Tell that to OJ.

I fail to see the connection.

February 8, 2013  07:37 AM ET

And this is news? Ray Lewis can't even cover TE's!

February 8, 2013  07:37 AM ET
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I fail to see the connection.

Yeah, I screwed that up. Tell that to the Goldmans.

February 8, 2013  07:39 AM ET
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Yeah, I screwed that up. Tell that to the Goldmans.

They would be interested in your observation because,,,?

 
February 8, 2013  07:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#19):

They would be interested in your observation because,,,?

your observation.

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