Some day soon Ray Lewis will walk off an NFL field for the last time, the Ravens need to be prepared.

It's a sad day in Baltimore as Ray Lewis plans to retire

This Sunday will be the last time you ever see Ray Lewis in a Baltimore Ravens home uniform again.  When he walks off that field at M&T Bank Stadium, it will be for the last time in Baltimore.  The Ravens will hopefully win and go deep into the playoffs, but chances are, there will be no more home games for the rest of this post-season….meaning this will be Ray Lewis’ final home game in Baltimore.  

I don’t think people get it yet…it still hasn’t quit sank in for me yet….  Ray Lewis has been the face of the Baltimore Ravens for 17 years.  There has never been a Baltimore Ravens roster that Ray Lewis hasn’t been apart of.  His hard-nosed play and passion for the game have made it an absolute pleasure to watch Ravens football these last 17 years and #52 will sorely be missed.  

Ray Lewis could have rode off into the sunset and retired after tearing his triceps muscle in a week 6 game against the Texans…but he busted his butt to get back on the field this one last time in Baltimore.  Win or lose…it will be a sad day.  #52 can be replaced by another body on the field, but you can’t replace his mind, spirit, or his passion for the game. 

The NFL and it’s fans have been lucky to have seen Ray Lewis play all of these years.  He is the greatest linebacker to have ever played the game of football, and we should be proud that he called Baltimore his home these last 17 seasons.  He is a first-ballot Hall of Famer if there ever was one.

RAY LEWIS.  Need I say more?

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