In defense of Ray Lewis
When the Baltimore Ravens play the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl (47) XLVII, many eyes will be on Ravens middle linebacker Ray Lewis. Win or lose, this is his final game. After seventeen years, he will be a retired football player the minute the final gun sounds. He is a guaranteed first ballot enshrinee to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2018. He leaves as one of the greatest defensive players ever along with Mean Joe Greene, Dick Butkus, Jack Lambert, Ray Nitschke, Lawrence Taylor, and Reggie White. That should be his only legacy.