As Ray Lewis prepares to take his place in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, teammates, coaches, opponents, family and members of the media reflect on the legacy of the legendary Ravens linebacker with their favorite memories and never-before-heard stories.
For the leader of the team to validate me as his teammate, it meant a lot. And it just set the tone for me, as far as just being a Baltimore Raven. And so from that point forward, I wound up having another good game, had like three games in a row where I really put together a good run of stats and we were winning games, but it was the start of something.
That was 1999, and obviously, the next year, we went on to win the Super Bowl. But to be the go-to wide receiver, I knew that I had to do something to establish myself. And I did, and it was validated by the leader of the team in Ray Lewis.
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Issue 245: June/July 2018