The Baltimore Ravens play dirty, that’s their identity, It’s who they’ve become known as, thanks to a certain leader on the team. The leader’s name? Ray Lewis of course. Lewis who is playing in
his final game what he say’s will be his final game has just always been a dirty player.
And that’s okay, as long as he doesn’t cross the line, he hasn’t and I don’t think he will in two weeks, than again I wouldn’t be surprised if he does. It’s like it’s in his blood.
It’s like he feels he has a chip on his shoulder all the time. Not just the every-day chip on the shoulder case that every player may feel they are playing with whether they admit it or not, but it’s like he feels like he has to prove something, he has to show how tough he can be. He’s dirty, he’s gritty, and that’s exactly the way Baltimore football should be played; Lewis likes it this way.
Thanks to Lewis, this style of play has ever since becoming a dominant force in the NFL has rubbed off onto the team, it’s been an evolution.
– – – He’s made a difference. And the only way he knows how to. Dirty playing. For those wondering, yes, there is a difference between dirty playing and cheating. Lewis isn’t a cheater, to my knowledge. Lewis, as a result of this, has made himself mentally tougher than some players, this does give him an edge over some of the other guy’s.
The Ravens, like Lewis has that edge, have an edge of their own, they have Lewis, and his toughness, that very well could be the difference in the Super-Bowl. – – – The question here is can the Ravens use this edge to their advantage?
Will the dirty play-style pay off once more?
Only Ray Lewis will know once he’s suited up and out their on the field against the 49ers. – – – Football is almost ALL about being tough, the Ravens are that. It’s hard for me to pick against this team, especially when they have made the “destined” story-line look so real, because they are in the Super-Bowl. The Ravens are tough.
They have Joe Flacco, yeah, they have a stud running-back, Ray Rice, yeah, but let’s face it, ultimately this team has a solid defense.
And on that defense they have a Linebacker known for being tough, and if you hadn’t noticed, at times can play dirty.
Will being tougher pay off?
Or will they be just another Super-Bowl team?
The last-time I checked, Football was a sport of toughness, and the Ravens are tough.
They also have a player that likes to play dirty.
A few tidbits:
1. As weird as this “fake girlfriend” thing with Manti’teo has been, I don’t think it’s going to stop NFL scouts from considering him in the Draft, as it doesn’t have anything to do with his ability to perform as a player on the field.
2. As you all hopefully know by now, Chip Kelly has already inked a deal to become the new head-coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. This note though comes as nothing new, though I still felt it should be noted. The thing here is Kelly originally declined offers from the Eagles, only to (at the time) stay with Oregon. Kelly would come back to Philadelphia sooner, at least a couple of weeks after rejecting offer.
– – – Clearly, this was a hesistant decision, and may not end up well in the end for Kelly.
3. The 49ers have apparently decided to trade-mark: “Kaepernicking” . . . . . and to think.. it all started out with “Tebowing”.
Thomas Brunt is the sports-editor in chief for Birdville High School’s “Hawk newspaper” as well as the lead contributing NFL columnist/essayist for “In the Neutral Zone.com” in addition to a weekly contributor to “Next Era Wrestling.weebly.com”