What’s that? You’ve heard enough about Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis over the past month or so? Too bad, because here’s even more news about the 13-time Pro Bowler.
Ravens head coach John Harbaugh claimed on Thursday that the now-retired Lewis has not expressed any interest in getting into coaching. At least not yet. After a remarkable 17-year career, Lewis retired following Baltimore’s 34-31 Super Bowl win over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.
Harbaugh had claimed he believed Lewis would do “many amazing and powerful things” in his retirement, but that coaching was not going to be one of them yet.
While I’m definitely suffering from an acute case of “Ray Lewis Fatigue” I do believe he’d make a fantastic coach at some point. From a technical standpoint, have been few linebackers better during their careers. On top of that we have repeatedly heard about what a great leader he is. That combination would make a great coach.
I think it’s obvious that Baltimore would welcome Lewis back in any capacity, though I don’t believe they would let him dance his way on to the field, or wear four pounds of eye black as a coach. Though, honestly, you never know.
Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti has already come out and claimed the franchise is ready to honor Lewis with a statue outside M&T Bank Stadium. Bisciotti said, “I think he set himself apart in Baltimore sports history.” He then claimed he expected something to be done within the next year or two to immortalize him.