Whether you think he murdered someone or was innocent, was an annoying preacher man or a man of pure wisdom, was the best linebacker ever or overrated, it doesn’t matter. EVERYONE┬árespected┬áRay Lewis on the field, how he played, and what he accomplished. And now, there is a solid chance this weekend will mark the final time we see him put on a uniform. 17 years. He’s been in football about as long as I’ve had any real understanding of it, and even if you hate the guy, the league is losing a legend.

It’ll be weird watching the Ravens without the man who essentially was the Ravens.