Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/12/14

CHARLOTTE, NC - AUGUST 29: Linebacker Ray Lewis #52 and safety Ed Reed #20 of the Baltimore Ravens stand on the sidelines during their game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on August 29, 2009 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Steeter Lecka/Getty Images)
I consider myself a sophisticated enough fan to usually not let anything the media says influence my view of my teams or the game. This time it's different, This rubbed me the wrong way. I'd like to think I also watch the game with the intelligence of having played at a high level. Because of this, I consider myself an educated NFL fan.Some of the legends who have played this game are better riding off into the sunset and not tarnishing their legacy by saying things that are ridiculous--Ray Lewis-I'm talking about you. Discussing last night's  Broncos-Raiders game on Tuesday morning's ESPN Mike and Mike radio show, Ray Lewis said essentially that the game was not fair because the defense was handcuffed and that Terrelle Prior wasn't as equipped to make plays as Peyton Manning.He mentioned that Peyton Manning’s ability to change plays and alter the offense was "unfair" to other teams. Really?! That's why we play the game--Tom Brady brings the same element-- opposing defenses hardly f...
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