Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 1/4/13

INDIANAPOLIS - JANUARY 16: Ray Lewis #52 of the Baltimore Ravens spits in the fourth quarter against the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Lucas Oli Stadium on January 16, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Colts defeated the Ravens 20-3. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Since his first season with the Baltimore Ravens in 1996, Ray Lewis has been it's biggest motivator and leader. He's won the NFL's defensive player of the year award twice, been to the Pro Bowl 13 times, and has a Super Bowl ring. Let's go back to that one fact: He has one Super Bowl ring. For many players in the National Football League or in any sport it's not enough. Not that it's not to say that Ray Lewis' career has been unfulfilled when he's had many personal achievements and is been called one of the greatest defensive players in NFL history, but when he announced this past Wednesday that this season would be the last of his 17 year career, it's clear he wants to end on top with a second Super Bowl trophy. But can his team do that? Now the offense is better than the one that won Super Bowl XXXV over the Giants. Joe Flacco has better throwing stats than Trent Dilfer in his super bowl winning season and they have Ray Rice to give them good yardage. The defense has always been g...
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