Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 1/23/12
Many people despise Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis' tough-talk and brutal play on the field but yesterday— after his team was defeated by the New England Patriots, 23-20, when a dropped touchdown pass and missed field-goal cost them a chance at winning the  AFC Championship in the waning seconds— they have to admit that the poster-boy for NFL helmet-to-helmet football sounded, well... sensitive. A bobbled TD catch by Lee Evans— which could have won the game— and then a missed 32-yard field goal by Billy Cundiff with 15 seconds left that could have sent it into overtime were at the center of Lewis' Dr. Phil moment. After the game, the 16-year veteran came to the defense of the team scapegoats and told reporters,"We win as a team.  We lose as a team." As for the two dejected players, Lewis said they should "move on as men" and he would reach out to them. Comforting words from a man who has had his own dark days. Lewis should know about being some sort of a pariah because he ...
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