Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 1/24/13
There are so many subplots to Super Bowl XLVII that people will be looking at.The Harbaugh Brothers coaching against each other. Can a non-traditional offense actually carry a team to a Super Bowl championship? Is Joe Flacco truly one of the elite quarterbacks in the game?But the storyline I find intriguing is the one no one is really talking about.This is going to be the official passing of the linebacker torch from the old guard, Baltimore's Ray Lewis, to the new guard, San Francisco's Patrick Willis.Ray Lewis announced before the start of these playoffs that he was going to be retiring after 17 years of NFL service.Ray Lewis is going to go down as one of, if not the greatest, linebacker to play the game. He filled in a resume of 13 Pro-Bowls, two Defensive Player of the Year awards, seven First-Team All-Pro appearances, and a Super Bowl MVP -- which make Ray Lewis one of the most decorated linebackers in the history of the game. So with Ray Lewis leaving, it begs the question who...
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