BALTIMORE - Ray Lewis did the right thing Wednesday.
It was a tough thing to do. It was a painful thing to do.
You could see it in his face, hear it in the catch in his voice, sense it in the shocked reactions of his teammates and coaches. But ultimately, No. 52’s announcement that he’ll retire at the end of the season was the right thing to do for the Ravens.
For starters, the Ray Lewis we saw this season was a far cry from the fearsome, dominating inside linebacker we saw for 17 mostly glorious seasons in Baltimore.