Ravens legend Ray Lewis promises an unforgettable, ‘roller coaster’ type Hall of Fame speech
His tackles were legendary. His passion was legendary. His speeches were legendary and lucky us, he has one more big one left in him.
Baltimore Ravens legendary middle linebacker Ray Lewis promises a Pro Football Hall of Fame speech for the ages this summer. He’s already labeled it an unforgettable “roller coaster,” via Jamison Hensley of ESPN.
Ray Lewis said he won't have any nerves during his Hall of Fame enshrinement speech. "All you have to do is deliver something that people want to hear," Lewis said. "It will have people and myself in a roller coaster that people will never forget."
— Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) July 18, 2018
“All you have to do is deliver something that people want to hear,” Lewis said. “It will have people and myself in a roller coaster that people will never forget.”
Lewis, 43, was a shoe-in for Canton, Ohio by the time the season of 2001 came and gone. A 13-time Pro Bowler and seven-time First-Team All-Pro player, Lewis will go down as, arguably, the greatest inside linebacker in the history of the game.
Though Lewis did run through many a speech in his day, one teammate actually makes light of his words.
“I love Ray, and I love how he always spoke from the heart, but if you listened to those speeches, a lot of them didn’t even make sense,” Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco said in 2013. “He meant everything he was saying, but I didn’t know what he was talking about 90 percent of the time.”
I have a feeling we’ll all have the ability to understand Ray Lewis when he’s enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this coming August.