Will Ray Lewis news impact Colts?
January, 2, 2013
By Paul Kuharsky | ESPN.com
Linebacker Ray Lewis said he is retiring after the Baltimore Ravens' season ends.
He has indicated he will play play Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts in the wild-card round after missing two months with a triceps injury.
Is his revelation going to spark Baltimore to a big showing against Indianapolis at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday? Or will his last game serve as a distraction for the Ravens.
It’s hard to know, and he’s entitled to share the news with his team as he did today as opposed to trying to keep it a secret. Most presumed it was going to be the case anyway.
But I do think it can sap a little bit of energy from the Ravens during the week and actually be a bit of an advantage to the upset-minded Colts.
"There will be a ton of energy,” Cots coach Chuck Pagano, who worked as part of the Ravens defensive staff before the Colts hired him. “ ... He’s their leader."
"It will be fun to one day say I got to play against Ray Lewis," Andrew Luck said.