Friday, January 30, 2009

Ray Lewis Doesn't Want Advice for the Offseason

In about a month, Ray Lewis could be going into free agency for the first time in his career unless the Ravens re-sign or franchise him. Many things have been said in the media by other people giving Lewis suggestions on the situation, including CBS analyst and former teammate Shannon Sharpe saying he shouldn't leave, Terrell Suggs saying Lewis and he take hometown discounts to stay, and even Steve Bisciotti saying he would like him here. But all of that doesn't seem to matter much to Ray Lewis.

While at an event in Tampa, Jamison Hensley of the Baltimore Sun reports that Lewis told the media this: ""What I'm thinking, nobody needs to know. I've given my prayers to God. It's between me and him. It's nobody else's business. That's between me and God."

It is not often that many figures would come out and suggest to them what to do in the offseason. Unless you are Brett Favre. But for Lewis, apparently it does not matter what anyone else thinks.

Lewis is right on one thing. This is his decision, and only he knows what he is thinking. We don't know everything. Clearly it is a hard decision he has coming up, and only he can make it. Sure we can tell him to stay, but what if the Ravens don't give him a better offer than another team? Then should he still stay? The fact is until the Ravens make or don't make an offer, only then can something be decided. There is nothing wrong with people wanting Lewis to come back, but it won't be that easy.

(Photo credit: MASN)

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