I dont know the exact date, but we cant be too far from the one year anniversary of hearing those words,
".. today I told my team..... that this would be my last ride. "
We are at least three games shy of our first "post Ray Lewis" season.
I wonder what people think of this new era.
Unfortunately I have yet to go to a game at M&T this season. (If I dont make it to the Pats game it will be 12 years since I have not made it to at least one home game )
I can only speculate the intro is just missing a little something.
There is no question it has been different with out him. Not seeing him at the very least in sweats on the side line is just very strange.
I dont see the leadership void I was expecting to see. I am not saying there isnt a void, just not what I was expecting. Most of these guys remain very focused and determined. Early in the season it seemed his on field smarts and leadership seemed clear, but our D has tightened up.
I would have loved to be a fly on the wall for defense meetings. Seeing the kind of dialog Lewis and Pees had.
All in all I dont see the huge difference I was expecting to see. I would imagine behind the closed doors he is missed way more than we see. He was a true leader in every way, shape and form. Make no mistake, much of who the Ravens are today is due to Ray Lewis. I hope that will never change.
Dont be surprised to see him back at the castle if we make the post season though.
What do you all think of our first "post Ray Lewis " season ? (thus far )