Anyone who knows me knows that I'm a huge 49er fan. However, I'm also a fan of football in general. That being said, it breaks my heart that Marvin won't be in Indy any longer. Even more than that, there are talks about Ray Lewis bolting in free agency to Dallas. Ray...don't forget this.
The difference with Marvin leaving Indy and Ray leaving Baltimore is that Marvin is NOT the face of the franchise. Manning is. Furthermore, you can go back as far as Johnny U. as the face of the franchise from an historical perspective. But if Ray leaves, he essentially rips away the identity of the Baltimore Ravens. I know the Ravens have a part in it too. But as I said, if Ray leaves, the identity of that team leaves with him, despite how great Ed Reed is, despite how good Hiloti Ngata is. The other backers around him have all looked great while there (Jamie Sharper, Peter Boulware, Ed Hartwell, Adalius Thomas, Jarret Johnson, Terrell Suggs, Bart Scott), but the one constant has always been #52. The only identity that this team has EVER had rests solely on the shoulders and in the soul of one Ray Anthony Lewis. Ozzie, find a way to make it work.
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