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John Harbaugh: Ray Lewis should be full speed

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Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis‘ return to action from a torn triceps would have generated a lot of attention under any circumstances.

The fact that it comes a few days after Lewis announced that he will retire after this season only serves to heighten the spotlight trained on Lewis. The news wasn’t a surprise to the Ravens, both coach John Harbaugh and safety Ed Reed said they knew the announcement was coming, and Harbaugh doesn’t think it or the injury will slow Lewis down at all against the Colts.

“He’s ready to go,” Harbaugh said, via Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun. “He’s going to play in this game and he should be full speed.”

The Ravens were 5-5 with Lewis out of the lineup this season and 5-1 in the first six weeks of the year, which suggests having him back at full speed will be a serious boon to the Ravens defense. It should also help that the Ravens are otherwise healthy for the game. Every member of the team was able to practice on Friday and the Ravens should be able to avoid scratching anyone due to injury.

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24 Responses to “John Harbaugh: Ray Lewis should be full speed”
  1. jessieboom says: Jan 4, 2013 2:22 PM

    So like, 5.4 then?

  2. ravenator says: Jan 4, 2013 2:25 PM

    Cant wait to watch him dance. Ravens blow out the colts. Bank on it haters

  3. pickney1 says: Jan 4, 2013 2:26 PM

    There is no reason to believe he isn’t going to play when he able to play a couple weeks ago against the Denver Broncos.

    He chose to rest up his injury for the real season, the time when you can leave a legacy that lasts forever.

  4. fuglyflorio says: Jan 4, 2013 2:30 PM

    Harbaugh will one day be a euphemism for liar. People will say, “wow, what a Harbaugh that dude is.”

  5. steelersownyou says: Jan 4, 2013 2:38 PM

    Luck gonna pick that slow tired defense apart. Ray lewis has 1 speed….SLOW! One and done ratbirds! Bon voyage!!!

  6. Henry says: Jan 4, 2013 2:44 PM

    “Harbaugh will one day be a euphemism for liar”
    I couldn’t agree more. He’s the coach I respect least in the whole league, specifically for that reason.

  7. husky2score says: Jan 4, 2013 2:49 PM

    Hrrm let me say this loud and clear…

    “STEELER NO PLAYOFF!”

    Thank you. Had to get that out.

  8. ravensplease says: Jan 4, 2013 2:50 PM

    Steelersownyou shut up your team is not in. Get over yourself. We no its hard on you and we don’t care. We’re laughing at you.

  9. iamthefootballjerk says: Jan 4, 2013 2:58 PM

    Funny about the two of you calling Harbaugh a liar. If you’re a Steelers fan, that organization is synonymous with lying about injuries. Concussion like symptoms come to mind. Plus, I heard enough of Tomlin’s post game pressers this year after a loss. Sounded like a broken record. And don’t tell me about Tomlin’s Super Bowl appearances. They are all about Big Ben. Give Harbaugh a QB like Big Ben, and the resume would be the same or better.

    And if you’re a Pats fan, need I say more.

  10. jimnaizeeum says: Jan 4, 2013 3:14 PM

    Great player at one time, and he seems to do a lot to help people. Too bad he didn’t help the families of the guys that were killed in the limo. You can’t erase that mark.

  11. reed20fence says: Jan 4, 2013 3:14 PM

    The man’s antics are a joy to watch on a normal day. What then of a playoff game – his last at his home of the last 17 years?

    Whether you love him or hate him, just sit back and enjoy the show folks.

  12. oldirtyman says: Jan 4, 2013 3:42 PM

    It will be hilarious when the ratbirds lose to the colts and ray ray is shown crying like a baby after the game

  13. crownofthehelmet says: Jan 4, 2013 4:03 PM

    You would think such a great player, teacher, mentor would understand that he is now a liability to the defense.

  14. Nofoolnodrool says: Jan 4, 2013 4:38 PM

    iamthefootballjerk says:
    Jan 4, 2013 2:58 PM
    Funny about the two of you calling Harbaugh a liar. If you’re a Steelers fan, that organization is synonymous with lying about injuries. Concussion like symptoms come to mind. Plus, I heard enough of Tomlin’s post game pressers this year after a loss. Sounded like a broken record. And don’t tell me about Tomlin’s Super Bowl appearances. They are all about Big Ben. Give Harbaugh a QB like Big Ben, and the resume would be the same or better.

    And if you’re a Pats fan, need I say more.

    18 35 Dude it takes eleven men on each side playing as a team to win. Granted Ben is no elite QB like Flacco , but he rallied his team around him like Ray Lewis has done….just kidding. Teams win players alone don’t. Some have a bigger impact but cannot win it alone…you sound bitter?

  15. iamthefootballjerk says: Jan 4, 2013 4:45 PM

    Absolutely, I am bitter. John is one of the best coaches in the league, but you wouldn’t know it because the media. And after watching the Steelers this year, I am starting to believe that Tomlin may be the most ovrerated coach in the league. Take away LeBeau, and he would look like a bum. Harbaugh is already on his third d-coordinator.

  16. randallflagg52 says: Jan 4, 2013 4:47 PM

    Ray Lewis and company have this game. No way a rookie QB, who is a turnover machine comes in and wins this game. Especially in Baltimore.

    This is a playoff game, indy is playing in Baltimore, and the GOAT’s last season. This is going to be the most hostile environment that indy will ever face.

  17. steamedcrabs says: Jan 4, 2013 6:06 PM

    Not everyone. Still miss having #21 out there.

  18. joewilliesshnoz says: Jan 4, 2013 6:30 PM

    See ya Ray, one and done, the Ravens suck !

  19. ravanator says: Jan 4, 2013 6:34 PM

    I am so glad my hero will be at full speed for the game, can’t wait to dress up in cheerleader uniform on Sunday and cheer for Ray Ray, luv u Ray Lewis!

  20. doubleogator says: Jan 4, 2013 7:04 PM

    Ray Lewis is a criminal, involved in a murder and everyone covered for him while he walked away , no he’s not some hero…

  21. scoobies05 says: Jan 4, 2013 8:18 PM

    lets get some facts straight…ray lewis was there when two men were killed. he wasnt involved in the killing. his crime was covering up what happened. and he paid his dues for it. since then has anyone ever heard of ray lewis doing anything bad. the answer is no because he hasnt. just the opposite actually. he has done more the help people…homeless people…sick kids….fans…teammates….than anyone could possibly imagine. if u dont like him thats fine…u can have your opinion. but to spout off about things you clearly never took the time to learn about is just plain ignorant. did anyone happen to catch ryan clarks tweets about fans bashing ray and ben. interesting stuff. and to my friend nofoolnodrool…i appreciate your post about my comments about the colts game and chuck pagano.

  22. Nofoolnodrool says: Jan 4, 2013 9:10 PM

    scoobies05 says:
    Jan 4, 2013 8:18 PM
    lets get some facts straight…ray lewis was there when two men were killed. he wasnt involved in the killing. his crime was covering up what happened. and he paid his dues for it. since then has anyone ever heard of ray lewis doing anything bad. the answer is no because he hasnt. just the opposite actually. he has done more the help people…homeless people…sick kids….fans…teammates….than anyone could possibly imagine. if u dont like him thats fine…u can have your opinion. but to spout off about things you clearly never took the time to learn about is just plain ignorant. did anyone happen to catch ryan clarks tweets about fans bashing ray and ben. interesting stuff. and to my friend nofoolnodrool…i appreciate your post about my comments about the colts game and chuck pagano.

    0 0
    You are more than welcome . I love the trash but I respect sensitivity and perspective more. It’s fun to poke at each other but in the end you respect those that get it and I think you do. Doesn’t let you off the hook, good luck this weekend. For you I save a seat..ravenator just gets the pompoms. Lmao

  23. ravensfan324 says: Jan 5, 2013 2:18 AM

    Haters gonna hate. Ray was “suppose” to be back in week 15 but the real plan was to bring him back for the 4 most important games on the year. He’s 37 years old but any other of the 31 teams in the league WISH they had a player with half the passion and intensity as Ray Lewis. If you think the colts are playing inspired, wait until you see Ray come out of that tunnel on Sunday with what is 1 of 4 games the ravens have left to play. You idiots fail to forget that in the last 2 seasons the ravens have only 1 loss at home. With this being possibly Ray’s final home game, bet that this team comes out firing on all cylinders. Cheers from the land of pleasant living, and crab cakes.

  24. scoobies05 says: Jan 6, 2013 11:25 AM

    oh i get it. its all just fun and games with some good stories thrown in. root for the home team poke fun at everyone else a.d have some fun. i will swing by with a pizza and some cold natty bohs for us to share as we watch rays last home dance and a ravens playoff win….

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