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It’s Ravens Mt. Rushmore nomination time

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Despite only being in existence since 1996, the Ravens have won two Super Bowls.  Which will make it difficult to limit the pantheon of franchise greats to only four.

Ray Lewis and Jonathan Ogden can safely be installed in two of the spots.  For the other two, consider candidates like Ed Reed, Terrell Suggs, Peter Boulware, Joe Flacco, Ray Rice, Anquan Boldin, Matt Stover, Ozzie Newsome, John Harbaugh, Steve Bisciotti, Art Modell, Jamal Lewis, Chris McAlister, Haloti Ngata, Matt Birk, Willis McGahee, and Shannon Sharpe.

Nominate your favorites below.

The unveiling of team-by-team Mt. Rushmores will commence on June 2, on NBCSN’s Pro Football Talk.

What else are you gonna do in June?  Watch baseball?

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  1. goraidersgospurs says: May 23, 2013 7:48 PM

    Micheal Jackson & Ed Reed!!!

  2. elwaysagenius says: May 23, 2013 7:50 PM

    Shannon sharpe should not be eligible for this list.

  3. evilglazers666 says: May 23, 2013 7:50 PM

    Ray Lewis
    Ed Reed
    Jonathan Ogden
    Terrell Suggs

  4. howintensive says: May 23, 2013 7:51 PM

    Gotta be Ed Reed and Jamal Lewis. That guy was unreal for a span of about 3-4 years.

  5. raiderinvader says: May 23, 2013 7:52 PM

    john Ogden.go UCLA !!

  6. mataug says: May 23, 2013 7:52 PM

    I hope people have the common sense to not nominate Shannon Sharpe. He played 2 seasons for the Ravens.

    this should be easy-
    Ozzie Newsome
    Ray Lewis
    Ed Reed
    Jonathan Ogden

  7. jaredo10 says: May 23, 2013 7:53 PM

    Lewis Reed Ogden

  8. dontcorrectmeplz says: May 23, 2013 7:53 PM

    Reed, Lewis, Suggs and Ogden. No other choices.

  9. logicalvoicesays says: May 23, 2013 7:53 PM

    Peter Angelos, Robert Griffin, Pierre Garcon and London Fletcher. #TheRedskinsaretheonlyNFLteaminMaryland

  10. gibbsandflair says: May 23, 2013 7:54 PM

    Lewis reed ogden modell

  11. jawnyblaze says: May 23, 2013 7:55 PM

    Lewis, Ogden, Reed, Newsome

  12. runtheball says: May 23, 2013 7:55 PM

    Reed, Lewis, Suggs and Ogden. No other choices.

    100% agree.

  13. bigtimer says: May 23, 2013 7:56 PM

    Jonathan Ogden
    Ray Lewis
    Ed Reed

    Those three are easy. The fourth one is tough. Candidates include
    Jamal Lewis
    Art Modell
    Terrell Suggs
    Ray Rice
    Joe Flacco

  14. citizenstrange says: May 23, 2013 7:56 PM

    Ogden
    Lewis
    Reed
    Modell

    With apologies to Cleveland — Modell is a controversial choice for sure but without him Baltimore might still not have a team. Baltimore is a great football city and never should have been robbed of the Colts.

  15. sb35and47champs says: May 23, 2013 7:57 PM

    1. Ray Lewis
    2. Jon Ogden
    3. Ed Reed
    4. Jamal Lewis

  16. twayward says: May 23, 2013 7:57 PM

    JONATHAN OGDEN, RAY LEWIS, ED REED and OZZIE NEWSOME.

    The first three are no-brainers. The fourth eventually may be Ray Rice. But until there’s a truly deserving player, the architect of the Ravens’ Super Bowl XXXV & XLVII championship teams is undoubtedly the best candidate.

  17. davowilly says: May 23, 2013 7:58 PM

    Ray Lewis, Jon Ogden, Ed Reed & Art Modell.

    Flacco will hopefully bounce reed be day but not yet.

  18. modellforprez says: May 23, 2013 7:58 PM

    Ray Lewis Ed Reed i will say Flacco because by the time its all said and done he should be great but we will see and lastly shannon sharpe

  19. clashers says: May 23, 2013 8:00 PM

    Lewis Ogden Reed and Newsome. Still hard to believe they drafted 2 HOFers with their first 2 picks as a franchise.

  20. scoobies05 says: May 23, 2013 8:00 PM

    for a team that has been in existence for 17 years to have drafted 3 hall of famers and kept 2 for their whole careers just shows how great the ravens are. therefore my 4 nominees are ray lewis, jon ogden, ed reed and for the 4th i cant decide btween modell, jamal, and stover. any of the 3 deserve a spot. go ravens!

  21. moagecu says: May 23, 2013 8:02 PM

    Ogden
    Lewis
    Reed
    Stover (wouldnt have won first super bowl without his foot)

  22. mrsingh24 says: May 23, 2013 8:02 PM

    Ray Lewis
    Jonathan Ogden
    Ozzie Newsome
    Art Modell

  23. nwfisch says: May 23, 2013 8:02 PM

    Deer antler spray
    A bloody knife
    Don Samuel
    Ed Garland

  24. bmoreravens1012013 says: May 23, 2013 8:03 PM

    Ray Lewis, Jonathan Ogden, Ed Reed, Art Modell…..gosh that was tough. It’s almost impossible to have a wrong answer but only four can get in. Had to go with bonafide hof’s , and damn sure couldn’t leave out the man who brought NFL football back to where it belonged in the first place!

  25. navyeoddavee9 says: May 23, 2013 8:03 PM

    Art Modell needs 2 spots, one with a browns hat, one with a ravens hat. Can we nominate browns players as that’s who the ravens really are!

  26. notherguy says: May 23, 2013 8:04 PM

    Lewis, Reed, Ogden, and Stover. no way we win the 2000 Superbowl without Stover.

  27. lakermetskins says: May 23, 2013 8:05 PM

    The loyal fans of the Cleveland Browns
    Sergio Kindle
    Kyle Boller
    Billy Cundiff

  28. deathonwings410 says: May 23, 2013 8:05 PM

    Ray, J.O., Reed and ART.

  29. davowilly says: May 23, 2013 8:05 PM

    Sharpe? He played to freakin seasons. You nominate him over Ogden and Modell? Shame on you

  30. bleedgreen says: May 23, 2013 8:05 PM

    Kyle Boller, Troy Smith, Sergio Kindle, LJ Smith

  31. magnessjo says: May 23, 2013 8:07 PM

    Johnny Unitas!

  32. crownofthehelmet says: May 23, 2013 8:09 PM

    Brian Sipe
    Ernest Byner
    2007 season
    Billy Cundiff

  33. wholelottaawesome says: May 23, 2013 8:11 PM

    Ray Lewis
    Ed Reed
    Haloti Ngata
    Jonathan Ogden
    Spencer Folau

  34. t8ertot says: May 23, 2013 8:14 PM

    “Which will make it difficult to limit the pantheon of franchise greats to only four”

    Actually it makes it easy

  35. lightcleric says: May 23, 2013 8:14 PM

    Ed Reed
    A tear coming from Ray Lewis’ left eye
    Ray Lewis
    A tear coming from Ray Lewis’ right eye

  36. drichardson791 says: May 23, 2013 8:18 PM

    TRENT DILFER

  37. darkglobe1 says: May 23, 2013 8:20 PM

    how about Ray’s two murder victims?
    Ed Reed
    Ogden

  38. These2TrophiesArrrHeavy says: May 23, 2013 8:22 PM

    Is this red skins guy for real? We are world champs. You are chumps. And you haven’t been a winner since the ravens have been in Baltimore. You my friend are pathetic, and make the Racist RedSkins look even worse. You’re right about one thing. Md only has one football team. The Ravens. That other team can’t fit a stadium in their own city, cause its not even a real city! RgIII is gonna be such a bust. Just like Sean Taylor. BUST! Done for! Losers.

    #talkomewhenyouwinsomehardwareinthisdecadebeeyotch

  39. makaylasdaddy0906 says: May 23, 2013 8:22 PM

    Ozzie, ray Lewis , art modell, and Jonathan Ogden

  40. bigbenisgay says: May 23, 2013 8:24 PM

    logicalvoicesays says:May 23, 2013 7:53 PMPeter Angelos, Robert Griffin, Pierre Garcon and London Fletcher. #TheRedskinsaretheonlyNFLteaminMaryland

    This guy should be wearing a helmet as he sits by his spit covered window one the skins suck angelos is a joke of an owner even though I’m a die hard Os fan rgwannabe is a bum garcon is alright Fletcher is barely a standout on a shifty team

  41. jebdamone says: May 23, 2013 8:25 PM

    lewis, lewis, ogden, reed

  42. jesse1834 says: May 23, 2013 8:26 PM

    Ozzie Newsome
    Ray Lewis
    Ed Reed
    Jonathan Ogden

    Modell????? The only owner in NFL history to lose money with two NFL franchises.

  43. willbrownimaging says: May 23, 2013 8:27 PM

    Ray Lewis
    Jonathan Ogden
    Ed Reed
    Ozzie Newsome

  44. faninvirginia says: May 23, 2013 8:28 PM

    This should be condsidered a BALTIMORE honor
    Unitas never wanted a single thing to do with the colts once they left

    Ray Lewis
    Johnny Unitas
    Raymond Berry
    Jonathan Ogden

    Flacco after a few more years playings

  45. makaylasdaddy0906 says: May 23, 2013 8:28 PM

    And a second would be Ray Lewis Art Modell Ozzie Newsome and Johnny Unitus since he was a Baltimore legend

  46. logisticalvoices says: May 23, 2013 8:29 PM

    I nominate Ray Lewis and three of his partners in the limo. An honorable mention goes to the bloody suit.

  47. raqaiw says: May 23, 2013 8:32 PM

    R.Lewis #52 maybe GOAT MLB
    J.Ogden #75 HOF LT
    E.Reed #20 definitely GOAT FS
    M.Stover #3 No TDs in 5 games,still won 3/5 off of this man’s foot.

    HM
    J.Flacco – Best QB young franchise has ever had.
    J.Lewis – 1 of only 7 2000yard RBs in NFL history.
    T.Suggs – Franchise sack leader. Also ugliest player
    H.Ngata – Dominant DT/NT.
    P.Boulware – Former franchise sack leader.
    T.Siragusa – Terrible sideline reporter/Immovable DT
    A.Modell – Cleveland’s Finest
    O.Newsome – First black GM in NFL history. Would be a HOF GM if he wasn’t already a HOF TE.
    D.Mason – Franchise’s best WR. Gritty veteran who just would not quit.
    J.Harbaugh – Best coach in franchise history,also prolific as a coach in NFL history for leading franchise to postseason success in first 5 seasons with a rookie QB in first season.

  48. baltimoresohard says: May 23, 2013 8:37 PM

    Ray Lewis, Ed Reed, J O, Ozzie

  49. nickster31 says: May 23, 2013 8:38 PM

    Steelers fan here, but doing this list with all due respect as a person that has followed the Ravens (Biggest rival) since their inception.

    Art Modell – I know in Cleveland he is public enemy #1, but he did leave Cleveland and bring football back to Baltimore.

    Ray Lewis – One of if not the best MLB in the history of the sport.

    Ogdon – Ravens first draft pick and probably the best offensive lineman the Ravens ever had.

    Ozzie Newsome – One of the best GM’s in the NFL (any Raven fan disagrees with this should be flogged by the rest of the Ravens fans).

  50. cmich2006 says: May 23, 2013 8:38 PM

    Jessica Robertson – burned pictures from that night

    Person who dumped the laundry bag with the bloody suit in the trash bin

    Joseph Sweeting And Reginald Oakley for keeping heir mouth shut

  51. mattymarts17 says: May 23, 2013 8:44 PM

    R.Lewis, J.Ogden, E.Reed and the 4th has to be Newsome. Although font know many Ravens fans who didn’t love Stover.

  52. Nofoolnodrool says: May 23, 2013 8:48 PM

    I love the trash on this thread. It represents what the ravens are a joke…no respect from anyone.

  53. reilt25 says: May 23, 2013 8:51 PM

    Lewis
    Reed
    J Lewis
    Siragusa

    I wanted to add Dilfer! Only QB to get released after an SB victory! ahahahaha!

  54. finfan4life says: May 23, 2013 8:52 PM

    Lewis
    Reed
    Ogden
    And the great and powerful Oz

  55. benh999 says: May 23, 2013 8:52 PM

    The white suit.

  56. pftard says: May 23, 2013 8:52 PM

    Johnny Unitas
    Art Modell
    Ray Lewis
    Jonathan Ogden

    And at the bottom of the Mountain, Tony Siragusa should have a concessions stand.

  57. dalanz28 says: May 23, 2013 8:54 PM

    Jonathan Ogden, Ray Lewis, Ed Reed, Shannon Sharpe

  58. ccoolahan14 says: May 23, 2013 8:54 PM

    1). Ray Lewis (best defensive player in NFL history)
    2). Ed Reed (best safety in NFL history)
    3). Jonathan Ogden (one of the 2 or 3 best LTs in NFL history)
    4). Terrell Suggs (a future hall of famer, Defensive Rookie of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year and still has several good years to go).

    I’d put that Mt. Rushmore up against just about any team in the league’s (aside from maybe the Niners)……and that’s in only SIXTEEN years!

  59. bobzilla1001 says: May 23, 2013 8:56 PM

    Matt Stover…
    Ummm.
    Sorry.
    That’s all I got.

  60. chaddyzr2 says: May 23, 2013 8:58 PM

    Deer antler spray, HGH and defense lawyers

  61. lovefootball4life says: May 23, 2013 8:59 PM

    Lewis
    Reed
    J.O
    Ozzie

    Nofool, you’re being the kind of commenter you criticize everywhere else. Just stop already.

  62. thesteelers says: May 23, 2013 9:01 PM

    Hate the Ravens, but it’s pretty clear cut

    Ray Lewis
    Ed Reed
    Jonathon Ogden
    Ozzie Newsome

  63. thesteelers says: May 23, 2013 9:02 PM

    Shannon Sharpe is a Bronco, people.

  64. wvuandsteelers says: May 23, 2013 9:05 PM

    Ed Reed and Ozzie Newsome.

  65. ialdrich1214 says: May 23, 2013 9:07 PM

    No one has said… Jim Brown

  66. steeldominance says: May 23, 2013 9:10 PM

    Richard Lollar and Jacinth Baker

  67. nightofthehipple says: May 23, 2013 9:14 PM

    1. Art Modell. 2. Ozzie Newsome. 3. Ray Lewis. 4. Ed “Two Tickets To Paradise” Reed

  68. threatlevelbob says: May 23, 2013 9:14 PM

    Ray Lewis, Jonathan Ogden, and Ozzie Newsome should be considered shoe-ins. It’s really the fourth spot that is the hardest.

    I’m going to say Joe Flacco. That might seem a little shocking, but keep reading.

    I’d actually put a few players mentioned by Florio above Flacco in terms of competency at their position. For example, Reed, Suggs, Ngata, and Jamal Lewis have all been considered the best in the league at their position over a season or more, but Joe has finally squelched the notion that the Ravens don’t have a franchise caliber quarterback. That in itself lends a tremendous amount of stability to the team.

    There is nothing more debilitating for a franchise in modern football than to have a quarterback that just isn’t cutting it and is losing support from front office on down to the other players in the locker room.

  69. cocheese000 says: May 23, 2013 9:15 PM

    Lewis, Reed, Ogden and Flacco.

  70. reediddy says: May 23, 2013 9:18 PM

    Ray Lewis
    Jonathan Ogden
    Rahim Moore
    Chris Culliver

    Super Bowl win, and subsequent recognition as a truly elite franchise, wouldn’t have been possible without those last two buffoons

  71. lagg1 says: May 23, 2013 9:18 PM

    If this is a Ravens Rushmore then Johnny Unitas Berry, Lenny Moore and others cannot be part of it since they were Baltimore Colts. Let’s go with Ray Lewis, Jon Ogden, Ed Reed and Ozzie Newsome.

  72. jason49er says: May 23, 2013 9:20 PM

    I’m going to go with

    ED REED
    RAY LEWIS
    JONATHAN OGDEN
    TERRELL SUGGS

    Jamal Lewis is a close 5th. If he would have emassed all 12,000+ yards of his career there, he probably gets on the list. But 3k+ was with the Browns, a division rival.

    Also considering Suggs has atleast 4 more years to pile on the sacks, he could be top 15 all-time as a 3-4 rush linebacker. A Future Hall of Famer, Defensive rookie of the year, Defensive player of the year, 1 Superbowl Ring, and already 4 more Pro Bowls than Jamal Lewis, he just edges him out imo.

  73. cballlv11 says: May 23, 2013 9:23 PM

    No mentions for Billick?

  74. scoobies05 says: May 23, 2013 9:23 PM

    nofool you and your fellow steeler fans who come on here are the joke and the trash. you talk respect but you dont really know what it means because you cant give it

  75. mr86ism says: May 23, 2013 9:31 PM

    Jesus and a ratbird in a white suit

  76. ottomanismydog says: May 23, 2013 9:33 PM

    Tony Banks, Elvis Grbac, Trent Dilfer and Vinny Testiverde

  77. rayray52 says: May 23, 2013 9:34 PM

    ART MODELL
    ray Lewis
    Ed reed
    Ozzie/Ogden

  78. sonoco says: May 23, 2013 9:40 PM

    Paul Brown
    Jim Brown
    Minnifield and Dixon

  79. thesteelers says: May 23, 2013 9:40 PM

    @nickster31

    Here you are trying to pay your compliments by picking decent choices for our enemy and you get voted down — for what? I think they still fear us.

    With good reason.

  80. neilkolodey says: May 23, 2013 9:44 PM

    What about Prime-Time Deon Sanders!

  81. longsufferingbillsfan says: May 23, 2013 9:45 PM

    Ray Lewis, Ogden, Ed Reed, Ozzie Newsome

    This one seemed pretty easy, honestly.

  82. tsuscrumhalf says: May 23, 2013 9:51 PM

    Ray Lewis
    John Unitas
    Jon Ogden
    Lenny Moore

    Baltimore football mt rushmore

  83. bwana says: May 23, 2013 9:56 PM

    Now is the time for the Ravens to put up or shut up. If the franchise really believes that Art Modell should go in the NFL HOF, then show it and make him one of your Mt. Rushmore designees.

  84. corvusrex96 says: May 23, 2013 10:00 PM

    Johnny Unitas, J.O., Ozzie Newsome, Ray Lewis .

  85. larrydavid7000 says: May 23, 2013 10:02 PM

    LOSER,LOSER,LOSER,AND,LOSER. THE TEAM FROM CLEVELAND ravens.

  86. pleasefirecam says: May 23, 2013 10:03 PM

    Ray Lewis, Ed Reed, Jonathan Ogden, Oz, Flacco!

  87. jadaruler says: May 23, 2013 10:08 PM

    Lewis, Ogden, Reed, and Flacco.

  88. whatjusthapped says: May 23, 2013 10:14 PM

    make sure you include Ray Lewis’s lawyer.

  89. watermelon1 says: May 23, 2013 10:16 PM

    Considering Ed Reed has only played in a Ravens uniform and holds numerous defensive NFL records… I’d say he has to be there. Even if recent history has turned some Ravens fans against him.

    That fourth spot is Stovers… But ONLY for the time being. Someone will eventually take that spot. Someone who didn’t start out as a Cleveland Brown. Probably Joe Flacco if he doesn’t completely fall off after this Super Bowl victory and huge contract.

  90. hess97 says: May 23, 2013 10:25 PM

    Jerome Boger
    the three guys that held on jacoby’s kickoff return
    jimmy smith, who got away with tossing the ref to the ground, and later got away with the 4 th down hold
    the guy that hit crabtree helmet to helmet on 3rd
    the guy that PI’d crabtree on 2nd
    ray lewis for punching vernon in the face after the whistle
    the guy that punched staley in the face

  91. hess97 says: May 23, 2013 10:29 PM

    the dude that swung l james by his facemask, causing the fumble

  92. tobymo says: May 23, 2013 10:36 PM

    Ray Lewis
    Jonathan Ogden
    Ed Reed
    Terrell Suggs

  93. reed20fence says: May 23, 2013 10:36 PM

    Rushmore won’t suffice. You need an Everest to account for all the Raven greats.

    Lewis
    Reed
    Suggs
    Ngata
    Modell
    Newsome
    Flacco
    Harbaugh
    Woodson
    Sharpe
    McCalister
    Jamal Lewis
    Jermaine Lewis
    Jacoby
    Boulware
    Sharper
    Goose
    Mccrary
    Adams
    Heap
    Rice
    Brigance
    Stover

    On and on… this franchise oozes greatness.

  94. 21stnprime says: May 23, 2013 10:39 PM

    this is the most obvious Mt Rushmore. whoever said Ozzie, Ray, Ed Reed and Ogden got it right

  95. saints4life57 says: May 23, 2013 10:45 PM

    Not saying that the Ravens haven’t had great players on their team but IMO no one deserves to be standing next to Ray Lewis! He should have his very own mountain! And like I said i’m not taking away from other players i’m just saying Ray Lewis was that great of a player! So for all of you who i’m sure are bashing him just remember we are talking about Ray Lewis the FOOTBALL player not whatever else happened in his life outside of the sport! And besides i’d bet if he showed up at your door you wouldn’t have to many mean things to say about him! ; ) Much respect Mr. Lewis it was a honor watching you play!

  96. saints4life57 says: May 23, 2013 10:49 PM

    Matter of fact let’s just start calling it Mt. Raymore!

  97. sbchampsagain says: May 23, 2013 10:59 PM

    Ray Lewis
    Art Modell
    Ozzie Newsome
    Ed Reeeeeeeeeeed

  98. camdenyard says: May 23, 2013 11:03 PM

    Ray
    J.O.
    Reed
    Ozzie

  99. calvinhobbes5000 says: May 23, 2013 11:04 PM

    I agree Lewis, Ogden, and Reed are no-brainers. You can certainly make a case for Newsome, but I prefer players to office guys. Jamal Lewis only had a few good years, so I vote for Flacco, giving him my faith that he’ll be playing well for years. Given what the Ravens are paying him, he’d better.

  100. ridingwithnohandlebars says: May 23, 2013 11:07 PM

    Ravens Rushmore:
    Ray
    J.O.
    Stover
    Oz

    Baltimore Rushmore:
    Ray
    J.O.
    Johnny U.
    Marchetti

  101. johngavin says: May 23, 2013 11:07 PM

    Ray Lewis
    Jonathan Ogden
    Ed Reed
    Ozzie Newsome

  102. geniusesq says: May 23, 2013 11:23 PM

    Ray Lewis
    Ogden
    Ed Reed
    Ozzie Newsome

  103. michaeljacksonisback says: May 23, 2013 11:30 PM

    Vinny testaverde, Ernest bynar, and Jom Brown

  104. bcgreg says: May 23, 2013 11:31 PM

    Ray Lewis
    Ed Reed
    Ogden
    Modell

  105. holdup08 says: May 23, 2013 11:33 PM

    Ray Lewis, Jonathan Ogden, Ed Reed, Marvin Lewis

  106. bcgreg says: May 23, 2013 11:34 PM

    @ccoolahan14

    Sixteen years? You do know that they were the Cleveland Browns, right? I know they left the uniform and records in Cleveland, but the 2 draft picks in 1996 that led to Ogden and Lewis were conceived in Cleveland.

  107. kd75 says: May 23, 2013 11:35 PM

    Bernie Kosar
    Earnest Byner
    Clay Matthews
    Art Modell

  108. theravenlives2 says: May 23, 2013 11:58 PM

    I hope people have the common sense to not nominate Shannon Sharpe. He played 2 seasons for the Ravens.

    this should be easy-
    Ozzie Newsome
    Ray Lewis
    Ed Reed
    Jonathan Ogden

    ==============================
    Yep, that’s it exactly!

    If the fourth one has to be a player, I say Jamal Lewis instead of Ozzie.

  109. sfniners4life says: May 24, 2013 12:05 AM

    Ray ray
    Unitas
    Reed
    Ogden

  110. morm3993 says: May 24, 2013 12:07 AM

    Jim Brown

    Paul Brown

    Ray Lewis

    Ed Reed

  111. poesports says: May 24, 2013 12:15 AM

    I love the trash on this thread. It represents what the ravens are a joke…no respect from anyone.

    That’s not it at all. People may hate the Ravens but they do respect them. That’s because the Ravens are a pretty good football team last time I checked. Everybody has an opinion on Ray Lewis one way or another. And even a diehard Ray hater has no choice but to acknowledge his talent on the field.

  112. ppdoc13 says: May 24, 2013 12:19 AM

    Ray Lewis GOAT MLB
    Ed Reed GOAT Free Safety
    J.O. – one of the top 3 LT in league hx
    Ozzie – 1st black GM, would make it as a front office person if he didn’t already make it as a player.

    For fool – what it indicates is jealousy over the Ravens winning 2 SBs despite being one of the youngest teams in the NFL.

    For logical – you and your team is irrelevant.

  113. lexington11 says: May 24, 2013 12:21 AM

    Ray Lewis
    Jonathan Ogden
    Ozzie Newsome
    Joe Flacco

  114. rgledz says: May 24, 2013 12:29 AM

    Wow, not even one mention of the coach that led them to their first Super Bowl. No love foe Brian Billick at all. Sad.

  115. mazblast says: May 24, 2013 12:34 AM

    Ozzie Newsome
    Ray Lewis
    Jonathan Ogden
    Ed Reed

    Honorable mention–Not too many that I can think of. Most of the guys mentioned had a hand in one of the team’s titles but weren’t all that dominant overall as players. I’ll say Steve Bisciotti (for finally shoving Modell out), Jamal Lewis, and Terrell Suggs.

    No freaking way Art Modell deserves anything. If Ray Lewis is really guilty of murder, how about Modell murdering the hopes and dreams of who knows how many Browns fans?

  116. thisistylers says: May 24, 2013 1:04 AM

    1.Ray Lewis
    2.Jonathon Ogden
    3.Ozzie Newsome
    4.Art Modell (duh)

  117. starchybunker says: May 24, 2013 2:25 AM

    this is actually one of the easier ones:

    Ray Lewis
    Jonathan Ogden
    Ed Reed
    Ozzie Newsome

    Ozzie is fitting because there haven’t been many teams whose long-term success can be associated with a single GM to the degree they have…and also fitting that no offensive skill player (QB,RB,WR,TE) be on the Raven’s Mt Rushmore…

  118. jlv3gem says: May 24, 2013 2:39 AM

    Ozzie is #1 but player-wise:

    Ray
    John
    Ed
    Joe/Suggs coin flip

  119. faaaaaaq says: May 24, 2013 5:17 AM

    Ray Lewis, Jonathan Ogden, Ed Reed and Matt Stover. I’m not listing any front office types just players. Matt Stover was “Automatic Matt” during our formative years and as said before we would not have made our first Super Bowl run without him. We went like five games without an offensive touchdown and Matt was money in the bank.

    The rest of you haters should just lay low for this discussion, especially you IllogicalVoiceSays.

  120. aceben3 says: May 24, 2013 5:22 AM

    Ed Reed is obvious. Suggs vs Ozzie is close but Ozzie has honestly been more important. #repeat

  121. aceben3 says: May 24, 2013 5:23 AM

    although yes Stover is an easy #5 over any of the part timers

  122. tomtravis76 says: May 24, 2013 6:42 AM

    Ray, Reed, Ogden, Suggs.

  123. Joemontanaflacco says: May 24, 2013 8:02 AM

    Ray Lewis
    Joe Flacco
    SB XLVIII MVP
    Nofool pooping his pants watching Mad Bomber Flacco connect with Jones on a 70 yard TD Bomb!
    – or –
    Crownofthehelmet in his Napoleon Dynamite costume screaming luck-EE!

  124. yem123 says: May 24, 2013 8:28 AM

    Ed Reed and Ozzie Newsome

  125. godofwine330 says: May 24, 2013 8:37 AM

    Ray Lewis
    Jonathan Ogden
    Ed Reed (whom so many people believe was on the 2000 team, but he was still a Hurricane)
    I want to say Ozzie…so I am. Ozzie. Ozzie Newsome has meant so much to that team as far as drafting good to great talent year after year.

    Missing the cut was Stover, Modell (I found out in boot camp that he was moving my team to Baltimore), Suggs.

  126. Nofoolnodrool says: May 24, 2013 9:45 AM

    Ray Lewis GOAT MLB
    Ed Reed GOAT Free Safety
    J.O. – one of the top 3 LT in league hx
    Ozzie – 1st black GM, would make it as a front office person if he didn’t already make it as a player.

    For fool – what it indicates is jealousy over the Ravens winning 2 SBs despite being one of the youngest teams in the NFL.

    For logical – you and your team is irrelevant.

    There is absolutely nothing to be jealous about. What do the ravens have that the steelers had and lost and regained many times over. I enjoy trying to keep your unwarranted arrogance reasonable.

  127. Joemontanaflacco says: May 24, 2013 10:07 AM

    Unwarranted arrogance? It took the Steelers 40 YEARS to win a championship with only one playoff appearance (humiliating loss) in the first 37 years! The Ravens got it done in five years and got it done twice in just 17 years after making the playoffs more times than not. When your 8-8 team can equal that degree of success, give us a call. But I suggest you focus on dragging your team out of the basement since it usually takes the Steelers four decades to screw their heads back on after having the stuffing kicked out of them so many times. Sad. Smh.

  128. scoobies05 says: May 24, 2013 10:22 AM

    in looking back at the steeler mt rushmore comments there were very few negative comments by ravens fans. yet trolling steeler fans couldnt wait to come on here with their useless comments and then have tghe arrogance to talk about respect. if you dont want to be vilifed then stay away. it goes both ways…i get it. but you cant have it both ways.

  129. godofwine330 says: May 24, 2013 10:41 AM

    @ Joemontanaflacco:

    Unwarranted arrogance? It took the Steelers 40 YEARS to win a championship with only one playoff appearance (humiliating loss) in the first 37 years! The Ravens got it done in five years and got it done twice in just 17 years after making the playoffs more times than not.
    _____________

    Listen, it isn’t like your team was an expension team like the New Browns, the Jaguars, Panthers or Texans. Your team was the old Browns and Started with players like Anthony Pleasant, Matt Stover and other Browns to eventually form a playoff team after the owner abruptly moved the team to Baltimore to spite the Cleveland city brass (and because Blatimore offered 10 million plus extra incentives). Basically, you took the old Browns, so the Browns/Steelers rivalry became Ravens/Steelers.

  130. mdagnew1 says: May 24, 2013 10:47 AM

    Lewis
    Reed
    Ogden
    Stover

    if you had to replace one, i would put Modell in instead of Stover..

  131. papasmurfbell says: May 24, 2013 10:59 AM

    Lewis
    JO
    Reed
    Ozzie

  132. mobuccsfan says: May 24, 2013 10:59 AM

    Ray Lewis
    Reed
    Ogden
    Newsome
    Biscotti
    Modell
    Stover
    Suggs
    Jamal Lewis
    Ngata

    HM: Bouleware, McGahee and McAlister.

    Future/Potential: Flacco, Ray Rice and even Torrey Smith. I think it is too early to put these guys there; but they very well could have a case. Flacco actually leads these guys to another Superbowl or two, and even wins one or two more, then he would have to go on the Rushmore.

    Boldin I think did more in AZ even though he didn’t win a lot. Modell is tough but I agree, without him, Baltimore might not have a team again, even if it burned CLE. It worked out, they got a team again; unfortunately, however, not very good ones. Thought things would change with Halsam but might not at all.

    John Harbaugh could be one day, Sharpe was a Bronco more than a Raven, Birk was a Viking more than a Raven (IMO) and McGahee gets honorable mention here because his better days IMO were in Baltimore; though he was decent in Buffalo and despite injuries, not bad in Denver either.

  133. finallythevoiceofreason says: May 24, 2013 11:02 AM

    Joemontanaflacco……….get real, the Ravens were not a true expansion team and did not start from scratch. They picked at the top of the draft in the beginning and it paid off quickly. Sure it took the Steelers 40 years to win a playoff game, but look at what they did in the next 40 years. Plus they drafted a dozen Hall of Famers in a 7 or 8 year span. Sure, the success as “Ravens” is there, but they were the Browns before that. Also, that 8-8 team beat the Ravens’ 10-6 team with a 3rd string QB in Baltimore last year. Plus the Steelers are 3-0 in the playoffs against the “Ravens” all-time with a lead in the series head-to-head by 7 games. So….it is the Ravens that have to match the Steelers success and not the other way around. I am not trashing the Ravens because it is stupid to do so, just stating facts.

    Having said that……….
    Ozzie Newsome
    Art Modell
    Ray Lewis
    Jonathan Ogden

  134. perryw9202 says: May 24, 2013 11:25 AM

    [quote]May 23, 2013 8:32 PM

    R.Lewis #52 maybe GOAT MLB
    J.Ogden #75 HOF LT
    E.Reed #20 definitely GOAT FS
    M.Stover #3 No TDs in 5 games,still won 3/5 off of this man’s foot.[/quote]

    Except the Ravens only won 2 of 5 during that October stretch.

    Ogden
    Lewis
    Reed
    Newsome

    While he did restore football to Baltimore, I leave out Modell because most of his accomplishments happened elsewhere.

  135. Joemontanaflacco says: May 24, 2013 11:39 AM

    “It is the Ravens that have to match the Steelers success.”

    No thank you. I’d rather not wait 40 years for a championship. I don’t think the Browns do either since they won their division the very first year of existence. All told, bragging about Steelers’ “success” is like bragging about getting a college degree after 20 semesters.

  136. edisbetterthantroy says: May 24, 2013 11:45 AM

    Excluding front office folks (ie: Oz and Art), here’s what I got:

    Ray Lewis, Jon Ogden, Ed Reed, Jamal Lewis

    I could make a case for Stover, Flacco, Suggs. People forget how dominating Jamal was in his prime. That dude just trucked people. I was there when he ran for 295 against Cleveland. He was unstoppable that season!

  137. tank3522013 says: May 24, 2013 12:04 PM

    Ray Lewis

    Jonathan Ogden

    Ed Reed

    Ozzie Newsome- Built the Ravens to win Championships with Hall Of Fame Players.

    Art Modell- If it wasn’t for Modell there wouldn’t be a NFL team in Baltimore.

  138. finallythevoiceofreason says: May 24, 2013 12:16 PM

    Didn’t Ozzie Newsome become GM after the Ravens won their first Super Bowl?

  139. scoobies05 says: May 24, 2013 12:17 PM

    once again…yes the ravens came from cleveland. but they are a completely different franchise then the browns. all the browns unis records etc were left in cleveland for them. the ravens are a seperate franchise with seperate records. and as far as the head to head stuff, ive always been told that super bowl wins are what matters. and as we all know since 96 its 2 to 2.

  140. golfongrass311 says: May 24, 2013 12:17 PM

    Ray Lewis
    Ogden
    Jamal Lewis
    Ed Reed

  141. 52raybestever says: May 24, 2013 12:26 PM

    Nice pic of Ray. I will remember him lighting people up all over the field, not about to cry before he begins to speak in quatrain. Anyway, this is an absolute no brainer:

    1. Ozzie Newsome (Bar-none best GM, ever)
    2. Ray Lewis
    3. J. Ogden
    4. Ed Reed

    If we are including the old Balt Colts then remove Reed and add Johnny U.

  142. steelerben says: May 24, 2013 2:28 PM

    It can only be:

    Ray Lewis
    Jonathan Ogden
    Ed Reed
    Ozzie Newsome

    If you want to take out the Front Office, throw in Todd Heap.

  143. micknangold says: May 24, 2013 6:17 PM

    Lewis, Reed, Suggs, Ogden

  144. swagger52 says: May 25, 2013 12:38 PM

    Given that Cleveland gets to keep Jim Brown, Baltimore should be able to keep Johnny U

    so Johnny U, Ray Lewis, Ed Reed and Ozzie Newsome

  145. donny1rodriguez says: May 26, 2013 12:27 AM

    Birk, McGahee, and Sharpe should not have even been mentioned.

  146. TylerHills says: May 26, 2013 8:19 PM

    O. Newsome
    R. Lewis
    J. Ogden
    E. Reed

  147. @Cereal_22 says: May 27, 2013 7:47 AM

    Ozzie
    Ray Lewis
    Jon Ogden
    Flacco – deal with it, the kid has had us contending from day one

  148. Deb says: May 27, 2013 4:16 PM

    Late to this party, but like so many others …

    Ray Lewis
    Ed Reed
    Jonathan Ogden
    Ozzie Newsome

  149. flavadave10 says: May 28, 2013 8:20 AM

    I’ll go with:

    Ray Lewis
    Ed Reed
    Jonathan Ogden
    Matt Stover

    HM:
    Jamal Lewis
    PB
    McCrary
    Heap
    Suggs
    Modell (RIP)

    Not discounting how important Ozzie Newsome has been to the Ravens’ success, but one has to assume he’s on the Browns Mt. Rushmore, and I don’t think anyone should be on two Mt Rushmores.

  150. bzig12 says: May 28, 2013 3:05 PM

    I think the nominations are pretty easy.

    1. Modell. Without Modell, we don’t have the Ravens.
    2. Ray Lewis – Hall of Famer. No debate.
    3. Jonathan Ogden – Hall of famer
    4. Ozzie Newsome – He and Ray were the 1 constant and he has put together 2 Super Bowl teams.

  151. mgiang87 says: May 28, 2013 4:34 PM

    You cant put Art Modell on our Mt. Rushmore. Art brought us the team and every day I am thankful for it, but Ozzie built the team….and I wont have two non-players on our Mt. Rushmore.

    1. Jon Ogden
    2. Ray Lewis
    3. Ed Reed
    4. Ozzie Newsome

    I would like to have statues of the Irsay family placed behind our Mt. Rushmore where the waste water flows out.

  152. timtheenchanter1 says: May 28, 2013 5:25 PM

    Ray Lewis
    J.O.
    Ozzie Newsome (should go into HOF a 2nd time for career as an exec)
    Ed Reeeeeeeeeed

  153. musicman495 says: May 30, 2013 2:04 AM

    Reed
    Lewis
    Newsome
    Ogden

  154. baltimoresnativeson says: Jun 4, 2013 1:16 PM

    Only been around since 96 and already have a Mount Rushmore better than most teams.

  155. geemoney713 says: Jun 4, 2013 2:41 PM

    Raheem Morris, Jacoby Jones (both when he helped the Ravens get to the AFC Championship last year, and when he watched Raheem Morris fall over), Matt Stover, and Robert Irsay.

  156. droyer85 says: Jun 5, 2013 2:13 PM

    Ozzie Newsome
    Ray Lewis
    Ed Reed
    Jonathan Ogden

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