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Lewis Finds Motivation in Disrespect

Two weeks into training camp and we have our first reference to being disrespected. And it's not even from Rodney Harrison. Ray Lewis feels compelled to inform us that he's still the most dominant player in the game, despite the fact that teammate Ed Reed was the NFL defensive player of the year in 2004. So depending on how far the Ravens go this year, we'll have to listen to no more than 22 weeks of this stuff. Sweet.

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16 comments, Last at 13 Aug 2005, 3:43pm

1 Re: Lewis Finds Motivation in Disrespect

by sippican // Aug 12, 2005 - 10:47am

I kid you not-
Yesterday, my wife was confused about the personnel on the Raiders and the Ravens. She asked me: "Which team has the malcontents, and which has the murderer and the coke dealer again?

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2 Re: Lewis Finds Motivation in Disrespect

by TMK // Aug 12, 2005 - 11:06am

#1:

I hope you told her the Panthers.

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3 Re: Lewis Finds Motivation in Disrespect

by Anna Kournikova // Aug 12, 2005 - 11:23am

I completely know what Ray is talking about. I, as well, have never gotten my just deserved amount of respect.

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4 Re: Lewis Finds Motivation in Disrespect

by Erasmus // Aug 12, 2005 - 11:33am

Tell him if he wants more respect to not get pushed around as much as this year. Last season it seemed more teams ran right at him then ever before. And for the good part-they succeeded

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5 Re: Lewis Finds Motivation in Disrespect

by Israel // Aug 12, 2005 - 11:47am

Sippican's wife (post #1) can wait a year or three until Al Davis hires Ray Lewis.

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6 Re: Lewis Finds Motivation in Disrespect

by princeton73 // Aug 12, 2005 - 12:41pm

if you actually read the article, it's fairly benign (read: boring)

nowhere does he claim to be "still the most dominant player in the game"

a bit of web journalistic license in the lead-in

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7 Re: Lewis Finds Motivation in Disrespect

by RyanW // Aug 12, 2005 - 1:08pm

Princeton73,

Here are the last two sentences from the article:

"My thing about camp is to come in and be who I am, which is the most dominant player in the game," Lewis says. "That's who I am, and that's what I'm here for."

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8 Re: Lewis Finds Motivation in Disrespect

by random // Aug 12, 2005 - 1:39pm

RE 6:
Are you disrespecting ryan wilson?

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9 Re: Lewis Finds Motivation in Disrespect

by Pittsburgh Phil // Aug 12, 2005 - 2:53pm

I also like the CBS Sporstline story where Ray-Ray said, "You know what I expect from myself this year? MVP of the league. Not defensive MVP. MVP of the league. If I don't come away with MVP of the league it's highway robbery."

Yep, if he doesn't win league MVP this year, it's highway robbery. Nevermind that no games have been played yet, heck, the Ravens haven't even played any exhibition games yet. Don't rob Ray-Ray of his MVP, people.

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10 Re: Lewis Finds Motivation in Disrespect

by Jake // Aug 12, 2005 - 4:09pm

Harrison has actually already broken it out. I don't have a link but he was on local media yesterday and was saying things like "Some people doubt us and thats fine." He just has to ease into the full on 'disrespect' quotes.

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11 Re: Lewis Finds Motivation in Disrespect

by MDS // Aug 12, 2005 - 4:19pm

Hey princeton73, I don't know what "web journalistic license" means, but the next time you accuse someone of it, you might want to read the article first.

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12 Re: Lewis Finds Motivation in Disrespect

by Stevis // Aug 12, 2005 - 4:40pm

Jake, it's only the preseason. You can't expect Harrison to be in full disrespect card mode yet. First he has to play a series or two of disrespect, then a quarter, then in September he'll be ready with the full game's worth of disrespect.

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13 Re: Lewis Finds Motivation in Disrespect

by Starshatterer // Aug 12, 2005 - 4:47pm

So, who's a candidate for MDP (Most Disrespected Player) in 2005, besides Harrison and Lewis?

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14 Re: Lewis Finds Motivation in Disrespect

by B // Aug 12, 2005 - 4:49pm

How about TO? Not only do the Eagles refuse to give him a raise, Reid told him to shut up in practice. Imagine, the horror.

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15 Re: Lewis Finds Motivation in Disrespect

by glr // Aug 12, 2005 - 5:45pm

"the same people who said I couldn't win a Super Bowl with our offense"

Wow. I didn't realize Ray Lewis won the Super Bowl that year. I thought it was the Baltimore Ravens.

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16 Re: Lewis Finds Motivation in Disrespect

by O.J. // Aug 13, 2005 - 3:43pm

Don't put Rodney Harrison in the same sentence as Ray Lewis. Rodney wouldn't know a Glock from a chicken bone.

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