Though Lewis and the Ravens have not returned to the Super Bowl since winning it in 2001, Lewis has not lost his drive and determination. Regardless of anything else, it has been the dominance of the Raven defense that has kept them relevant for the better part of the past decade.
At the heart of this team, on both sides of the ball, is Ray Lewis.
“I live to impact people,” Lewis described in NFL Network’s series, A Football Life: Ray Lewis.
Whether that impact is in his interactions with the people and fans of Baltimore or the crushing blows that he puts on opposing offenses weekly, each side of his life affects the other. What results is that Lewis has been discussed as one of the best football players of all time, a title which persists into the 2012 season.