Ray Lewis is still at top of his game.
He is one of the smartest defenders and best tacklers around today.
It might not be what Ravens fans want to hear, but Lewis should take advantage of the situation he is in and retire following the season.
He has given blood, sweat, and tears as he enters his 15th season.
The Ravens have another shot to reach the Super Bowl and help him go out on top.
Lewis has always played the game his way. By going out his way as well, it would thwart any awkward handling at the end of his career.
At one of the most violent positions in football, Lewis can go out knowing his body is still intact.
Lewis's seven year contract he signed before last season was never meant to be played out in full.
The Ravens can offer him a coaching job to stick around to teach their future linebackers. His vision on the field and impact on the team doesn't have to disappear.