Players fail on the field all the time. It’s something that happens, as you are bound to whiff on a tackle during a game. But, for a player who has built his reputation of being one of the best defenders in the history of the NFL, it’s a rarity when you see something like this.
However, this video doesn't suggest Lewis is getting too old for the game. He is still an elite defender.
Lynch is one of the better running backs in the NFL and is known for juking players out of their shoes. He took this screen pass, had some room to make a move, and the end result is Lewis getting his ankles broken.
It would be like if we would see a video of Los Angles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant getting crossed up in an NBA game. It’s funny to see, but it’s something that happens to everyone.
That play did not result in his Ravens losing 22-17 to Seattle. No, that fault lies solely on the Ravens offense allowing Joe Flacco to throw 52 times. In three of Baltimore's last four games they have tried to rely on the passing game more than the run. The end result has been a two and two record, with two of those loses coming on the road to Jacksonville and Seattle.
But, we won’t see replays of failed passing attempts, or star running back Ray Rice in pass protection.
Instead, we will marvel and laugh at how Lewis looked like you or me trying to tackle Lynch.
So let’s all share a nice Nelson Muntz, “Haaaaaaaaaaaaa HA” laugh at Lewis.