No, this isn’t a diss – the man just makes a great point. I mean I can’t lie, I was even cheering for the Ravens because of Ray Lewis. I’d love to see him go out on top, but yes – there are a lot of others that contribute to the team. Torrey Smith is just sending a lil reminder to fans.
Check out what he had to say after the jump…
According to Marc Sessler at NFL.com:
Super Bowl XLVII is about more than just Ray Lewis.
“We wanted to be here before (Lewis) said he wanted to retire,” wide receiver Torrey Smith told reporters on Monday. “We all want to win a Super Bowl. You know, Ray isn’t the only guy here. He has one (ring) and we all know that this is his last shot at it. Ed Reed has never been to the Super Bowl. Terrell Suggs has never been to one. Anquan Boldin has never won one, he’s been there. These are (who) I play for every day, we play for each other.”
Quarterback Joe Flacco gently voiced the same message last week, and we doubt Lewis would disagree with the sentiment. This has never been one guy’s mission, no matter how the story line is molded. If anything, Baltimore has played better team football and leaned on a wider cast of supporting stars than at any time during Lewis’ storied run.