Football Night in America

Season 7 Episode 4

New England Patriots at Baltimore Ravens

Aired Sunday 7:00 PM Sep 23, 2012 on NBC



  • Quotes

    • Hines Ward: Ray Lewis had to change his whole game; his whole lifestyle. He shed off the weight to lose the pounds, so he's able to cover these guys in coverage, but in doing that he sacrifices run stopping dominance as (to) what he used to be. I spoke to coaches around the league and I asked them, 'Is Ray Lewis the same player?' They say he looks great, because he lost a lot of weight, but he's still not that guy to make tackles for negative yards. Now, don't get me wrong, he's still making tackles, but he's making tackles three or four yards down the field.
      Bob Costas: He's going to bring you down, but he's not going to flatten you on the run like he used to.
      Hines: Correct, now he's just trying to lose his weight so he can stay on the field and keep up with these younger guys.
      Bob: At 37, even the best have to adjust.
      Hines: Correct.