It would seem that not everyone was captivated with Ray Lewis‘ performance in Super Bowl XLVII. Former Ravens defensive lineman Trevor Pryce thought the future hall-of-famer played the game nervous and didn’t help the team much in its 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers.
“Half of his playoff check should go to Dannell Ellerbe for making that last play on that last fade route,” said Pryce. “The other half to Greg Roman the 49ers offensive coordinator.”
Pryce added, “I think he played with a case of the nerves. I think he had the yips. I really do.”
Pryce played with Lewis in Baltimore for over 4 seasons. He said that he didn’t even recognize the star linebacker on the field.
“He had it bad; he didn’t look like himself, even his new self. Forget his old self, that guy’s gone, that guy’s named Patrick Willis,” Pryce said. “But even the guy he was last week, he wasn’t that guy. He had a case of it bad, badly. It was almost like he was just hoping let’s get this over with.”
Ellerbe posted a team-high nine tackles, while Lewis was next with seven – four of them solo.
What do you think? Do you agree with Pryce’s assessment of Ray Lewis?