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    Re: Sorry to do this guys, but a Depressing Picture



    Ray had a good run. It's not like the empty locker of a player who died. I remember a few of those including the Kansas City's Jovan Belcher this year.
    I want a Flacco jersey! Johnny Bench wore #5




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    Re: Sorry to do this guys, but a Depressing Picture

    Quote Originally Posted by RavenScallywag View Post
    Not so sure about that...when we have 90 players in camps now, that's only about 9 numbers that don't get used. I think no doubt, 52 remains unused for a long time. McCrary's number went from 2003-2009 before being re-used.

    But I believe nowadays, jerseys aren't really retired as much.
    Seriously? If they don't retire that one I will be absolutely shocked.
    "Screw it, let's ride"!




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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthorn View Post
    It would be a lot more depressing if he hadn't gone out as a SUPER BOWL CHAMP!
    Couldn't have written a better script, especially considering the playoff wins. When does the movie come out?
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    Re: Sorry to do this guys, but a Depressing Picture

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenswintitle View Post
    Couldn't have written a better script, especially considering the playoff wins. When does the movie come out?
    Bookending your 17 year career with Super Bowl wins is quite a feat. Has anyone else ever done it?
    I want a Flacco jersey! Johnny Bench wore #5




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    Re: Sorry to do this guys, but a Depressing Picture

    Can't wait to see him in bronze next to Unitas!




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    Re: Sorry to do this guys, but a Depressing Picture

    Quote Originally Posted by CincyCat View Post
    Bookending your 17 year career with Super Bowl wins is quite a feat. Has anyone else ever done it?
    Technically, one one end is "booked". His first year was 1996. Ravens didn't win their first SB till 2001.
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    Re: Sorry to do this guys, but a Depressing Picture

    Quote Originally Posted by CincyCat View Post
    Bookending your 17 year career with Super Bowl wins is quite a feat. Has anyone else ever done it?
    Ray has the record for longest gap between SB wins, with 12 years.

    The previous record was 11 years for Matt Bahr, but he played for 3 or 4 more years after the 2nd SB.
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    Re: Sorry to do this guys, but a Depressing Picture

    Quote Originally Posted by lowrider View Post
    Seriously? If they don't retire that one I will be absolutely shocked.
    Ok, apparently retiring the number happens more than I thought...Colts retired 18, Eagles retired 20 (Dawkins) recently...
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    “When I think of a Baltimore Raven - we go in there, we take your lunch box, we take your sandwich, we take your juice box, we take your applesauce, and we take your spork and we break it. And we leave you with an empty lunch. That’s the Baltimore Raven way.” - Steve Smith Sr.


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    Re: Sorry to do this guys, but a Depressing Picture

    It will be a weird moment on 9/5 when the Ravens walk out of the tunnel without Lewis and likely without Reed. This organization is in great hands with Harbaugh, Haloti, Ngata, Webb, Pollard, Flacco, Rice, Torrey, Pitta, Yanda, and (hopefully) Boldin.

    Lewis will be the gold standard of team leadership for as long as the NFL has games. Let's not forget that as a player though, he was losing it rapidly. He was probably our worst starter on the field for us on Sunday. Not trying to kill the moment by saying it, but he was a liability for sure. I think when we see our next Lewis (hopefully Teo or Minter) lining up in Ray's old spot (hopefully next to Ellerbe) in 7 months, we will find a new source of energy for our Ravens. The first time we see Ray's replacement run sideline-to-sideline to make a tackle, reminiscent of the player Ray was years ago, we can finally feel better about not having him here anymore.

    That's the beauty of our franchise. The peaks are high and the valleys rarely low. I'll have tears in my eyes when someone other than Ray runs out of the tunnel on Sundays, but whoever that is will give us new great memories.




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    Re: Sorry to do this guys, but a Depressing Picture

    I can NOT imagine #52 being worn here by anyone else anymore. Even if it's "unofficial" it'll surely in essence be retired. Unless there's someone I'm forgetting #75 hasn't been reissued yet so there's some precedent here. And as said upthread numbers are still often officially retired. I believe the only team that doesn't do that is the Raiders.




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    Re: Sorry to do this guys, but a Depressing Picture

    I would be absolutely shocked if they did not retire it.

    It would also not suprise me if it was relatively quick compared to other teams that have done so. Although, if the Colts have retired 18 already, it seems to be pretty fast.




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    Re: Sorry to do this guys, but a Depressing Picture

    they glassed off dan marinos locker in miami. they actually retired his locker.




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    Quote Originally Posted by HKusp View Post
    Who's gonna be the Michael Phelps ( I mean cocky douchebag) that puts on 52 if the team doesn't retire it?
    This is funny because it's true.




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    Re: Sorry to do this guys, but a Depressing Picture

    Quote Originally Posted by LukeDaniel View Post
    It will be a weird moment on 9/5 when the Ravens walk out of the tunnel without Lewis and likely without Reed. This organization is in great hands with Harbaugh, Haloti, Ngata, Webb, Pollard, Flacco, Rice, Torrey, Pitta, Yanda, and (hopefully) Boldin.

    Lewis will be the gold standard of team leadership for as long as the NFL has games. Let's not forget that as a player though, he was losing it rapidly. He was probably our worst starter on the field for us on Sunday. Not trying to kill the moment by saying it, but he was a liability for sure. I think when we see our next Lewis (hopefully Teo or Minter) lining up in Ray's old spot (hopefully next to Ellerbe) in 7 months, we will find a new source of energy for our Ravens. The first time we see Ray's replacement run sideline-to-sideline to make a tackle, reminiscent of the player Ray was years ago, we can finally feel better about not having him here anymore.

    That's the beauty of our franchise. The peaks are high and the valleys rarely low. I'll have tears in my eyes when someone other than Ray runs out of the tunnel on Sundays, but whoever that is will give us new great memories.
    Please not Teo. He would not fit in.




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    Re: Sorry to do this guys, but a Depressing Picture

    Do the Ravens have any retired numbers already?even unofficial? For exemple, is #19 retired?




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