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    Ray Dance to Return This Week?



    According to the Sun, it's looking more and more likely http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/f...ports-football

    Ravens coach Brian Billick is expected to talk to the team's veterans this week about how to handle pre-game introductions for Sunday's home opener.

    During the preseason, the Ravens were introduced as a team. But there has been a welling of support for individual introductions because the players feel that they create more energy inside the stadium.

    If the team reverts to individual introductions, it is expected that middle linebacker Ray Lewis will resume his traditional dance.


    I hope so. After last week's performance the introduction of the starting defense would likely take the roof off the stadium. If we had one. I also believe it would not adversely affect team chemistry, but rather cement it with an electric atmosphere and the whole crowd getting behind the team.
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    Re: Ray Dance to Return This Week?

    Good!!!! I never wanted the dance to stop anyway. I don't care if people think Ray is not the same player he once was. Hell, most of us adults are not better than when we were younger. He always pumped up the stadium. I am sure there will be 15-25% who don't like it but screw them. The other 50,000 people will scream for them.




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    Great news. We need ray out there getting the troops fired up.

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    Don't get me wrong, I'm a Ray dance fan, but I think this week should be McNair's week. Introduce the offense, and let Steve be the last person introduced. It's his first game in his new stadium, in front of his new fans, so what better time to do it? It will still pump up the crowd.

    Next home game, when the team returns at 3-0 (knock on wood), and a strong defensive effort will be needed (to stop LT), let Ray do his thing.

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    Re: Ray Dance to Return This Week?

    I'm ambivalent about the dance as long as the other players are cool with it.

    I like individual intros, though. And I am looking forward the Bruce asking us to give a big Baltimore welcome to Steve McNair. That's gonna be sweet!


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    maybe we should have McNair be the first guy to come out. We're still focusing on him, because he's LEADING the team onto the field. Then we can still let Ray have the closing spot.
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    Re: Ray Dance to Return This Week?

    Come to think of it having Mcnair walk out last may be a better way to go. We need to welcome him to the Ravens Properly. Good Idea guys.


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    Re: Ray Dance to Return This Week?

    Introduce the offense then Ray as defensive player of the week
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    Quote Originally Posted by braven98
    Introduce the offense then Ray as defensive player of the week
    Even better idea! That way, on top of the huge cheer for 'The savior', Ray does his thing. The hairs are already standing up on the back of my neck.
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    Re: Ray Dance to Return This Week?

    Hell, just intro them both. Start a few minutes earlier then usual

    I don't like the idea of introducing the offense and then introducing just Ray. Ray was the defensive player of the week, but he didn't get the shutout alone. Unless the rest of the starting defense is 100% ok with it.
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    Re: Ray Dance to Return This Week?

    In the chat with Aaron last night (transcript should be up presently) he indicated that the team was aware of the fans' desire to see the dance.

    Aaron: I've heard everything from individual introductions to team-only variations. Personally, I prefer the team-only ones, but my understanding is the team has heard the outcry from the majority of fans who enjoyed Ray Lewis' colorful display.

    So we will see.
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    Re: Ray Dance to Return This Week?

    Quote Originally Posted by crazyraven
    Come to think of it having Mcnair walk out last may be a better way to go. We need to welcome him to the Ravens Properly. Good Idea guys.


    God Bless Ray Lewis and Steve McNair
    I'm glad they are bringing back individual intros and hopefully "the dance". It is trademark Baltimore. McNair needs to be introduced and get his official regular season welcome.




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    I would guess that the dance is coming back,the reason you ask?When Aaron was asked last night in the chat who was going to be introduced before the game he gave a very "Rosenhaus like" response of "next question please." Seemed a little odd to me at the time and it crossed my mind that the return of the dance is why he didnt want to answer.Im sure the Ravens want to keep it a secret and have told all media that if it gets out it wont be good.Just my 2 cents.




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    Re: Ray Dance to Return This Week?

    Quote Originally Posted by BaltimoreRon
    Don't get me wrong, I'm a Ray dance fan, but I think this week should be McNair's week. Introduce the offense, and let Steve be the last person introduced. It's his first game in his new stadium, in front of his new fans, so what better time to do it? It will still pump up the crowd.

    Next home game, when the team returns at 3-0 (knock on wood), and a strong defensive effort will be needed (to stop LT), let Ray do his thing.

    JMHO
    This is exactly what's going to happen. I've got to believe the Ravens are smart enough to know this is what we want. The Ray dance will resume against SD.
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    Re: Ray Dance to Return This Week?

    No, thats not "exactly whats going to happen"...if they introduce them as individuals, it will be the defense, plain and simple. The offense will get introduced against the Chargers.

    And speak for yourself, that is not what I want. I want Ray. Most of the fans I've talked to want Ray. Not McNair. McNair will get his props when we are 3-0.
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