Ray Lewis to coach for the Baltimore Ravens?

Feb 3, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh (right) and inside linebacker Ray Lewis celebrate after defeating the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Would you want Ray Lewis to coach your football team? The San Francisco 49ers tried having a fiery linebacker in Mike Singletary coach for them. It didn’t work out and they ultimately moved on, but would Ray Lewis be different?

If you aren’t aware by now that Ray Lewis gives the ultimate pep talks and inspires men to perform above their talent levels and win at all costs that means 2 things. First, you don’t like sports so why are you reading this? And second, you haven’t played Madden 13, the most recent edition of this game.

His pep talks will make you go run a ironman after two minutes on YouTube. I think I read somewhere that every collegiate team he’s given a pre game pep talk to has won that game.

So why wouldn’t you want that man on your sideline?

If NFL teams keep giving Tim Tebow shots to be an inspirational leader and motivator from inside the clubhouse despite the risk of the media circus and subsequent implosion of the team (see the New York Jets), certainly there is a home for Ray Lewis to coach.

“All of the guys that have played here come back often.  Talk to players, and they are always welcome,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Thursday, via CSN Baltimore.com.  “Of course, Ray would be no less than that.  We have talked about it.  He knows he is always welcome.  He has not expressed an interest to coach.  I have asked him, and he is not interested.  But we have talked about it.”

Ray is retiring so he can watch his son play at the University of Miami, so in a lot of ways coaching doesn’t make sense right now. He’d be just as absent coaching as if he played another season, thus defeating the purpose of him retiring.

Pro Football Talk added this nugget:

Ray also has said he wants to be an actor, which if he can make it to the “A” list pays a lot more than what he made for a full season of football.

He can’t be worse than Brian Bosworth, maybe not as great as fellow Hurricane Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, but he certainly could succeed.

“Ray is iconic,” Harbaugh said. “He is going to be so many amazing and powerful things, and he is excited about those things.”

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