Amongst all the talk swirling around Ray Lewis’ retirement announcement Wednesday, isn’t the most urgent question how does his return this weekend impact the game on the field? He’s the team’s leader, but he’s also 37 and hasn’t played in more than two months.
We can talk about his future as an NFL commentator later, right? (Lewis is reportedly ready to join ESPN’s klatch of former players, post-Ravens.)
At ESPN.com, NFL Nation blogger Paul Kuharsky wrote that he thinks the attention around Lewis’ announcement this week will “sap a little bit of energy from the Ravens during the week and actually be a bit of an advantage to the upset-minded Colts.”
Colts head coach Chuck Pagano, also, of course, the Ravens’ former defensive coordinator, believes...