Ray Lewis is backpedaling faster than Richard Sherman in coverage on his remarks that Tom Brady was "only known because of a tuck rule" after he took almost universal criticism. Here's what he posted on his Twitter page earlier today:
I have immense respect for Tom Brady and everything he has achieved in this league. He will go down as one of the all-time greats."
— Ray Lewis (@raylewis) January 15, 2015
Brady, of course, took the high road when he heard about Ray's initial comments, as you would expect. Here's what Brady said about it this morning, before Ray backtracked, per MassLive:
"Yeah, (Patriots PR) told me about that," Brady said. "Yeah. Everyone has their opinion. I think Ray is a great player. He's a first ballot Hall of Famer."
Short, sweet and to the point. Lewis now works at ESPN as an analyst, so you would expect a little more from him. But maybe Ray hasn't quite gotten out of his player mentality, when he spent a lot of his career trying to sack Tom Brady. Still, Ray's initial comments aren't the type of things you should be saying when you cover football nationally on one of the biggest TV networks on the planet. Brady is going into the Hall of Fame, more than likely on his first try, and you would have to be a fool to deny his greatness.