Ray Lewis Says Tom Brady Is Only Known Because Of The Tuck Rule


Yesterday Ray Lewis went on Sirius XM Mad Dog Radio and made most football fans lose a lot of respect for the future Hall-of-Famer. Here is a bit of what he so stupidly said: (From Dan Hanzus of NFL.com)

"“When we — the first time we created something called a tuck rule, it’s the only reason we know — I’m just being honest — the only reason we know who Tom Brady is, because of a tuck rule,” Lewis said. “There’s no such thing as a tuck rule! If the ball is in your hand, and I knock it out your hand, whether it’s going backwards, forwards, lateral, sideways, however it’s coming out, that’s a freaking fumble.”“They don’t go to that championship game — they don’t go to that championship game if that tuck rule, if that ball is not called a tuck! That’s a fumble!” he said. “Charles Woodson made that man clearly fumble the ball and they named it the tuck rule, something that we’ve never heard in today’s game. So now you’ve got to ask yourself: When did the legacy really start?”"

There are a number of things wrong with Lewis’ rant. First off, as Hanzus astutely points out, the tuck rule was created in 1999, which was a full three years before that eventful game in the 2002 divisional round. Second, if you knock the ball out of his hands while his arm is going forward, isn’t that a completely legal incomplete pass? And lastly, how on earth can you say we wouldn’t know who Brady was if it weren’t for that one play? That is just unbelievable, and while Lewis was a terrific linebacker back in the day, he really is a moron.

I will always respect what Lewis did in the early 2000’s, but aside from that, as far as I’m concerned he is a complete bozo, which very little to no brains. I hate to break it to you, Ray, but Tom Brady would have became one of the best quarterbacks of all time even if the refs had gone on and ruled that play a fumble. He would have shattered records, won Super Bowls, and continuously beat you regardless of the ‘Tuck Rule’.

This is Tom Freaking Brady. We will probably never see someone play the game at such a high level ever again, and Lewis wants to just take that all away because he is what…a bit jealous?

Absolutely ridiculous. Screw you, Ray.