Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis and Giants running back Brandon Jacobs are on a collision course that will be seen, and felt, around the NFL on Sunday.
And Lewis knows just how he plans to bring down Jacobs.
“The only way to stop somebody like that is to run into them full speed,” Lewis said. “The name of football is hit or be hit. So the bottom line, I don’t care how big his size is, how big. Football is football. And when you strap on your chin strap I don’t care how big you are, deal with whoever has the ball and let life take care of itself, you know what I’m saying?”
Absolutely. Yet it’s not often that Lewis runs into a 264-pound running back.
“Okay, so what are you going to do, run from it?” Lewis said. “No, you just play football. I don’t look on the schedule and look at somebody’s weight and say, ‘Oh, guess what, he is 260. I can’t run into him.’ Hell no. I’m chasing him. It doesn’t matter; size has never mattered in this game. And the day you put size in this game you lose all your credibility on why you play the game. You play the game for that.
“I remember these same stories about how Eddie George was. He was so big and so bruising. Okay, let football take care of itself. That is what it has always done and it always will do the same thing.”
Lewis doesn’t sound too concerned, does he?