When Ray Lewis is in front of a microphone, something entertaining usually comes out of it.
So when Lewis was asked about this weekend’s re-match with Peyton Hillis and the Browns, he didn’t disappoint. You might remember Hills rolled over the Ravens for a career-high 144 yards and a touchdown in that game, including runs of 25 and 48 yards.
Lewis shouldn’t have fond memories of that game, which presented the first signs of cracks in the Ravens defense. Colorfully, as you’re about to read, Lewis explained why it won’t happen this time around. Here’s what he dished out to reporters when asked about the Browns running game and Hillis:
“A blind cat will find a meal every once in a while. It’s just the way it happens. The thing about this league is about consistency. We understand the two big runs that we gave up against them and things like that. To be our team’s leader, it won’t happen again. So, I hope they understand that.
“We’re not coming in there to overlook them or [anything like that]. We definitely aren’t coming in there to give [Hillis] over 100 yards again. So hopefully, they can buckle up all their chinstraps, do whatever you need to do, but we’re definitely coming in to play a very physical football game.
“And let him understand that my son could’ve run through the holes that we gave him in Baltimore, and we just don’t do that. But, when you find yourself getting cut out of gaps and things like that, that’s what happens, and it’s his job to run through them. But when we get back to Cleveland this weekend, it’ll definitely be a different outcome.”
The matchup could be diminished, however, by the fact that Hillis isn’t completely healthy. But he did return to practice Thursday after resting his sore left knee. At least he won’t be lacking any motivation.