During his playing days with the Baltimore Ravens, the legendary Ray Lewis was one of the top linebackers and overall defensive players in the league. And now, it looks like he’s going to be giving back to his former team in an incredibly unique way by working with current star linebacker Roquan Smith.
“Roquan, if he takes his game and takes just one more step up, I just think he can be freaking phenomenal,” Lewis said during the Pro Bowl, according to Pro Football Talk. “Now when I’m watching him I’m saying, How can I help him get better? That’s why I think this offseason we’re really going to sit down and go through film, so I can teach him those little things.”
It’s certainly a big move that should help Smith take another step toward super star status, and the NFL world had plenty to say about it on Twitter.
Former Ravens MLB Ray Lewis on working with Roquan Smith:
“This offseason, we’re going to sit down and really go through film.” pic.twitter.com/IA7KjqStjD
— Ravens Nation LIVE (@LIVERavenNation) February 5, 2023
This is what NFL teams should do more also respect to Ray Lewis for this https://t.co/tXwVQfxAnA
— Not.ICEY (@TwitchNotICEY) February 6, 2023
That man’s game is about to turn up https://t.co/y7z4OtxBCL
— Marcus Paddack (@MPaddack99) February 5, 2023
Can we just hire him as a LB coach https://t.co/TnCHlceQI7
— Mr.Wright (@ShabbaWright52) February 5, 2023
Roquan had a phenomenal season with Baltimore.
Dude can probably be even better. If Ray really does work with em, who better to learn from than Lewis?
— Seattle Dissidence 🏈 🇵🇷+🇲🇽 (@ant_banx) February 5, 2023
52 is training Roquan Smith 👀👀lmao it’s Over for the rest of the league https://t.co/VMHVVKXzaT
— Tyler (@ThisKid_Tyler) February 5, 2023
Smith has already emerged as one of the top linebackers in the NFL and just signed a massive new deal with the Ravens that makes him the highest-paid linebacker in the league’s history.
With Lewis helping him this offseason, it sounds like he’s only going to get better.