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    Jerod plans on having some in depth discussion while 'on vacation' in Hawaii on how to improve his play and learn the position even better from the best in the business.

    Ray may be an off the field murderer in some peoples eyes,but no one can argue that Lewis has been the best ILB in the NFL for the past decade and if Mayo can be even 30% of what Ray Lewis has brought to the table in his decade of dominance then we should see an even better Mayo in 2011 and beyond.

    Not to forget of how much of a leader on defense Ray has been in Baltimore and something that is still lacking in the New England defense.

    Virtual Vensanity: Patriots' Mayo plans to pick Lewis' brain - Baltimore Ravens, Orioles, Terps blog by Matt Vensel - baltimoresun.com
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    i read this earlier this morning. good read. mayo is asking for some advice from the best
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    We all know Mayo is a tackling machine

    If he learns from Ray on how to be the type of locker room presence,the type of fierce competitor who plays like every game is their last and a man with a burst throught the middle of the LOS and gets to the QB often and makes them feel scared in the pocket...we will have a HOFer in NE

    One thing that I really wonder about is why Ray would like to teach his successful methods with a guy that is on another team..I would think Ray would discuss ways to being a top star with his own clubs young LBs but it seems in his last years he wants to set an example for the stars of the future to listen and learn.
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    I really think there is more of a fraternity feel to the players than we think in a lot of cases. The news tends to focus on the juicy stories, which is players hating each other, trash talk, etc, but these guys are all part of the same union. And with players switching teams all the time, I think it would be hard to only like the guys on your own team. When you like a guy, you help him out, regardless of whether you're competing or not.

    Look at Brady and Manning. From all reports they have a great off field relationship, and wish each other well. It would be naive to think they don't occasionally swap advice, and they're two of the biggest rivals in recent NFL history.
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    While he's at it maybe he'll learn to kill people and get away with it.
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    Damn it, I had post #6 in the poll for when a "kill" post made its first appearance. :(
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    If Ray teaches Mayo the "ants in the pants dance" i am going to be very disapointed.

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    I honestly think that Mayo can surpass someone like Bruschi as a player.
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    The difference between Mayo and Lewis is that Lewis makes big plays. Mayo's big plays are few and far between, although he consistently plays at a very high level.

    Not sure if you can teach big play instinct.
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    This looks like some sort of mating ritual.
    Leaders like Lewis are born. Leaders like Jerod lead by example.
    I really and truely hope JM does not take on this schtick.
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    What proof do you have that HE killed anyone? None, huh?
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    As gifted as Mayo is guys like Lewis and Seau when they were younger were just different class. Your talking about HOF ability, which is unfair to ask of Mayo.

    When it's all said and done Lewis is probably one of the 20 best players of all time, regardless of position.
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    Disagree big time on this statement, you must be very young. The only top 20 list Lewis is on is top 20 ILB/MLB list. Butkus, Lambert and Singletary are just 3 MLB's I can think of off the top of my head that were better than Lewis. I'm sure I might be able to think of more. Top 20 all-time players ? No way.
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    Looks more like an "Ex-Lax Brownies Prank" dance to me! :D
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    Glad to see Mayo taking some initiative and is humble enough to go ask for some tips from someone like Lewis. However, I'm not sure that what makes Lewis successfully is teachable.
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    You're right, he's actually Top 10.

    From ProFootball Reference:

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    [B][U]Player[/U][/B]               [B][U]Weighted Career AV[/U][/B]   [B][U] Rank (since 1950)[/U][/B]  [B][U]Years[/U][/B]
    Ray Lewis                 143                        9          15 (and counting)
    Mike Singletary           125                       29          12 
    Jack Lambert              114                       56          11
    Dick Butkus                97                      164           9
    
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    If this is Ray's last season in the NFL which it probably is,you have to think the Ravens are going to do everything possible in terms of their weak areas on the team to win the SB next season.

    Kind of like the Steelers did with Bettis and they awarded his last season with a championship.....they will certainly be motivated to do it for Ray in 2011
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    By this you mean outbidding the Colts for Manning? Cause Flacco is a joke.
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    even though peyton can be an annoying prick at times, he does the same thing for younger qbs in the nfl (he mentored brees)
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    I hope Ray teaches Mayo how to have a killer instinct.
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