He’s not the biggest, he was never the strongest, he’s not the fastest, he was overlooked — went in the sixth round. With that being said, all of the intangibles a quarterback is supposed to have, they overlooked with him because it was burned from the inside of him.--Ray LewisNFL Network's #1 player of 2011.
Lewis--no slouch himself, the greatest player of the maybe greatest defense ever--goes on later:
That's what makes great players great players. The unselfish plays. And when I saw that play [from Superbowl XXXVIII] I said 'wow'! That's how simple he makes the game. The game ain't hard to him. It's like The Matrix where it slows down. It's poetry.