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Lewis was asked if he might reconsider his decision to retire now that he and the Ravens are making an emotional playoff push.
“No,” Lewis flatly said.
Lewis always brushed off questions of retirement before breaking the news on Jan. 2. But now he’s 100 percent positive that this is the time to leave.
“My kids are calling for daddy,” Lewis said. “There’s a great reward to see the sacrifice my babies have made for me and it’s time that I sacrifice for them.”
Teammates have tried to encourage Lewis to stay a little longer.
“I told him to stay a few more years,” defensive tackle
Lewis said he’s “proud” that his last ride is still going.
The emotional build-up around Lewis’ final game at M&T Bank Stadium, and the last “Squirrel Dance,” have subsided. Quarterback
But there are still flashes of the significance of Lewis’ departure to the team. After the divisional win in Denver, Lewis and running back
“It’s special. It’s special,” Lewis said. “Whenever it ends, then so be it.”