While talking with the media today, Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith made it clear that they wanted to get to the Super Bowl before Ray Lewis told them that this would be his final NFL season.
“We wanted to be here before (Lewis) said he wanted to retire,” said Smith. “We all want to win a Super Bowl. You know, Ray isn’t the only guy here. He has one (ring) and we all know that this is his last shot at it. Ed Reed has never been to the Super Bowl. Terrell Suggs has never been to one. Anquan Boldin has never won one, he’s been there. These are (who) I play for every day, we play for each other.”
I’m sure Smith teammates agree with him, even Lewis himself, every NFl player wants to play in and win a Super Bowl. I’m sure Lewis’ motivation helped a little but ultimately everyone wants to be where they are right now.