NFL rumors are swirling around Ray Lewis. According to Sporting News, the legendary Baltimore Ravens linebacker is about to be fired by ESPN as a football analyst. The move comes as the sports network is going through quite the transformation period. Several of their biggest names have been poached by other networks. The upcoming dismissal has many pondering the future of Lewis. Some feel that he will find another job in broadcasting, while others think that he might finally decide to get into coaching.
ESPN’s coverage of football on Sunday is about to change. Former Chicago Bears head coach Mike Ditka has been dismissed, but he will remain with the network. Chris Carter is set to be fired. He has been with ESPN since 2008. Trent Dilfer is on the verge of leaving the team, with some believing that he might be hired by the San Francisco 49ers in an unknown capacity.
Though he’s quite animated, ESPN is fine with dropping Ray Lewis because there were some negatives with his broadcasting gig. For starters, the network realized that there are still fans who resent Lewis because of his previous connections to criminal activities. There are also a lot of fans that feel that Ray is a bit too outspoken at the wrong time. ESPN felt that they weren’t losing as much as they were gaining by letting Lewis go.
Ray Lewis will do his due diligence and have his representatives see what broadcasting gigs are available. Another network might like the fiery demeanor that Lewis brings with him. It does break the monotonous style that many commentators utilize. While he does struggle at times to convey what is on his mind, Lewis has a ton of experience in the NFL, so he brings that aspect to the booth. A lot of fans prefer to hear the perspective of guys that have done well in the league.
A guy like Ray Lewis is going to find a job somewhere or another. He’ll still be involved with the NFL, whether it’s coaching the players that are currently in the league or talking about the games that are being played on the field. Regardless of what he opts to do, Lewis is going to generate a good amount of attention.
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