Former Steeler LB Chad Brown: Ray Lewis Is Overrated
PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan) – Former Steelers linebacker Chad Brown drops in as Ron Cook hosts the Vinnie & Cook Show live from Super Bowl XLVII’s Radio Row.
Chad has watched Ray Lewis closely throughout his career, and while he recognizes that Ray is a future Hall of Famer, Chad has come to some interesting conclusions on Lewis. “I would say 10-15 percent of his tackles he wasn’t actually involved in, and I’d say another 10 percent he was the last guy in and got credit for them,” Brown says. “There were folks behind Ray trying to make him seem bigger and better than he actually is.”
Brown also doesn’t seem impressed with some of Lewis’ on-field antics.
“It’s quite self-serving,” says Brown. “It’s funny how his teammates all play along and act as if it’s very motivating. We had Greg Lloyd. I love Greg. He’s the baddest man on the planet in my mind. But when the cameras come on the sideline and then you choose to yell at me at that moment? I can see through that, man.”
Chad helped the Steelers to Super Bowl XXX, but losing that game to the Dallas Cowboys stung.
“It took me about ten years to get over that loss,” Brown admits. “Now that my career is over, I’m happy to have played in a Super Bowl. But in the midst of it, it’s such a painful thing to lose a Super Bowl.”
Overall, Chad looks back very fondly on his days as a Pittsburgh Steeler. His biases against Baltimore aside, Chad also thinks the 49ers are better almost across the board, and picks San Francisco to win Super Bowl XLVII.