The production of A Football Life: Ray Lewis, which aired on the NFL Network Wednesday night, featured footage of Lewis micd up during the AFC Championship Game.
Theres a silly little exchange between him and Tom Brady after he tackles the Patriots quarterback. Both get up and go nose-to-nose, with each demanding of the other, What?!
But after the game, they meet at midfield and express their warm feelings for each other.
In an interview during the off-season, Lewis reflects on the title game loss and again talks team and not putting a loss on any individual.
What you going to do, put that on two men? Oh, Lee Evans should have caught the ball. Oh, Billy Cundiff should have made the kick. Well, maybe I should have made the tackle in the third quarter, he says as footage shows BenJarvus Green-Ellis running past him.
There are also light moments: During the Ravens-49ers game, coach John Harbaugh is pumping up the team, walking the sideline and talking to the defense on the bench. Where else would you rather be than right here? he exhorts them. On the field, an injured Lewis replies. Sorry, man, Harbaugh says with a laugh.
Then, cameras follow Lewis to a family gathering in Florida, where, we're told, Lewis can be somewhat anonymous. To demonstrate, a fellow who's also visiting the park asks Lewis why there are cameras there. Lewis, pointing to one of his children, says the young boy is an actor in "Karate Kid." The guy apparently believes him.