Ray Lewis is easily known as onf of the most ferocious tacklers in the entire history of the National Football League.
Julian Edelman certainly knows that all too well.
The former New England Patriots wide receiver got laid out with a hit from Lewis and he has never fogotten what happened to him in the aftermath of that brutal tackle.
Edelman now co-hosts Showtime’s “Inside the NFL” with Lewis, Brandon Marshall and Phil Simms. During an appearance on the “Pardon My Take” podcast this week, Edelman recalled a story where Lewis tackled him in a playoff loss to the Baltimore and his knee actually hit his behind.
“I caught a ball and Ray hit me and, like, kneed me in my butt. He hit me so hard I had a crazy hematoma. I instantly had to get an IV,” Edelman recalled.
“They had to check my vital systems. I couldn’t sit down for literally like six weeks. I had a full J-Lo butt on my right cheek — literally six times the (normal) size. I couldn’t fly for like a week.”
This looks like the play, but the Ravens had on black pants for their playoff game in 2009.
In 2009, Julian Edelman managed to make the New England Patriots final 53-man roster despite being a gamble of a pick in the 7th round of that year’s draft. The rest is history.
He never made the Pro Bowl, but was voted MVP of Super Bowl LIII.
On top of his three Super Bowl rings, Edelman had 620 receptions for 6,822 yards and 36 touchdowns.