Ravens inside linebacker Ray Lewis obviously was shedding rust against the Indianapolis Colts, bobbling away a potential interception. He seemed hampered a bit by a bulky brace on his surgically-repaired right triceps. Lewis' instincts are still sound, but his mobility has regressed markedly. Andrew Luck peppered throws in Lewis' area. The Ravens may need to provide more help from the secondary to the former NFL Defensive Player of the Year to account for his reduction in range, or defensive coordinator Dean Pees could just utilize Lewis as a blitzer rather than have him get exposed again in single coverage against athletic tight ends and backs. Lewis is a proud, intelligent man who led the Ravens with 13 tackles against the Colts, but only one hit was particularly impactful, and that came on a blitz when he crushed rookie running back Vick Ballard for a loss of one yard. The last thing Lewis wants is to not pull his weight, something he's rarely dealt with in his stellar NFL career. This is a time when he's going to need everything in his repertoire, all of his knowledge and heart, to be a consistently viable presence.
Evan Habeeb, USA TODAY Sports