There have been questions surrounding Ray Lewis' lackluster play the past two weeks. Some critics have suggested that Lewis has become too old, but one opposing coach who did not want to be named has a different take.
The coach has studied game film of Lewis from the past two games.
"It's obvious that the toe injury hasn't healed completely and he can't push off," said the coach. "The toe is not ready. If you look back over Ray Lewis' career, one of his biggest assets was being able to get off blocks and run. Now, he can't get off blocks because he can't push off. He doesn't have the same juice in his legs. He can still go side to side, but if you run straight at him, he can't hold ground."
Rival coach thinks Ray Lewis isn't 100 percent healthy
Turf toe ailment is still hampering linebacker, according to an opposing coach
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