As the Ravens ran out the clock in Sunday's 24-9 win over the Indianapolis Colts in the wild-card round, coach John Harbaugh sent linebacker Ray Lewis onto the field to be the last line of defense in the victory formation.
"That was inspired from above, I guess. That was just an idea from a higher power," Harbaugh explained.
After quarterback Joe Flacco took a knee one last time to officially end the Colts' season, Lewis, who was playing his final game at M&T Bank Stadium, did his signature pregame dance near the middle of the field.
The dance has drawn the ire of longtime Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne, who on Monday called it "disrespectful."
"I saw it as disrespectful," Wayne told WNDE-AM in Indianapolis. "They'd already had a tribute every quarter."
Wayne, like Lewis, attended the University of Miami, where he was a teammate and roommate of Ravens free safety Ed Reed. But Lewis was gone, drafted by the Ravens in 1996, before Wayne arrived at Miami.
I'm guessing Wayne didn't stick around to watch Ray's victory lap.