Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis sees a little of himself when he watches Sean Lee play the game.
"The things I have seen of him is that he just runs around, and you see one energizer bunny that’s on that defense outside of DeMarcus Ware, it's definitely Sean Lee, man," Lewis said on a conference call with the Dallas media. "He’s just one of those high-motor guys that’s always around the football. Any time you have a high motor, you’re always going to look for somebody who's always around the ball. He’s one of those guys that’s always around the ball. I really, really appreciate how he plays the game."
Lewis has made 13 Pro Bowls in 17 seasons. He is Hall of Fame-bound with 2,629 tackles, 31 interceptions and 20 fumble recoveries in 227 games.
Lee is headed toward his first Pro Bowl in his third season. He has 239 tackles, including 63 this season. He also has the team's only interception this season, as well as a tackle for loss, a pass breakup and a forced fumble.
Lee, 26, said he aspires to be like Lewis.
"He’s the guy that we’re all chasing after," Lee said. "He’s probably the best of all time, and not only the way he plays the game. He makes a ton of plays. He’s extremely athletic. He’s got all the tools you need as a linebacker. But he plays with a certain amount of passion, and I think everybody, no matter whether you’re a linebacker or whatever, looks up to. Everybody has such tremendous respect for a guy like that. So for him to say nice things, it’s extremely humbling. But it’s one of those things where you want to be like that guy and you’re chasing after a great one like that."
-- Charean Williams