Jamal’s career began here, but I think this is only the beginning…
Jamal Lewis was cut by the Browns and now it seems to me like it might be time for him to hang it up. Jamal Lewis had a GREAT career that should be applauded.
Jamal has 10,067 yards rushing in his career and he played on the VERY GOOD Ravens team that won the Super Bowl in 2000 by smashing the Giants.
He had Priest Holmes as a pupil. People tend to forget that Priest Holmes was also on that Ravens team running behind Lewis. Where do you think Priest learned his stuff from? I bet it was a “the good teammate” Jamal Lewis.
Jamal actually ran for over 500 yards and 5 touchdowns in the Browns’ last 5 games this season–4 wins–but Jerome Harrison became the “standout” running back on this team. I have no doubt that part of Jerome’s rapid development can be attributed to Jamal Lewis’ status as his teammate and probable mentor.
Jamal said in that he was going to evaluate his options before deciding whether to retire or not. I only have one thing to say:
Jamal, you had concussions baby, and I don’t want it to get worse. Given the two examples I just gave you could probably be the best running backs coach in the history of the NFL. Plus, if you’re offensively inclined you could also become one of the best Offensive Coordinators in the history of the NFL.
Who doesn’t want to see a running attack authored by Jamal Lewis face off against a passing attack authored by Peyton Manning? (In case you missed the reference, I’ve said in this space before that Peyton Manning would easily be one of the best OC’s ever.)
I’m dead serious. Move over Mike Shanahan. Jamal…get into coaching. Besides your football acumen you can inspire your players to not get into trouble with the law like you did and truly build a team of “character”.
How cool is that!?