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Ray Lewis thinks we only know who Tom Brady is because of the tuck rule

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How far up does this go?

Pictured: Ray Lewis, a guy Ray Lewis doesn't know.
Pictured: Ray Lewis, a guy Ray Lewis doesn't know.
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Ray Lewis was on Stephen A. Smith's Sirius Radio show on Tuesday and dropped a fairly baffling quote on all of us. Take it away, Ray:

"Listen, not to go all totally out of conscious, but just think about this, Stephen A., honest to God. When we - the first time we created something called a tuck rule, it's the only reason we know - I'm just being honest! - the only reason we know who Tom Brady is, because of a tuck rule! There's no such thing as a tuck rule! If the ball is in your hand, and I knock it out your hand, whether it's going backwards, forwards, lateral, sideways, however it's coming out, that's a freaking fumble!

"But guess what we created? We created a freaking tuck rule!

"They don't go to that championship game - they don't go to that championship game if that tuck rule, if that ball is not called a tuck! That's a fumble! Charles Woodson made that man clearly fumble the ball and they named it the tuck rule, something that we've never heard in today's game. So now you've got to ask yourself: When did the legacy really start?"

So, to recap: Ray Lewis doesn't think the tuck rule actually exists, but if we didn't start talking about this imaginary rule, we wouldn't know who Tom Brady was. Okay, buddy.

(via CBS Boston)