Skip to content. Or feet in constant motion, anticipating the running back's next move. But most likely you remember the eyes, wide with intensity in anticipation of the quarterback's call, often before he even called the play. I didn't have any inside locker room stories or shared moments in the huddle. I was an observer of that part of his life.
Mike Singletary's Hall of Fame speech
Mike Singletary's Hall of Fame speech - Chicago Tribune
Ray Lewis welcomes his former teammate Jonathan Ogden to the stage and after "Baltimore" chants, the duo breaks it down on the HOF stage. In an unprecedented move, Lewis used a wireless mic and became the first person in Pro Football Hall of Fame history to roam the stage, giving a passionate, minute, second speech that called on everyone to take a leadership role and make the country better. Wearing a purple tie and purple pants, the usually verbose Lewis flailed his arms while gripping a black towel in a wide-ranging speech that was the longest of the night but fell three minutes short of Brett Favre's record. In front of an enshrinement-ceremony-record crowd of 22,, he talked about overcoming a triceps injury in his final season after the team doctor told him no one had ever come back from one. He brought up his suspicions about how the lights went out in the Superdome during the Ravens' Super Bowl against the 49ers. He even called up fellow Ravens Hall of Fame player Jonathan Ogden from the crowd, and they performed Lewis' signature pregame dance on the stage together.
Michael Singletary born October 9, is an American professional football coach and former player. Singletary later pursued a career as a coach, first as a linebackers coach for the Baltimore Ravens , then as the linebackers coach for the San Francisco 49ers. In , the 49ers promoted Singletary to the head coaching position after previous head coach Mike Nolan was fired during the season, and he remained in that position until he was fired after the 49ers were eliminated from playoff contention  with one game remaining in the season. He has also coached for the Los Angeles Rams , the Memphis Express of the now defunct AAF , and a brief two-season stint as the head coach of a high school team.
The Hall of Fame gives each inductee a moment for an acceptance speech. Those that follow this introductory slide are the best of the best. That would be a mistake. The words that need to be emphasized have already been spoken.