...isn't that Ray went out a champion. I love that he did, and I love the guy as a player, but it's not the thing that makes me feel so good about this.
It's that Reed finally won one, after being so important to this organization for so many years.
It's that Suggs finally got to the top, after 9 seasons of excellent play.
It's that Rice, in the relatively short lifespan of running backs, was able to claim a ring.
It's that Ngata, despite all the injuries, was rewarded for his relentless push to stay on the field.
It's that Boldin got a second chance. And seized it. It's that Pollard, who finally found a team where he fits perfectly, got the ultimate prize.
It's that guys like Birk, Yanda, Oher, Leach, Torrey, Jacoby, and Pitta showed that they were good investments, whether it was through the draft, FA, or trades. Especially happy for Torrey, who's had such a hard year this year.
It's that Flacco finally shut up his critics. Including me. And he shut me up hard. No matter what anyone says about him from now on, he's a super bowl champion, and MVP.
It's that O.J. Brigance lived to see it.
I'm happy for Ray. But I'm happier for those guys. And the rest of the team, who were too numerous to mention. No matter what this offseason brings, this collection of men was special, and will be a part of the city's history forever.