Ray Lewis gives motivational speech to Colts

The Indianapolis Colts were recipients of a Ray Lewis motivational speech on Friday.

Those who grew up watching the NFL at the turn of the century were privy to some of the best talent the game had to offer.

We were witness to some of the greatest quarterbacks in history. Names like Peyton Manning and Tom Brady have taken full advantage of the pass-happy ways of the league. We witnessed the tail-end of Jerry Rice’s career, and the greatness of the likes of Marshall Faulk and Randy Moss.

When we speak about defense, we come to former Baltimore Ravens linebacker, and future first-ballot Hall of Famer Ray Lewis.

Not only was he a tackling machine, but he was as scary as they come.

His mind, body and soul was poured into the sport and it showed with everything he did, including trickling down that spirit to his teammates through his countless number of famed speeches.

According to NFL.com, one of Lewis’ former coaches, Chuck Pagano, used that valuable resource today as his Indianapolis Colts are preparing for the Denver Broncos in the Divisional Round of the playoffs.

The beauty of it is that his former team in the Ravens are still alive as well.

Pagano coached Lewis for four years (2008-2011), three of them as the secondary coach featuring Ed Reed, and 2011 as the defensive coordinator. Pagano fully knows the Colts will need a jolt for this game.

Luck’s Colts will travel into Denver for the late game on Sunday. Kickoff is slated for 4:40 pm ET.

Here’s one of Lewis’ profound speeches, as he spoke to his alma-mater University of Miami: