Willis won't accept LB torch from Lewis
Ray Lewis and Patrick Willis share many similarities, but the 49ers' linebacker is his own man.
Lewis is obviously one of the best linebackers of his generation as it is Patrick Willis of the 49ers now Lewis is set to retire after the Super Bowl and Willis in his is in his prime both players have great admiration for each other bill Phillips insists that when Louis retires. There is no torch that is. Path. And I was just a big fan of him you know period just you know this is -- -- -- on -- -- on just his passion he plays with. No I've always been a big fan -- those who. Both passion no such as Ray Lewis I think. -- amend. I've talked to a lot of talks on a lot. You know we just got to six and two days ago. You know he's just you're really talking about the Phillips and and thus a real that is him. Patrick Willis and Ray Lewis first seems to know each other at the Pro Bowl but when the -- seven time all pro linebacker retires after the Super Bowl. Willis says lose his shoes are not his to film -- I know you always know wanna make comparisons in. -- the -- -- is in you know it is in that's in the day I always say you know -- Roman we know the best where I can be. Willits is a five time all pro in his own right and -- the first 49ers player to be selected to the Pro Bowl in each of his first six seasons. The Lewis's accomplishments do not mean he's closed minded -- experiences of his elder. Not always that talk with both smoltz -- this -- to pick up his tree out to help them how to get that he should do do you should do that. And we talk a lot we talked a lot but he's a great great great. Young man -- -- does it you know you love you his wisdom you know in you know. You're his knowledge and and -- tougher out there listening you know anybody who has been there and done and then especially you know Vizquel whose career alone time. And then they know consistently. Amazingly does no sit down this you know do -- Now Willis said when he chose to Wear number 52 his rookie year he had no idea that his play would be compared to ray lewis' he said. -- all the numbers that were available at the time he liked even numbers and that was the best one but he did say he did you know several players that had worn number 52 the light. And yes Ray Lewis was one of them in Santa Clara -- back for Comcast sports net.