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Ray Lewis says Pats' Tom Brady wouldn't exist without controversial call

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Tom Brady is one of the best quarterbacks the NFL has ever seen. He has won three Super Bowls and played in five. Playing in his ninth AFC Championship Game at the weekend, Brady has the chance to equal Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw with a fourth Super Bowl win.

The New England Patriots signal-caller will certainly leave a huge legacy on the NFL when he finally retires, but there are those out there that still question the huge call that helped Brady to his first Super Bowl.

One of those who still has an issue with the Patriots' win against the Oakland Raiders in the AFC Championship Game 13 years ago is Baltimore Ravens legend Ray Lewis, with the former star linebacker coming out with some rather bizarre comments this week about the so called 'Tuck Rule' game.

Still a controversial game 

Brady was sacked late on against the Raiders and fumbled the ball in a play that sealed what would have been a Raiders win. But, as fate would have it, the call was overturned and Brady was adjudged to have brought his arm forward in a throwing motion.

There's no doubt that this controversial call gave Brady a huge leg up on his way to his first title, but Lewis's comments on the matter prove ultimately bizarre.

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Ridiculous comments

You see, the legendary linebacker believes that had that call gone the other way, we would not even know Brady now.

"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," Lewis said, according to NFL.com

"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!"

Pretty ridiculous comments, but make you're own mind up below.

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