Anthony Levine Continues to Prove His Value
Every Ravens fan can probably run the replay of C.J. Mosley’s division title-sealing interception against the Browns last season through their head. But do they remember who made stops on the other three downs?
On first and third downs, veteran Swiss-Army knife defender Anthony Levine Sr. knocked passes away from Browns tight end David Njoku. Because of those plays, the Ravens got to fourth down for Mosley to make his pick.
At age 32 and in his eighth season with the Ravens, Levine is one of the team’s most tenured players. Only four players have been in Baltimore longer. Still talking trash like a young kid, Levine continues to back it up and prove his value, both on special teams (where he carries the “Co-Cap” nickname) and defense.
Levine did so against Monday when he anticipated a Lamar Jackson pass to tight end Mark Andrews and stepped in front for a pick-six.
Levine said he thrives one people saying he’s the “odd man out.”
“I’ve been counted out my whole life,” Levine said. “People would tell me that I wasn’t going to make it to where I am now. I was on the practice squad, and they told me that I was going to be a practice squad player. And now, I play special teams, I’m just a special teams player. Now, I’m playing defense. People set this standard on me, and I’m just trying to break those barriers every time. Now, I’m getting older, and it’s like, ‘Does Levine still have it?’ You all saw today. I still got it.”