• Broncos' Von Miller wants to follow LBs like Patrick Willis, Ray Lewis into Super Bowl

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Feb 1, 2013
    Patrick Willis and Ray Lewis shake hands and exchange jerseys after last year's Pro Bowl. For the two Super Bowl teams, a linebacker is considered an unquestioned leader for each Lewis for the Ravens, Willis for the 49ers. For their part, three of the San Francisco 49ers' four starting linebackers Patrick Willis, NaVorro Bowman and Aldon Smith were named to the Pro Bowl. And the young lion is eager to pounce on the throne that retiring Ravens inside linebacker Ray Lewis has owned for 17 years. He holds that crown for the way to play the middle linebacker position and the way it's been played for a long time. That's why I call him Mufasa."
    • 49ers' Patrick Willis poised to replace Ray Lewis as NFL's 'Lion King'

      San Francisco linebacker has many similarities to Ravens star - but also his share of differencesNEW ORLEANS -- The old lion is about to stalk into the football jungle one last time Sunday night before retracting his claws for good.

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