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NFL community mourns loss of former Ravens, Colts DL Tony Siragusa

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The NFL community has taken to social media to remember Tony Siragus following the death of the former Ravens quarterback. Combined with the untimely death of current Ravens linebacker Jaylon Ferguson, Wednesday was one of the saddest days for the Baltimore franchise.

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Affectionately known as “The Goose,” Siragusa, 55, spent 12 seasons in the NFL with the Colts and Ravens, earning a Super Bowl ring with Baltimore in the 2000 season. Syragusa’s big personality stood out among the giants on the grid, and this prompted him to become a sideline analyst during NFL games after his retirement.

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“This is a difficult question. I love Goose like a brother,” said former teammate Ray Lewis. “From the first day we met, I knew that life is different. I knew he was the one who would change my life forever. He was a one of a kind person who made you feel important and special. such a man On the field, he was the best opponent who brought out the best in each of us.

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“We should never put off until tomorrow what we can do today. Hug your loved ones for the Goose. We were all so blessed that God gave us this time together to celebrate our 2000 team a few weeks ago. To the Siragus family: we have lost a great man, but God has gained a great angel. May they be blessed, sustained, and comforted by the peace he brought to all who met him.”

Below are selected outpourings of love from former teammates, coaches, and current NFL players as they remember Syragusa:

“There was no one like Goose — a warrior on the field and a team unifier with a generous heart who helped teammates and the community more than most people know,” former Ravens coach Brian Billick said in a statement. “Without him, we would not have won the Super Bowl. This is such overwhelming, sad news and our heartfelt condolences go out to Cathy and the Siragus family.”

Former Ravens defense coordinator Marvin Lewis said: “First of all, my deepest condolences to Tony’s family. With Tony as a friend and teammate, you didn’t need anything else. He played and lived life to the fullest. He always reminded me to have fun. .’ It’s a very sad day.”

“Goose was one of the humblest and funniest guys I knew,” said former teammate Jamal Lewis. “I remember his locker was next to mine on game day. He never worried and enjoyed life. While butterflies fluttered in my stomach, he joked and cheered me up at the same time. Glad we have the chance to be together. one last time to celebrate Super Bowl XXXV. He will be greatly missed.”

Former teammate Rod Woodson said: “Tony has always been the life of the party. I know that he loved his family and friends. Now my feelings are overwhelmed with grief for his family.”

“Goose was quite distinctive, but he was one of our leaders on the 2000 Super Bowl team,” former Ravens general manager Ozzy Newsom said. “He was probably one of the best defenders who played for our defense over the years. My heart breaks for Kathy, Samantha, Anthony Jr and Ava. I pray for them.”

Former teammate Sam Adams said: “It was an honor and a privilege to stand next to Tony Siragusa. He made the game fun and was a real contender. Our D-line room was very special on and off the pitch. and may God bless and keep his family.”

Former teammate Matt Stover said: “I’m sorry to lose such a great teammate and friend. I truly believe that the Super Bowl XXXV team would never have been as good as it was without Tony. Being in the locker room created a relaxed atmosphere when things were stressful. He will be missed, but not forgotten.”



Source: www.nfl.com

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