What is Wrong With Terrell Suggs?


In less than four days, Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs has gone from a league Defensive Player of the Week candidate, to the special guest host of “Athletes Who Don’t Know What to Say.”

First, it was comments about having a bounty out on Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall and how the same would be in place for Hines Ward. Now, its revelations on an Atlanta radio sports talk show about Troy Smith being the better man to start for the Ravens.

I would assume that many NFL players are more articulate and thoughtful than the media gives them credit for, but when you give the media fodder, you can’t go back and cry foul on their reporting. Specifically when the comments are incendiary towards your own team, there’s no backing out of it.

So when Suggs’ subtly criticizes a quarterback who has been successfully erratic, in favor of a guy who has been too injured to prove himself erratic, you know there’s something boiling behind the scenes? Frustration over being a franchise player? Not feeling the new philosophies on offense? Who knows, but its got tbe something for Suggs to be popping off like this.

Don’t get me wrong, I respect the guy’s talent and his intellect. But there’s got to be a better way to deal with frustration or a lack of clarity than to continually air out teammates. Add this to the Chris McAlister beef, and there’s something definitely up in the Ravens locker room.

  • JWIlls

    His intellect? You had me until then. Look, I love T-sizzle but he should probably be in an Arizona uniform and Boldin should be catching deep balls from Flacco right now. His stupid public statements about bounties, aside.

  • http://ebonybird.com Jarrett

    He has made a couple of dumb statements, but I actually think he’s a smart person. So smart, that he might be trying to force his way out of Baltimore through these comments.

  • Benji

    no live blog today? Maybe next week.

  • http://ebonybird.com Jarrett

    Yeah, sorry about that. Have been under the weather from the Morgan State homecoming. We’ll be back next week for sure.

  • Benji

    ill be hear