NFL Power Rankings Week Nine, Blount Calls Suggs Dirty


Oct 26, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs (55) against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Bengals defeated the Ravens 27-24. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to the Daily Caw, where we round up all the latest Ravens news from around the web for your convenient consumption. Today we look at the early week nine NFL power rankings, debate whether or not Terrell Suggs is a dirty player, look at a list of concerns for the Ravens, and hear the team’s response to a turnover laden performance.

NFL Power Rankings Week Nine – Bleacher Report

"If you love quarterback play, Week 9 was probably not the best week for you or your fantasy football team.Due to injuries and blowouts, the list of quarterbacks playing this week is far from impressive. Sure, we had Tom Brady vs. Peyton Manning, but we also had Mark Sanchez, Matt Simms, Brandon Weeden, Kellen Clemens and Matt Moore getting major reps at quarterback or flat-out starting. Add in regular starters Michael Vick, Brian Hoyer and Ryan Fitzpatrick and this wasn’t a good week for quarterbacks."

Terrell Suggs Fuels Rivalry With Chatter and Play

"Nobody epitomizes the fiery Steelers-Ravens rivalry quite like Hines Ward and Terrell Suggs, who had a spirited relationship on and off the field during their nine seasons on opposing sidelines.Ward, now an NBC Sports commentator, reunited with Suggs, the Ravens starting linebacker, for an entertaining interview that aired on NBC’s Football Night in America prior to the Steelers’ 43-23 victory Sunday night at Heinz Field.“Let’s get right to it,” Ward said. “Do you still hate me?”More from Ebony BirdWill Baltimore Ravens be rewarded for risky Lamar Jackson decision?The Baltimore Ravens Big GambleRavens Super Bowl odds present fascinating insight on Lamar Jackson’s futureShould Baltimore Ravens be interested in this recently released WRDo the Baltimore Ravens have serious interest in this free agent wide out?"

LeGarrette Blount Says Terrell Suggs is Known as a Dirty Player

"“He was running, he was still up and he was moving the pile,” Suggs said.  “I assessed the play, and that was the only way I could get him down without him gaining more yards. I wasn’t trying to get him hurt. I was just trying to get the big guy down. . . .“I think it was traditional Ravens-Steelers, you know what I mean? Sometimes you just play football and some things get a little obsessive, but it happens. We play in a physical sport.”"

Ravens Show Lack of Composure in Loss

"The Baltimore Ravens have no one to blame but themselves for a 43-23 loss Sunday night to the Pittsburgh Steelers.A week after debating whether the officials should’ve called the pass interference penalty on Steve Smith in Cincinnati, the Ravens are faced with a long list of concerns about how they self-destructed on national television to their biggest rival.Their offense continues to turn the ball over at an alarming rate. Their defense got shredded for six touchdown passes in their first game without top cornerback Jimmy Smith."

Ravens Respond to Turnover Filled Performance

"The Ravens were rolling and looked ready to put Pittsburgh in a big first-half hole.Baltimore’s defense had just sacked quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on three-straight plays, silencing the home fans at Heinz Field. The Ravens then took over possession with a 7-0 advantage and were threating to add to their lead.But then everything changed.Rookie running back Lorenzo Taliaferro coughed up the football at midfield, and the Steelers returned the fumble to their 27-yard line. Just five plays later, Roethlisberger tossed his first touchdown pass to running back Le’Veon Bell and the game was tied."