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Terrell Suggs says league favors Tom Brady and Peyton Manning

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According to Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs, there are rules for two well known quarterbacks and rules for everyone else.

“The league has their favorites,” Suggs said via the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “One being in Indy and one being with that other team up north. Besides those two, everybody is fair game. Some quarterbacks are getting the calls right away. Some quarterbacks they don’t care.

“Like I always said, Carson Palmer got hit in his knee in 2005 but there was no rule made. Then Tom Brady got hit in his knee and all of a sudden there is a rule and possible suspensions, excessive fines — it’s just getting ridiculous.”

We’ve seen this quote reprinted in a few places without anyone mentioning that the league did modify their rules after Palmer’s injury.   But why get in the way of a good T-Sizzle quote?  He’ll be here all week:

On Ed Reed: “When you’ve got a guy like that, he’s like American Express.  He’s everywhere you want to be.”

On the reason for Suggs’ improved play this season:  “I quit doing cocaine.”  (That one cracked me up.)

And the the lack of suspensions after the Andre Johnson-Cortland Finnegan fight: “Maybe [if] I throw some punches at a quarterback with a bad hairdo, I’d get thrown out of the league.”

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  1. ravensrule says: Dec 1, 2010 8:07 PM

    T-Sizzle,,,,econ lesson for you:
    Every business protects their most lucrative assets

  2. steeltownpride says: Dec 1, 2010 8:10 PM

    DUHHHHHHHHHHHH

  3. radrntn says: Dec 1, 2010 8:10 PM

    wow, that is profound

  4. vikesfansteve says: Dec 1, 2010 8:13 PM

    He’s right. The Saints snapped Favre’s ankle in half & hit him high/low which led to an INT that should have been nullified & the officials called nothing but Brady barely gets touched points to the guy and gets a flag. Even worse was the BS tuck rule call on an obvious fumble.

  5. igottz5onit says: Dec 1, 2010 8:13 PM

    God I never thought I would agree with Suggs, but he is absolutely right. The League officials are trying to make this an offense-heavy league. It sucks if you are a physical team like the Steelers or Ravens but Goodell has his agenda and it is an 18 game season with 7000 yard passers and average scores ranging around the 40′s. The integrity of the game is just a collateral victim.

  6. waccoforflacco says: Dec 1, 2010 8:13 PM

    Its just Terrell being Terrell.

  7. pastabelly says: Dec 1, 2010 8:19 PM

    The Ravens are a bigger whiners than even the Steelers. Brady and Manning don’t get any calls that Flacco doesn’t get.

  8. dryheaveone says: Dec 1, 2010 8:21 PM

    Translation: “WAAAAAAAAAAAAAA….*sniff* *sob* *cry*”….my name is Terrell Suggs and the NFL don’t like me”….”WAAAAAAAAAAAA, I want my mommy!”

  9. blarch says: Dec 1, 2010 8:24 PM

    Yeah, I know all those tens of thousands of people who line up to buy tickets to watch Suggs play are formidable, but still, shut up scrub.

  10. ralphwilsonsucks says: Dec 1, 2010 8:24 PM

    No Kidding!

  11. Spoonthis says: Dec 1, 2010 8:25 PM

    How much would GODell fine James Harrison for holding down Joe Flacco and shaving his unibrow into 2 seperate eyebrows on Sunday? Is there a fine for that?

  12. mrstsmith says: Dec 1, 2010 8:26 PM

    The Ravens and Steelers may not like each other or agree on much but this is one subject that they are on the same page. While the Ravens haven’t been targeted much this year (somehow they were making their way off the blacklist but Suggs probably is inching them back on now..lol), they understand the BS calls on the quarterback and hate it as much as the Steelers. Similar to Harrison, Suggs was called for “putting his weight on the quarterback” and Ngata was called and fined for a hit that was square in the QB chest. Suggs is also completely correct..Ben and Joe can’t get the sh** beat out of them with no flags but breathe wrong on Manning or Brady and every flag in the stadium is thrown!

  13. mrstsmith says: Dec 1, 2010 8:29 PM

    meant to say..Ben and Joe CAN get the sh** beat out of them with no flags but breathe wrong on Manning or Brady and every flag in the stadium is thrown! :)

  14. grpatriot says: Dec 1, 2010 8:29 PM

    T-sizzle, the new J-peezy! Open mouth insert foot, nobody cares about you…..Suggs!

  15. gambleonsports says: Dec 1, 2010 8:30 PM

    Haha well this is common sense. Peyton or Tom-tom look at the ref’s with those puppy dog eyes of theirs and a flag comes out every time.

    It just makes it that much more enjoyable for me when they lose.

  16. macadamia2010 says: Dec 1, 2010 8:31 PM

    AFC Defensive Player of the Month biotches – eat it!

  17. gomichigan says: Dec 1, 2010 8:33 PM

    I believe what he says. I’m a michigan fan so of course i rout for Brady when they are not playing the lions, and I dont Know why probably my own stupidity, but watch the games they do get favored. I dont get to see many lions games where I live but if Brady or Manning was getting hit like that all day long Goodell would make it illegal to hit the QB.

  18. hobartbaker says: Dec 1, 2010 8:38 PM

    Don’t go down the “bad hair” road, Terrel. There may be consequences.

    Jesus looks a lot like Tom Brady in the pictures I’ve seen.

  19. andyprough says: Dec 1, 2010 8:39 PM

    Who is the qb with the “bad hairdo” Suggs? Is it that qb from “up north”??

    I would lay down cash for the pay-per-view on that fight, LOL

  20. mborz says: Dec 1, 2010 8:50 PM

    @pastabelly and dryheaveone :

    What is the obsession at PFT with crying and whining? Jeez. Suggs is a whiner, Steelers are whiners, Ravens are whiners, fans are whiners, etc. etc.

    Either someone has a point or they don’t. If you don’t think they have a valid point, feel free to actually discuss the content of what they’re saying and add something to the discussion worth reading. Calling someone a whiner is just a cheap way of trying to dismiss someone’s opinion without doing any work to actually dismiss it.

  21. nflwatcher says: Dec 1, 2010 9:00 PM

    Terrell should have abided by the common sense of Abraham Lincoln,”It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt”.

  22. bigho203 says: Dec 1, 2010 9:01 PM

    Terrell u r absoultley right!!!!!!!!

  23. jimboonie says: Dec 1, 2010 9:02 PM

    This guy definitely smokes crack.

  24. atlien698 says: Dec 1, 2010 9:06 PM

    Actually, that’s Visa’s slogan, not Amex…

  25. righthereisay says: Dec 1, 2010 9:07 PM

    It’s not often I (a Steeler fan) would agree with a Raven. But he seemed to have said everything right. And I love the cocaine part.

  26. nfl4ever says: Dec 1, 2010 9:07 PM

    Well nobody wants to see Brian Hoyer or Curtis Painter, can you blame them?

  27. kelvinmchale says: Dec 1, 2010 9:08 PM

    The bad news is Suggs is right.

    The good news is I’m a Pats fan!

  28. 1mge says: Dec 1, 2010 9:11 PM

    Manning gets his ear hole brushed with a finger… Colts get 1st down & 15 yards. Rodgers gets drilled head to head in 2 overtime games in a row… gets cuncussion, chipped teeth, & 2 losses.

    Better to get calls from the ref than be good this year!

  29. thereisalwaysnextyear says: Dec 1, 2010 9:11 PM

    I guess you should have been a franchise QB.

  30. kpweaver27 says: Dec 1, 2010 9:12 PM

    I see where he said something about Tom Brady, but what did he say about Peyton Manning? Why was Manning’s name in the headline if Suggs didn’t mention him? Seems odd. In regards to the poster who said something about the calls Manning gets, you might want to check that in the last two games, Colts opponents have had a total of 4 penalties. I’d say its going the other way.

  31. 8man says: Dec 1, 2010 9:17 PM

    Women favor Tom Brady as well. For Peyton Manning, it’s apparently unopened bags of Oreos. Either way, take them down and you are going with them.

    And, “Maybe [if] I throw some punches at a quarterback with a bad hairdo, I’d get thrown out of the league.”

    Giselle Says: “Why you nappy headed POS! Do you have any idea what goes into that hair? You blatantly jealous hater. We all know you want to be a svelt, good looking white boy but got borned as a gruesome, sasquatch-like misanthrope.”

    Huzzaaa!

  32. jvw1982 says: Dec 1, 2010 9:18 PM

    I agree with him, who here thinks Seymour would have gotten a fine if he bitch slapped Brady or Manning the way he did the rapist….he would of been suspended for as least a game possible two……the league is starting to become a joke like baseball when it comes to rules…..I hope we get a new commish soon this one is destroying the integrity of the game.

  33. Sine says: Dec 1, 2010 9:18 PM

    Terrell Suggs says league favors Tom Brady and Peyton Manning…also, sky is blue, Pope is Catholic. Film at 11.

  34. igottz5onit says: Dec 1, 2010 9:18 PM

    Mborz makes the best point on the board I have seen in a long time. It is so easy to call someone a whiner, because that can be said about essentially every post on here. Even the people calling other people whiners can be said to be whining about whiners, but it adds no content to the board.

  35. hairpie says: Dec 1, 2010 9:19 PM

    Brady gets hit constantly and probably plays with more injuries than Suggs, he just doesnt complain. Brady played last year with broken ribs, a shoulder separation and broken fingers on his throwing hand.

    Suggs is just another whining baby that doesnt want to know the truth. I have never seen Manning get hit, so i dont know.

  36. refsyousuk says: Dec 1, 2010 9:19 PM

    It seems to me that there is a form of class warfare going on here. The “educated” bean counters and media sock puppets bang the drum for the NFL ( Rosenthal can’t help being snide in his above article) telling the unwashed masses that we just can’t see how wrong it is to want to see the QB sacked and !ohmygawd! that poor defenseless receiver!!! ( unless it’s Hines Ward). When a BS “roughing” call cost’s a team a playoff game the sock puppets will scream for a day and then fall right back into line.

  37. trickbunny says: Dec 1, 2010 9:21 PM

    Is that Terrell Suggs talking or a colicky infant crying? It’s hard to tell because it sounds exactly the same.

  38. hairpie says: Dec 1, 2010 9:29 PM

    I missed it, did Suggs criticize the refs when they cheated and handed the ravens the game vs the bills earlier this year? this guy needs a smack in the mouth.

    what a whining baby, just like nfl fans now a days.

  39. jetsarestacked says: Dec 1, 2010 9:29 PM

    ““Maybe [if] I throw some punches at a quarterback with a bad hairdo, I’d get thrown out of the league.”

    LMFAO!

    hes 100% right too

  40. bluvayner says: Dec 1, 2010 9:35 PM

    The top quarterbacks are the face of the league. Nobody really cares when the starting noseguard is out injured, but everyone cares when the star quarterback is hurt.

    A few years ago there was a period when all of the top qbs were injured. All of the backups were playing, and it was not anywhere near as entertaining.

    Quarterbacks should be protected to a great extent. They are standing back there defenseless, as 250-300 lb men run into them at full speed. Other players are moving and have a better chance of avoiding a hit, or taking a defensive posture.

    There is no great honor in ending the season, or career, of a defenseless man who often doesn’t even see you coming. The game can still be played without crippling players whenever the opportunity arrises. The object of the game should be to tackle the ball carrier and bring him to the ground….not to knock him out of the game, and send him to the hospital,

  41. jetsarestacked says: Dec 1, 2010 9:36 PM

    last year in the AFC championship one of the colts players took a cheap shot at mark sanchez on a run play! it wasnt a play action or anything just a regular run play. NO FLAG. NOTHING.

    if that happened to manning, then the defensive player probably gets tossed from the game.

  42. jimmybrock says: Dec 1, 2010 9:38 PM

    Ravens are complaining because they are old and slow. Not because of league preference to Brady or Manning.

  43. wtf2812 says: Dec 1, 2010 9:43 PM

    Harrison was called for putting excessive weight on a QB two weeks ago, then Buffalo’s fat ass No. 99 lays on top of Roethlisberger while he was down and his knee was bent and then he tried to corkscrew him in the ground .with all his girth.. no penalty and the Steelers QB hurt his ankle. Where was the excessive weight penalty there?? If that was Brady, fat ass No. 99 wouldn’t be playing this week.

    Total BS GODell.

  44. nepatriots128154 says: Dec 1, 2010 9:44 PM

    vikesfansteve says: Dec 1, 2010 8:13 PM

    “He’s right. The Saints snapped Favre’s ankle in half & hit him high/low which led to an INT that should have been nullified & the officials called nothing but Brady barely gets touched points to the guy and gets a flag. Even worse was the BS tuck rule call on an obvious fumble.”

    That is right, the tuck rule was because of Brady’s superstar image. Everyone remembers Brady in 01: 2nd season, 199th draft pick, and starting for the injured Drew Bledsoe. What starpower!

  45. gergie1957 says: Dec 1, 2010 9:47 PM

    steeltownpride says:
    Dec 1, 2010 8:10 PM
    DUHHHHHHHHHHHH

    I concur.

  46. botully says: Dec 1, 2010 9:49 PM

    This site would be so much better without Ravens and Steelers fans constantly whining about officials. What makes it sad is they don’t let the facts get in the way of a good cry, just like any small child who suffers disappointment.
    The first half of the Lions/Patriots Brady was hit repeatedly with no flag thrown. So much for “every time”.
    Harrison needs to learn to hit within the rules. Why is he the only one having a problem?
    The rule was changed after Palmer was injured. So much for that theory.
    The Ravens “somehow…were making their way off the blacklist” and “haven’t been targeted much”, but the poor Steelers are on a “blacklist” and being “targeted”.

    Sure. Any numbers to back this up, or is your bizarre conspiracy theory based on the fact that Harrison is unable to learn what everyone else has learned?

  47. hairpie says: Dec 1, 2010 9:52 PM

    funny thing i noticed about the Tuck Rule is its not called the Tuck Opinion/Judgment call… its called the Tuck Rule.
    stupid rule yes, but i’ve never heard anyone other than whiny fans argue the right call wasnt made.

  48. jetsarestacked says: Dec 1, 2010 9:53 PM

    bluvayner

    i agree with you said, but that doesnt mean that qbs should be overprotected so much that it puts defenses at a disadvantage. the coddling of the qbs especially guys like manning and brady has gotten ridiculous. football player know the risk when they step on the field. they know they’re going to get hit and may potentially got injured. the signed up for that. its part of the game.

  49. footballchamp says: Dec 1, 2010 10:01 PM

    Wow, I used to like Suggs, but all this guy does now is whine like a child. It would be one thing if it was Ray-Ray, at least he has the hardware and rep to back it up, but Suggs really needs to just play ball.

    Those special rules didn’t stop the Ravens from kicking the Pats’ a**es in the playoffs. Play ball, pu**y!

  50. lionsfan20 says: Dec 1, 2010 10:06 PM

    The tuck rule violated all rules of common sense. The Raiders won. Period.

    I’m not a conspiracy theorist and realize that bad calls will be made (both sides — unless it’s Super Bowl XL and the NFL decides it hates the Seahawks and wants to gift wrap a Super Bowl for the Steelers).

    If you root for the Lions, you realize that Brady/Manning have different rules than Stafford. It sucks but you have to deal with it. I guarantee that I’d love for the Lions to have one of those guys that the NFL favors. Maybe one day I’ll see it! I can dream!

  51. pukey60 says: Dec 1, 2010 10:09 PM

    Mr Suggs

    Ah, help me out. What was the score of the last game you played against the Patriots?

    And please don’t give me any of that lame bs about the score being different when you meet again. It aint’t gonna happen.

    ’nuff said

  52. pastabelly says: Dec 1, 2010 10:19 PM

    Point about Ravens and Steelers being whiners is that they yap and should just shut up and play. What call has Brady or Manning received this year that has been been a bad one for the other team? What Brady and Manning do that get the loudmouths jealous is make a bundle off the field. Those two deserve everything they get and those two make everyone else a lot of money.

  53. unbreakable02215 says: Dec 1, 2010 10:25 PM

    Terrell, the Bart Scott impression sucks.

  54. rock2323 says: Dec 1, 2010 10:30 PM

    wtf2812,

    About your comment.. “then Buffalo’s fat ass No. 99 lays on top of Roethlisberger while he was down and his knee was bent and then he tried to corkscrew him in the ground .with all his girth.. ”

    Sounds like the shoes is on the other foot. Just ask any of the ladies unfortunate enough to find themselves alone with Roethlisberger…

    rock

  55. tiffpats4eva says: Dec 1, 2010 10:34 PM

    @ wtf2812

    Did you see what Troy Polamalu did to Brady’s head in that game between the Pats and Steelers?

    He tried to twist it off and he never received a flag or a fine for that.

    Maybe someone should tell Suggs that he is overrated?

  56. tim1999 says: Dec 1, 2010 10:36 PM

    All you need to know about Suggs is that he can’t spell N-F-L.

  57. botully says: Dec 1, 2010 10:36 PM

    lionsfan20 says:
    Dec 1, 2010 10:06 PM
    The tuck rule violated all rules of common sense. The Raiders won. Period.

    It may have violated rules of common sense, but the football rule was followed correctly. Sorry, the Patriots won. Period. The Raiders went home. Period.

    This was ruled a forward pass nine years ago. A field goal still had to be made in the snow, and the Raiders had a chance in overtime, where a field goal still had to be made in the snow.

    The Raiders had a chance for a championship the next year. How did that turn out?

  58. vikesfansteve says: Dec 1, 2010 10:43 PM

    #
    nepatriots128154 says: Dec 1, 2010 9:44 PM

    vikesfansteve says: Dec 1, 2010 8:13 PM

    “He’s right. The Saints snapped Favre’s ankle in half & hit him high/low which led to an INT that should have been nullified & the officials called nothing but Brady barely gets touched points to the guy and gets a flag. Even worse was the BS tuck rule call on an obvious fumble.”

    That is right, the tuck rule was because of Brady’s superstar image. Everyone remembers Brady in 01: 2nd season, 199th draft pick, and starting for the injured Drew Bledsoe. What starpower!

    Don’t forget your team cheats other ways too.

    Million Dollar fine & loss of first draft pick confirmed it.

  59. philaeagles31 says: Dec 1, 2010 10:48 PM

    lionsfan20 – I gotta admire a guy who admits to liking the Lions. lol

    But you’re right about Super Bowl XL, that game was a crock. I have NEVER, EVER thought an NFL football game was fixed, until I watched that game.

    I hate the Seahawks, so I really don’t care. Actually, how can one really HATE the Seahawks? They suck and are irrelevant. They are like an annoying bug you want to crush.

    Still, they royally got screwed on that day. I don’t think the game was “fixed” but there were too many things that went wrong for them on the officiating end that day to make you wonder. It’s unfortunate that things didn’t even out on that officiating end or they would have won (even with the drunk TEs drops – whatever his name was).

  60. nsevh76 says: Dec 1, 2010 10:57 PM

    tiffpats4eva says:
    Dec 1, 2010 10:34 PM
    @ wtf2812

    Did you see what Troy Polamalu did to Brady’s head in that game between the Pats and Steelers?

    He tried to twist it off and he never received a flag or a fine for that.

    I watched that game, and I think I got as close to hitting Brady as anybody on the Steelers did. And I’m a Steeler fan!

  61. bspn2 says: Dec 1, 2010 11:32 PM

    I hate Terrell Thuggs, but he’s right. He’s just stating what everyone else already knows (except Cheatriot homers and Marsha Brady fans that are living in denial).

    Oh, one more thing: Hey Terrell, I hope Hines Ward lights you up on Sunday. Kthnxby.

  62. beefbus says: Dec 1, 2010 11:35 PM

    I’d have to agree. Jay Cutler isn’t the most liked QB in the league, but he’s been constantly hit late, out of bounds, etc without many personal foul penalties called. A defender breaths on these two wrong (especially Beiber) and not only do you get a 15-yard penalty, but a verbal scolding by the refs.

  63. randomjim says: Dec 1, 2010 11:58 PM

    hobartbaker says:
    Dec 1, 2010 8:38 PM
    Don’t go down the “bad hair” road, Terrel. There may be consequences.

    Jesus looks a lot like Tom Brady in the pictures I’ve seen.
    ====================================

    They have pictures of Jesus?
    Color or Black & White?

  64. tommybrady says: Dec 2, 2010 12:06 AM

    Terrell Suggs really has an issue with tommy. He needs to get over it and worry bout the ravens. They had their chance at tommy and the pats and failed. Maybe he’ll get a 2nd in the playoffs but until then shut ur trap and leave the male spokesperson of uggs alone. Hes got a buncha rings, done a whole lot more than T-SIZZLE ever has. Suggs is just tryin to get attention so he’s going after the best player in the league. He probably was sniffing the cocaine like he said. Nothing wrong with that every now and then.

  65. goldsteel says: Dec 2, 2010 12:08 AM

    Yes, the owner’s shill Roger Goodell is attempting to protect the marquee quarterbacks but really isn’t concerned about team safety. Terrell is right. It all just makes me want to see Harrison put a shoulder into Brady’s rib cage. Maybe something will crack? I can only hope.

    GO STEELERS!

  66. philaeagles31 says: Dec 2, 2010 12:26 AM

    Imagine that. A Steelers fan NOT commenting on SB XL.

    You have 5 legit championships. Winner!

    You have 1 tainted championship. Loser!

    Roger Maris got an * for his accomplishment.

    The Steelers should get one too.

    *

  67. ampatsisahypocrite says: Dec 2, 2010 12:53 AM

    Suggs is right. There was nothing named after Palmer like the league did with the “Brady Rule.” Even the pre-game shows were talking about how Seymour would’ve been suspended for the year if he’d hit Brady. It’s obvious for all to see the favoritism.

  68. trixstal says: Dec 2, 2010 1:10 AM

    Look. The league knows where its bread-and-butter is at. Folks pay to see those players. Like it or not, if those guys are coming to your town, it’s a sold out game. Just ask all the blacked-out teams, like, The Chargers (when N.E. visited a few weeks ago–sold out! Prior-blacked-out!)

    Fans want to see great players, not the likes of Suggs who will probably be forgotten five years after he retires. Ugh, quit crying, and watch them like the rest of the world. They’re best of the best. Get over it!

  69. kissringsrex says: Dec 2, 2010 3:59 AM

    The NFL has always had its list of star power quarterbacks with a “do not touch” sign on their jerseys. Ken Stabler was on of the untouchables. In a 1976 divisional playoff game it determined the outcome of the game. In the 4th quarter with less than 2 minutes in the game, the Pats were up 21 to 17. On a 3rd and 17 play, the Pats get flagged for a hand to the helmut call that was extremely marginal even by todays standards. Football was a really dirty game back then, just ask Daryl Stingley.

    The flag put the ball on the Patriot one yard line and Stabler ran it in with 10 seconds on the clock. Raiders win 24 to 21.

    Tuck rule? Its called karma Raiders fans.

    My point isn’t to relive the past, but a few things were learned from the outcome of the game game. One, don’t let the refs determine the outcome of a playoff game. That’s why an NFL icon like Brett Farve can get mugged. Two, establish rules heavily during the begining of the season and the begining of games so that the players know what to expect. Its not a perfect system, but better to have this happen now rather than the playoffs.

    I do thing the League is being too harsh and defensive players and they are right to question vague rules. Should qb’s be protected from deliberate shots to the knees? I think so. Any fan that has a quality quarterback should support that rule. But the helmut to helmut calls are just too arbitrary. I do think the refs watch every play James Harrison makes. They throw flags and ask questions later. Its beginning to ruin the game. Let them play football, butstop headhunters who are clearly out to injure other players and themselves.

  70. Davelina Jolie says: Dec 2, 2010 5:32 AM

    Gotta love T-Sizzle. The Cocaine line was brilliant.

  71. bradyisgod says: Dec 2, 2010 6:12 AM

    Suggs is well on his way to becoming the crazy guy on the street yelling about the world coming to and end and that it is time to repent. Someone get him a soap box.

  72. njhitman says: Dec 2, 2010 6:18 AM

    pastabelly says:
    Dec 1, 2010 8:19 PM
    The Ravens are a bigger whiners than even the Steelers. Brady and Manning don’t get any calls that Flacco doesn’t get.

    ————————————-
    HMMMMMMMM lets see when was it that TomTom was crying on the ground till the refs had to throw a flag . What 2mins after the play

  73. wtf2812 says: Dec 2, 2010 6:26 AM

    @pastabelly … Quit eating so much pasta! It is giving you nightmares about the Steelers and Ravens because ALL YOU DO IS WHINE ABOUT THEM. Do you see a connection?? You are a huge whiner yourself. You never add anything constructive to the conversation other than whining about the Steelers.

  74. refsyousuk says: Dec 2, 2010 7:19 AM

    Bluvayner muttered

    “A few years ago there was a period when all of the top qbs were injured. All of the backups were playing, and it was not anywhere near as entertaining.”

    When? 1987? The strike year? Are you just making this up? Please expound for us Oh erudite one.

  75. cleverbob says: Dec 2, 2010 8:00 AM

    I believe Suggs was referring to Cortland Finnegan’s bad hair.

  76. mborz says: Dec 2, 2010 8:12 AM

    pastabelly said: “Point about Ravens and Steelers being whiners is that they yap and should just shut up and play. What call has Brady or Manning received this year that has been been a bad one for the other team? What Brady and Manning do that get the loudmouths jealous is make a bundle off the field. Those two deserve everything they get and those two make everyone else a lot of money.”

    First, they are asked these question by members of the media (required as part of their job) and they answer them. It’s not like they’re shouting from corners or anything. Members of the media ask them the questions, they answer them with their opinions, sites like this print the most eyebrow-raising excerpts from them. It’s that simple.

    You don’t like what Suggs said, and for some reason, instead of just disagreeing with him, you want him to STFU. If he said had instead said something you completely agreed with, but was still a complaint, would you have still called him a whiner? Or are people only whiners when they make a point you don’t agree with?

    Do you really think Suggs and Harrison are jealous of Brady and Manning because of the money? If that’s really your theory, no wonder you didn’t want to share it and instead wanted to hide behind the generic “whiners” comment.

  77. patriotsworld says: Dec 2, 2010 8:13 AM

    Well spoken by a coke-addled freak.

  78. gatorguar says: Dec 2, 2010 8:24 AM

    Suggs is right-on here! The refs coddle Manning and Brady like no other!

  79. wiley16350 says: Dec 2, 2010 8:26 AM

    First of all Sugg’s theory that Brady and Manning are favored and protected more than any other QB can be disproved by the fact that Harrison’s fine this week was for sacking Ryan Fitzpatrick and we know nobody cares about the Bills and their players (except Bills fans). Second of all, I can’t help but find it rediculous at all the arguments made on this post that use speculation to prove a point. Much like Suggs saying he would get thrown out of the league if he punched a QB. Which is pure speculation and probably wrong, unless he punched the QB for no reason (then maybe). Arguments of speculation are used by those without any real evidence to prove their point, so I find Sugg’s complaints to be invalid until he provides evidence to the contrary.

  80. alltimeballa says: Dec 2, 2010 8:34 AM

    It never ceases to amaze me how much courage a person has when they are behind a computer screen and using a screen name as they call real pro bowl caliber NFL linebackers “whiners” and a “p***y.” If those who play the game are saying that there is favoritism how can those who merely watch it on tv or write a response to another mans blog say its not true? Have you ever thought that their opinion may be a little more informed than yours? None of us try to tell you if the grease is hot enough for the fries at your jobs simply because we don’t know unless we work at the McDonalds across town. I am sure if there were a forum were NFL defensive players could speak without concern for repercussion, many of them would voice this exact opinion. How many of us have sat in a locker room and said things about the game that we would never say to the media? The problem with those who call these guys “whiners” is that you have allowed your team preference to supersede your love for the game. The game is being changed and those of us who grew up playing it on any level know that the way you are taught to play it and the rules that are now being enforced are completely opposed to one another. Balla has left the building…….

  81. pastabelly says: Dec 2, 2010 8:35 AM

    njhitman says:
    Dec 2, 2010 6:18 AM

    HMMMMM lets see when was it that TomTom was crying on the ground till the refs had to throw a flag . What 2mins after the play
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    Brady was hit after the throw on that play. Besides, that’s one play. Come up with something bigger than that. Brady and Manning don’t get a disproportionate number of roughing the passer calls.

    As for Suggs, if he wants to complain about a specific play, fine. He’s not doing that. He’s just engaging in generalities for which he cannot support. That’s why it’s whining. I’ll give Ray Lewis credit. He talks and he backs it up. He doesn’t complain like many in Pittsburgh and Baltimore. Why is it these two teams? I hate the Jets. But I respect them. They talk a lot but don’t complain about crap like this.

  82. grogansheroes says: Dec 2, 2010 9:10 AM

    OK, So I am a Pats fan. But all this is about money. When you’re paying a guy 20% of your salary cap, like a Manning, or Brady, or a Brees,and he gets hurt in the first game, how does that benefit anyone? The league is a star powered league, and the NFL wants the stars protected. Just like hockey or basketball. I do agree that Godell is ruining the league, with the inconsistencies in it’s fines.

  83. SteelTown6 says: Dec 2, 2010 9:13 AM

    Had Richard Seymour decked li’l Tommy Brady, he’d be sitting for the rest of the season – and Tommy would still be in a coma.

    Funny how the league chose to protect such a p*ssy in a man’s game.

  84. PFTiswhatitis says: Dec 2, 2010 9:14 AM

    Why are the Ravens such whining little girls every year? And to make it worse their fans hop on board and eat it up. Just STFU and play the game. If you win you wont have anything to whine about, girls.

  85. CKL says: Dec 2, 2010 9:26 AM

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    ampatsisahypocrite says: Dec 2, 2010 12:53 AM

    Suggs is right. There was nothing named after Palmer like the league did with the “Brady Rule.” Even the pre-game shows were talking about how Seymour would’ve been suspended for the year if he’d hit Brady. It’s obvious for all to see the favoritism.
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    The rule isn’t actually NAMED after TB…that’s just what the media calls it. By the way TB himself has said several times that he blames himself for Pollard’s hit since he feels he should have used better technique on that throw and it would have never happened.

    Also, IIRC Palmer’s hit was not judged illegal because Von Olhoffen (SP) was considered to have been blocked into him. Had the refs felt he dove while not having been blocked into Palmer, it would have in fact been a penalty by the rules of that time.

  86. raidernation666 says: Dec 2, 2010 9:43 AM

    Since the “tuck rule” happened to my team, i agree with Suggs. I hate how everytime Brady is hit, he get’s in a ref’s face. Most players would get ejected if they did that.

  87. ihateblogsalot says: Dec 2, 2010 9:48 AM

    I think Brady and Manning get way less special treatment from the league than do some of the murderers and rapists on the Ravens and Steelers rosters respectively.

    How ’bout them apples Suggs?

    Terrell Suggs – the new dictionary definition of the word “Loser”.

  88. iamthefootballjerk says: Dec 2, 2010 9:57 AM

    Folks on this post calling Suggs a whiner must be Pats or Colts fans. He’s stating a FACT that a lot of other players don’t have the sack to admit.

    Pats and Colts fans, enjoy the special treatment while it lasts. Chances are, your next QB will be like the rest of the league’s, and you’ll be on this forum “whining”.

    I think it’s great that the best fans in the league (Steelers and Ravens fans) actually agree on something. It’s not often.

  89. refsyousuk says: Dec 2, 2010 10:08 AM

    You know, we all love football. We all love our teams.
    The one true thing that all of the sock puppets like Rosenthal & Florio etc. are deflecting from is the officiating. All the sock puppet noise that was made about the fines and “no flag was thrown!!” early in the season has forced an already attrocious officiating cadre to become even worse. They are now compelled to throw the flag lest a player be fined and the gestapo ( and you know who they are) look bad. But that will probably go away after this season as the sock puppets won’t bring up the no flag-how can you fine ‘em- dialog again.
    The poor officiating forced the NFL to put Pierra on once a week to cover the offending crews ass and I remember when coaches where routinely fined for speaking out against the officials. Ya don’t see that anymore ( coaches speaking out )and the sock puppets will only denounce the very most egregiously blatent bad calls. No such thing as freedom of speech in “The League”.

  90. refsyousuk says: Dec 2, 2010 10:12 AM

    As to my whole “no such thing as freedom of speech” rant…see Florio’s video about Tomlin’s comments being detrrimental to the nfl. I tell ya, if college FB ever gets a playoff I will kiss the nfl goodbye.

  91. Rosenthals Speling Instrukter says: Dec 3, 2010 9:55 AM

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    iamthefootballjerk says: Dec 2, 2010 9:57 AM

    I think it’s great that the best fans in the league (Steelers and Ravens fans) actually agree on something. It’s not often.
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    I didn’t know killing your dogs and wives after your team lost made you the best fans.

    Guess Charger fans will never be on the list :(

  92. majikbullet says: Dec 4, 2010 4:47 AM

    kpweaver27 says:
    Dec 1, 2010 9:12 PM
    I see where he said something about Tom Brady, but what did he say about Peyton Manning? Why was Manning’s name in the headline if Suggs didn’t mention him? Seems odd. In regards to the poster who said something about the calls Manning gets, you might want to check that in the last two games, Colts opponents have had a total of 4 penalties. I’d say its going the other way.
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    Agreed, for whatever reason Brady just has to throw a quick tantrum, slap the ground, cry, point to some appendage, and HERE COMES A FLAG!!!!

    I don’t really think Manning get’s any special treatment more so than any other Pro Bowl QB vs No namer. And NO I’m not a Colt’s fan either, just really respect Manning.

  93. bcgreg says: Dec 5, 2010 8:22 PM

    Couple things, Terrell.

    1. Does the league want to see Tom Brady’s face representin’ or your ugly mug. You get ONE guess. News Flash. Star players get a little more preferential treatment. Carson Palmer is not a star player. Ever hear of Michael Jordan or Kobe Bryant? How about Dan Marino or Joe Montana? You think this is a new concept? Must’ve been the cocaine blurring your memory.

    2. The real problem I have with Suggs comments is that he is comparing a hit that took place in 2005 with a hit that took place in 2008 when there were 2 different people running the show. When Palmer got hit, Tagliabue was the Commish. When Brady got hit, Goodell was the Commish. Obviously, Tagliabue did not emphasize player conduct OR player safety as much as Goodell does. To say the league plays favorites with these examples is dumb because different people were in charge when the incidents went down.

    3. Brady does not complain any more than any other QB in the league. Today, I’m watching Hasselbeck complain about a non call for a facemask on him. I watched Freeman complain about grounding. QBs complain when they don’t get a flag. It’s not just relegated to Brady. C’mon people. Stop being haters.

  94. bcgreg says: Dec 5, 2010 8:33 PM

    Here’s another one for you, Terrell, that you probably forgot about because of the cocaine.

    Remember when Hines Ward knocked Cincy LB Keith Rivers out of that game a couple years ago with a broken jaw on a vicious blind side block (I thought that it was a legit block btw)? Well, AFTER that hit, the league changed the rules so that a hit like that is no longer legal.

    Seems to me that the league went out of its way to protect a fellow LB, no? Are you saying Keith Rivers got preferential treatment because he got hurt and the league changed the rules? What about the countless guys before him who had been similarly hit? Did the league not care until it was Keith Rivers?

    Also, remember when Warren Sapp blocked that GB lineman on the opposite side of the field on a TB interception and the GB player got hurt? The league changed the rule so that you could no longer block a guy like that if the play was on the opposite side of the field because it was unnecessary. Did the league show preferential treatment to that GB lineman because they changed the rule? What about the countless guys before him who had been similarly hit? Did the league not care until it was that GB lineman?

    Your silence is deafening, Terrell.

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