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Steelers aren’t celebrating Terrell Suggs’ injury

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As in any football rivalry, there have been moments when those on one side of the Steelers-Ravens divide have wished ill will on those on the other side.

That’s just the way these things go. In an interview with 105.7 The Fan in Baltimore, via ESPN.com, Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert said that those feelings don’t extend to Terrell Suggs‘ injury. While they probably don’t mind the fact that Suggs might not be bearing down on Ben Roethlisberger this season, Colbert said that the Steelers aren’t celebrating Suggs’ Achilles injury.

“Honestly, all of our guys feel for those guys, not that there’s any love lost between Baltimore and Pittsburgh,” Colbert said. “But we obviously respect the hell out of Terrell Suggs and what he can do. We’ve had it happen to us. We lost Willie Colon the June prior to last year. When you lose great players, there’s no cheering. There’s no celebration or anything like that because it can happen to your team. It has happened to our team. You feel for the great player who has to work his way back onto the field. The respect is mutual. Baltimore will find a way. We know that.”

Suggs backed off his optimistic promises to be back in November, but he’s still aiming for a return this season. The Ravens and Steelers play on November 18 and December 2, which might mean it will take a third meeting in the playoffs for Suggs to play a role in this year’s edition of the rivalry.

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33 Responses to “Steelers aren’t celebrating Terrell Suggs’ injury”
  1. cannonballdookie says: Jun 22, 2012 1:24 PM

    Why would someone even ask a question like that, it’s just insensitive?

  2. kilo0986 says: Jun 22, 2012 1:34 PM

    Most of us Steeler fans wish the best for suggs and a quick recovery. There’s no fun beating and handicapped team….. even if they have the best qb in the league.

  3. monosylab1k says: Jun 22, 2012 1:35 PM

    Had to laugh when he compared losing Colon to losing Suggs, but I get what he’s saying…I do hope Upshaw & Kruger have nice years. Suggs isn’t gonna be around forever and the silver lining here is that their young guys will get valuable experience.

  4. EJ says: Jun 22, 2012 1:43 PM

    The rivalry’s of today don’t compare to those of the past. Example: Buffalo/Miami, Raiders/K.C., Cowboys/Eagles. Players back then wished much pain and suffering on one another.

  5. bzcat1 says: Jun 22, 2012 1:50 PM

    I live in the Pittsburgh area, and as bitter as this rivalry has been, most Steeler fans that I have talked to wish Terrell Suggs a speedy recovery. Glad to see Steeler Nation staying classy.

  6. bettis3636 says: Jun 22, 2012 1:52 PM

    Sorry for being heartless… but im PUMPED that the Big Mouth is hurt… Like Joey Porter said… im the villain

  7. waldoampere says: Jun 22, 2012 2:02 PM

    Lucky Greg Williams isn’t the Steelers GM or this article might have had quite a different tone.

  8. fsf7 says: Jun 22, 2012 2:12 PM

    EJ says: Jun 22, 2012 1:43 PM

    The rivalry’s of today don’t compare to those of the past. Example: Buffalo/Miami, Raiders/K.C., Cowboys/Eagles. Players back then wished much pain and suffering on one another.
    ______________________________
    After the Browns/Steelers game last year when Roethlisberger suffered a high ankle sprain, the radio talk shows celebrated it as if it were a Browns victory. One caller even stated the only time he was happier was when he heard Ben was nearly killed in a motorcycle accident. A certain Bengals message board celebrated the same way.

    One can say – oh, its Ben Roethlisberger and hide behind not liking him for other reasons. But that is BS. The truth is that these fans are taking pleasure in not seeing a rival succeed, giving themselves a better chance to win, etc.

    But there is a line you can cross here – you don’t wish ill on others so you can succeed. That’s a small minded thought – every team is going to suffer through these. And it’s even worse celebrating someone nearly getting killed because he wears the football uniform of a different team.

    When Carson Palmer was injured in the 2005 Wild Card game, I knew it was over and the Steelers had it won, but I took little satisfaction in his injury because there was nothing funny about it. He never quite was the same again and the entire NFL lost because of that.

    Never cheer for a player to get hurt, remember, these are people too – trying to provide for their families.

  9. stlsteelerfan says: Jun 22, 2012 2:16 PM

    I’m a proud Steelers fan, and even I can’t believe the GM compared losing Suggs to losing Colon. I respect Colbert, but that was a ridiculous comparison.

    I wish Suggs wasn’t hurt and hope Ed Reed doesn’t retire: I hope they’re both on the field when the Steelers bounce back. Hope the Ravens’ fans enjoyed the one time every decade the Ravens are better.

  10. rpmcanes says: Jun 22, 2012 2:42 PM

    Wasn’t it a Steeler fan who made T-Shirts celebrating Bernard Pollard when he took out Brady’s knee?

  11. swingondeesenuts says: Jun 22, 2012 2:42 PM

    Uh, yes they are. Especially Big Ben. Anyone who claims otherwise is either a liar or just being politically correct.

  12. emaimo80 says: Jun 22, 2012 2:51 PM

    Most of us Steeler fans wish the best for suggs and a quick recovery. There’s no fun beating and handicapped team….. even if they have the best qb in the league.
    ———–
    What planet are you on? Are you calling Flacco the best qb in the league? And you call yourself a Steeler fan? I am a Dolphin fan and I would rather have any of our 3 qb’s over flacco! The only reason the ravens have been in the playoffs at all in the last 10 years is their defense! Not Flacco! Lol!!!

  13. sdiegosteel says: Jun 22, 2012 3:09 PM

    I’ve always respected Suggs, not only for his play, but for the way he respects the Ravens-Steelers rivalry. Those games are worse when great players like Suggs aren’t playing. Wish him the best to bring it on in 2013.

  14. watermelon1 says: Jun 22, 2012 3:12 PM

    Any REAL football fan already knows this.

    Against your biggest rivals, you want BOTH teams at full force. Otherwise… if you win and the other team is missing players, you’ll just hear excuses. And if your team loses while missing players… well then you try to just chalk it up to that.

    With all that said, I think the Ravens have the corners and safeties to be just fine against Roethlisberger no matter how many tackles he breaks or how much time he has. He always got by because he’d just buy enough time for guys to get open. But the Ravens were horrible at the corner position for most of the seasons where Ben played good against them.

    Now… where Suggs will be missed is against QB’s and offenses like Tom Brady and the Patriots. Oh, and that Peyton Manning guy comes to Baltimore in December. Suggs will be itching to try and get back for that game… as he has never sacked Peyton. Came close plenty of times, but the guy always throws the ball away just in time.

  15. quittsburghstoolers says: Jun 22, 2012 3:15 PM

    “Steelers aren’t celebrating Terrell Suggs’ injury”

    ———————————————————–

    Maybe the Steeler TEAM isn’t but you know
    darn well that most Steeler FANS are.

    Of course, most will say they aren’t because
    they don’t wanna look bad.

    But ya gotta know secretly they are happy Suggs won’t be
    squashing Toothlessberger several times in both games…

  16. pens5829 says: Jun 22, 2012 3:17 PM

    rpmcanes says: Jun 22, 2012 2:42 PM

    Wasn’t it a Steeler fan who made T-Shirts celebrating Bernard Pollard when he took out Brady’s knee?

    **********************

    Nobody cares about Tom Brady anymore dude. Now that he no longer knows anyone’s defensive signals ahead of the play, he’s irrelevant.

  17. bhindenemylines says: Jun 22, 2012 3:22 PM

    emaimo80 says:
    Jun 22, 2012 2:51 PM
    Most of us Steeler fans wish the best for suggs and a quick recovery. There’s no fun beating and handicapped team….. even if they have the best qb in the league.
    ———–
    What planet are you on? Are you calling Flacco the best qb in the league? And you call yourself a Steeler fan? I am a Dolphin fan and I would rather have any of our 3 qb’s over flacco! The only reason the ravens have been in the playoffs at all in the last 10 years is their defense! Not Flacco! Lol!!!
    ————————————

    You obviously don’t get it.

    His comment was tongue in cheek; referring to Flacco calling himself the best QB in the league.

    Here’s your sign…

  18. rc21pgh says: Jun 22, 2012 3:30 PM

    I hope and cheer that this injury will end suggs’ career.

  19. gunpowderjones says: Jun 22, 2012 3:37 PM

    Emaimo80, he’s from the planet that remembers when Flacco called himself the best QB in the league. You should visit that planet before you criticize its denizens.

  20. steelersownyou says: Jun 22, 2012 3:46 PM

    Sometimes you reap what you sow…hes a big mouth who yells at steeler fans in our own house. I hope his other achilles snaps! Loud mouthed predator lookin mess of a man.

  21. rpmcanes says: Jun 22, 2012 3:52 PM

    Nobody cares about Tom Brady anymore dude. Now that he no longer knows anyone’s defensive signals ahead of the play, he’s irrelevant.

    Yeah, 2 MVP’s and 2 SB appearances irrelevant. Prob. has 1 or 2 more of each left in him.

  22. myspaceyourface says: Jun 22, 2012 3:57 PM

    I think he compared Suggs and Colon intentionally. It was a little dig.

  23. gacoltfan says: Jun 22, 2012 4:00 PM

    Nothing wrong with hoping a guy retires (Ed Reed), because they go out on their own terms, but celebrating an injury is poor sportsmanship. Now if Suggs were a dirty player that tried to injure others, that would be a different story, but he plays a clean hard game.

  24. joemammy says: Jun 22, 2012 4:12 PM

    Both of these teams, Pittsburgh and Baltimore, are fighting advanced age and physical attrition problems…and fighting each other to see which stays out of the AFC North basement this year, behind Cleveland and 2nd place Cincinnati…

  25. Deb says: Jun 22, 2012 4:50 PM

    @quittsburgh …

    Just as rpmcanes pointed out with the Pollard thing, you’ve got jackasses in every fanbase. But people who genuinely love the sport would never celebrate an opponent’s injury. I was sick when Brady was injured because of the great football we weren’t going to see that season. And my first reaction on hearing of Suggs’s injury was profound disappointment that he probably wouldn’t be able to play in our rivalry games. I love defensive football and Steelers/Ravens is the highlight of the year. Of course, I want Suggs on the field and at full strength, too!

  26. t8ertot says: Jun 22, 2012 8:26 PM

    I find it hard to believe Steelers and their fans weren’t cheering when Suggs went down.

    When Palmer went down, steelers were VERY happy

  27. Deb says: Jun 22, 2012 9:11 PM

    @t8ertot …

    I certainly wasn’t cheering when Palmer went down–and neither was Kimo, as the film clearly shows. Even Palmer said after watching the film that the hit was an accident. The only people who seem happy are Bengals fans who used that incident as an excuse for years of mediocrity. Brady had the Pats back in the playoffs the season following his ACL tear. Rod Woodson was playing in the Super Bowl four months after his ACL tear. The only person to blame for his inability to rally back from that injury is Carson.

  28. randallflagg52 says: Jun 22, 2012 9:13 PM

    Who let the Dolphin fan out of his cellar?

  29. ravenator says: Jun 22, 2012 11:21 PM

    And when the ravens sweep these clowns, it’ll be that much more ironic

  30. ridgeavenuehr says: Jun 22, 2012 11:26 PM

    We should take a collection and send him some flowers.

  31. warrenpeacephotography says: Jun 23, 2012 1:30 AM

    Too often, I see football fans cheering injuries that happen to the opposing team. It always disgusts me, injuries are the worst part of the game. How can you want to see another human being get hurt, and call yourself a human?*

    *unless the person getting injured is a police officer. Then we can at least hope that one less innocent person will have his or her life ruined because of an overzealous pig trying to meet a quota for enforcing laws that are wrong and unjust to begin with.

  32. joewilliesshnoz says: Jun 23, 2012 10:02 AM

    Boo Hoo, a football player got hurt, he won’t be the last .

  33. crosberger says: Jun 23, 2012 11:02 AM

    This was a good discussion. No one called Ben a rapist, and only one idiotic post from the idiot Ravenator. This should give just a little bit of a clue to the Ravens fans that often spew venom in any Steelers article that Steelers fans may be passionate, but we do have a bit of class. Truth is, we love players like Suggs. He epitomizes tough football. That’s what we believe helps the Steelers be the team we are most years I am happy Suggs won’t be sacking Ben, but I wish him the best in his recovery.

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