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Suggs doesn’t think he’s Lewis’s successor as Ravens’ leader

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Ray Lewis had been the undisputed leader of the Ravens for more than a decade. Terrell Suggs doesn’t think he can fill the leadership void left by Lewis’s retirement all by himself.

Asked on NFL Network’s Total Access whether he becomes the Ravens’ leader now that Lewis is retired, Suggs said that he actually sees quarterback Joe Flacco as the leader the rest of the team will look to.

“We’re not worried about that right now. We’re still on this magic carpet ride, we’re enjoying the championship. Regardless of what anyone says, Joe Flacco, he’s proven he’s one hell of a leader, so I don’t have any problems sharing the role with him,” Suggs said.

Suggs added that the Ravens would “probably not” have won the Super Bowl if it weren’t for Lewis’s announcement prior to the playoffs that he planned to retire. Suggs said the rest of the team became more focused knowing that it would be Lewis’s last ride.

“You could say what sparked it was Ray’s announcement when he said that this would be his last playoff run with us,” Suggs said. “I would definitely say that was hands-down what sparked it and got our minds going in the right place.”

Suggs also said the power outage at the Super Bowl was not an issue.

“We weren’t going to let something like the lights going out steal our glory,” Suggs said. “We were like, ‘Once we get the lights back on, we’re going to get back to this ass-whipping.'”

It was the last ass-whipping Suggs and Lewis got to administer together.

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45 Responses to “Suggs doesn’t think he’s Lewis’s successor as Ravens’ leader”
  1. jakec4 says: Feb 10, 2013 8:04 PM

    Get back to this ass whipping? I wouldn’t say all that. The Ravens started getting smoked when the lights came back on. 28-6 third quarter leads shouldn’t come down to a goal line stand with under two minutes to play. Definitely not the stuff of ass whippings. More like survival.

  2. 1chilla says: Feb 10, 2013 8:06 PM

    I hope suggs don’t become leader of that locker room he a big jerk who run his mouth to much

  3. ravenmuscle says: Feb 10, 2013 8:07 PM

    Just gotta love Suggsy. T-sizzle is right about one thing…the ass-whipping of the Steelers will continue AS USUAL as well as the ass-whipping of the Patriots.

    Most likely will not repeat…but totally crushing the Steelers and Patriots is a gimme.

  4. razorbyrd says: Feb 10, 2013 8:13 PM

    Suggs can’t even SPELL successor, let alone BE one…

  5. bittersmuggs says: Feb 10, 2013 8:16 PM

    Sooooooo, it’s a foregone conclusion that Ed Reed will be playing elsewhere next year?

  6. daknight93 says: Feb 10, 2013 8:18 PM

    what ass-whipping together in their last game? Ray Lewis was getting burned and smoked the entire game by Crabtree and Vernon Davis..Suggs sure didn’t make any difference in the game as well, but together both were very ineffective.

  7. firedup1 says: Feb 10, 2013 8:19 PM

    If Flacco is their verbal leader then the Ravens are in trouble.

  8. ravenator says: Feb 10, 2013 8:19 PM

    Love me some Suggs. General Joe will be taking over from here. The silent assassin, he may not be flashy, but guy gets the job done. Hate on haters.

  9. ravenator says: Feb 10, 2013 8:22 PM

    Wish the division games were between Texans Denver and Patriots. No one else matters.

  10. themanchine says: Feb 10, 2013 8:22 PM

    Ed Reed is now the leader of that D.

  11. thetruth1313 says: Feb 10, 2013 8:26 PM

    He couldn’t even lead the orcs during the battle for middle earth in Lord of the Rings

  12. thestatsishere says: Feb 10, 2013 8:37 PM

    Suggs always struck me as a captain or colonel rather than a general. He’s great at what he does, you need him and his abilities, but he’s not the guy who should lead the entire team.

    I have no idea who the leader will be on defense next year, but he’ll have to be a strong individual.

  13. wamj2008 says: Feb 10, 2013 8:43 PM

    “New Leader” Flacco’s use of the F-bomb on live television might scandalize some of the Ravens players and cause them to be distracted during the games.

  14. ravenzwyld says: Feb 10, 2013 8:46 PM

    The whipping he is referring to was the one that gave them a 28-6 lead, no matter what they say the went from seek and destroy before the lights went out to just hang on when the lights came on . On the 49ers first touchdown pollard wasn’t trying to tackle the receiver he was trying to get on sports center. No one wants to hear that

  15. 2jivecrew says: Feb 10, 2013 8:51 PM

    Flacco is a leader all the sudden? Looks like his pucker factor was pretty high in that 4th quarter as the niners came storming back. He just sat on the bench with a funny look on his face.

    And Suggs? Tuck in that lip before you get it caught in a tripwire.

  16. ravenatorblowsgoats says: Feb 10, 2013 8:54 PM

    @ravensmuscle…you clearly delusional…last I check this years champs got beat by the Steelers 3rd string and damn near lost to the second string….yea im pretty sure the mighty Steelers…only six time champion….are clearly afraid of the likes of you….what a bandwagon good for nothing carpet riding chump!!!!

  17. eoneil32 says: Feb 10, 2013 8:54 PM

    Where does he say he doesn’t think he could fill the leadership role?

  18. schmitty2 says: Feb 10, 2013 8:59 PM

    To be another Ray Lewis you need to have been involved in a murder and fathered many kids out of wedlock.Suggs is halfway there.

  19. orivar says: Feb 10, 2013 9:00 PM

    Took them quite a while for that ass-whipping, but a 35minute Haltime pt.2 will do that.

  20. jebbiesmallz says: Feb 10, 2013 9:05 PM

    I’m a Ravens fan, but I got a good chuckle from this…well played sir.

    thetruth1313 says: Feb 10, 2013 8:26 PM

    He couldn’t even lead the orcs during the battle for middle earth in Lord of the Rings

  21. csilojohnson says: Feb 10, 2013 9:07 PM

    Then Suggs went home and put an ass whoopin on his wife and kid.

  22. kcchiefsfandave says: Feb 10, 2013 9:07 PM

    “Ed Reed is now the leader of that D.”

    This. For a few years at least.

  23. gonavybeatarmy says: Feb 10, 2013 9:25 PM

    Sign OJ as special assistant to Ozzie and he can replace Lewis.

  24. ravenmuscle says: Feb 10, 2013 9:29 PM

    Hate all you want haters…but don’t forget Suggs will be back 100% from his achilles injury this year and that means the DEFENSIVE player of the year will be back 100% along with a 100% healthy Ngata and 100% healthy Ladarius Webb…our top cover corner.

    Our weakest link, Ray Lewis, will be gone…but much, much stronger with Danell Elerbe taking over for Ray with his blazing speed.

    The Ravens defense is NO LONGER AGING…it will be awesomely YOUNG.

  25. upperdecker19 says: Feb 10, 2013 9:29 PM

    With all of the spirituality references, Pope Tebow is the clear heir apparent.

  26. packersfansuck says: Feb 10, 2013 9:29 PM

    Yea…. He would need to murder some one or two.

  27. packersfansuck says: Feb 10, 2013 9:32 PM

    He does closely resemble an Orc.

  28. ravenseattheirownpoop says: Feb 10, 2013 9:49 PM

    Overweight horse faced loudmouth that is way passed his prime

  29. dawglb says: Feb 10, 2013 9:50 PM

    Suggs added that the Ravens would “probably not” have won the Super Bowl if it weren’t for Lewis’s announcement prior to the playoffs that he planned to retire

    Actually, they “probably not” would have won the Super Bowl if Denver’s DB made a play at the end of the game (or at any other time during the game, for that matter).

  30. jasncondit says: Feb 10, 2013 10:51 PM

    Who’s editing these headlines? First they spell Moss’s now Lewis’s. It is Moss’ and Lewis’.

    Some ex-NFL players from the SEC helping you out?

  31. goodellisruiningtheleague says: Feb 10, 2013 10:51 PM

    34-31 is an ass whooping? That’s news to me

  32. billsfan1 says: Feb 10, 2013 11:15 PM

    i think you idiots are missing the point being made… he is telling retrospectively that when the lights were out they were not letting it get to them and yes at that time, it was still an asswhipping.. he wasnt saying it in present terms.

    So you idiots can understand, it was a reflection of their thought process during the light show..

  33. billsfan1 says: Feb 10, 2013 11:23 PM

    Actually, they “probably not” would have won the Super Bowl if Denver’s DB made a play at the end of the game (or at any other time during the game, for that matter).

    couldnt the same be said for most games? your argument is invalid at best and at worst, makes no logical sense whatsoever…
    So the Giants should have an * by the 07 win because Harrison couldnt knock the ball away from tyree?

    you could also then say that NE shouldnt have been in last years super bowl because Lee Evans drops a td.

    was that a lucky play? sure, but to inply that the win doesnt count because of one play that “shouldnt have happened” is just retarded. It happened and you need to grow up and deal with it.

  34. monkeyhateclean says: Feb 10, 2013 11:32 PM

    He’s got to work on his knife skills first.

  35. troysmithsghost says: Feb 11, 2013 5:58 AM

    Is he referring to beating down his girlfriend and trying to pour bleach on her and their infant child when he talks about ‘ass whipping’? The torch passes from one criminal (Lewis) to another (Suggs). Baltimore is so proud.

  36. bigbenownsthenfl says: Feb 11, 2013 6:20 AM

    3rd string Qb took care of you in your own house! More ass whipping where that came from Ratbirds!

  37. howiefeltersnatch says: Feb 11, 2013 6:45 AM

    So the murderer left and they are looking to replace him with a wife-beater as the team’s leader. Now all Suggs needs to do is groom a drug dealer or something to be his replacement when he retires.

  38. worldwidebleater says: Feb 11, 2013 7:31 AM

    The Pope is resigning. Perhaps he and Ray-Ray could swap positions. #PraySoHardUniversity

  39. ravenseattheirownpoop says: Feb 11, 2013 8:43 AM

    Does anyone remember that he beat and choked his baby mama? If that doesn’t show an ability to lead for the ravens, only a double murder could be better!

  40. overratedsteelerhater says: Feb 11, 2013 9:23 AM

    suggs and flaco will lead this team
    to another plafoff berth..we average a title
    1 out of 8 yrs[lame steelers avg 1 in 7]
    steelers are done

  41. connie73 says: Feb 11, 2013 9:44 AM

    Did everyone know the Pope stepped down today
    Had to make room for Ray Lewis

  42. realfootballfan says: Feb 11, 2013 3:09 PM

    I love this guy.

  43. bigtuck55 says: Feb 11, 2013 5:25 PM

    all you punk ass steeler fans… since the Ravens came to the league in 1996, you only only won 2 super bowls like us!! oh but we undefeated in superbowls because yall got y’all ass whipped by Green Bay!!

  44. bigtuck55 says: Feb 11, 2013 5:30 PM

    all you haters , get off our jocks cause your team sat home watching the game!!!!you think you know about us, but you have no idea… you call it luck that we beat Denver , Patriots, 49er’s.. but if were your damn team you wouldn’t say it! half of you never even played the game to speak about it!

  45. Nofoolnodrool says: Feb 11, 2013 6:00 PM

    all you punk ass steeler fans… since the Ravens came to the league in 1996, you only only won 2 super bowls like us!! oh but we undefeated in superbowls because yall got y’all ass whipped by Green Bay!!

    This is why raven fans seeking respect won’t get any. Hopefully this moron has some one helping him cross the streets of Baltimore …hey a statue to a murderer and now this intelligent post …makes ya want to pack and move to Charm City… Junior high school at best..know him ravenator?

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