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Suggs says he’s never played with a pass rusher like Dumervil

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Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs couldn’t be happier to have Elvis Dumervil as a teammate.

Suggs said after the Ravens came to terms with Dumervil that with himself on one side and Dumervil on the other, the Ravens’ 1-2 pass rush punch will be unparalleled.

“He is a phenomenal pass rusher and I have not had a chance to play alongside another dominant pass rusher,” Suggs told the Baltimore Sun.

That could be perceived as a shot at Paul Kruger, who led the Ravens with nine sacks last season, and it could suggest that Suggs is looking past the pass rushers he played with early in his career. (In 2006 Trevor Pryce had 13 sacks for the Ravens and Adalius Thomas had 11.)

But Dumervil, who has 63.5 sacks in 91 career games, really is a special pass rusher, and one whom Suggs is eager to play with.

“I think this move is awesome,” Suggs said. “It shows we’re still in the business of winning.”

When it comes to the business of rushing the quarterback, this move makes the Ravens better.

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  1. biggerballz says: Mar 25, 2013 3:56 PM

    suggs is just being honest, i’m sure he’s not throwing any ex teammates under the bus. He’s right, Elvis when healthy is one of the top rushers in the league.

  2. logicalvoicesays says: Mar 25, 2013 3:58 PM

    Did the O’s allow this statement to be released? Seeing how they wear the Pants in Baltimore…the Redskins are the ruler of the Maryland sports scene. #NoBaseballTeamtellsuswhattodo

  3. swashbucklin says: Mar 25, 2013 4:01 PM

    That sound you just heard is all the posters that having been hating on the Ravens in the past month slamming their fists.

  4. ravens4fr says: Mar 25, 2013 4:01 PM

    Browns OverPaid for Kruger, and this is one reason why they are who they are!

  5. RavenzGunnerz says: Mar 25, 2013 4:02 PM

    Big Ben, Brady and Peyton have been warned.

  6. josephgattuso says: Mar 25, 2013 4:02 PM

    I don’t know. Peter Boulware was a pretty damn great player. It’s too bad he got that injury though.

  7. sc5000 says: Mar 25, 2013 4:03 PM

    He’s right, probably never has played with an undersized third down specialist.

  8. RavenzGunnerz says: Mar 25, 2013 4:03 PM

    Did the O’s allow this statement to be released? Seeing how they wear the Pants in Baltimore…the Redskins are the ruler of the Maryland sports scene. #NoBaseballTeamtellsuswhattodo
    ———————————

    Hey, Redskins fans, tell RG3 that Ngata says hi.

  9. edisbetterthantroy says: Mar 25, 2013 4:03 PM

    Elvis, you’ve been accepted to Ball So Hard University!

    Seriously, that D-Line has the potential to be a real force. I hope that percentage of the weary Ravens Nation are stepping back from the ledge by now. Ngata clogging the middle with Sizzle and Elvis coming off the edge. Sprinkle in solid vets (Canty/Spears) and up and coming quality players like (Upshaw/Art Jones).

    The fall semester at BSHU can’t come soon enough…

  10. nviverson says: Mar 25, 2013 4:03 PM

    These two will be a dangerous 1/2 punch. How do they afford a guy like Dumervil after paying Flacco 20 trillion dollars a year?

  11. bobonmycob says: Mar 25, 2013 4:03 PM

    Ravens are getting spanked by their baseball team. Ravens are #2 in the city of baltimore. Enjoy your baseball games haha. And goodluck to the all mighty powerful Oz… He better be as good as the chuckle head Ravens fans think he is.

  12. ravenator says: Mar 25, 2013 4:04 PM

    get ready for domination this pass rush we’ll be scary. Hate on haters. Your team is irrelevant. Beet front office in the league. What’s that you say, and they have 12 draft picks. Simply amazing.

  13. ravensallday2012 says: Mar 25, 2013 4:05 PM

    Redskins are a joke. Get over it

  14. thesportsguy52 says: Mar 25, 2013 4:05 PM

    He is so right. Look it up. We haven’t had an opposite Defensive End on Sizzle’s level. Every FA on defense who leaves ends up being deemed as a product of the system. Thomas, Price, etc. and yes, Kruger. Guess how many sacks Kruger had before this year in his CAREER? Eight (8). He will prove to be a bust. Elvis is proven, thus the league is in trouble. Again.

  15. bspurloc says: Mar 25, 2013 4:05 PM

    so doing the math that is 11 sacks per 16 games.
    Wouldn’t it have made sense to say his years playing instead of # of games?

  16. dangernearing says: Mar 25, 2013 4:06 PM

    Big Ben, Brady and Peyton have been warned.
    >>>>
    BWAHAHAHA, This signing wont matter unless they replace Boldin. You guys are screwed. No playoffs next year for you guys.

  17. portnoychunk says: Mar 25, 2013 4:06 PM

    I’m just really impressed with Terrell, using the word “phenomenal in a sentence”…..he’s really making some progress.

  18. thesportsguy52 says: Mar 25, 2013 4:08 PM

    LogicalVoiceSays:
    You should really think about the last time your team was relevant. We have accomplished 2/3 of what your overrated, overplayed, racist organization has in literally 1/6 of the amount of years. We average 11 wins a year and a guaranteed playoff appearance. You average 3 controversies a year and a head coach every 3. And .500 records at best in a division that’s extremely Down hill. We are the model of consistency-you are the model of comedy.

  19. lovefootball4life says: Mar 25, 2013 4:08 PM

    As fans we are just as excited to watch it. With that pass rush we won’t need stud safeties, the QB won’t have time except to hand off, throw a dunk, or curl up in the fetal position!

  20. baltimoresnativeson says: Mar 25, 2013 4:08 PM

    Dumerville is better than kruger, pryce, adalius, and an old boulware? News Flash!!!!!
    This is hardly news.

  21. dangernearing says: Mar 25, 2013 4:09 PM

    suggs is just being honest, i’m sure he’s not throwing any ex teammates under the bus. He’s right, Elvis when healthy is one of the top rushers in the league.

    >>>>

    This is just what an apologist would say. I mean, he just won a ring with guy. SMH. But what do you expexct from a guy who slaps women around.

  22. thetooloftools says: Mar 25, 2013 4:10 PM

    This is the sihning of the season. Problem is, unless someone steps up, the D leader is now in Houston.
    Elvis better be in the building big time.

  23. logicalvoicesayz says: Mar 25, 2013 4:11 PM

    #playing-the-season-opener-to-celebrate-a-Super-Bowl-will-never-be-a-problem-the-Skins-will-have

  24. milehigh53 says: Mar 25, 2013 4:13 PM

    I think Suggs is right. Kruger is decent with a non-stop motor, but his pass rushing skills are not better than Dumervil’s when he is hitting on all cylinders. And I think he will be in that 3-4 Defense.

    BUT, this still doesn’t fill the MLB, Safety, Center, and Tackle (McKinnie is leaving). You Ravens fans seem to keep missing that part.

  25. chiefsroyals says: Mar 25, 2013 4:13 PM

    Everybody is a Ravens fan all the sudden. Interesting.

  26. Nofoolnodrool says: Mar 25, 2013 4:14 PM

    RavenzGunnerz | Mar 25, 2013, 4:02 PM EDT
    Big Ben, Brady and Peyton have been warned.

    You forgot your old buddy Charlie raven Bitch Slapping batch…..please

  27. malvaren18 says: Mar 25, 2013 4:15 PM

    Hahahahahahahahaha

  28. baltimoresnativeson says: Mar 25, 2013 4:16 PM

    If Dumerville and Suggs stay healthy, the Ravens will be in the AFC CHAMPIONSHIP FOR THE 3RD YEAR IN A ROW.

  29. bigbadal21 says: Mar 25, 2013 4:17 PM

    Dumberville(his new raven name) hasn’t played with an elite pass rusher either. Both can make the same statement next year.

  30. cocheese000 says: Mar 25, 2013 4:17 PM

    I just hope Elvis Dumervil plays better in BMore than Elvis Grbac.

  31. baltimoresnativeson says: Mar 25, 2013 4:21 PM

    “BUT, this still doesn’t fill the MLB, Safety, Center, and Tackle (McKinnie is leaving). You Ravens fans seem to keep missing that part.”

    Thompson and Inhedigbo are the safeties. Bynes and Albert are the MLB’s. Oselmele LT and Gino center. Chances are you never heard of them. But nobody heard of Ellerbe and Kruger before last year either.

  32. logicalvoicesaysneedswaybettercrazypills says: Mar 25, 2013 4:21 PM

    My name says it all…

  33. crownofthehelmet says: Mar 25, 2013 4:22 PM

    You better hope they don’t sign Harrison, or your a%@ is benched Suggs.

  34. johnnyhambone says: Mar 25, 2013 4:22 PM

    going to be a lot tougher for one mr. elvis kool dumervil. He’s playing in the afc north now , not a cupcake division like the afc west. Don’t be surprised if injury prone elvis doesn’t play all 16 games. elvis isn’t tough enough to play in the afc north.

  35. cocheese000 says: Mar 25, 2013 4:24 PM

    If the Ravens sign Harrison I will still dislike him.

  36. 52ismycopilot says: Mar 25, 2013 4:29 PM

    These Redskins fans are amazing..hating On the Ravens when their team and management is a laughing stock! They get a QB that has all their heads pumped up and now they are the best team in the state. PS- He’s already injury prone. I’ll give 2-3 years tops. Win a Super Bowl sometime soon and then make your proclamations. Until then zip it! At least the Steelers have a winning track record. Oh and if their baseball team actually played in the same city as the Skins and already a game scheduled, I think we would see the same result. Oh but the Nats are actually IN DC, Skins should be the Landover Redskins,technically.

  37. cacaw420 says: Mar 25, 2013 4:29 PM

    bspurloc says: Mar 25, 2013 4:05 PM

    so doing the math that is 11 sacks per 16 games.
    Wouldn’t it have made sense to say his years playing instead of # of games?
    ——————————————

    but saying he has 63.5 sacks in 7 years would be misleading because he spent an entire year on IR

  38. sschmiggles says: Mar 25, 2013 4:30 PM

    Dumbervil can’t wait to get dominated by Vollmer again.

    All Dumbervil has going for him is that one fluke sack on Brady, which is by far the greatest play he’s ever made, and Denver still got annihilated 41-23 in that game.

  39. deminizer says: Mar 25, 2013 4:32 PM

    “He better be as good as the chuckle head Ravens fans think he is.”

    That’s chuckle head WORLD CHAMPION Ravens fans to you. Let’s see, under Newsome’s guidance, the Ravens have made the Playoffs 9 times since 2000, reaching the AFC Championship Game 4 times and winning the Super Bowl twice. The Skins in the last 13 years have made the playoffs 3 times doing little to no damage. Those years were also the 3 lone winning seasons the deadskins managed in that time frame. I would make a joke here, but the fact that a Skins fan is talking smack about Newsome’s abilities as an executive with this track record to back him up is just too damned funny on its own. If Pats fans or Steelers fans want to crack on the Ravens, or perhaps Giants or Packers fans, well, alright then. They have a leg to stand on for sure. But for you chirping Skins fans, running your mouth after your first playoff visit since 2007 for yet another 1 and done, “Shhhhhhhhh….” This is adult time where the grown ups discuss football at the big boy table. Go play with your Wizards and Caps and DC United toys in the corner. You can pretend they dominate the Universe too.

  40. denbronx says: Mar 25, 2013 4:37 PM

    Bronco fan here, no doubt Dume is a special pass rushing DE. I wish we could have kept him but in the end he will regret going from Denver to Balt. I will laugh my ass off when Freeney gets more sacks than Dume next year. Oh, did I mention Dume sucks against the run??? lol

  41. scoobies05 says: Mar 25, 2013 4:37 PM

    so batch is starting ben according to nofool. bobzilla will be happy. batch can beat us every year if it means winning the superbowl. enjoy those regular season wins

  42. peytonsneck18 says: Mar 25, 2013 4:42 PM

    their offense wont be ahead of many games , hence the notion of those 2 just rushing the QB is false, and dumervill was never good at stopping the run, so teams will always run on his side, just like teams did to freeney

  43. fistoftheraven says: Mar 25, 2013 4:43 PM

    I’m curious to see what kind of schemes are available with the addition of Elvis. With our DC in his second year, we may return back to a top-10 defense.

  44. ravenmuscle says: Mar 25, 2013 4:44 PM

    Replace Boldin….you haters forget he didn’t do squat for most of the year and was on the field when we lost four straight and almost blew the playoffs until we fired Cam Cameron. Remember Boldin is OLD….can’t get separation and is only a JUMP BALL specialist. Right now Boldin runs a 4.9 forty on his best day. Those few jump balls will be EASILY replaced.
    Ozzie don’t pay old guys $6.25 million to only show up when they want too.

  45. ravensbob says: Mar 25, 2013 4:45 PM

    Baltimore Ravens-The Best Franchise in the N F L., hands down.

  46. overratedsteelerhater says: Mar 25, 2013 4:46 PM

    the skins will never win the super bowl to
    have a mlb problem….big dan snyder will see
    to that.

  47. milehighmagician says: Mar 25, 2013 4:48 PM

    Funny in Baltimore he is gonna make your team… in Denver he was expendable.

  48. davebarnes21 says: Mar 25, 2013 4:49 PM

    suggs is WAY too stupid to remember who he played with last season let alone his whole career!!!!

  49. Sideline Mob says: Mar 25, 2013 4:53 PM

    Terrell Suggs says he’s never played with a pass-rusher like Elvis Dumervil. Elvis Dumervil says he’s never played with a guy who can tear as many tendons as quickly as T-Sizzle.

  50. ravensbob says: Mar 25, 2013 4:55 PM

    Denver needs to find a secondary, just ask Jacoby Jones.

    Dumervil hits 18 on first play of season. End of hillbilly’s career

  51. enoughofthatalready says: Mar 25, 2013 4:55 PM

    deminzer……didn’t Ozzie take over in 2002, before the Ravens’ first Super Bowl? You may have to modify your boring statement.

  52. enoughofthatalready says: Mar 25, 2013 4:57 PM

    And also deminzer…..Redskins have the right to complain or whatever because most Colts fans became Redskins fans and only switched to being a Ravens fan after the Ravens started to play better than the Redskins.

  53. selbyrj82 says: Mar 25, 2013 4:59 PM

    This guy is such an idiot. He spouts off constantly, saying contraversial jabs, and then acts like everyone else is the bad guy. Ravens fans love talking on here about how everyone is a “hater”. Are you that blind that you can’t see why?

    I have no problem with him spouting off, just so long as he owns up to the fact that he knows what he’s saying is stirring the pot. Stop stirring the pot and then play innocent. And Ravens fans, if youre going to support him, then stop using the excuse of “you guys are just haters”. You know very well why people are hating.

    Just own up.

  54. enoughofthatalready says: Mar 25, 2013 4:59 PM

    How does having 12 draft picks make an organization so great? I guess the 49ers are the greatest thing since sliced bread because they had 14 draft picks at one point.

  55. jimiinpa says: Mar 25, 2013 5:06 PM

    This is just what an apologist would say. I mean, he just won a ring with guy. SMH. But what do you expexct from a guy who slaps women around.———-better than a guy who rapes them

  56. dankbrownies says: Mar 25, 2013 5:19 PM

    As a browns fan i dont like the looks of this pass rush, but can this DE pass rush specialist stop the run in a run heavy AFC North….No….can this hand on the ground DE cover a TE in man coverage…No….will he survive 16 games in the AFC North….No. Wouldn’t get too excited, were all gonna see what happens when a team has no leaders in the locker room -Reed and Lewis trust me I’ve seen it the past decade!

  57. larrydavid7000 says: Mar 25, 2013 5:28 PM

    What A Moron statement from a loser. Duh because he has played for Denver his whole carrier. Hello dumbass.

  58. Nofoolnodrool says: Mar 25, 2013 6:05 PM

    jimiinpa | Mar 25, 2013, 5:06 PM EDT
    This is just what an apologist would say. I mean, he just won a ring with guy. SMH. But what do you expexct from a guy who slaps women around.———-better than a guy who rapes them
    Better than a guy that allegedly raped someone. Sorta like an obstructor of justice and a wife beater…moron

  59. rockthered1286 says: Mar 25, 2013 6:36 PM

    @milehigh53
    We have one starting ILB already in McClain. We have a center in Gradkowski who is better than Birk. LT we will get BigMac back. Safety Huff is likely to sign and play alongside Ihedigbo. Your move.

  60. poesports says: Mar 25, 2013 6:50 PM

    Big Ben, Brady and Peyton have been warned.
    >>>>
    BWAHAHAHA, This signing wont matter unless they replace Boldin. You guys are screwed. No playoffs next year for you guys.

    BUT, this still doesn’t fill the MLB, Safety, Center, and Tackle (McKinnie is leaving). You Ravens fans seem to keep missing that part.

    I didnt know week 1 of the 2013 season started. Last time I looked it was late March. There is still a lot of time haters so relax and worry about your own team. Ozzie will make an attempt to keep the Ravens competitive and he usually does a pretty good job at it.

  61. milehigh53 says: Mar 25, 2013 7:03 PM

    @rockthered

    McClain is a good fill in. I agree. Where’s the other MLB? Huff would be a nice pick up and there’s a reason Ihedigbo has been a #2 everywhere he’s been. I bet he’ll be similar to what Nakumura was in Carolina this past year. GARBAGE. Who the hell is Gradkowski? Still think you’re going to need another OT.

  62. milehigh53 says: Mar 25, 2013 7:09 PM

    Wow! And are we missing the fact that Baltimore doesn’t have a #2 WR? Jones and Smith will not hold it down. I look at it like this, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady make WRs. They’re worth 20 mil. Go back and look at Joe “All I Do Is Throw It Up” Flacco’s film and see how Boldin, Smith, and Rahim Moore bailed him out during the playoffs.

  63. americanrhapsode says: Mar 25, 2013 7:09 PM

    Okay, I live in Maryland, in the DC-Baltimore corridor. I have friends who live in both cities. I have lived hear for about 20 years. I am not a fan of either the Redskins or the Ravens. I have to say, though, this guy “logicalvoicesays” has no idea what he is talking about. He comments on every Raven’s post and says they get the respect that the DC United does, and the Redskins run the state. That is completely untrue. He must be fronting for people who are from the area. This state, has over the past 17 years, been turing a dark shade of purple. Everywhere there used to be Redskins fans, like Laurel, Columbia, and other places in between are now die hard Ravens territory. There is even starting the be a huge Ravens contingent in places like Silver Spring and Bethesda. Sure, the Redskins have a loyal fan base in teh DC suburbs, but the Ravens are completely taking over MD, and the Skins are become the NOVA team. Despite what Redskins fans want to say this is an empirical fact, as I said I am objectively reporting as a Bears fan who could care less which team is more popular.

    I’ve been in both DC and Baltimore during football season. Baltimore has so much more passion and energy. It is real blue collar football town, DC is full of transplants so can’t even be really considered a sports city.

    Also the O’s/ Ravens thing was all MLB vrs. NFL. The MLB wanted to extract their pound of flesh from the NFL. Same story would have taken place if it was Nats/Skins. And, as far as I can tell the Caps run the DC area.

  64. wakaflaccoflame says: Mar 25, 2013 7:20 PM

    How do fans of teams that can’t make playoffs or cant advance in playoffs ever find the time to trash talk the Ravens? I dont get it.

  65. reed20fence says: Mar 25, 2013 7:25 PM

    Nevermind logicalwhatever. He’s a trolling fan from a pathetic team that gets off on negative votes and getting people to waste their time acknowledging what he says.

    Fact of the matter is RGIII cost the Redskins so much because they desperately needed to breathe some life into a severely depressed fanbase.

    I mean in homage to what sanity can you seriously compare a consistently below-average Redskins franchise with one succesful season running a gimmick offense to the juggernaut that is the Baltimore Ravens?

    Steelers fans can talk and that’s why we enjoy the back-and-forth with our AFC North brothers, but these clowns? C’mon!

    Jealousy breeds contempt, and that troll is one jealous psycho.

  66. deathonwings410 says: Mar 25, 2013 7:43 PM

    How does having 12 picks make a team great? They dont…they have the potential to though. Especially when you have a GM like Ozzie with a primarily build through the draft phlisophy

  67. scoobies05 says: Mar 25, 2013 8:19 PM

    do you all just not get it…first it was..ravens are toast. everyone left. and then when we start signing people its…well you still dont have(fill in the blank). people its march…there is a draft in a month and more free agents to be signed. every team has holes. does anyone really think the steelers are going to have no rbs? or the ravens wont get a 2nd wr to go with torrey. there is a long way to go before the season starts. and i have total faith that the ravens will be in contention once again. why? because they are there EVERY YEAR. go ravens!

  68. bullcharger says: Mar 25, 2013 8:55 PM

    Good luck getting time to rush the passer without Reed and Pollard. The good QBs are going to be marching it down the field against the Ravens next year.

    Flacco better earn his new salary on offense.

  69. axespray says: Mar 25, 2013 9:06 PM

    Jarrett was more of a run stuffer – same for probably Trevor Price… Adalius was sort of okay.

    Kruger was only productive with Suggs on the field…

    Suggs has a point.

  70. mgifford15 says: Mar 25, 2013 9:33 PM

    Ravens fans are all stoked and it’s hilarious. Dumervil is a beast as a 3-4 olb, when it comes to rushing the passer. He’s a huge liability against the run. And he’s not filling the spots of lewis, reed, williams, ellerbe. Just Kruger. So enjoy watching the 2012-2013 ravens get their Super Bowl rings doom, because it’s the closest you’ll ever get to one lol.

  71. ravenswillalwaysbeourbitch says: Mar 26, 2013 10:00 AM

    Send them into Pittsburgh. We can give Ben the week off. He’ll Charlie Batch in a wheelchair can beat the Ratbirds. The real Joe Crackhoe will show up again. He no longer has the only Reciever that made him what he was……

    As the nest burns…….

  72. nohome4skins says: Mar 26, 2013 12:05 PM

    The only place Joe Crackho’ will show up is in yo mommas’ bed blowin his cheese wiz down her throat … Where she’ll choke like when Tebow teabagged the ‘Tin Curtain’

  73. ravenswillalwaysbeourbitch says: Mar 26, 2013 2:15 PM

    Yea… Remember that from the team that will be on the bottom this year, the Ratbirds. Your fans there are the worst. You couldn’t even keep your real team (Colts). So take your wanna be QB and think how bad your season will be………

    As the nest burns…………

  74. ravenswillalwaysbeourbitch says: Mar 26, 2013 2:20 PM

    He’ll your POS isn’t even good enough to get the first game at home. Why do you think that Reed didn’t even want to retire a Ratbird. Your sorry ass fans didn’t even want him there…………

  75. andylucksneck says: Mar 26, 2013 6:30 PM

    Both players end up IR. Dumervil is completely over rated.

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