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Terrell Suggs says he’s in his prime

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Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs is entering his 11th season, and is coming off a torn Achilles and a biceps tear last year, and watched his mentors walk out the door this offseason.

But if he’s feeling down, it’s hard to tell.

“I’m 30, so I’m alright,” Suggs said when asked about his football mortality, via the team’s official website. “A lot of those guys are a lot older than me. I’m 30. If you ask me, I’m probably entering in my football prime right now.

“But I’m not going to think about that this year. At the end of the year, probably, it depends on how the year goes.”

Losing Ed Reed and Ray Lewis might have been an emotional blow, but the Ravens are certainly younger and possibly better on defense now, after adding Elvis Dumervil and upgrading the defensive line.

Getting Suggs back to being Suggs would certainly help make that a reality, after his barely-there 2.0 sacks last season. But he’s come to camp leaner and more serious, perhaps a reflection of his new leadership status. He pointed to others such as Haloti Ngata and Lardarius Webb, but all eyes will be on him as the elder.

“Achilles feels good. Bicep feels good. And I’m 100 percent,” Suggs said. “I’m just blessed that I am 100 percent and that I am able to go to work.”

And apparently, he’s feeling as fresh as ever.

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14 Responses to “Terrell Suggs says he’s in his prime”
  1. ravenssuggskoch says: Jul 24, 2013 5:49 PM

    Ravens at 100% is like Pats or Broncos at 50%.

  2. vibesid says: Jul 24, 2013 5:54 PM

    Sizzle will lead the Ravens to another Super Bowl title this year.

  3. sammyias says: Jul 24, 2013 6:33 PM

    He has the track record to say what ever he wants, now his body has to back it up.

  4. malachiofcourse says: Jul 24, 2013 7:04 PM

    he does look leaner, no denying that

  5. ravensrooster94 says: Jul 24, 2013 7:13 PM

    A healthy, mature Suggs coupled with a motivated Dumervil spells trouble for every opposing quarterback on the Ravens schedule.

  6. siggtacular says: Jul 24, 2013 7:38 PM

    SIZZLE

  7. ravenscaps48 says: Jul 24, 2013 7:40 PM

    BALL SO HARD

  8. fearthehoody says: Jul 24, 2013 9:48 PM

    T Sizzle aka Horse face Killah

  9. psuravens19 says: Jul 24, 2013 10:29 PM

    My favorite Raven since day 1, expect to see Suggs have a big year! This is the first time in his career he has another guy that can pressure the QB.

  10. jmblosser82 says: Jul 24, 2013 10:49 PM

    They got better on def, but they used up their luck, also no lewis to motivate them with a retirement run, and lost the top receiver who made a lot of 3rd down catches to keep drives alive. I think it will be a long year in Baltimore, will be happy to get a wild card spot.

  11. Joemontanaflacco says: Jul 25, 2013 8:15 AM

    Steelers are going to get torn apart. Roethlisbooger better get used to spending a lot of time on his back staring up at No. 55.

  12. sbchampsagain says: Jul 25, 2013 9:57 AM

    My Steelers are going to have their hands full with that pass rush…

  13. scoobies05 says: Jul 25, 2013 12:25 PM

    maybe jm but doubtful. steelers will be happy to get to 500 again. tell me how they score points

  14. jebdamone says: Jul 25, 2013 2:41 PM

    i think suggs is going to have a monster year.

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