The Ravens face the Patriots this week, which meant that a lot of people are looking for a fiery quote from Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs about Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to help pump up the hype heading into the game.
Suggs, who hasn’t been shy about discussing his hate for Brady and the Pats in the past, didn’t offer any on Wednesday even when offered with a chance to comment on the unpenalized hit to Joe Flacco’s knees that was similar to one Suggs delivered to Brady a couple of years ago that did draw a flag.
Suggs had more to say about going the last six games without a sack after opening the year with nine sacks in the first eight games. It’s been part of an overall drop in productivity for Suggs, which he admits is on his mind even as he focuses on the team’s success over that span.
“I think about it a lot but in those six games, we’re 5-1,” Suggs said, via Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun. “It’s definitely in the back of my mind but I can’t let that be my number one focus. As long as we’re winning, I’ll accept that. It’s bittersweet. We’re 5-1 and if we handle business and win out, we’ll be in the playoffs.”
The Patriots may not have left tackle Nate Solder this week and their blockers struggled to slow Cameron Wake and the Dolphins pass rush last weekend. If Suggs can have similar success, the Ravens will have a much better chance of running what little is left of the table.