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Terrell Suggs enjoying being the “Vader” of the Ravens defense

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Linebacker Terrell Suggs has seen a lot during his 14 years with the Ravens and he’s suffered his share of injuries, including the torn biceps that required surgery after the end of last season.

That injury didn’t stop him from returning for a 15th year in Baltimore and none of the wear and tear is stopping him from enjoying another year in the NFL. Suggs said he’s “going to have a tremendous amount of fun this year and in camp” because he only knows how to be himself and one of the things he’s enjoying is being the last man standing from the old guard of the Ravens defense.

“Yes, and it’s a new era of Ravens. I’m the Vader of the group — the last of my kind,” Suggs said, via the Baltimore Sun. “I like that, but you can’t deny a C.J. Mosley or a Brandon Williams, Eric Weddle, Tony Jefferson. It’s very fortunate of me to still be a part … to be the last piece of that transition. It’s a good feeling, but it’s also exciting to see these young guys go out there and create the new era of Ravens with the statement they’re trying to make, too. I’m just enjoying my time. When it’s time for me to cross that bridge [into retirement], I’ll cross it proudly. I just don’t feel like it’s the time yet.”

It would probably be less fun for Suggs to continue if he’d shown a serious drop in effectiveness, but he remained a productive player for the Ravens in 2016 and reports from the offseason program have him in the kind of shape that suggests that will be the case this year as well.

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14 Responses to “Terrell Suggs enjoying being the “Vader” of the Ravens defense”
  1. bencoates57 says: Jun 16, 2017 8:05 AM

    The defense is not a headliner.

  2. gerard33 says: Jun 16, 2017 8:21 AM

    Still sizzlin’

  3. getyourownname says: Jun 16, 2017 8:35 AM

    Suggs is not only skilled (even if declining) but also exuberant and makes the game more fun to watch. Not enough players like that today.

  4. Lemmy Aksyadis says: Jun 16, 2017 9:23 AM

    Suggs = Vader
    Brady = Luke
    After that 2014 playoff game there can be no doubt that the Sith controls things in MD

  5. bmorepositive123 says: Jun 16, 2017 9:57 AM

    I thought Suggs used guns not light sabers

  6. freedomofspeechyesway says: Jun 16, 2017 11:08 AM

    Dude’s got more attitude than most teams have on their entire roster.

  7. kenflood says: Jun 16, 2017 12:15 PM

    Sizz got the best hands. If you get a chance, watch how he controls the lineman. Most people are power and/or speed but Sizz gets leverage like majic… This year we got enough talent to rest this talent during the season and let him loose for our SB run. Going to be a great year. Go Ravens!!!

  8. brownoholic says: Jun 16, 2017 1:05 PM

    But Vader was formerly a good person….

  9. straighcashhomey says: Jun 16, 2017 1:52 PM

    Didn’t he beat his girlfriend and mother of his kid and pour bleach on them? yeah great guy.

  10. TL;DR says: Jun 16, 2017 8:39 PM

    “I find your lack of faith in the 3-4 disturbing..” -TSizzle

  11. six7imechamps says: Jun 16, 2017 10:02 PM

    I’m a Steeler fan and t sizzle is a stud. Although he is declining he is a Ravens great.

  12. six7imechamps says: Jun 16, 2017 10:05 PM

    I am always amazed how people look at off the field things that players do and equate it to his on the field job. He made mistakes like we do but his life is open unlike ours. He is a Ravens great and yes I’m a Steelers fan but I give respect when it’s due.

  13. amishninjas says: Jun 18, 2017 12:39 AM

    Throwing bleach on your wife and infant daughter isn’t a “mistake” it’s an inexcusable act. When a normal person gets upset at his wife pouring bleach on her and your child isn’t even in the realm of possibilities. You wanna say he’s an awesome football player? No doubt he is but being awesome at football doesn’t cancel out being a terrible human being.

  14. crownofthehelmet says: Jun 18, 2017 11:03 PM

    If it has to be a Star Wars comparison, I’d say he’s more like Jar Jar Binks. Or Princess Leia.

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