Terrell Suggs had never heard of Peyton Hillis

On Sunday Browns running back Peyton Hillis racked up 144 yards on 22 carries in a great performance against the Ravens.

It was a surprisingly big day for Hillis, and surprising most of all to Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs, because he had no idea who Hillis was.

Never heard of him before in my life,” Suggs said today on The Dan Patrick Show. “I know who he is now, though.”

You’d think Suggs would have already known who Hillis was, considering that Hillis caught two passes for ten yards for the Broncos last year in a game against the Ravens, a game that Suggs played in. But Suggs acknowledged that the Ravens weren’t ready for the threat that Hillis presented.

“He had a good day,” Suggs said. “We really didn’t expect him to have the kind of day he had.”

After the way Hillis played on Sunday, he won’t sneak up on anyone any more.

61 responses to “Terrell Suggs had never heard of Peyton Hillis

  1. “You’d think Suggs would have already known who Hillis was, considering that Hillis caught two passes for ten yards for the Broncos last year in a game against the Ravens, a game that Suggs played in.”
    wouldn’t this work a little better?
    ‘You’d think Suggs would have already known who Hillis was if he actually watched game film last week.’
    Players play tons of games with lots of diff players getting catches, they dont remember them all… but every player (except kickers) should be watching film of the team they are gonna play

  2. I barely follow football and even I know who he is. He is considered one of the best catchers out of the backfield, and the white boy can run.
    on another note. look for Ryan Torain to start tearing sh!t up in DC

  3. Thanks coach McDufus for trading the best Bronco running back. Hope he sticks it to you both times you play Cleveland this year. Hillis sure makes your RB’s look like high schoolers.

  4. No defensive preperation in Baltimore?
    Hillis: Week 1 – 9 rushes, 41 yars and a TD
    Week 2 – 8 rushes, 35 yards and a TD

  5. “He won’t sneak up anyone anymore”?
    What a stupid comment! Hillis current running style is how he always runs. He ran this way in Denver, he ran this way in the preseason games, and during limited action in the first two Browns games.
    I guess to know who he is would take someone who follows football. Of course that would leave out all of the PTF staff.

  6. It’s just too bad (for Browns fan) it was all a wasted effort. For the 3rd time in three games, the Browns blew a lead and completely self-destructed in the 2nd half. All three games winnable, all three games lost because the Browns beat themselves. The Ravens wouldn’t have done shit all day if not for the usually reliable Eric Wright having an insanely bad day. For his garbage performance, that guy should be beaten like a prostitute who lost the money.
    Oops, I forgot to compare Peyton Hillis to Mike Alstott and Toby Gerhart somewhere in there. You know, because we’re apparently only allowed to compare white guys to other white guys, etc 🙂

  7. Watch film, know player numbers, who cares about the guys name across the line.
    Good for Hillis to have a great stat game, I am sure he is thrilled today to have been a fantasy football stud while his team lost. He looks like a good tough player and that is encouraging for the Browns franchise. Hope he can do it more than one week.
    The Ravens D had a bad day, the offense won it for them. The D look uninspired to play against the Browns. Ravens got a W, next game.

  8. Suggs is an idiot. I even started Hillis on my fantasy team as even I knew Harrison was banged up and not starting.
    If you’re playing them, I would have hoped he did some film study or gameplanning. I’m not even on the Ravens defense nor am I a Browns fan and I knew about him.

  9. Its Crazy!! Hillis was traded for Quinn the guy who took (Cheap Shot) out Suggs Knee last year causing him to miss 1st games of his career…… No one runs on the Ravens, give Hillis credit.

  10. Suggs said. “We really didn’t expect him to have the kind of day he had.”
    ________________________________
    This quote shows that Suggs had heard of Hillis before.
    If Suggs had expectations, whether good or bad about Hillis’ upcoming performance, it shows that he had at least heard of him.
    I know it’s splitting hairs, but it does show that Suggs is talking total smack.
    Anyway, which one is Suggs again? The murderer or the wife beater? I get the Ravens all mixed up.

  11. Hollis had played a big role for the Browns offense this season. So sighs essentially said he doesn’t watch game film of opponents. No wonder their defense got slapped around.

  12. guy had a really good game. props to him. suggs was man enough to admit it. he won’t be sneaking up on anyone anymore.

  13. “Never heard of him before in my life”
    Great preparation for that game Suggs. Don’t even know who you’re playing against. And how much do the Ravens pay you per game ? Nice that you get your money but don’t do the work you’re supposed to.

  14. denver could have used a runnning back,,,the trade of the best big running back since john riggins only one of stupid moves by the boy coach

  15. Hollis had played a big role for the Browns offense this season. So sighs essentially said he doesn’t watch game film of opponents. No wonder their defense got slapped around.

  16. They didnt expect him to have the kind of game he had because hes white.
    Thats basically what “T-Sizzle” meant.

  17. Hillis beat the Ravens down worse than Brady Quinn (Brady Queen) beat down Suggs last year. Just shows “T-Sizzles” intelligence level.

  18. RavenAddict20 says:
    September 27, 2010 11:39 AM
    Its Crazy!! Hillis was traded for Quinn the guy who took (Cheap Shot) out Suggs Knee last year causing him to miss 1st games of his career…… No one runs on the Ravens, give Hillis credit.
    Why would anyone need to their secondary can’t cover my mom Olivia.
    Signed,
    Peyton Manning (he who owns Baltimore)

  19. # trickbunny says: September 27, 2010 11:28 AM
    “Oops, I forgot to compare Peyton Hillis to Mike Alstott and Toby Gerhart somewhere in there. You know, because we’re apparently only allowed to compare white guys to other white guys, etc :)”
    Just like black quarterbacks are almost always compared to black quarterbacks. I was surprised to hear Freeman compared to Roethlisberger during the Browns-Bucs game. Around Cleveland, Hillis reminds many people of Kevin Mack.
    I failed to start Hillis on my fantasy team because I knew that teams normally don’t run well against the Ravens. The guy’s a beast. I don’t know where this leaves Harrison next week (or whenever he returns), as Harrison hasn’t looked nearly as explosive this year. I hope Hillis doesn’t get overused, because his running style is so physical that it makes me worry about the likelihood of injury.

  20. Suggs is not unique in this regard. They seem proud to not know anything about opposing backups as if it’s beneath them. If you’re being paid hundreds of thousand a game, is it too much to ask you to know something about the 25 or players who might line up against?

  21. DonTerrelli- yes, Suggs knows who Re-tard Mendenhall is, he’s the guy whose arm Ray Lewis snapped, and will do so again next Sunday.
    I give the Brown much credit this week. This was the most impressed I have been with them in many years. Their O and D lines are phenomenal now, hell you could put Trent Green back there and he’d look good. They really did well holding our D line from penetrating and they made holes for Hillis. Remember folks, this team almost beat the 3-0 Cheifs, and I think everyone saying the Browns are still terrible will be surprised when they face them this year. Yes, a Ravens fan just complimented the Browns.

  22. Hillis was overshadowed by Darren McFadden and Felix Jones while at Arkansas. But he produced when given a chance there as well.

  23. @Georgeanderson:
    Well said. Looks like youre the only guy here who understands that players identify (unknown )guys by their numbers and not their names. Real football is different from fantasy football.
    Suggs didnt know Peyton Hills name because he hadnt run for 100 yards against the Ravens before.

  24. No fan in Denver had any idea what this kid did to joshy mc-d. Think joshy coulda used this kid yesterday when they lost?
    “You play to win the game.”. God help me, I’m quoting Herm Edwards.
    Broncos O/U was 7.5 before Durmeville (sp?) got hurt; then it slid to 7. I’ll take the under. Joshy makes Shanny look humble.

  25. We knew opposing HS rb’s names back in the day in scouting reports…Suggs is so near sighted to not know their opposing NFL team’s RB? $$$ Awesome….

  26. Hillis has been the lone bright spot on an otherwise listless Browns team. Him and Cribbs at WR. Cribbs actually looks like a solid 3rd WR option, which on the Browns makes him our best WR.
    Seneca Wallace played like a serviceable backup, which also makes him our best QB. I wanted to beat the Ravens, but I’ll sure as hell take them atop the AFC North over pitt.
    I lived in Baltimore and I respect the fan base. They have a great organization and Baltimore is a great town. Congrats on a gritty win.

  27. If the Ravens weren’t prepared for Peyton Hillis, then they obviously have some game-planning issues since he is the better back after the first two games of the season.

  28. Hillis had a great game, I was there at the stadium and he definitely had a few plays where he just completely ran over the Ravens. But just like any other time when players go off statistically, say Anquan Boldin in the same game, there are reasons. In the press conference, Harbaugh said they spread their D ends and linebackers a little wider to protect for a Seneca Wallace scramble to either side, leaving the middle basically wide open. Once the Ravens realized that they needed to sure up the middle, they did it, basically stopping the Browns on their last few drives. Same thing on the other side of the ball- the Browns decided to double certain players on certain plays leaving Boldin wide open on most of his catches, it’s really a team game and you can’t give credit to one player when he plays well. But I do admit, the Browns looked better than an 0-3 team, and will surprise a few teams here and there this year.

  29. Hillis was a very good blocking fullback in college, and is becoming a pretty decent runner and pass-catcher in the NFL. Talk about your complete fullback.

  30. bronco65 says:
    September 27, 2010 11:24 AM
    Thanks coach McDufus for trading the best Bronco running back. Hope he sticks it to you both times you play Cleveland this year. Hillis sure makes your RB’s look like high schoolers.
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    Pretty sure the Broncos and Browns are NOT in the same division. Please GTFO, you clearly know nothing about football.

  31. Hillis was always underrated, when all those Bronco runningbacks went down he stepped up and played well.

  32. I attended the Miss. St./Arkansas game in 2007 in Little Rock. During the game, an Arkansas fan sitting one row behind me said to his buddy, “If [Peyton] Hillis had been healthy last year, we [Arkansas] would have won the national championship!” That has been a running joke since then among the people I was with at that game.

  33. guaranteed hillis gets into the end zone when maroney got stuffed. and the reason he’s not still in denver? both of them were on the sidelines, brady and mcdoosh

  34. You guys all fell for this? He was just saying that to talk some trizzash. He’s more than likely dumb, like really dumb, as in can barely tie his shoes, but probably not THAT dumb. All these guys know the backs they’re gonna face.

  35. you guys are taking the quote out of context. He means to say Hillis was a nowbody and is now someone teams need to take seriously. I am sure he watched the film. Baltimore is built on Defense, do you really think Harbaugh didnt read the injury report and have the team plan for him? Im sure they didnt expect him to play that well, but to think Suggs or anyone on that team didnt know who he was is just an excuse for them to not admit he put a hurting on them

  36. “Harbaugh said they spread their D ends and linebackers a little wider to protect for a Seneca Wallace scramble to either side, leaving the middle basically wide open.”
    That’s kind of interesting, because as the announcers mentioned, a lot of Wallace’s sideline balls went out of bounds, and not just by a little (in fact, I thought he looked pretty decent, at least in the first half, aside from that).
    Suggs hadn’t heard the dude’s name before. Neither had I. I certainly don’t recall reading about him on PFT. I’m sure Suggs was fully aware of his number and the fact that it was assigned to a running back. It boggles my mind how so many of you armchair athletes think you’re better than Suggs.
    Congrats to Hillis on his awesome game. I certainly know him now, and I hope he continues to do well for the Browns. That was a great game of football all around.

  37. If Clay Matthews made the same statement when playing against CJ Spiller, it would’ve been blown up into some huge fiasco and at the end of it all CJ would’ve demanded his “props” for being a 1st round pick with tons of unrealized potential
    ….but since its a black LB saying it about a white RB then it’s ok

  38. Seriously, this was just Suggs way of talking trash… Baltimore prides itself on Defense, and mostly stopping the run on defense. When someone runs for 100 yards on the D they take it to heart.
    Suggs and the rest of the defense’s pride had to be hurt yesterday when a back up running back hit that mark. It was just his way of taking it on the chin. It’s hard to talk trash (well bring your a+ stuff) after you get embarrassed.
    The Browns played a great game and this may help them turn around their season; well at least win a game soon. I am also so glad i thought harrison might be a sleeper this year (whoops!)

  39. @ Draft King – We had an emotional weekend, be nice to Hog fans. Maybe if the dude would have said Hillis healthy and a different coach it wouldn’t have been as much of a joke.

  40. Hillis had more carries yesterday(22) than weeks 1 & 2 combined (17). The Ravens defensive game plan revolved around containing Seneca Wallace and Josh Cribbs (which they did). Hillis had one run in the 2nd half over 10 yds (for 48). Once the Ravens adjusted, they contained Hillis as well when it was critical.
    Kudos to Hillis for a great game! I hope he does well in this league. He is a huge talent as a downhill runner. He reminds me a little of Jamal Lewis so he fits the Browns. We’ll see what his yardage total is when the Browns and Ravens play again this year.

  41. bronco65 says:
    September 27, 2010 11:24 AM
    Thanks coach McDufus for trading the best Bronco running back. Hope he sticks it to you both times you play Cleveland this year. Hillis sure makes your RB’s look like high schoolers.
    ————————————————–
    Are you f*cking serious?
    1.”McDufus” did not utilize Peyton Hillis in his scheme for some reason. For this reason, he was expendable, and therefore traded (I personally always loved the guy).
    2.Since when do the Broncos and Browns play each other this year even 1 time?
    3.Please omit the “bronco” from your screen name, as you are giving all the rest of us a bad reputation.
    4.You’re stupid.

  42. In defense to T Sizzle, Hillis is a white RB, therefore he’s overlooked by EVERYONE. He is somewhat of a mythical creature like a Unicorn or a Griffin. However, he has made quite the name for himself and I was impressed with his “power football” style of play.

  43. ppdoc13 says:
    September 27, 2010 11:44 AM
    suggs was man enough to admit it.
    ————————————————————-
    Since when has Suggs been man enough to do anything? Oh ppdouche, you are too hilarious!

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