According to Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs, there are rules for two well known quarterbacks and rules for everyone else.
“The league has their favorites,” Suggs said via the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “One being in Indy and one being with that other team up north. Besides those two, everybody is fair game. Some quarterbacks are getting the calls right away. Some quarterbacks they don’t care.
“Like I always said, Carson Palmer got hit in his knee in 2005 but there was no rule made. Then Tom Brady got hit in his knee and all of a sudden there is a rule and possible suspensions, excessive fines — it’s just getting ridiculous.”
We’ve seen this quote reprinted in a few places without anyone mentioning that the league did modify their rules after Palmer’s injury. But why get in the way of a good T-Sizzle quote? He’ll be here all week:
On Ed Reed: “When you’ve got a guy like that, he’s like American Express. He’s everywhere you want to be.”
On the reason for Suggs’ improved play this season: “I quit doing cocaine.” (That one cracked me up.)
And the the lack of suspensions after the Andre Johnson-Cortland Finnegan fight: “Maybe [if] I throw some punches at a quarterback with a bad hairdo, I’d get thrown out of the league.”