Terrell Suggs: I’m not falling for Roethlisberger’s mind games

Getty Images

The play of the Steelers offense has been a big talking point in Pittsburgh this week as the unit has gotten off to a sluggish start this season despite a collection of talent that led to high expectations about what they’d do this year.

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger summed up the issues with the team’s offense as a problem that started and ended with the play of the quarterback, but one of his longtime sparring partners thinks that Roethlisberger is just trying to lull the Ravens into a false sense of security heading into Sunday. Linebacker Terrell Suggs said he’s not taking the bait.

“Oh Ben … he’s setting us up,” Suggs said, via the Baltimore Sun. “He’s playing mind games. Rat bastard. He’s setting us up. Tell Ben, I’m on to his tricks. I know what he’s doing. I’m not going to let him fool me with trickery and Jedi-mind trick me.”

Given the history between the two franchises and the Ravens’ need to bounce back from their London flop against the Jaguars, taking the Steelers lightly seems impossible regardless of what Roethlisberger and others in Pittsburgh are saying.

23 responses to “Terrell Suggs: I’m not falling for Roethlisberger’s mind games

  1. It’s exchanges like this that make this rivalry fun.

    I’m a die hard Ravens fan and will be rooting for them Sunday but have tremendous respect for the Steelers because I know win or lose this game will be played the right way by both sides.

  2. This NFL season is off to a great start. It’s been full of surprises. First week, Brady was over the hill. Done. Finished. Second and third week, Brady looks like MVP. Second week, Dak Prescott looks human. Etc. Don’t think for a minute Baltimore isn’t going to bounce back. So will Pittsburgh. I’ve given up trying to predict who’s going to win, and by what margin. Even 49ers vs. Rams was an amazingly exciting game, and people were predicting a bad game. Even non-football fans are talking about the NFL. I know Europe and other countries are trying to get us to ex-port more NFL football. I love it, but I want it all to myself. I’m selfish.

  3. Lol, you can always expect some gem from Suggs when the Steelers and Ravens clash. That was one of his better ones. Neither team played well last week, maybe both looking ahead to this one…If the Steelers don’t get their act together, it’s going to be a loooong season.

  4. I love to hate Suggs – out of respect for the game he brings. Especially against the Steelers! Are you ready for some FOOTBAAAALLLL!?!?!!

  5. I know Europe and other countries are trying to get us to ex-port more NFL football.

    Was this posted by Goodell? Europe does not want the NFL. Goodell wants it there…Sigh.

  6. This man shouldn’t be saying anything about anyone this week. After the embarrassment giving up 44 points to the Jags and humiliating yourself with your political posturing across the pond, I think it’s fair to say just shut your mouth and try to play watchable football.

  7. I’ve decided to do like the steelers and not be troubled with having to watch the game or the anthem. it’s easier that way and I won’t have to spend 100 bucks for parking and food like I usually do.

  8. Cut the drama big mouth suggs. Big Ben wasn’t setting anyone up, he was just answering a question about his play, Geez. Just another reason why I don’t like this guy.

  9. Too bad Joe falls for every trick in the book. As a Ravens fan I’ll never have faith in him carrying this team throughout the season.

  10. citizenstrange says:
    September 28, 2017 at 10:18 am
    Big Ben has been setting up the entire NFL by scoring only two touchdowns EVERY game. Shrewd.

    6 3 Rate This

    How’s “elite” Flacco doing?

  11. Suggs just better bring some “Ball so Hard University” down on Big Jen on Sunday! We need a full team effort from our defense and our slow starting offense!

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.