John Harbaugh: Terrell Suggs is on a mission, headed for the Hall of Fame

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Terrell Suggs is 35 years old and heading into his 16th season as a pass rusher for the Ravens, but he’s not slowing down.

That’s the word from Ravens head coach John Harbaugh, who said he’s been blown away by the way Suggs looks better than ever this offseason.

“I think he’s on a mission and I think he’s headed for the Hall of Fame. I want to see that statement made this year, next year and for as long as he plays,” Harbaugh said.

Harbaugh thinks Suggs could still have his best football ahead of him.

“He’s inspired,” Harbaugh said. “The guy is in phenomenal shape. He is at another level of conditioning.”

Suggs said last month that he still thinks he can get better. Harbaugh agrees.

36 responses to “John Harbaugh: Terrell Suggs is on a mission, headed for the Hall of Fame

  1. .
    Ravens last three seasons:

    5-11
    8-8
    9-7

    Has Baltimore made any moves to make you think they’re ready to win the AFC North?
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  2. He’s got a Hall of Fame resume already even if he never plays another down. At this point he’s just improving his chances of getting in on the first try.

  3. Terrell Suggs is one of the most overrated players in NFL history. He made a reputation off of Ray Lewis. Since Ray has retired, Suggs has been a nothing. Living off past reputation when Lewis was drawing all the defensive attention.

    Flacco, Suggs, ..seems the Ravens have a knack for generating fake legit players. Suggs, Flacco..two bums.

  4. Terrell Suggs is one of the most overrated players in NFL history. He made a reputation off of Ray Lewis. Since Ray has retired, Suggs has been a nothing. Living off past reputation when Lewis was drawing all the defensive attention.
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    Epic fail.

    40 sacks in 4 seasons since Lewis retired. (Missed 2015)

  5. After he retires, he needs a career in broadcasting, ala Carter, Dungy, Irvin, Young… Then he will be enshrined. It’s a foolproof plan.

  6. Suggs has 1 less sack than Derrick Thomas.. 2.5 less than Rickey Jackson.. 6.5 less than LT..

    20 MORE sacks than Andre Tippet and Charles Haley.

    Hard to argue he isn’t a HOF, considering all those guys are.

  7. Ravens last three seasons:

    5-11
    8-8
    9-7

    Has Baltimore made any moves to make you think they’re ready to win the AFC North?
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    That 3 year Ravens record = 22-26. The Philadelphia Eagles last years before becoming SB champs was 24-24. That 2 game difference is certainly not insurmountable.

  8. After he retires, he needs a career in broadcasting, ala Carter, Dungy, Irvin, Young… Then he will be enshrined. It’s a foolproof plan.
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    Kurt Warner agrees

  9. 700levelvet says:
    June 14, 2018 at 2:02 pm
    After he retires, he needs a career in broadcasting, ala Carter, Dungy, Irvin, Young… Then he will be enshrined. It’s a foolproof plan.
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    This has not worked for Rodney Harrison.

  10. Not really debatable if he’s a Hall of Famer, the sack/forced fumble numbers speak for themselves. One of the most skilled pass rushers in NFL history, and definitely a guy you’d want on your team if you had the chance even at this age.

  11. aarons444 says:
    June 14, 2018 at 2:10 pm

    Suggs has 1 less sack than Derrick Thomas.. 2.5 less than Rickey Jackson.. 6.5 less than LT..

    20 MORE sacks than Andre Tippet and Charles Haley.

    Hard to argue he isn’t a HOF, considering all those guys are.
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    I’m not arguing against Suggs as a HoF’er because I believe he is. Your use of sack totals as a comparison tool however is very misleading at best. Career sack total comparisons between the players conveniently excludes that in an era where guys careers are longer Suggs has had more years to garner his totals. So far he has played 4 more years than Tippet or Thomas and 2 more than Taylor and Haley. Best to stick with per season/game averages when doing comparisons especially in different eras.

  12. Suggs is the MLB equivilant of a player that plays 20 yrs and gets 3000 hits. Longevity yes, HOF greatness , no

  13. Not many people set a better edge. BallSoHard University will be in the HoF

  14. I don’t know if he will get in on the first ballot, but he will get in and I think he is worthy. But, what do I know, I have no vote and I thought, correction I know, that T.O. should have gotten in on his first ballot.

    I also know that Ed Reed was the best defensive player on those great Ravens defenses.

  15. So far he has played 4 more years than Tippet or Thomas and 2 more than Taylor and Haley. Best to stick with per season/game averages when doing comparisons especially in different eras
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    Good point on the per game averages.

    The era thing.. all those guys were 3-4 OLBs, and the position really hasn’t changed that much over the years.

    But he has played in significantly more games, no doubt.

  16. Sizzle is a Hall of Famer. No doubt, the dude came into the league at 20 and had been dominant ever since. Since the general has left he’s still excelled but the defense around him can’t make up for the loss of GOAT MLB and GOAT Safety. Anyone who watches Suggs year in and out knows he’s going to canton.

  17. Has a ring solely because poor officiating. And he’s a dirty player trying to wreck people’s careers, diving into the back of knees when the play is over.

  18. People talk about sacks, but the guy is amazing against the run. He is a HOFer, but having said that I think Judon is better than him at this point and Suggs should go over to the other side like he did for Kruger in 2012

    Reed is definitely going in and I think Yanda has a shot if he can have another great year or two

  19. “tylawspick6 says:
    June 14, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    Unbelievable arrogance”

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    Always get a kick when THIS guy uses that phrase.

    Suggs is a HoFer. He’s the best ever, but he’s been good enough for long enough to earn a spot.

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