Suggs: Now more than ever
Everybody, including me, has been saying how Terrell Suggs needs to learn how to keep his mouth shut to avoid the kind of controversy that erupted last week over his poorly-thought-out comments on an Atlanta sports talkshow. Well, I've changed my mind.
Did you see the way Suggs played in yesterday's 29-10 victory over the Oakland Raiders? He sacked JaMarcus Russell on his first dropback of the game (right) and was right there with Jameel McClain when the Ravens dropped Russell in the end zone for a safety a few minutes later. He looked truly inspired, which can only be the result of being truly embarrassed by all the commotion that resulted from his back-to-back attempts to swallow his own foot.
OK, maybe that was a coincidence, and maybe it also was a coincidence that the Ravens played their best all-around game of the season after a week of off-the-field intrigue. But are you willing to take that chance? They won two games in a row while Chris McAlister and then Suggs made headlines for their poor judgment, so -- to paraphrase Elvis Costello -- what's so great about peace, love and understanding?
Why mess with success? I'll even put him on one of my radio shows if it'll help the team get in better position to compete for a playoff berth. If T-Sizzle is at a loss for subject matter, here are a few things he can say that are guaranteed to stir things up:
"I hope Ed Reed retires soon so I can have the radio in my helmet. I've already shown I'm better on the radio than him."
"They should expand the instant replay system to cover all officials' calls that prove the NFL is always going out of its way to screw Baltimore."
"We want to go to Cleveland and beat the Browns this week to prove once and for all that getting out of that one-horse town was the best thing that ever happened to this franchise."
"I've changed my mind. I don't want to see Troy Smith play anymore."
Just trying to help.