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Ngata: I love hitting Brady...he always complains

Posted on: October 5, 2011 10:30 pm
Edited on: October 5, 2011 11:38 pm
 
First Terrell Suggs and now Haloti Ngata weighs in on Tom Brady. (Getty Images/US PRESSWIRE)

Posted by Ryan Wilson

It's a shame the Ravens and Patriots don't meet in the 2011 regular season because the teams have developed something of a rivalry -- and it's as much about the score as the trash-talking. The latest entry comes courtesy of Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata.

In an interview with Dan Patrick that will appear in Sports Illustrated, Ngata was asked to name a quarterback he likes to hit.

"I love hitting Tom Brady because he always complains. He thinks he should never be touched," he said.  Patrick then asked if the officials listen to Brady and throw the flag. "No," said Ngata. "My hits are usually clean."

(In related news: we talked to Ravens running back Ray Rice Wednesday and asked him about Ngata. "You know what? I got a rule with Haloti: Do not touch me in practice. I gotta play on Sundays. Do not touch me in practice. We are friends, alright?" We'll have the full interview on the site Thursday.)

This brings us to Ngata's teammate, Terrell Suggs, who thought his hits were clean, too.

Much of the animosity between the Pats and Ravens can be traced back to Suggs, Brady, and their interpretations of what constitutes a personal foul.

Specifically, what constitutes a personal foul when Brady's the guy getting hit. After all, the NFL changed the rules on bringing down quarterbacks after then-Chiefs safety Bernard Pollard went low on Brady during Week 1 of the 2008 season and promptly blew out Brady's knee.

When the Ravens and Pats met in 2009, Suggs was on the receiving end of a questionable roughing-the-passer penalty, and after the game teammate Ray Lewis went off. (Brady's former teammate and NBC analyst Rodney Harrison agreed with Lewis.)


And then last October, Suggs and Brady were seen jawing at each other in a game the Patriots would eventually win in overtime, 23-20. Suggs later told the Boston Herald about their on-field discussion.  

“He was trying to tell me how to bag a Hollywood actress. 'If you want to get a Hollywood actress, take my seminar on Saturday.’ … He was going over the Dow and the economy and politics. He doesn’t really talk football that much."

Well played, T-Sizzle.  Brady, however, wasn't amused.

“Well, [Suggs] had his chance so maybe if he gets another chance he can try to back those words up,” Brady said the next day during an appearance on Boston's WEEI. “We play those guys a lot and they’ve only beat us once . . . they talk a lot for only beating us once in nine years.”

Suggs called out Brady several more times last season, and even suggesting that his three Super Bowl wins were "questionable."

Brady, for his part, seemed unconcerned.


We suspect Brady might feel differently if Ngata gets a hold of him.

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Comments

Since: Feb 16, 2007
Posted on: October 6, 2011 8:57 am
 

Ngata: I love hitting Brady...he always complains

Heh.. Ravens players.  May hate them when they play the steelers but they have my respect for telling it like it is.



Since: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: October 6, 2011 6:18 am
 

Ngata: I love hitting Brady...he always complains

The Ravens wish they had a rivalry with the Pats to enhance their own status. Seems like a little bit of p-nis envy on their part since the trash talk is almost exclusively coming from their camp and the kind of antagonizing and baiting they do is strictly forbidden in New England. The Ravens obsession with the Pats almost borders on that of the Jets, except Pats-Jets has become legitimate over the last year while no one in New England gives a crap about Baltimore.



Since: Jul 6, 2007
Posted on: October 6, 2011 5:12 am
 

Ngata: I love hitting Brady...he always complains

There is no rivalry here what so ever



Since: Feb 8, 2008
Posted on: October 6, 2011 1:58 am
 

Ngata: I love hitting Brady...he always complains

Ravens=Thugs.



Since: Jan 2, 2010
Posted on: October 6, 2011 1:41 am
 

Ngata: I love hitting Brady...he always complains

how come the ravens never said anything about his O lineman who pointed first before Brady did? It was a soft call yes but thats the rules of todays game.



Since: Sep 5, 2009
Posted on: October 6, 2011 12:09 am
 

Ngata: I love hitting Brady...he always complains

   I will add that I would love to see Ngata get a good, clean shot on Brady and flatten his whiny ass.  



Since: Sep 5, 2009
Posted on: October 6, 2011 12:05 am
 

Ngata: I love hitting Brady...he always complains

     Pats and Ravens a rivalry?  That is a complete joke.  They really don't play all that often and they are not in the same division.  And they have only met once in the playoffs.



Since: Dec 3, 2007
Posted on: October 5, 2011 11:41 pm
 

Ngata: I love hitting Brady...he always complains

Media and fans are so quick to call something a "rivalry".  The Pats and Ravens have no rivalry.  Players and fans talking smack is commonplace today but it doesn't make it a rivalry.  The Ravens have never won in the regular season vs. the Pats and the Ravens won once in the post-season.  Rivalries require years to form. 

The Ravens haven't been in the league long enough to have established a rivalry... not even within the division.  Their Browns history does not go with them.




Since: Jul 26, 2008
Posted on: October 5, 2011 11:27 pm
 

Ngata: I love hitting Brady...he always complains

Definitely not backing up Tommy Brady, but what is a questionable Super Bowl win? Suggs wants one...I promise! Too bad he missed out on the last Ravens questionable Super Bowl win. Maybe he can hit up Trent Dilfer and ask him if he can borrow his Super Bowl ring for the weekend!


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