Ravens' Terrell Suggs: Everyone hates the Patriots
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs said '31 teams hate the New England Patriots.'
|Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs is no fan of the New England Patriots. (USATSI)|
Suggs is making the sports talk radio rounds promoting a movie he co-wrote, "The Coalition," but he seems equally concerned with ruffling feathers while he's on the air.
Speaking on WEEI radio in Boston, Suggs said that he would not apologize for the choice words he had for the Pats after this year's AFC title game and voiced his displeasure that Tom Brady's torn left ACL inspired an NFL rule change -- but not Carson Palmer's.
Suggs' facts are a little fuzzy as the NFL altered its rule book after Palmer's injury in 2006, instituting that defenders were not allowed to hit a quarterback at or below the knees when the quarterback is defenseless with both feet on the ground, unless they were blocked into him. The rule was altered in 2009 -- following Brady's injury -- to state that players on the ground could not lunge at a quarterback's legs.
But Suggs went on to say he was not alone in his assessment of the Patriots and their head coach, Bill Belichick.
"There are 32 teams in the NFL, I guarantee the other 31 hate the New England Patriots. It ain't just me," Suggs said. "Why did Bart Scott say the same thing? You think it's just us?"
Mostly, Suggs said, he dislikes the fact that the Patriots don't show due respect to their opponents.
"Behind closed doors, they don't think anybody can play on the field with them," Suggs said. "It's a respect level, and I don't think the New England Patriots respect anybody."
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