Terrell Suggs you all know of him, the outspoken linebacker nicknamed T-Sizzle has been one of the most feared pass rushers in the game. The Baltimore Ravens linebacker has been fun to watch develop and the 30-year old linebacker has become one of the leaders on the Ravens.
At one point however Suggs had tackling and work ethic issues. Suggs has come into some training camps over weight and out of shape and some questioned his character. Those issues are all in the past.
That does not mean Suggs has ever been a player to talk the talk without walking the walk. Suggs always seems to come up big in big games and big moments when the Ravens need him.
Here is a list of some of Suggs’ achements, he won the 2003 AP Defensive Rookie of the Year, the 2011 Defensive Player of the Year and has been selected to the Pro-Bowl five times.
The thing about Suggs is that he is explosive, fast and powerful when healthy. Suggs can get off the edge and dominate offensive lineman.
In 2011 Suggs had his best season, in the regular season he had 14 sacks, two interceptions and seven forced fumbles. Suggs was an All-Pro that season and won the Defensive Player of the Year. Tackles are not something Suggs was short on that season either.
Suggs also has seven career interceptions which for an outside pass rushing linebacker is a lot. Two of Suggs interceptions were brought back for touchdowns, both in the 2008 season.
Suggs has 84.5 career sacks, despite only having two in the 2012 season due to a few injuries that slowed him down. Last season for Suggs was a complete wash because of injuries yet he still played.
Suggs has shown his toughness over the years and grown as a leader. When quarterback Joe Flacco was getting bashed by media Suggs would constantly protect his quarterback. Another great example of Suggs being a leader happened in the first preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Moe Lee intercepted a pass and tried to lateral it backwards almost losing the ball. Head Coach John Harbaugh was about to go “talk” to Moe but Suggs stepped in and told him not to do that.
Here is a video of one of the many times Suggs has defended Flacco when Skip Bayless a Ravens hater tried to say that Tim Tebow was a better quarterback.
It is safe to say that Suggs was right about that one. Flacco won the Super Bowl MVP and Tim Tebow was a backup last season for the New York Jets.
I have a feeling that Suggs will have a comeback season for the Ravens this season. The injuries look to be behind Suggs and he has taken it upon himself to be a leader.
Having great players that are also leaders like Suggs have made the Ravens successful.
Enjoy this highlight reel of Suggs.