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costanza2k1
11-18-2009, 03:13 PM
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Report: Suggs has MCL tear
November, 18, 2009
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By James Walker
The Carroll County Times is reporting that Baltimore Ravens linebacker/defense end Terrell Suggs has a slight MCL tear. This injury is similar to the one Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu suffered in the season opener and would keep Suggs out for a significant period.



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The Ravens are upset because they felt Suggs' injury was unnecessary. In Monday night's 16-0 victory over the Cleveland Browns, quarterback Brady Quinn cut an unsuspecting Suggs at the knees after throwing an interception, which knocked Suggs out of the game.

Quinn was fined Wednesday by the NFL for the hit. But that doesn’t help Baltimore all that much.

This injury comes at a crucial time as the Ravens (5-4) are fighting for a wild-card spot and desperately need to put together some wins against very tough opponents. Baltimore will host the Indianapolis Colts (9-0) and Pittsburgh Steelers (6-3) in its next two games.

In other Ravens news, the team signed veteran kicker Billy Cundiff, who kicked for the Browns earlier this year. Baltimore released Steve Hauschka on Tuesday.

Jom112
11-18-2009, 03:28 PM
If I were Quinn I would try to get traded out of the division, before I get shanked in the next Browns/Ravens game...

Ghost
11-18-2009, 03:30 PM
Total punk move by a scrub QB. Brady should be suspended as well as fined. The ridiculousness in the NFL surrounding hitting the QB and this is a slap on the wrist. Disgusting.

ikestops85
11-18-2009, 03:31 PM
I would say that Brady Quinn has just replaced Hines Ward as #1 on the Baltimore Ravens Most Wanted List.

Jigawatts
11-18-2009, 04:09 PM
If I were Quinn I would try to get traded out of the division, before I get shanked in the next Browns/Ravens game...

:lol: :lol: :lol:

JTP53609
11-18-2009, 04:16 PM
hmmm. well suggs, i guess karma is a bit*h, haha, i guess you wont be looking to put any bounties out on anyone anytime soon, since you are now in pain..

steeler_fan_in_t.o.
11-18-2009, 04:47 PM
Was it much different than the block Favre threw in the pre season?

The NFL on that hit deemed that it was okay for QBs to go low on blocks. Why should it be fine for Favre to do it but not Quinn?

costanza2k1
11-18-2009, 04:51 PM
Was it much different than the block Favre threw in the pre season?

The NFL on that hit deemed that it was okay for QBs to go low on blocks. Why should it be fine for Favre to do it but not Quinn?

Looks like he got fined 10k

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4666799


Source: Quinn fined $10K for Suggs hit
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Browns quarterback Brady Quinn has been fined by the NFL for his chop-block on Baltimore's Terrell Suggs.

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Quinn, who said he received a letter from the league on Wednesday, would not disclose the size of the fine, but a league source tells ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter the amount is $10,000.

A league source tells ESPN's Michael Smith that an MRI exam showed Suggs suffered a severe MCL sprain in his right knee from Quinn's block on Monday night. There is no definitive timetable for Suggs' return, but he is expected to miss at least the next couple of weeks, the source said.

Suggs' agent, Gary Wichard, told the Carroll County Times he fears his client could miss the rest of the season.

Quinn insists he was not trying to hurt Suggs and has apologized to him and the Ravens. He understands why the Ravens were mad and can appreciate them questioning his intentions.

"I can see why they'd be upset," he said. "But again, he wasn't even in my vision. I was trying to get to the ball. He cut across my face as I was already try to jump down for the tackle."

The Ravens were fuming over the hit. Quinn threw the chop-block at Suggs after an interception in the third quarter, rolling into his right knee.

After the game, Quinn said the chop-block came as he was trying to get at cornerback Chris Carr, who intercepted the football, and that he had no intention of hurting Suggs. But Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis said after the game that he thought Quinn should pay a significant fine for the hit.

"Heck yeah, it was a cheap shot, when you're running down and you're looking at the quarterback going at somebody's knees who doesn't even have the ball," Lewis said. "I want to see if he gets the same fine I got or even higher. Now this man [Suggs] is out four or five weeks because of some baloney like that."

Lewis was fined $25,000 earlier this season for a pair of hits in a game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

After the game, Quinn said he was sorry.

"I was trying to go for the ball carrier," he said. "Suggs came across at the last second in my vision. I would never wish that upon anyone. I was upset about it on the field. We worked out in Arizona together. I couldn't be any more sorry about that. That was never the intent. I'm sorry to Terrell and the rest of their team."

"You just don't do that," San Diego Chargers linebacker Shaun Phillips told ESPN's "First Take" on Wednesday, saying Quinn should be fined $50,000.

Wichard wasn't buying Quinn's explanation of how he came to hit Suggs.

"That cat should be fined as much as anybody is fined that hits the quarterback," Wichard said, according to the Carroll County Times. "That's ridiculous. I don't understand what he was trying to do. It was blatant. It's absolutely criminal. It's about as nasty as it gets.

"The guy had total control and went right for his knee. You can't call that an accident. It was premeditated. The quarterback zeroed in on Terrell's knee. That's absurd. The ball carrier was right in front of him," he said, according to the report.

Browns coach Eric Mangini believes Quinn was only trying to tackle Carr.

"Knowing Brady, he's a good person," Mangini said. "I don't think he would ever look to hurt someone deliberately."

Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Tuesday on his radio show that he doubts Quinn had malicious intent. But that doesn't change that it was an illegal hit, he said, according to The Baltimore Sun.

"There is no question that it's beyond the rules. It's absolutely illegal. I'm sure Brady knows that," Harbaugh said, according to the report. "I don't think for one second that he's trying to hurt Terrell Suggs. But he's got to be better than that in that situation. You can't let that happen."

Quinn isn't the first quarterback to have to pay up for a low hit. Brett Favre of the Minnesota Vikings was fined $10,000 for throwing a crackback block in a preseason game against the Houston Texans.

ESPN NFL reporter Michael Smith and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Oviedo
11-18-2009, 04:53 PM
Look for Ray Ray's tackles total to drop alot since Suggs won't be stopping folks and Lewis jumping on to get credit for the tackle.

LordVile
11-18-2009, 05:18 PM
I hope Suggs is okay, AFTER we play the Ravens twice.... ahaha NOt to be a "Richard" but we need all the help we can get. I'd prefer that the Browns beat the Ravens in that game but at least both teams took out players within our division. And for all u "politically correct folk" don't doubt for one second that if Big Ben was takin out of a few games, our rivals wouldn't be happy...

Sugar
11-18-2009, 05:38 PM
don't doubt for one second that if Big Ben was takin out of a few games, our rivals wouldn't be happy...

They might be happy, but do we have to be at their level?

LordVile
11-18-2009, 05:45 PM
don't doubt for one second that if Big Ben was takin out of a few games, our rivals wouldn't be happy...

They might be happy, but do we have to be at their level?

Ohhhhh here we go, It is what it is. Like I said, I hope the guy gets better and I never hoped for anyone to get injured, it's purely circumstantial. If it benefits my team, hell yeah I'll take it. I only speak for myself, feel how you want. My only hope was that the Browns won the game. I am not a POLICTICALLY CORRECT person cuz I don't give a darn about politics.

DukieBoy
11-18-2009, 09:01 PM
Cyril Thuggs. :ratsuck :ratsuck :ratsuck :brownssuck :ratsuck :loser

:tt2 :tt2 :tt2