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calmkiller
05-03-2012, 09:50 AM
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The Ravens were already looking to boost pass rush with Suggs. Now preparing to be without the reigning defensive player of the year


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Terrell Suggs has torn his Achilles working out in Arizona. Generally a year injury, likely out for season. Huge blow for Ravens


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Terrell Suggs out for season for #Ravens (https://twitter.com/#%21/search/%23Ravens) is a massive blow. Rookie Upshaw steps right in. #Steelers (https://twitter.com/#%21/search/%23Steelers)


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Blow to Baltimore: Ravens LB Terrell Suggs tore his Achilles playing basketball.


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RT @gunitradio (https://twitter.com/#%21/gunitradio): Vinny Cerrato reports Terrell Suggs has torn Achilles, likely out 2012 #Ravens (https://twitter.com/#%21/search/%23Ravens) season. 1st reported on @1057TheFan (https://twitter.com/#%21/1057TheFan) #Steelers (https://twitter.com/#%21/search/%23Steelers)


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RT @gunitradio (https://twitter.com/#%21/gunitradio): Vinny Cerrato reports Terrell Suggs has torn Achilles, likely out 2012 #Ravens (https://twitter.com/#%21/search/%23Ravens) season. 1st reported on @1057TheFan (https://twitter.com/#%21/1057TheFan) #Steelers (https://twitter.com/#%21/search/%23Steelers)

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Jooser
05-03-2012, 09:56 AM
Report: Terrell Suggs tears Achilles tendon

Posted by Mike Florio on May 3, 2012, 9:46 AM EDT
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From former Redskins G.M. Vinny Cerrato, now of 105.7 The Fan in Baltimore, comes the latest stunner in one of the most stunning offseasons in NFL history.
Per Cerrato, Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs (http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/2237/terrell-suggs) has torn an Achilles tendon.

A source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that the Ravens have not yet received a conclusive diagnosis. Still, for now, it doesn’t look good.

And it won’t look good for the Ravens if they have to proceed without the 2011 defensive player of the year.
It’s also a stark reminder that, no matter how good a team looks on paper, it can all fall apart, quickly.
Making matters worse for the Ravens is the timing. If this had happened a week ago, they could have adjusted their draft plans accordingly.


The Ratbirds benefitted greatly from all of our injuries last season. Let's see how well they adapt to diversity this season. Suggs was a nightmare in the rush for us in the past, now they don't have him. We'll see.

NW Steeler
05-03-2012, 10:01 AM
Wow. That really sucks for them. As much as I despise the Ravens, I will not cheer about an injury to one of their players. That is some BAD karma right there. We had the injury bug really bad last year. Hopefully we stay relatively healthy in '12. If we do, we'll be right there in the end.

Oviedo
05-03-2012, 10:02 AM
Never wish ill, well maybe not true with the Ravens, but this will really hurt their defense. Lewis won't be able to add on to his piling on stats if he has to do more.

If I'm not mistaken they also lost another LB as a FA...Jarrett Johnson I believe.

Djfan
05-03-2012, 10:03 AM
Is this God's way of suspending him for the year when Goodell wouldn't? Jk

Steelgal
05-03-2012, 10:09 AM
as a player, I can't stand him because of how good he's been against the Steelers, but never want to see an injury end a season. Big blow for them.

aggiebones
05-03-2012, 10:23 AM
yikes, that one will hurt

phillyesq
05-03-2012, 10:55 AM
Wow. That really sucks for them. As much as I despise the Ravens, I will not cheer about an injury to one of their players. That is some BAD karma right there. We had the injury bug really bad last year. Hopefully we stay relatively healthy in '12. If we do, we'll be right there in the end.

Yeah, I agree. I certainly won't cheer the injury, but this is a big blow for the Ravens.

On the whole, the Ravens have, if anything, taken a step back this year. No Suggs, Jarrett Johnson left (was replaced with Upshaw) and Ben Grubbs left (was replaced with Osemele). Pierce will probably be a nice addition, and Torrey Smith has another year under his belt, but this is a team that has taken a step back.

The Steelers, on the other hand, while losing some veteran leaders on both sides of the ball, improved the quality and depth of both lines while adding an upgrade at offensive coordinator and a weapon like Rainey.

Very unfortunate for Suggs and the Ravens, who at this point, will likely have difficulty making the playoffs.

Chadman
05-03-2012, 10:59 AM
Somewhere out there Jonathon Scott is wishing this happened last season..

SteelBucks
05-03-2012, 11:11 AM
Huge loss for that defense. It looks like Upshaw's learning curve just got a lot shorter.

steelblood
05-03-2012, 11:42 AM
I REALLY respect Suggs' intensity and drive. He is a relentless pass rusher and a great teammate. I'm sorry to see him out for the season because he is one heck of a football player. This will be good for the Steelers, but I'd rather beat them with Suggs.

BradshawsHairdresser
05-03-2012, 11:56 AM
I REALLY respect Suggs' intensity and drive. He is a relentless pass rusher and a great teammate. I'm sorry to see him out for the season because he is one heck of a football player. This will be good for the Steelers, but I'd rather beat them with Suggs.
Agreed. Well put. (At first I just put down "$$$$," but I got a message that my reply was too short, so I'm dragging it out a bit.)

Oviedo
05-03-2012, 12:00 PM
It's preferable to beat the Ravens with Suggs but I'll take the win no matter because it shows as a win. Denver had no issue advancing with our injuries last play offs. IMO any advantage is welcome because we will have our own injuries so if I see an opposing player off the field who can hurt our QB I'm all in on that.

No one in the AFC North is going to give us back anything because of our injuries so I have no problem embracing theirs.

NW Steeler
05-03-2012, 12:05 PM
No one in the AFC North is going to give us back anything because of our injuries so I have no problem embracing theirs.

Exactly. We will have our hands full with Cinci this year as well.

Oviedo
05-03-2012, 12:16 PM
Exactly. We will have our hands full with Cinci this year as well.

Totally agree. The Bumgals actually worry me more than the the Ravens. The Bumgals sort of remind me of the Texans a couple of years ago when everything started clicking for them.

Suggs injury is however Christmas in May for Gilbert or whoever our LT will be.

ikestops85
05-03-2012, 12:18 PM
That's a shame about Suggs. He's a great player with a Porter like mouth ... one of those guys I would love to have on the Steelers but hate him because he plays for a rival. Achilles tear could be a career threatening injury so I hope for a full recovery and look forward to Adams putting him on his arse next year.

steelz09
05-03-2012, 12:20 PM
Agreed. Well put. (At first I just put down "$$$$," but I got a message that my reply was too short, so I'm dragging it out a bit.)

I agree .... Suggs is a great player and I'd take him on the Steelers any day. His hatred towards to the steelers just adds to the best rivalry in football. However, I remember him giving mad props to various Steelers players. He may hate us, but he respects us.

Overall, just a huge blow to the ravens.. HUGE.

steelz09
05-03-2012, 12:22 PM
Totally agree. The Bumgals actually worry me more than the the Ravens. The Bumgals sort of remind me of the Texans a couple of years ago when everything started clicking for them.

Suggs injury is however Christmas in May for Gilbert or whoever our LT will be.

Cinci will be good but they don't worry me as much as the Ravens did. Before this draft (which I thought was excellent btw), I wouldn't have been the least bit surprised if the Ravens swept us for the 2nd year in a row.

steelblood
05-03-2012, 12:28 PM
I agree .... Suggs is a great player and I'd take him on the Steelers any day. His hatred towards to the steelers just adds to the best rivalry in football. However, I remember him giving mad props to various Steelers players. He may hate us, but he respects us.

Overall, just a huge blow to the ravens.. HUGE.

Good point about him giving props to the Steelers. Harbaugh is about the only one that talks too much trash these days.

Oviedo
05-03-2012, 12:32 PM
Cinci will be good but they don't worry me as much as the Ravens did. Before this draft (which I thought was excellent btw), I wouldn't have been the least bit surprised if the Ravens swept us for the 2nd year in a row.


I think the chance they sweep us twice is slim, however the margin for error in the AFC North is razor thin. IMO the Steelers, Ravens and Bumgals are all capable of 9-7 to 12-4 records. Whether they are 9-7 or 12-4 is about injuries and a couple of breaks. All three of those teams are going to have to be on top of their game every week and lucky. The Ravens just took a blow in the luck department.

MeetJoeGreene
05-03-2012, 12:45 PM
Wow. That really sucks for them. I always thought Suggs was an amusing guy ... hate to see it happen.

steelz09
05-03-2012, 12:48 PM
I think the chance they sweep us twice is slim, however the margin for error in the AFC North is razor thin. IMO the Steelers, Ravens and Bumgals are all capable of 9-7 to 12-4 records. Whether they are 9-7 or 12-4 is about injuries and a couple of breaks. All three of those teams are going to have to be on top of their game every week and lucky. The Ravens just took a blow in the luck department.

The chance they sweep us now is thin. The reason why I said I think the Ravens had a chance to sweep us in they have really increased their talent to be at least equal to ours. The biggest reason is they could dominate the LOS against us especially w/ their defensive front.

Yes, we could say that the Ravens got lucky against us the last time around... but realistically, that could have been their 3rd straight win against us. Think about it... we got pretty lucky in that postseason game when A. Brown caught that long pass from Big Ben. They had that game in the bag (like 21-0 at halftime?) and completely blew it.

RuthlessBurgher
05-03-2012, 01:19 PM
Making matters worse for the Ravens is the timing. If this had happened a week ago, they could have adjusted their draft plans accordingly.

It's not as if they used their first pick on Peter Konz with Courtney Upshaw on the board...they actually took Upshaw, who should be able to fill a Suggs-like role (not to the same extent, of course, but there may have not been a better potential Suggs replacement in this entire draft than Upshaw). They still have Paul Kruger (who had 5.5 sacks as a backup last year), and Sergio Kindle was finally able to get into a couple of games last season after this long drawn out recovery (primarily on special teams, but still).

RuthlessBurgher
05-03-2012, 01:25 PM
I agree .... Suggs is a great player and I'd take him on the Steelers any day. His hatred towards to the steelers just adds to the best rivalry in football. However, I remember him giving mad props to various Steelers players. He may hate us, but he respects us.

Overall, just a huge blow to the ravens.. HUGE.

Terrell Suggs is Wes Mantooth and the Pittsburgh Steelers are Ron Burgundy and the Channel Four News Team.


From deep down in my stomach, with every inch of me, I pure, straight hate you. But goddammit, do I respect you!


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steelblood
05-03-2012, 01:32 PM
per PFT, Suggs is saying that it is only a partial tear and vowing to return mid-season (for what it's worth).

RuthlessBurgher
05-03-2012, 01:53 PM
per PFT, Suggs is saying that it is only a partial tear and vowing to return mid-season (for what it's worth).

Just in time for weeks 11 & 13, I'm sure. :stirpot

Northern_Blitz
05-03-2012, 02:07 PM
Denver had no issue advancing with our injuries last play offs.

This used to make me sad...now I just say to myself "DeCastro!".

squidkid
05-03-2012, 02:49 PM
okay, so nobody wants to say it................i will. GOOD for us!

Oviedo
05-03-2012, 03:36 PM
okay, so nobody wants to say it................i will. GOOD for us!

Read closely. I did say it or words to that effect. Yea us. Boo them.

RuthlessBurgher
05-03-2012, 03:37 PM
Imagine what Ray Lewis and Ed Reed must be thinking about now...this likely could be their last rodeo before riding off into the retirement sunset...and now this.

Oviedo
05-03-2012, 03:40 PM
Imagine what Ray Lewis and Ed Reed must be thinking about now...this likely could be their last rodeo before riding off into the retirement sunset...and now this.


Suckiness for them. Happiness for me!!!!!

Flasteel
05-03-2012, 04:42 PM
I REALLY respect Suggs' intensity and drive. He is a relentless pass rusher and a great teammate. I'm sorry to see him out for the season because he is one heck of a football player. This will be good for the Steelers, but I'd rather beat them with Suggs.

$$$$ Well stated SB!

NorthCoast
05-03-2012, 06:20 PM
I REALLY respect Suggs' intensity and drive. He is a relentless pass rusher and a great teammate. I'm sorry to see him out for the season because he is one heck of a football player. This will be good for the Steelers, but I'd rather beat them with Suggs.

how ironic, the Achilles heel of our offense is out with an Achilles injury. Suggs is an awesome player and this is a huge loss for the Ravens D. Actually would have been interesting to see how our revamped line could handle his pass rushing.

steelblood
05-04-2012, 07:51 AM
how ironic, the Achilles heel of our offense is out with an Achilles injury. Suggs is an awesome player and this is a huge loss for the Ravens D. Actually would have been interesting to see how our revamped line could handle his pass rushing.

Don't worry our tackles will still be tested plenty. This line is better for the now and the future, but the tackles still have a long way to go in pass protection.

RuthlessBurgher
05-04-2012, 10:13 AM
Don't worry our tackles will still be tested plenty. This line is better for the now and the future, but the tackles still have a long way to go in pass protection.

The 2033 Mock Draft RULZ!!! :p

I don't know which I like better...Rooney Mara Tomlin-Obama from Harvard or Benjamin Rein Bundchen-Brady from The Derek Zoolander School for Kids Who Can't Read Good. Trading for Fuel Cells, Crazy Skipping a Generation, and Every Team Having a Hall Monitor each get an honorable mention.

steelblood
05-04-2012, 11:26 AM
The 2033 Mock Draft RULZ!!! :p

I don't know which I like better...Rooney Mara Tomlin-Obama from Harvard or Benjamin Rein Bundchen-Brady from The Derek Zoolander School for Kids Who Can't Read Good. Trading for Fuel Cells, Crazy Skipping a Generation, and Every Team Having a Hall Monitor each get an honorable mention.

Thanks. Obvioulsy, I have way too much time on my hands this morning.

hawaiiansteel
05-13-2012, 10:46 PM
Courtney Upshaw: You can’t replace Terrell Suggs

Posted by Michael David Smith on May 13, 2012

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When the Ravens lost linebacker Terrell Suggs to an Achilles tendon injury, they were considering themselves lucky that they drafted Alabama linebacker Courtney Upshaw the day before Suggs got hurt.

But that doesn’t mean Upshaw sees himself as Suggs’ replacement. Upshaw doesn’t think anyone can replace Suggs.

“The coaches told me to come out here this mini-camp and learn the defense, come out here and compete,” Upshaw told Ian Rapoport of NFL.com. “Honestly, speaking on Suggs, there’s only one Suggs. You can’t replace Suggs. Everybody’s got to come in as a team. The veteran leadership on this team is not going to allow slacking on my part or anybody else’s. Everybody’s gotta step up.”

Upshaw is right, of course, that no one can replace everything Suggs does in the Ravens’ defense. Suggs wasn’t named Defensive Player of the Year last season because he’s expendable.

But the Ravens, who are optimistic that Suggs will play at some point during the 2012 season, got a rookie who has many of the same skills that Suggs brings to the table when they drafted Upshaw.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/05/13/courtney-upshaw-you-cant-replace-terrell-suggs/

RuthlessBurgher
05-17-2012, 04:01 PM
First they lose Suggs, and now Ed Reed might walk away?


Ed Reed reiterates he might not play this year

Posted by Michael David Smith on May 17, 2012, 3:05 PM EDT

The Ravens are already planning to open the season without one of their defensive leaders, Terrell Suggs, who suffered a torn Achilles tendon. But they might have to open the season without another of their defensive leaders, Ed Reed — and unlike Suggs, Reed might be done for good.

Reed said in April that although he plans on playing, those plans could change. And in an interview today, Reed reiterated that it’s possible he won’t play: Reed told Adam Schein of SiriusXM NFL Radio that he’s “not 100 percent committed right now to playing this year.”

The 33-year-old Reed said he’s concerned about his health and his long-term future. He has also said previously this offseason that he doesn’t think the $7.2 million he’s scheduled to make in 2012 is sufficient for a player who has done what he has done on the field for the Ravens, and that he thinks the Ravens — by not paying him what he believes he’s worth — are showing him a lack of respect.

“The truth of the matter is, it’s about respect,” Reed said. “It’s about getting respect and it’s a business.”

In the end, it’s hard to picture Reed deciding not to play, leaving the $7.2 million on the table and sitting out when he sure looks like he still has a passion for playing football. But the fact that he’s talking about quitting has to be a concern for the Ravens.


http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/05/17/ed-reed-reiterates-he-might-not-play-this-year/

Oviedo
05-17-2012, 04:23 PM
First they lose Suggs, and now Ed Reed might walk away?



http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/05/17/ed-reed-reiterates-he-might-not-play-this-year/

Reed will walk away from $7M as fast as Wallace does $2.7M. They won't. I laugh everytime I hear a player talk about "its about respect."

hawaiiansteel
05-25-2012, 12:12 AM
Paul Kruger gets first crack at replacing Suggs

Posted by Evan Silva on May 24, 2012

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In the Ravens’ 2011 defense, Terrell Suggs played roughly half of his snaps at outside linebacker, and the other half at defensive end. Suggs tore his Achilles’ tendon earlier this month, and the Ravens are now trying to replace those snaps.

While much of the early speculation centered on rookie linebacker Courtney Upshaw, Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times reports that former second-round pick Paul Kruger is getting the first crack at Suggs’ rush linebacker position.

“It’s early to say what will happen,” conceded Kruger, “but this is what we’re doing now. I’m told where I’m going to line up and I do it.”

Kruger recorded a career-high 5.5 sacks last season, and is more familiar with coordinator Dean Pees’ defense than Upshaw. Upshaw is practicing at strong-side linebacker — Jarret Johnson’s old position. Johnson is now a San Diego Charger.

Kruger certainly won’t lack motivation to excel in what Suggs patented as a highly productive and active position in Pees’ system. It’s the last year of Kruger’s rookie contract, and he could strike it rich on the 2013 free agent market with a breakout season.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/05/24/paul-kruger-gets-first-crack-at-replacing-suggs/

hawaiiansteel
06-06-2012, 02:25 PM
T-Sizzle Still Under Fire About Ankle

Jun 5th, 2012 by CraigSteelers

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I’m the kind of ‘funny man’ that whenever I hurt myself doing something stupid, I say things like ‘You think I look bad, you should see the other guy.’ And, then eventually I fess up to the idiotic thing I did that put me in a full body cast (note: I’ve never been in a body cast, but I hear they itch a lot). Or, I sometimes go for the ‘glorified’ story and make up some event like ‘I was being hunted by three zombies. I bashed in their heads pretty badly and that’s why my arm is in this sling…. you know… from hitting them so hard.’

Turns out only mild mannered men like myself can get away with such things – a chuckle at best, a room full of groans at worst. When someone like Terrell Suggs does something like this, it could mean the difference between getting paid or looking for work elsewhere while he heals on the sidelines.

In case you don’t really cover or care about the other teams in the AFC North, Terrell Suggs tore his achilles while playing basketball….er….. conditioning drills…. er…… saving a nun…. er….. kicking a baby….. The story first broke that it was while playing basketball – told by outside sources. In the end, Suggs stuck with the injury taking palce during conditioning drills. Looks like he’ll have to either rethink that story once again or possibly face some trouble by the Ravens. They could possibly keep from paying him anything because the injury was a non-football related one.

I’ll be interested to keep on this one – because after all, what’s better than a Raven not playing football? A Raven not playing AND not getting paid because he did something stupid.

http://nicepickcowher.com/2012/06/05/t-sizzle-still-under-fire-about-ankle/

Crash
06-06-2012, 02:39 PM
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squidkid
06-06-2012, 02:56 PM
lol...............

hawaiiansteel
06-16-2012, 05:06 PM
Suggs taking smart approach to his rehab and not rushing back from serious injury

By Clark Judge | Senior NFL Columnist
June 14, 2012

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Suggs contends that he wasn't hurt playing basketball but was injured doing conditioning drills. (Getty Images)

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- The most important thing linebacker Terrell Suggs said in his first public appearance since tearing his right Achilles is not that he promises to return in 2012 but that he promises not to rush his recovery.

"Right now," Baltimore's star linebacker said Thursday, "rehab is my football skill, and until I master it I won't be out there again. I'm definitely trying to become All-Pro at that, ASAP."

Now that's what I call smart, and let me explain why in two words: Jason Peters.

The Eagles' All-Pro left tackle tore his Achilles in March and underwent successful surgery. Then, in May, he tore the Achilles again, this time when his walker broke. Not only isn't Peters likely to play again this season, but I know some people who wonder if he'll ever play again.

It's a cautionary tale Suggs would be wise to follow, and it sounds as if he is. While I'm not suggesting Peters did anything improper, I am suggesting that Suggs pay attention and proceed carefully, patiently and wisely -- listening to physicians as much as he listens to his body.

I know, I know, he's the reigning Defensive Player of the Year, Baltimore's career sack leader and one of the premier members on a premier defense. So it would be helpful to have him back as quickly as possible. But I don't want what happened to Jason Peters happening to him, and while the Peters' injury sounds like a freak accident it's a reminder that you can never be too certain.

Without Suggs, the Ravens have Paul Kruger, rookie Courtney Upshaw and maybe, just maybe, Sergio Kindle to take his place, and, OK, so they're not Terrell Suggs. But tell me who is. The Ravens last year played four games without Ray Lewis, and look what happened. They won the division, went 6-0 in the AFC North and were one Lee Evans catch from making it to the Super Bowl.

The point is: They've overcome the loss of a key player before.

Shortly after he was hurt, Suggs predicted he'd return by November, but something happened between now and then, and it was something good: Suggs retired from the fortune-telling business, declining to offer specific dates when he met with reporters after the Ravens concluded this week's minicamp.

"Maybe we were shooting too far," he admitted. "We'll never know. We'll see."

Precisely. Which is why he must pay more attention to doctors instead of a calendar. Look, this isn't a race, and it's not a season that's at stake. It's a guy's career. So there's no reason for Suggs to rush to make it on to the field again this season. Either he can, or he can't, and he doesn't get to make that decision. Doctors overseeing his recovery do.

Yeah, I know, Suggs said he underwent a new procedure that accelerates the recovery process, but big deal. Do you want your recovery to go fast, or do you want it to go right? I know which I'd choose, and it's in line with the Ravens and their No. 1 patient.

"We've got doctors, we've got professionals and we have a professional player who know the pace," said coach John Harbaugh. "You work hard, but you do it within the boundaries of what you're able to do at the time. We've got people who are professionals at that. So nothing needs to be said, other than, 'Get back as soon as we can.' And part of that is no setback. Professionals take care of that."

Bingo.

Suggs again contended that he wasn't hurt playing basketball but was injured doing conditioning drills ("You all who know me know that when I say that's what happened that's exactly what happened"); said he wasn't surprised the Ravens wouldn't garnish his pay ("I didn't expect them to, and they didn't expect to"); insisted the defense would survive without him ("this team has a lot of stars") and reiterated that he would make it back before the end of the season ("I will be in a Baltimore uniform in 2012. The only question is when").

But it's what he didn't say that is noteworthy, and what he didn't say was when he'd be back.

Basically, nobody knows -- including, and most especially, Terrell Suggs. It's one thing to want to return by November; it's another to be able to do it. The irrepressible Suggs is known for what he says in the locker room and the Ravens' huddle, but on this score he's going to have to shut up and listen ... and it sounds as if he is.

"It's definitely frustrating," he said. "This is going to be a learning experience."

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/story/19355557/suggs-taking-smart-approach-to-his-rehab-and-not-rushing-back-from-serious-injury

hawaiiansteel
08-27-2012, 04:06 PM
Ravens place Terrell Suggs on PUP

Updated: August 27, 2012
ESPN.com news services

The Baltimore Ravens placed linebacker Terrell Suggs on the physically unable to perform list Monday.

Players placed on the PUP list must sit out their team's first six games, which means the earliest Suggs could return is Oct. 21 versus the Houston Texans. However, he is expected to miss at least the first half of the 2012 season, if not more, after tearing his Achilles in April.

If Suggs is unable to return after the Ravens' sixth game, he can practice up to three weeks from then before the Ravens must decide whether to place him on the active roster. The five-time Pro Bowl linebacker had surgery May 8 to repair his torn Achilles.

The Ravens placed Suggs on the PUP list among moves they made Monday to get to the NFL roster limit of 75 players by 4 p.m. ET. NFL teams must get to the regular-season limit of 53 players by 9 p.m. ET on Friday.

Suggs had 14 sacks last season in helping the Ravens reach the AFC title game. He was voted The Associated Press Defensive Player of the Year and invited to the Pro Bowl.

Suggs has played in all 16 games in eight of his nine NFL seasons, missing three games in 2009 with a knee injury.

http://espn.go.com/nfl/trainingcamp12/story/_/id/8306596/baltimore-ravens-terrell-suggs-placed-pup-list-least-6-games

fezziwig
08-27-2012, 08:01 PM
Hey Hawaiin, the title to this thread reads, " Suggs out for the season " Now your saying he's on the pup list you, better check your sources before you start rumors. :D

hawaiiansteel
08-27-2012, 08:15 PM
Hey Hawaiin, the title to this thread reads, " Suggs out for the season " Now your saying he's on the pup list you, better check your sources before you start rumors. :D


calmkiller started this thread, it's obviously him who needs to better check his sources...:p

flippy
08-27-2012, 08:54 PM
calmkiller started this thread, it's obviously him who needs to better check his sources...:p

But we all know you write every Steelers article ;)

hawaiiansteel
08-27-2012, 08:58 PM
But we all know you write every Steelers article ;)

not true, I only write the good ones where everything is factually correct with no spelling or grammar errors...:D