The Baltimore Ravens have never been shy to air out any and all grievances they have towards the New England Patriots.
Although OLB Terrell Suggs has been vocal in the past about his dislike for the Patriots, Suggs “guarantees the other 31 NFL teams hate the New England Patriots,” according to his on air interview on WEEI on The Big Show.
“The NFL is not very big,” Suggs said on WEEI. “You think we don’t talk to guys that have played for the New England Patriots, that have been on the New England Patriots that have been like, ‘Oh, it’s been like this.’ It ain’t just me. Why did Bart Scott say the same thing? You think it’s just us? You think it’s just got something to do with us? No. This is because we have inside information. We know.”
When asked if he wanted to apologize for calling the Patriots “the most arrogant p—— in the world” Suggs had the following to say:
“Do I apologize for what I said? No. Do I mean what I said? Yeah,” Suggs said. “Could I have worded it a little better? Probably. But the fact of the matter is you can’t really consider it a rivalry because you have a few more championships than we do, but this has been steaming for a while.”
Suggs elaborated on why he doesn’t like the Patriots. According to Suggs, he didn’t care for how the Patriots conducted themselves in 2007 and didn’t think it was fair for the NFL to take extra measures in accommodation Tom Brady in 2008 after his season ending knee injury.
“There was the whole invention of the Brady rule,” he said. “Years before, I hit Drew Brees and I accidentally tore his knee up. No rule was made. Of all the quarterbacks in the NFL who got their knees blown out when they got hit — Carson Palmer got his knee blown out — but then one guy got hit and changed the whole rule for the NFL?”
Although the bad blood between Suggs and the Patriots is nothing new, his words comes at an interesting time. Since the Patriots have freed up a large amount of cap space, it’s been reported that they are targeting Ravens Ed Reed, Paul Kruger, and Cary Williams. Hopefully Suggs had a long talk with those 3 Ravens before claiming everyone in the league hates them, or he maybe seeing his fellow teammates playing with the enemy. You can listen to full interview here.