He’s already called the game Armageddon and World War III, and with all the hyperbole, is making it sound like the losers on Saturday literally will not come out Heinz Field alive.
Let’s hope that doesn’t actually happen.
The Ravens got tripped up by Pittsburgh in the AFC bhampionship game in 2008, but Suggs believes that if the Baltimore can topple the Steelers this time around, the rest of the country - and beyond - better watch out.
“Everybody’s got that team ... that’s got to get them over the hump,” said Suggs on the Michael Irvin Show in Miami, via Sports Radio Interviews. “For Peyton (Manning), it was New England. Ours is Pittsburgh. So I have a feeling if we can get the job done this week and get over our hump, it’s going to be scary and the world better look out for Baltimore.”
Suggs, who wore a “You bet your sweet ass I hate Pittsburgh” t-shirt at training camp two years ago, hasn’t shied away from expressing his distaste for the Ravens’ arch rivals.
But he did say that there are a few players on the Steelers that he’s concerned about facing this Saturday, namely quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
“Definitely Big Ben,” Suggs said. “You can’t take anything away from a quarterback that’s won two Super Bowl rings and he’s still young. ... The other one is Hines Ward, the vet, their all-time leading receiver. He’s scrappy.
“I do not like Hines Ward, but I do respect him, and he’s definitely a guy that I’d take into a brawl with me.”