Big Lead Sports Bar

1/13/2009

COULD SUGGS MISS THE GAME?



Terrell Suggs, famous in these parts for running his yap about the Ravens' bounties on Hines Ward and Rashard Mendenhall, might miss Sunday's gang fight disguised as a football game, according to a report originally published in the Carroll County Times of Westminster, Maryland.

Suggs is dealing with an injured shoulder, which caused him to miss the second half of the Ravens-Titans game this past weekend. And while Suggs sounded optimistic in reference to his status on Sunday, coach John Harbaugh took the glass-half-empty approach:

"I'm not going to sit here and say it's positive, or we're happy about it," Harbaugh said. "We'll just see how it goes. It's going to be close. He's going to work real hard to try to get back. That's all we know."

Suggs has started each and every Ravens game (with the exception of one) since 2004. He's not going to miss a game of this magnitude unless he's really hurt. But as we usually discuss when talking about an injured star, at what percentage of their original selves do they fail to help the cause? Is a Terrell Suggs at 50% or whatever he would be at gametime a better option than the next man on the depth chart?

Luckily, that seems to be a problem that we've narrowly avoided en route to the Championship Game. For once, the Steelers seem relatively healthy, and it couldn't have come at a better time.

Suggs Could Miss Title Fight [PFT]

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1 comment:

Bruce said...

Well if one maniacal football-is-life guy can't go, at least they still have the Natural Born Killer, Lewis, who was quoted after the last loss to the Steelers as complaining that the fans were cheated by the correction of a bad call on the Steelers game winning touchdown.
I wonder if he was as concerned about the Titans' fans over the blown delay of game call on Sunday, or the picture I saw of him with his finger wrapped around a facemask during a tackle for which there was no call.
He said after the last loss to the Steelers they'd have to make sure there is no doubt next time. After the Steelers leave no doubt I wonder what his whine will be.