Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs knows a thing or two about the Pittsburgh Steelers as he’s played against them countless times since coming into the league in 2003. Within that, Suggs knows all about Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger being questionable for a game because of an injury.
During his Wednesday conference call with the media, Suggs indicated that he fully expects Roethlisberger to play Sunday against the Ravens.
“Tell Ben he’s not fooling anyone,” Suggs said Wednesday, per Aditi Kinkhabwala of the NFL Network. “I’ve seen this movie before. We all know who’s playing.”
Suggs also added more on the speculation that Roethlisberger might miss Sunday’s game against the Ravens due to a knee injury.
“He’s going to act like ‘Oh, I’m not playing. I did individual day, threw a little bit, but I don’t still know. And then he’s going to walk his big ass on out there,” Suggs said.” Don’t fall for that. I’ve been telling my boys that [number seven] is playing.”
While we aren’t likely to know if Roethlisberger will indeed play Sunday until Friday at the earliest, Suggs is probably hoping that he does. After all, he has sacked Roethlisberger 11.5 times so far during his career which is more than anyone else in the league has.
Over the years, Suggs and Roethlisberger have shared a lot mutual admiration for each other and the Ravens linebacker provided more of it Wednesday while addressing what his former teammate turned CBS analyst Bart Scott said about Roethlisberger recently. Scott, in case you missed it, accused Roethlisberger of being a “drama queen” following the quarterback’s most recent knee injury.
“You can’t call a man who has two Super Bowl rings a drama queen,” Suggs reportedly said.
As we have pointed out several times over the course of the last few days, Roethlisberger has two unfortunate trends that he’ll be looking to overcome Sunday in Baltimore should he indeed wind up playing. First, he’s never played Roethlisberger-like in games that were played in Baltimore. And second, he’s also not played well so far during his career in his first game back after missing at least contest due to an injury.
Roethlisberger has been limited in the team’s practices dating back to the bye week and on Tuesday head coach Mike Tomlin indicated that “all of the cards are on the table” for his starting quarterback to play on Sunday.
As for Suggs’ status for Sunday’s game, he gave every indication Wednesday that he will have his big ass out on field after missing the Ravens pre-bye week game due to an injured bicep.
“This is the Pittsburgh media, right? I feel fine. I feel 100 percent,” Suggs said.
Suggs has no doubt that Roethlisberger will play on Sunday: “How you doin’, Benjamin?” pic.twitter.com/lEwQbP15EM
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) November 2, 2016