Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs was on The Big Show on WEEI and said he “guarantees the other 31 [NFL] teams hate the New England Patriots.” He also said that he doesn’t believe the Patriots “respect anybody.”
“The NFL is not very big,” Suggs said, via ESPNBoston.com. “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.”
Suggs also had no problem standing by his comments that the Patriots are “the most arrogant p—— in the world” after the AFC title game this past season.
“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 pointed out that the NFL invented a rule for Patriots quarterback Tom Brady after he tore up his knee.
“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?”