BLOG: Suggs Defends ‘Cool Joe’ Flacco
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Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs was a guest/co-host on ESPN’s First Take Tuesday morning. There to give his opinion on all things NFL, Suggs found himself defending QB Joe Flacco( likely more than he expected.) The often controversial Skip Bayless challenged Suggs in more ways than one. Not only did he suggest Joe wasn’t a Super Bowl caliber quarterback, he said to Suggs, “The Steelers have Ben Roethlisburger and you’re stuck with Joe Flacco.”
Suggs, clearly irked by the comment, had this to say in response:
“Oh we’re stuck with Joe? Give me one quarterback that’s been in the playoffs the first three years of his career.”
Suggs then went on to remind Bayless that Flacco beat Tom Brady in the 2009 playoffs, but Bayless insisted that the Steelers psychologically have Flacco and the Ravens’ number.
“I am 100 percent sold on Joe,” Suggs declared into the camera. “Joe Cool has never lost his composure… well, once with Mason.”
Thursday at Ravens’ practice, it’ll be interesting to hear what Suggs and Joe has to say about this exchange. I’m sure at this point, Suggs (as well as Joe’s other teammates) cannot believe after three seasons they are still defending their quarterback.
Watch it here: