Do NFL Opponents Need To Tone Down The Rhetoric?

01.13.11 7 years ago 3 Comments

Most of you have already caught Jets coach Rex Ryan picking a war of words with Patriots coach Bill Belichick, who mumbled away from the bait, and then there was Antonio Cromartie calling Tom Brady an @sshole. Tom says he’s been called worse, and I’m inclined to give him the benefit of the doubt on that. Besides, that totally sounds like something an @sshole would say.

But today there was an image revealed on Twitter of Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs wearing a less-than-subtle tee with a Baltimore Raven flipping, uh, the bird under the words HEY PITTSBURGH.

Suggs spoke to reporters with a black shirt with yellow letters that read “Hey Pittsburgh.” Beneath the script was a purple hand extending its middle finger. Told he might give motivation to his rivals, Suggs said (via the Baltimore Sun), “Do I seem worried? This game is going to be what it is regardless.

“It’s a physical dogfight, so I ain’t expecting nothing different. And this is the shirt I wore this morning. This is just the shirt I chose.”

–The Huddle.

Yep, Suggs called the upcoming AFC game between the Steelers and Ravens a dogfight. My sensibilities will never recover. Sorry, but I’ve run out of Michael Vick jokes for that. I’ve already gone to the rape stand well too many times this season. Suggs also called Brady’s three Super Bowl wins “questionable.” Really? Maybe Cromartie should revise his @sshole list.

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