The Ravens could give Terrell Suggs an even bigger role in Sunday's game with the Browns. He caught many by surprise with his effort and how much he played in the Houston game two weeks, ago, especially since that was his first game back.
Suggs missed all of the spring, training camp and the first six games after a torn Achilles tendon forced him to have surgery. After that, Suggs had said he'd return this year, something many people doubted as that's an injury which often sidelines player for an entire season.
But when talking to the media earlier this week, Suggs said he's ready to do whatever the coaches ask this week and didn't really notice the reaction his quick return brought.
"I wasn’t really paying attention around the league," he said. "I was really still kind of bitter that we lost [to Houston], that I couldn’t come back in winning effort. I really didn’t hear the things around the league."
The main point of the the loss to Houston was that not only did Suggs return so fast, but he came back and made a real impact quickly, something that's especially important due to the loss of Ray Lewis and Lardarius Webb with long-term injuries.
"The thing is we said I was going to come back this year, and we came back," Suggs said. "You guys shouldn’t have been shocked by it. Like I said, the only disappointing thing is I didn’t come back in a winning effort. The simple fact [is] that we lost the game, and we had a chance to be No. 1 in the AFC, and we didn’t do that. But the world doesn’t end. It’s not the end of the world. We still can achieve that goal. We just have to play better football.”
What will be interesting to watch is how much of a role Suggs gets in the Cleveland game on Sunday. The defense is likely going to hope he'll do bigger things and fill in the hole that Lewis left. It's going to be interesting to watch what Suggs does.