Terrell Suggs: We’re at a state of emergency
Last season, the New York Giants failed to make the playoffs after winning the 2012 Super Bowl. This year, the Baltimore Ravens are in danger of repeating that trend by missing the playoffs after winning last year’s Super Bowl. The defending Super Bowl champs have lost three of their last four games, losing to Buffalo, Green Bay and Pittsburgh. Heading into their bye week, the Ravens are 3-4 and sit in second place in their division.
After a 19-16 defeat against the Pittsburgh Steelers today, Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs summed up the state of the Ravens team saying “We’re at a state of emergency right now.”
Suggs added that he was very concerned with how the team has played over the last few weeks and hopes they take the bye week to get a good look at themselves.
The linebacker added that the team needs to work on every facet of the game, offense, defense and special teams and fix the problems when they take on Cleveland week 9.
“That’s definitely something in-house,” Suggs said, via Clifton Brown of CSNBaltimore.com “I’m not going to give something out for my opponents to say, ‘Let’s see if they correct it.’ We know what we gotta fix — special teams, offense, defense. We’re at a state of emergency now.”
To be fair to the Ravens, three of their four losses came from three points or less but great teams find ways to win those close games.
The Ravens next four opponents are the Browns, Bengals, Bears and Jets before facing the Steelers again in week 13. Baltimore may need to win three of their next four to put themselves in a good position to win the AFC North or at least take a wild card spot.
If not, just like the Giants last year, the Ravens could be on the outside looking in when the playoffs roll around.