Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Terrell Suggs is not a fan of Tim Tebow
By Jamison Hensley
The Pittsburgh Steelers are the ones who are playing Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos in the playoffs. But Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs delivered his opinion on the Broncos quarterback on ESPN's First Take, and it wasn't very flattering.
Asked by Skip Bayless for his take on Tebow, Suggs said, “He’s all right. He’s all right. Come on now, let’s be honest, Skip. I can put up the numbers he was [putting up]. It’s all about numbers, baby. Give me a shot. Let’s see what we can do, create my own offense and hopefully my kicker can nail a 62-yarder to bail me out a few times, Jesus shows up."
Suggs added, "That boy be praying on the sidelines, boy. I don’t feel comfortable [if] I’ve got to pray every fourth quarter like, ‘Oh my God, please come save me again.’ Let’s just go out there and win the game.”
Suggs then took a shot at Tebow's religious persona. "With all due respect, we don't pray on the sideline," he said. "We do -- we give it up to God to keep us safe and healthy. When our quarterback prays, he's like, 'God, sit on the couch and enjoy this. Thank you for blessing me and letting me wake up and play this game. I'm going to impress you.'"
Bayless pointed out that Tebow went 7-4 as a starter and led the Broncos to the AFC West title.
"He didn’t win the AFC West," Suggs said. "Oakland lost it."
So, would Suggs rather have Joe Flacco or Tebow as his quarterback?
“Are you kidding me? Why don’t you like my quarterback, Skip? Is it his mustache? Is it his eyebrows? Is it because Tim Tebow is prettier?” Suggs said. “I understand you’ve got your man crush but you can’t force that on the rest of us. We here in Baltimore, we’ve got a quarterback that fits our personality. … I love the kid. He plays football. He’s my quarterback. I stand by him. And I love him on the sidelines with the ice in his veins. I just feel awesome about him.”
It will be very interesting to hear what Suggs has to say if the Ravens have to face Tebow in the playoffs. Of course, that would mean the Steelers losing at Denver.
That leads to an interesting question: Who is Suggs rooting for on Sunday?