Thursday, June 21, 2012
Steelers didn't celebrate after Suggs' injury
By Jamison Hensley
No rivalry is more heated these days than the Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The way these two teams hit each other, it looks like it goes beyond tackling. It seems like they try to hurt one another.
But these teams apparently aren't happy when a player goes down with an injury away from the field. Well, that's Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert's story when asked about the team's reaction to Terrell Suggs going down with an Achilles injury and he's sticking to it.
"Honestly, all of our guys feel for those guys, not that there's any love lost between Baltimore and Pittsburgh," Colbert told 105.7 The Fan in Baltimore. "But we obviously respect the hell out of Terrell Suggs and what he can do. We've had it happen to us. We lost Willie Colon the June prior to last year. When you lose great players, there's no cheering. There's no celebration or anything like that because it can happen to your team. It has happened to our team. You feel for the great player who has to work his way back onto the field. The respect is mutual. Baltimore will find a way. We know that."
Suggs' timetable to return is fuzzy at this point. He previously said that he would come back by the end of November at the latest. Last week, Suggs backed off that prediction, saying it was only his guess.
In order to play the Steelers twice this season, Suggs would have to be back by the middle of November. The teams play at Pittsburgh on Nov. 18 and at Baltimore on Dec. 2.