Terrell Suggs Was ‘Shocked’ and his Jaw Was on the Floor After Tebow’s Win

You may recall that Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs ripped into Tim Tebow last week, saying that Baltimore didn’t need all the lucky breaks the Broncos seem to get in order to win. Tim Tebow did a nice job quieting him, and many other detractors, by throwing for 316 yards and two touchdowns to beat the Steelers.

So what was Suggs’ reaction to Tebow’s big game, and the Broncos’ big win?

“I’m shocked,” Suggs told Yahoo!’s Mike Silver over text message Sunday night. “Jaw is on the floor!!!!!!! He shocked us all.”

If you’re wondering what inspired his reaction — besides his apparent disdain for Tebow — it’s that the Ravens were knocked out of the playoffs by the Steelers two of the past three years. That was their albatross. So to see Tim Tebow and his poor passing skills knock off the team they’ve been unable to beat was nothing short of shocking. Sadly, I don’t think we’re going to see a Ravens-Broncos AFC Championship Game. That has Pats-Ravens written all over it, though I could be wrong.

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  • Gene

    Chalk it up to Dick LeBeau’s ill-advised defensive scheme, which often put nine players in the box or near it to stop the run.  That left the Steelers’ cornerbacks one on one with the Bronco receivers, and they were not up to the job.  The Ravens’ problem is that  the Steelers never had to use that type of defense against them.  Most NFL QB’s could make the throws Tebow made.  Most of them cannot run and scramble as well as Tim and buy enough time to make those throws.  Kudos to Denverand Tebow  for trying something different in a league that respects conformity.

  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    I still put it on the secondary. Those guys played terribly. How many long passes were they burned on?

  • Gene

    I agree with you, but the Steeler Cornerbacks were not that good to begin with.  I thought the issue was to explain how Tebow completed so many passes to guys who were wide open with space to run and the answer was that often there were no safeties back there to double the receivers or at least make a tackle.