“These are the most arrogant pr*cks in the world, starting with coach Bill Belichick on down.”
-Terrell Suggs, linebacker, Batimore Ravens
After seven times in the playoffs, Terrell Suggs, a linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens, is finally going to the Super Bowl. In spite of the usual, ‘going to work on my fundamentals’ soundbites, Suggs had a few things to get off his chest as he celebrated his championship victory, with a YouWager news source. Suggs even dared to insult his opponents, the New England Patriots. And their infamous, imposing coaching staff as well.
Suggs told a YouWager source, “We came. We saw. We conquered. Shut them out in the second half. Tell them to have fun at the Pro Bowl. Arrogant (expletives deleted).”
Suggs was only getting warmed up. He added an extra dimension, and mentioned the team’s earlier sanction from the NFL, and the club’s inability to profit from their cheating, before they were caught. “That’s funny, ever since Spygate they haven’t been able to win,” Suggs said.
The scandal Suggs is referring to, the 2007 New England Patriots videotaping scandal, which many in the press called “Spygate,” refers to a particular incident in the 2007 NFL football wagering season, when the Pats were penalized by the league for videotaping the signals of the New York Jets, during a game. After an NFL investigation, New England’s head coach, Bill Belicheck, was fined $500,000, which was the maximum fine the league could place upon the coach at the time. An NFL analyst at YouWager tells us that this was, before coach Sean Payton’s Bountygate ban, from the New Orleans Saints, for 87 years, the stiffest penalty ever imposed on a coach in the history of the NFL. The Patriots were also fined $250,000 and the club also lost their first-round selection in the NFL Draft. The League required the Patriots to hand over all of their notes and tapes. New England complied, and the NFL supposedly destroyed the evidence. However, these efforts were reprimanded by U.S. Senator Arlen Specter. The Senator felt that, after meeting with Belichick, that this practice had actually been in place since the year 2000, when Belichick became the head coach of the team, and that the punishments did not reflect that.
Perhaps remembering his audience was worldwide, Suggs changed his tone somewhat, for YouWager’s source, and added, “All B.S. aside, they are a hell of a ballclub. They have the right to be arrogant.”
If being good at what you do does rationalize arrogance, Suggs has his reasons for his comments. YouWager’s NFL wagering expert says the Baltimore Ravens selected Suggs with the tenth overall pick in the 2003 NFL Draft, taking him early from college. Now Suggs is the team’s all-time leader in sacks with 82.5. When he was drafted, Suggs became one of the youngest defensive starters in the league at only 20 years old. Some experienced YouWager bettors might call that the ‘arrogance of youth.’ As for Belichick, there may be fewer excuses. Many in the online betting community are wondering about the head coach’s lack of sportsmanship. He would not even speak to reporters after the game.
Suggs and his teammates will need this kind of confidence. At YouWager, the Baltimore Ravens are currently posted as 4 point underdogs in the Super Bowl. The total is 47.5. Game time, on Sunday, February 3rd, is 6:30PM Eastern.