This is my shocked face
Aug 22, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs (55) tackles Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford (7) late and is called for a penalty during the first quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Be prepared to be shocked beyond belief. There were two headlines to come from the Baltimore Ravens preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles and one is more shocking and totally unbelievable as the next.
First off, as per Around the NFL’s Connor Orr, Tim Tebow appeared to struggle with consistency when he entered the game. What?! I know! Tebow, the poster child for consistent quarterback play is being trotted out by Chip Kelly of the Eagles this preseason as some weird experiment that’s only going to end with Tebow getting cut either on the 1st or 4th of September.
Tebow went 2 for 5 for 13 passing yards and it puts Kelly in a position to decide whether to keep him or Matt Barkely to be the guy to be Mark Sanchez‘s backup for whenever Sam Bradford has his inevitable season-ending injury. Barkley is becoming the subject of trade talk to that might go in Tebow’s direction because we all know Kelly won’t shy away from a trade.
The other shocking revelation is that Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker is being looked at as a dirty player. For real! He’s such a nice guy, you’d never know it to look at him. Suggs was flagged for a low hit on Bradford during a read-option play and Bradford didn’t take that too kindly since he’s recovering from consecutive ACL surgeries.
Suggs was asked by The Baltimore Sun to respond to why Bradford would be upset about his hit on him and his response was…well it was this,
"“When you run the read option, you have to know the rules. If you want to run the read option with your starting quarterback that’s had two knee surgeries, that’s on you. That’s not my responsibility to update you on the rule.” – Terrell Suggs"
Funny for the Ravens to be crying about some other team not knowing the rules when they were whining about the Patriots using crafty rule interpretation to spank them in the AFC Divisional playoff game this winter.
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