Ravens' Suggs hard for teams to handle
Jonathan Scott had just about enough of all the talk about Terrell Suggs.
So much so that he let it be known to a reporter in front of his locker after practice Wednesday.
"To let you know, if you are going to be talking about (expletive) Terrell Suggs, I have nothing to talk about," Scott said.
Even though Scott didn't want to talk about Baltimore's highly disruptive linebacker, Suggs' play the last time the two teams met a month ago spoke volumes.
Suggs registered five tackles, three of which went for negative yards, to go along with five quarterback hits and 1 1⁄2 sacks.
Scott was singled out during the NBC broadcast as the guy most responsible for letting Suggs get loose, but with Suggs moving around the defensive front, more than Scott had a hand in Suggs' big day.
"They know how to use him in their defense," Scott said. "They put him in space and all over the field. He causes other people to get free or cause him to come free."
The Steelers won't — or more precisely — can't double-team Suggs because of how much he moves around. They can never be quite sure where he will be on any given play.
"Whoever draws his number, which he flips both sides, you've got a job," Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians said. "Whoever is assigned to him has to cinch it up and play hard."
The majority of the time it is going to be Scott, who Arians said played "pretty solid" last time against the Ravens.
"I feel that I did," Scott said. "As a competitor, I feel like I want to be even better. It is kind of insane to think that I don't want to step up to the challenge. It baffles me."
Scott is aware that all eyes will be on him Saturday.
"All eyes were on me going against Jason Taylor; all eyes were on me going against other players," Scott said. "It's nothing unusual. I can handle it. It is not going to be a problem."
"I don't like any Baltimore Raven, to be honest with you. We respect them. They are great ball players. I got to play against Ray Lewis and Ed Reed and all those guys. It's a huge honor, but you won't see me and Ray texting each other before the game and wishing each other good luck or anything."
Steelers wide receiver
39: Plays of 25 yards or longer the Steelers have this season
33: Plays of 25 yards or longer Baltimore has allowed
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