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Outside linebacker Terrell Suggs is arguably the Ravens' top defender, and one of the league's fiercest pass-rushers. He's registered double-digit sacks in three of the past four seasons and has 94.5 career sacks.
Suggs is not someone you want to mess with, even in training camp. He's not afraid to lay out his teammates. In the first few practices, Suggs has done that while also being one of the best players on the field.
On Sunday, Suggs was "far and away the best Raven on the field," according to Jeff Zrebiec of The Baltimore Sun. One one play, Suggs delivered a big hit on running back Justin Forsett that sent him to the ground.
The 12-year veteran has made his mark in the NFL by playing violently, but he didn't think Baltimore's defense was violent enough last year. Per Zrebiec, before the start of camp, Suggs spoke on getting back to a faster and more violent style of defense that offenses have to adjust to,
We forget sometimes, people have to stop us," Suggs said. “We’ve always been a very fast and violent defense and we need to get back to that.”
We’ve been playing a certain defense, a certain style, for so long, then maybe we may start to do some of those things – reacting too much to personnel groups or personnel," said Suggs who had a team-high 10 sacks last season but just one of them coming in the Ravens’ final eight games. “Let’s just get back to the basics.
Suggs is speaking and playing like a man on a mission thus far into training camp. His mission appears to be to get Baltimore's defense back among the NFL's most feared units.