LaMarr Woodley Calls Out Ravens: Was It the Right Move for Steelers LB?

Joseph BrunoCorrespondent IJune 17, 2011

BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 05:  Wide receiver Donte' Stallworth #18 of the Baltimore Ravens is tackeled behind the line of scrimmage by linebacker LaMarr Woodley #56 of the Pittsburgh Steelers during the fourth quarter of the game at M&T Bank Stadium on December 5, 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)
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The Pittsburgh Steelers vs. the Baltimore Ravens is maybe the best, most ferocious rivalry in the NFL and is always a must see game.

The teams do not like each other very much, and both know that there will be some hard hitting going on every time they play.

So it’s not really a surprise to me to hear that a Steelers player is talking some trash about the Ravens.

However, was it the right move for Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley to call out a pretty good, physical Ravens team?

Here is his quote in response to a question about whether he felt Joe Flacco could lead the Ravens to a Super Bowl.

"No, not at all because they have to go through one team—that's the Pittsburgh Steelers in that AFC championship. So in order for them to get to the Super Bowl, they have to beat us, and we're not gonna let that happen once we get that close. So that's not gonna happen in this lifetime."

Now although I am a huge Steelers fan, I have always respected Ray Lewis and certain other Ravens’ players. However, my answer to the question I posted is a resounding YES!

I loved seeing LaMarr’s comments, and honestly, the way he worded it, it would be weird if he didn’t feel like that.

All he is saying is that the Ravens will not win a Super Bowl because they have to go through the Steelers in their division.

He is supposed to think that the Steelers are going to win every game they play, especially against their biggest rival.

It’s not like LaMarr is some backup scrub on the team either; he routinely comes up big for the Steelers when they need him the most.

All LaMarr has to do is go out and do exactly what he’s done his entire career, which is punish the quarterback.

If he and the Steelers defense do their job, I do not see the Ravens, or any team for that matter, being able to beat the Steelers.