OWINGS MILLS, Md. – Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs is clearly not feeling the pressure of facing the Cowboys (8-1) on Sunday.
Suggs walked into the media room Wednesday during a conference call with Cowboys rookie quarterback Dak Prescott, unbeknownst to Prescott. Then Suggs asked a question, identifying himself as “Hacksaw Smithers.”
“Hacksaw Smithers here, what do you think of Terrell Suggs and how he’s been playing this year?” Suggs said.
“What was your name?’’ Prescott asked.
“This is Hacksaw Smithers,” said Suggs, while eating a Reece’s Peanut Butter Cup.
“Okay, yeah Suggs is great, this guy has been playing in this league a long time, and we know how special of a player he is,” Prescott said.
“Appreciate you, thanks,” said Suggs. Then he walked away as reporters began laughing.
“I should ask him how he feels about me,” Prescott said.
At the beginning of practice, Suggs took the field in his usual fashion, riding a golf cart that is sometimes used by owner Steve Bisciotti. This time, Suggs picked up two passengers on the way – wide receivers Steve Smith Sr. and Mike Wallace.
After practice, as coach John Harbaugh waited to address reporters, Suggs was gregarious as usual.
His edgiest response came when someone asked if Suggs was happy to see linebacker Elvis Dumervil return to practice from his foot injury.
“He came back out before and teased us a little bit,” Suggs said. “I guess he let us get to second base. Hopefully, we get him out there."
Suggs left Harbaugh with an interesting act to follow.
“That’s one of the first Suggs press conferences that I have sat through live,” Harbaugh said. “It was quite an experience.”
For Suggs, it was a typical day.
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