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Terrell Suggs' alter ego, Hacksaw Smithers, isn't going anywhere

Terrell Suggs' alter ego, Hacksaw Smithers, isn't going anywhere

Hacksaw Smithers did not participate in the Ravens’ practice Thursday, but his sense of humor, along with the team’s, remains intact. 

No, the Ravens didn’t sign a new linebacker this week.

But it turns out, Terrell Suggs’ recently discovered pseudonym is here to stay and was listed on the Ravens’ injury report Thursday.

It started when Suggs casually joined a media conference call Wednesday with Dak Prescott, posing as his alter ego, reporter Hacksaw Smithers, with a question for the Cowboys’ rookie quarterback.

Suggs identified himself as Hacksaw Smithers before asking the unsuspecting Prescott what he thinks of how Suggs has been playing.

“What was your name?” Prescott asked.

Suggs repeated himself, and Prescott went on to answer the question, describing Suggs as a “special” player.

But where did Hacksaw Smithers come from?

According to ESPN, Suggs explained “Hacksaw” is from his late uncle, and he has the name tattooed on his right leg. But there’s nothing special about “Smithers.”

“I was just trying to come up with something,” Suggs told ESPN. “And I came up with that.”

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Lamar Jackson, Mark Andrews help lead AFC to victory in Pro Bowl skills competition

Lamar Jackson, Mark Andrews help lead AFC to victory in Pro Bowl skills competition

Lamar Jackson was excellent this season finding his receivers across the field en route to an MVP caliber season. 

As it turns out, he’s not so good at hitting targets that aren’t human. 

Jackson struggled in the precision passing event, an event with moving targets labeled from one to five points and scored just two total points on 17 throws. 

But Jackson’s poor performance in the first event didn’t hurt the AFC, as it won the 2020 Pro Bowl skills competition over the NFC.

“A lot of bad throws,” Jackson said of his performance in the first event. “A little wind with me. It’s all good.” 

As soon as the event aired, Jackson immediately took to Twitter.

The events that followed were: The Gauntlet, Best Hands, Thread The Needle and Dodgeball. 

Jackson and teammate Mark Andrews competed in the Best Hands and Thread The Needle competitions. 

The duo’s obvious chemistry resulted in the second-best time, 49.4 seconds, out of four total pairings. 

The next drill was another passing drill called ‘Thread The Needle,’ which Jackson fared better in. He scored 12 total points, tied for the second-best of four passers. The concept of the drill was to throw the ball past a defender guarding a wall with nine targets, each with a corresponding point total.

In the final event of the night, the AFC beat the NFC two games to zero in dodgeball — led by Jackson and Andrews’ division rival, Browns wideout Jarvis Landry.

Jackson didn’t start the night well, but thankfully for him, the next targets with numbers he’ll see will be actual receivers at the Pro Bowl on Sunday afternoon.

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Lamar Jackson shows off accuracy by hitting a crossbar from 50 yards away

Lamar Jackson shows off accuracy by hitting a crossbar from 50 yards away

Lamar Jackson isn't letting the end of the Ravens' season impact his ability to wow us on the football field. 

Ahead of the Pro Bowl Skills Challenge set for Thursday night, Jackson showed off incredible arm talent by hitting the crossbar from 50 yards away. 

Not bad for a running back. 

This season didn't go as planned for the Raves. They won 12 straight games to finish the regular season 14-2 and Jackson had an MVP season. Everything pointed to at least a trip to the AFC title game until the Titans came into Baltimore and pulled off a shocking upset in the Divisional Round. 

Jackson later explained how he didn't leave his room after the loss, and who can blame him? He's now 0-2 in the playoffs and their latest failure came against a team that had to switch quarterbacks midseason. 

The future is still bright in Baltimore, and while the sting of the playoffs may still be there for Ravens fans, they can still watch their quarterback dazzle in the Skills Challenge and the actual Pro Bowl game on Sunday. 

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