Suggs Nearly Breaks Buzzer In Family Feud
Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs approached his appearance on "Celebrity Family Feud" like it was an NFL playoff game.
And he attacked the buzzer like it was Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, nearly breaking the dang thing. Host and comedian Steve Harvey hilariously scolded Suggs for smashing the buzzer in the video above.
"Listen man, when y'all leave, we still got to use this," Harvey said.
In the end, Suggs' approach worked.
Not only did he give a solid answer, but he was instrumental in helping his AFC team win a $25,000 charitable donation to the Players Assistance Foundation.
Only charity (and one of the best game shows on TV) could bring Suggs together with some of his most-despised AFC rivals. He teamed up with Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown, Jets center Nick Mangold, Chargers tight end Antonio Gates and Broncos defensive end DeMarcus Ware.
The NFC team included 49ers tight end Vernon Davis, Packers running back Eddie Lacy, Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell, Bears running back Matt Forte and Panthers outside linebacker Thomas Davis.
Suggs provided the No. 1 answer to the question: "Name something a man names after himself." It was son or daughter, according to 61 out of 100 people polled.
He went on to represent his AFC teammates in the final segment, "Fast Money." Luckily, Sizzle knows a thing or two about women's cosmetics. He gave the top answer to what women use to make up their eyes (mascara), which gave him nearly a quarter of the points needed to win.
The best part of "Family Feud" is when contestants give straight-up ridiculous answers. And as good as Suggs was, he did have one eyebrow-raising response to what type of vehicle is allowed to speed through the streets.
Police car? Ambulance? Fire truck? Nope. Suggs said motorcycle.
Still, in the end, Suggs and Mangold did enough in the "Fast Money" portion to win the money for their charity, tallying 233 points, well over the 200 needed for victory.
You can watch the full episode below.
What If You Could Change One Play In Ravens History?
What if you could change one play in Ravens history? What would it be?
That's the question ESPN has begun posing to all 32 NFL fan bases on Twitter, and the results are in for Baltimore.
Ravens fans would change Lee Evans’ drop in the end zone of the 2011 AFC championship game in Foxboro. That play won by a decent amount, garnering 42 percent of fans' votes.
- Lee Evans drop (42.6 percent)
Joe Flacco pick-6 in 4th quarter of 2008 AFC championship (33.4)
- Antonio Brown helmet catch in the 2010 divisional playoffs (10.6)
- Rex Ryan timeout on 4th down in Week 13 2007 (13.4)
Ugh, it still hurts to watch.
Evans had a perfectly thrown game-winning pass from Joe Flacco in his hands until Patriots cornerback Sterling Moore knocked it out (making it debatable whether it can really be called a "drop"). Honestly, another play that could have been an option for this list happened right after the drop: Billy Cundiff's 32-yard missed field goal that would have tied the game.
It mostly hurts because of how much a completed pass would have impacted Baltimore's franchise history. It could have led to consecutive Super Bowl appearances for the Ravens, and there's a good chance that Baltimore could have beaten the Giants in Super Bowl XLVI.
The ripple effect could've impacted several players' legacies, too. ESPN analyst Herm Edwards put it in perspective for Flacco. Would the Ravens franchise quarterback be considered "elite" had he made back-to-back Super Bowl appearances?
Eh, come to think of it, probably not. That dude rarely gets the respect he deserves.
Ravens Rank No. 4 In NFL Future Power Rankings
Let's move on to something more positive.
Instead of looking at what could have been, let's look at what could be.
Last week, ESPN analysts John Clayton, Louis Riddick and Mike Sando got together to determine which NFL franchises are in the best shape for the next three seasons. Baltimore came in at an impressive No. 4 ranking, just behind the Green Bay Packers, Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots.
The panel rated each team on a scale of 0-100 in five categories: roster (excluding quarterback), quarterback, draft, front office and coaching. Below are the Ravens scores:
Front Office: 91.7
Each team* *has a "dilemma" category and the Ravens had just two: figuring out the contracts of guards Marshal Yanda and Kelechi Osemele next offseason, and developing the secondary.
"With the way that division powers Pittsburgh and Cincinnati can put the ball in the air offensively, another top priority is the development of secondary players who can both cover and take the ball away with consistency," Riddick wrote. "Do-it-all cornerback Jimmy Smith signed a four-year extension that puts him in the top six players at his position in terms of average money per year. But remember: He's coming off a Lisfranc foot sprain that required surgery early last year, and the defense did not have a secondary player record more than a single interception all season long in 2014. Getting the back-end of the defense playing to the level of the front-seven is crucial if the Ravens are going to make a run in the near future."
The future stars in Baltimore are currently less-experienced rookies and youngsters, so evaluating their potential is vital in determining the future of the franchise.
"The last few drafts didn't leave the Ravens with an overwhelming amount of young talent, but Newsome, who's widely considered one of the best drafters in the game, was able to select a few key difference-makers outside of the first round: Osemele, Jernigan and Lorenzo Taliaferro," wrote Clayton.
"Plus, Mosley and Smith have the look of future stars -- Mosley might be the Ravens' best inside linebacker choice since Ray Lewis. If Newsome struck gold with his first two picks this year, wide receiver Breshad Perriman and tight end Maxx Williams, the offense will be in great shape for years to come."