Terrell Suggs tried to provide some perspective after Sunday's 20-13 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.
The Ravens had just dropped a tight game that they had a chance to win, but Suggs stressed not to make too much of the loss at this point of the season. There are still 11 more game to play and the Ravens are only a half-game behind the division-leading Cincinnati Bengals.
"It's not the end of the world," Suggs said. "We're 3-2. We have to get ready for Tampa."
The comments from Suggs are particularly telling because the veteran outside linebacker has never shied away from speaking his mind.
During his 12 years in Baltimore, Suggs has called out coaches or teammates during post-game interviews, and also sounded the alarm when the team is struggling. After last year's Week 7 loss to Pittsburgh, Suggs told reporters that the team was in a "state of emergency."
A few weeks later after a loss to the Browns, Suggs said the sense of urgency had elevated to "DEFCON 5."
Suggs didn't come anywhere close to leveling those types of concerns after Sunday's game, as quarterback Andrew Luck is one of the NFL's best and the Colts are a team with Super Bowl aspirations after making the playoffs in back-to-back seasons.
The Colts also had the emotion of playing for Head Coach Chuck Pagano, who previously coached in Baltimore and picked up his first win against his former team.
"They just played a really good football game, so you can't take that away from them," Suggs said. "They played a good game at home, and they got one for Chuck."