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Terrell Suggs Playing At 'A-Plus' Level


Often times, stats don't tell the whole story.

Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs doesn't have a sack through the season's first two weeks. Dating back to last season, he has one in his past 10 games.

Suggs is still playing at a high level, says Head Coach John Harbaugh. A very high level.

"Terrell Suggs is playing really well," Harbaugh said. "I think anybody that knows anything about football that watches the tape, would tell you he's playing really, really well.

"In that pass rush he's playing really well, he's very disruptive in his pass rush. Not just that, he's playing great in the run game. He's done a few things with the [drop backs] … I would say all around, his game is an A-plus."

Suggs, 31, signed a four-year contract extension with the Ravens in February, basically ensuring he'll be a Raven for life. So far under that contract, he's logged eight tackles in two games.

However, Suggs has the highest cumulative grade ( 4.8) through the first two games of any Ravens defensive player, per Pro Football Focus.

He has especially high grades in pass rush, despite the lack of stats. While fellow outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil had two sacks against the Steelers, Suggs has better pass-rush grades from PFF.

Suggs was asked if he gets frustrated when the sacks don't come despite good pressure.

"You can be [frustrated] if you get selfish," Suggs said.

"You want to get them. But at the end of the day, if you're still winning, if you're still affecting the game somehow, you've got to take that too. Teams have been doing a good job of playing the quick game with us, getting the ball out. It happens."

Suggs could get warmed up against the Browns. While he'll be facing seven-time Pro Bowl offensive tackle Joe Thomas, Suggs has more career sacks against Cleveland than any other team (15). And Thomas has been there the past eight years.

"It's only Week 2," Suggs said. "Come Week 7, maybe Week 8, we can bring [my sack total] back up and talk about it."

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