Baltimore Ravens Halftime Quotes
OLB Terrell Suggs
(on how it felt to be back out there) "It felt good. It was great to get my feet wet. You're not playing football until you get hit full speed in front of your fans. It was good to go out there and get our first punches off."
(on the young defensive players) "I really like them. It seems like we are a young and fast defense, and that is really good. That's how you're going to be good in this league – to have a young, fast, healthy defense. They looked good, but it's only the first preseason game, and we all need to improve."
S Eric Weddle
(on the defense's opening-half performance) "It's good to be in there with the live bullets. We have practiced really hard throughout this offseason. To go out there and play well as a unit, that was our goal. Everything we do is to build toward the regular season. We have high aspirations for this year, especially on defense. Tonight was a good start."
(on the young defensive players) "They displayed the type of play that we want to have – being smart and flying to the football. Tonight was an opportunity to show who's going to be on this defense. If they can show that they belong, then they will be here."
S Tony Jefferson
(on his first game at M&T Bank Stadium) "It was electric. I definitely felt the energy when we were out there on the field. I'm really happy to be a part of this defense."
(on the defense's three-straight three-and-outs) "It was fire. We went out there and set the tone, and then the young guys came out and answered. They responded well to their opportunities."
QB Ryan Mallett
(general) "We still have a lot to work on, but it is training camp and the preseason. The farther we go along, the better we will get. It was just fun being out there with the guys and getting used to everybody."
(on what he thought the offense did well) "I thought we ran the ball well, but there are a few plays that I would like to have back. We had 13 points, and those field goals at the end of the half were big for us."
RB Terrance West
(on his touchdown run) "It felt really good. There was great blocking up front, and I just had to make one person miss. I just took what the defense gave me."
(on missing some starters on the offensive line) "We are missing some pieces up front, but I think the guys did a good job tonight. I think we will have a good unit this season."
DE Brent Urban
(on the first preseason game) "It was a lot of fun getting out there and not beating up on each other in practice. I really enjoyed playing another opponent, where I could actually get after the quarterback and hit guys."
(on his sack and forced fumbles) "I was just trying to get off the ball, be physical and finish each play. I was focused on making plays when they came my way, and I think we did a great job, as a whole, out there."