Ravens LB Suggs Says Titles Are Not Won During OTA’s

This was reported a few days ago by Aaron Wilson.

Terrell Suggs, who did not attend the Ravens voluntary organized team activities recently, said on the Scott Garceau Show on 105.7 The Fan that he is in shape and that he will be ready come training camp.

“As far as OTA things goes, a lot of guys get hurt,” Suggs said. “I don’t think a lot of guys like to take that risk. It’s OTAs; we’re not winning any games here or any Super Bowls in OTAs. So I’d rather stick to my training and be in top shape come training camp.”

Suggs, who was described as out of shape when he reported to training camp last year, said he keeps in shape with the help of a trainer.

“Some guys need to be under the supervision of the coaches and the strength coaches and working out with the team,” Suggs said. “But some guys just don’t need that. Some guys, it’s best for them to work individually with a trainer. I’ve always worked out with a trainer and it’s worked out thus far for me pretty good.”

Terrell Suggs will be one of the most scrutinized players when the Ravens start training camp in late July.

He’s coming off one of his most unproductive seasons in his career and it was largely speculated that he wasn’t in peak physical condition last July. He’s also the team’s highest player so such expectations for giving your best are warranted.

No doubt these most recent comments will have fans upset and worried that he won’t be ready to atone for a sub-par year and instead will enjoy counting his millions.

I’ll agree with his comments to a degree on the OTAs. Teams have organized so many activities for their investments that it’s hard to remember which are voluntary though I’m positive the players do. These activities are more for the coaches than players, most of which are in shape all year round.

But that really is the question here, does Terrell Suggs take his off-season conditioning seriously? OTAs may seem like overkill but no one will debate that hard work in the off-season pays off in the post-season. But it can be completed in a variety of ways and while Suggs may be right he doesn’t have recent history on his side.

Does Ray Lewis ever show up?

No, but is anyone worried that Ray won’t be ready to go when the bell rings in July. In fact the media usually asks him about what new type of training regimen he’s put himself through. He’s done it for years and it’s why he’s still cracking heads 15 years into his career.

Suggs last comment is one to question, “I’ve worked out with a trainer and its worked out thus far pretty good for me.”

All I can say to that is, prove it on the field.

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