Perhaps no one enjoys breaking up the monotony of game preparation more than Terrell Suggs.
The Ravens outside linebacker walked into the team’s media room Wednesday afternoon while reporters were interviewing Dallas Cowboys rookie quarterback Dak Prescott via conference call. After inquiring about who was on the phone, Suggs took over.
“Hacksaw Smithers here,” Suggs began. “What do you think of Terrell Suggs and how he’s been playing this year?”
“Who is there?” Prescott asked.
“This is Hacksaw,” Suggs replied. “Smithers.”
“Oh, OK,” Prescott answered. “Yeah, Suggs is great. I mean, he’s a guy that’s been playing well in this league a long time. We know how special of a player he is.”
“I appreciate you,” Suggs said, munching on a Reese's peanut butter cup. “Thank you.”
Two months ago, former Ravens defensive coordinator and current Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan interrupted a conference call with New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman, introducing himself as “Walt Patulski from The Buffalo News” and asked Edelman if he planned to play quarterback in their game on Oct. 2.
Edelman said he was willing to do whatever it took to help the team and then referred “Walt Patulski” to ask further questions to Patriots coach Bill Belichick.