Kirk Cousins

Though some disagree with enforcement, Ravens respect rules protecting quarterbacks

Though some disagree with enforcement, Ravens respect rules protecting quarterbacks

While several current and retired players have decried the roughing the passer penalty called on Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews after he hit Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins last Sunday, the Ravens took a noncontroversial stance on the subject of hitting opposing quarterbacks.

Outside linebacker Terrell Suggs, the dean of sacks in Baltimore, paused Wednesday before answering a question whether he understood how he was supposed to hit a quarterback according to NFL standards.

“I was told to be political,” he said. “So you’ve got to gently lay the guy down. Just gently lay him down, caress him and all of that.”

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