- Jamison Hensley, ESPN Staff Writer
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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Ravens coach John Harbaugh has prided himself on changing the bad-boy culture of the Ravens. The Ravens have talked at length about how faith has helped them in this playoff run, and they'll even recite passages from the Bible in postgame interviews.
But that image took a hit when Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs decided to rip the Patriots, a team he has blasted in the past. He took great pleasure in beating a longtime nemesis to reach his first Super Bowl.
"These are the most arrogant [expletive] in the world, starting with [coach Bill] Belichick on down," Suggs declared after leaving the field, according to Yahoo! Sports. "Tell them to have fun at the Pro Bowl. Arrogant [expletive]."
Suggs continued to lay into the Patriots, saying, "That's funny, ever since Spygate, they can't seem to get it done. I don't know what it is."
Just as Belichick came across as a sore loser when he refused to do a postgame interview, Suggs looked like a sore winner in taking shots at the Patriots after ending their championship hopes. He just can't help himself when it comes to playing the Patriots and the Steelers. I understand that Suggs was emotional after the biggest win of his 10-year career, and there will be plenty of people who agree with Suggs' highly charged comments.
Still, Suggs showed no class with these remarks, which will irritate Harbaugh undoubtedly. Harbaugh wants the Ravens to be known for respecting their opponents, and Suggs couldn't have disrespected the Patriots more. What this shows is that the Ravens have more bad boy in them than they'd like to admit. Let's bookmark this page so we can pull these comments back up when the Ravens and Patriots meet in the 2013 season.