"Iâll take a fine, if I get a good shot at a quarterback,â Suggs said Friday on "The Jim Rome Show", via ProFootballTalk.com. âI donât care where I hit him, how I hit him, as long as Iâm getting the job done, Iâll take it.â
Suggs doesn't buy into the theory that safer play can be gained through stiffer financial penalties. Instead, Suggs feels it's a matter of better play along the offensive line to protect quarterbacks.
âQuarterbacks get hit,â Suggs said. âYou donât want to get hit, play defense, play something else. Go punt the ball.â
Suggs clearly wasn't pulling any punches during the interview. He also dismissed talk that the Pittsburgh Steelers have his team's number. The Steelers have won six of the last eight games in the series and two of three meetings last season, including a 31-24 triumph in the AFC Divisional Playoffs.
âTheyâve just been really fortunate. If youâve seen it, it comes down to one or two plays. Donât be fooled," Suggs said. "Yes, theyâve won. ... But donât be fooled. Like people say, âPittsburghâs won six of the last eight,â but look at the scores. Itâs like one play here, one play there. A lot of those wins [could] go the other way.â