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EyePod
04-17-2008, 11:24 AM
Suggs surprises new coach, attends minicamp despite being unsigned

By John Clayton
ESPN.com


Terrell Suggs (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?statsId=6346), the Baltimore Ravens (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=bal)' designated franchise player, wanted to surprise his new head coach, John Harbaugh, with a goodwill gesture. Even though he is unsigned, Suggs stunned Harbaugh on Thursday by walking unannounced into Harbaugh's first minicamp and being present for the first minicamp meeting.


For weeks, Suggs plotted a strategy to show Harbaugh an initial sign of support. He thought showing up at minicamp and walking into the first meeting with no advance warning would be just the right move.

"I'm just going to walk in just as the meeting starts," Suggs said Wednesday before flying to Baltimore. "I know some of my teammates will have their jaws drop when they see me."

The biggest impression he wanted to make is with his new coach. For the past few days, a few teammates called Suggs, wanting to know if he was going to show up. He had to dodge the question because he wanted to surprise everyone by being there.



"I want to show my coach that I'm on board," Suggs said. "I wanted to show him that I have total faith in him. We've had a couple of phone conversation in which he said he was the new coach. He laid out his plans on where he wants to go. I've liked him from our first conversation."


Negotiations for a new contract are still in the beginning stages, but Suggs was going to let those talks go with the team and his agent, Gary Wichard. Because he's not signed, he's not allowed to participate in the minicamp, but he can take part in all the meetings and the learning process.

"Despite the whole business side to this game, the main goal is to win football games," Suggs said. "I like John Harbaugh's ambition. I think he's a breath of fresh air to the team. I think the city of Baltimore needed it. I can't wait."

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3350891



I mean, I know that Herm-o isn't a new coach or anything, but Jared has to realize that it isn't Herm-o's fault and it's not the teams fault that he got franchised. This is all on Carl Peterson. I'm hoping that Jared goes the classy way that Suggs has gone and he at least shows his support to the team.

Does anyone know when the Chiefs' OTA's start? We need a Jared Allen Watch Alert to let everyone know if he shows up to any meetings or practices. Any news on his contract negotiations? I really hope we sign him, but I still think we should trade him if we can't... cause I don't want him to leave here as a FA... too much value....

keg in kc
04-17-2008, 11:28 AM
I don't think "classy" is even in Allen's vocabulary, judging by the tuxedo t-shirts and pimp suits.

the Talking Can
04-17-2008, 11:30 AM
less to do with class and more to do with making a statement about how much he hated the old coach....

EyePod
04-17-2008, 11:36 AM
less to do with class and more to do with making a statement about how much he hated the old coach....

Yeah.. that's a good point. Billick was a control freak. I just want Jared to continue to try. I'd like a similar attitude, maybe to show how much he hates CP?

EyePod
04-17-2008, 11:37 AM
I don't think "classy" is even in Allen's vocabulary, judging by the tuxedo t-shirts and pimp suits.


You forgot that Mullet too.... nothing classier than a Mullet....

I was referring to his attitude... not how he dresses/looks...

Reerun_KC
04-17-2008, 11:41 AM
Would be nice if JA had an example to learn from...

But neither Carl or Herm know anything about Class...

DaKCMan AP
04-17-2008, 11:46 AM
Would be nice if JA had an example to learn from...

But neither Carl or Herm know anything about Class...

I blame Reerun_KC.

Brock
04-17-2008, 11:47 AM
I don't think he's going to be around to act classy.

Reerun_KC
04-17-2008, 11:48 AM
I blame Reerun_KC.
:cuss:

PhillyChiefFan
04-17-2008, 11:50 AM
I hope he is around

bowener
04-17-2008, 12:05 PM
I don't think "classy" is even in Allen's vocabulary, judging by the tuxedo t-shirts and pimp suits.

Do we smell a 'party boat: part Deux' in his future?? That is if he is a vike in a week or so...

EyePod
04-17-2008, 12:06 PM
I hope he is around

I love Jared.. Hard Worker, Fun Lover... We should just sign him to a contract with a stipulation that he must have a cheauffer all the time. That way, if he does go back to drinking, who cares... although I do like this mean, lean JA...

chasedude
04-17-2008, 12:08 PM
Who would have thought that Politics would overcome Football. /sarcasm

Skip Towne
04-17-2008, 12:14 PM
I love Jared.. Hard Worker, Fun Lover... We should just sign him to a contract with a stipulation that he must have a cheauffer all the time. That way, if he does go back to drinking, who cares... although I do like this mean, lean JA...

I don't think he is allowed to drink at all. Some NFL program he is in.

EyePod
04-17-2008, 12:26 PM
I don't think he is allowed to drink at all. Some NFL program he is in.

That's probably the reason that Goodell let him only have a 2 game suspension.

PhillyChiefFan
04-17-2008, 01:24 PM
I think the reason he opened that bar in KC is to give a big f*ck you to the NFL program he is in.

Brock
04-17-2008, 01:36 PM
I think the reason he opened that bar in KC is to give a big f*ck you to the NFL program he is in.

If that's the case, he's even dumber than I thought.

StcChief
04-17-2008, 01:43 PM
as the Chiefs promptly give a new player '69' just to F with Jared's new bar.

EyePod
04-17-2008, 02:18 PM
as the Chiefs promptly give a new player '69' just to F with Jared's new bar.

That'd be brutal....