“I love it. It’s my coliseum. It’s my Madison Square Garden.” – Suggs on playing at Heinz Field
STAMFORD, Conn. – December 10, 2017 – Tonight’s Week 14 edition of NBC’s Football Night in America, the most-watched weekly studio show in sports, will feature Tony Dungy’s interview with Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs. Football Night will also include highlights, analysis, and reaction to earlier Week 14 games ahead of Ravens-Steelers tonight on Sunday Night Football.
Football Night airs each Sunday at 7 p.m. ET on NBC. Mike Tirico will host Sunday’s program live from Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pa., joined on site by the Sunday Night Football team of Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya.
Dan Patrick hosts Football Night from NBC Sports Group’s Studio 1, joined by Hall of Famer Dungy, two-time Super Bowl winner Rodney Harrison, and NFL Insider Mike Florio of NBC Sports’ Pro Football Talk. Paul Burmeister will report from Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, Calif., on Eagles-Rams.
INTERVIEWS: Below are excerpts from Dungy’s interview with Suggs. If used, please note the mandatory credit: “In an exclusive interview airing tonight on Football Night in America.”
TONY DUNGY WITH TERRELL SUGGS
Suggs on his first defensive meeting with the Ravens: “Man, there were so many personalities, there were so many legendary people that you only see and heard about, and you watched them on TV. I watched Ray Lewis win a Super Bowl two years before it. It was just like, ‘Wow, now I’m sitting in the same room with them.”
Dungy: “How did those guys break you in?
Suggs: “Oh, man, one was a pie in the face.”
Dungy: “Who was that?”
Suggs: “Ray Lewis. My first day of training camp, got a pie in the face. It was just like, ‘Hey, you’re a young pup right now. Now you’re up here with the big dogs.’”
Suggs on teaching the younger players about the Ravens defense: “The beauty of youth. I just kind of try to tell the young guys, ‘Cherish every moment, man,’ because there are going to be some seasons when you’re not in the hunt and you’re pretty much just playing to be playing. Now, we’re in the hunt, so, it’s to cherish it, man. These big games, these December games that mean something, you’ll remember every one.”
Suggs on how he refers to the Steelers: “The team in Pittsburgh.”
Suggs on what he calls Ben Roethlisberger: “He’s 7.”
Suggs on if he knows any of the Steelers’ audibles: “No, I don’t. I like when they think that I do. I like when Ben tries to call something and I may just say something just to make him think I know it.”
Suggs on playing at Heinz Field: “I love it. It’s my coliseum. It’s my Madison Square Garden. To me, besides my own stadium of course, to be a villain, to go somewhere on an opponent team, I don’t think there’s any place better.”
Suggs on the response he’ll receive at Heinz Field: “I love the boos.”
–FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA–