It’s no mystery Terrell Suggs is one of the most feared men in football and always puts forth a little extra effort against the New England Patriots. It is somewhat of a surprise, however, that the Baltimore Ravens linebacker sides with Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on the Deflategate controversy.

Suggs doesn’t give credence to the idea that Brady’s legacy has been smeared as a result of Deflategate allegations.

“The guy (Brady) is a winner,” Suggs told ESPN.

“He’s won with whatever kind of personnel that he’s had. So I don’t think it (Deflategate) really tarnished it … Everybody needs something to write about and needs something to talk about. It’s always something. I’m leaving that alone.”

We’re used to Suggs ripping Brady’s attitude (and even his hair), so his take on Deflategate definitely is a nice change of pace. Maybe Suggs’ comments are a sign the 32-year-old linebacker will take it easy on the Patriots and four-time Super Bowl champion Brady if the two teams square up in the playoffs — although, we’ll go ahead and say that’s probably not the case.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will hear Brady’s appeal of his four-game suspension June 23. For the Patriots’ sake, let’s hope Goodell comes to his senses, follows in Suggs’ footsteps and allows Brady to take the field in Week 1 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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