Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs says the lockout helped him have a strong season in 2011.
Suggs told WHB Radio in Kansas City, "Last year, to be totally honest with you, I had the time of my life during the lockout and wasn’t in a hurry to get back to work. I think that’s why, in total, I ended up having the season that I did. A lot of guys ended up pushing themselves too hard and ended up getting hurt trying to get ready for mini-camps and OTAs. Fortunately we didn’t have that burden on our shoulders and that’s why I think I had a great year."
Suggs said he enjoyed his off time and concentrated on a movie-making career he has started on the side.
While coaches probably wouldn't embrace the idea of important off-season work being lost being a good thing, the Ravens are certainly good with the results Suggs turned in last season with 14 sacks, seven forced fumbles and two interceptions.
Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com