Palmer on playing Baltimore: 'It's always an uphill battle'
Palmer talks about Terrell Suggs, his familiarity with the Ravens, what it takes to win in Baltimore, Raiders injuries, Brandon Myers, and his interceptions against Tampa Bay.
Suggs told us today in the conference call it from three years all the way back to USC. Arizona State in your record against the Ravens pretty -- Starter. Making him for coming back as best just. Played against Baltimore's new baseline at Portland lost a lot of success. I mean it's it's amazing he's planned. I remember what happened and everything and I create you know -- that -- for two real good. Will be out by the time we get out there at Baltimore. And sure enough he's playing two or three weeks ago against Houston. -- seven guy he is he's. Extremely hard worker he's gonna come back here early and just when you doubt them you know he proved people wrong play against him for. Fifteen years now. Phenomenal football player phenomenal against the pass and -- on August around there are many guys that. That are great both like he is I don't know if there's another one that's as good as he is -- both. It's it's. As far as playing it's Baltimore it's. Always an uphill battle. -- other numbers aren't statistically where they normally -- and they had some injuries. There's still six and two they're still very very good at home. Their crowd is phenomenal. Make it a hostile environment to come and try to communicate and play. And you have to play great you can't play OK when there and you've got to play great for four quarters -- and put together complete game if -- together with the wind it's difficult to do that. -- I don't know and I've never play against him without him on the field -- against him. Fifteen times 1617 times. So I'm not sure men say they are prepared for the future with the with some good young players behind him. When he does decided to retire. You know there's animal holes namely one of the best linebackers ever -- so. Obviously. You know that they're lacking. You know without his leadership on the field but you know they've always -- it very well there's very good players behind them and you know you like -- -- you got to go on their -- really well. But. Obviously it. You. Know. Here you don't really throw thirty passes sixty passes and you throw a 150 before the game and then another fifty during the game just getting warmed up between series -- On Wednesday there's a practiced a couple of -- -- Yeah that that's not an -- The learning the running back. Yeah maybe you know you got adjusted to it. You know what you're. Your health visit your team. But you know it's it's a team that's that's had some some you know yards rushing on him. It's just -- last couple weeks and then you go back and look at some of the people and the Kansas City game and just a handful of games that were teams were able -- on the ball which is very off I have never seen that before and in my career. So there are some things you want to get -- in the run game. But you can't be one dimensional at the same time too and score and throw it. So we -- we figure out a way to. They get their back as quickly as possible. Selected. And maybe -- the game plan for hammer Marcelo whoever's going to be back there. And eight straight eight straight games and scored in the final two minutes of the first half. At least forty points you scored and in the previous -- -- -- -- get six points on here how do you wreck itself and how that. -- make any sense at all. No it doesn't. I don't have an answer for him there. You know it's it's -- in two minute mode. You're gonna get your you know feel like -- you know we've we've always felt because we've played poorly in the first half. You get sponsorship it's just kind of go big or go home and got a score in. And we've done a good job scoring. We got to continue to get better before before that two minute mark. -- -- It is just always on the in the right spot the right time. And it works extremely hard and and understands the game very Smart football player. Understand the offense understands his role and knows how to get himself open. -- extremely reliable in the run game in the pass protection game. Setting up routes obviously finishing with a catch and get -- -- -- like you did last week. Just extremely reliable and and and he's created some really good mismatches for us over the middle gets linebackers. Think what happens when he is 39 catches -- -- -- This decade thank you that we can trust in that time. -- -- -- -- There we've thrown the ball probably a lot more on the fourth quarter than we haven't other quarters -- kind of try to come out and establish the run. But just you know he's he's a playmaker he's a guy that makes plays -- and you know on the balls in the very easily go either go -- and get it and knock it down he's in a good job of that. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- The Q what sort of wait forever I can't wait. You know -- he does amazing things in practice and he's but for the fastest person on the field. And he will be the fastest person on the field on Sunday. And I think he's wanna see guys get banged up but I'm I'm excited about the opportunity getting. Like you know since I've been here waited for him because opportunity just hasn't worked out here there's. Who get his touches and and I can't wait and he's he's so election in electrifying and just it puts what we're -- goes. He wiggles out of hits -- wiggles out of tackles. Can't wait to throw the ball game in the open field and he's so much fun to watch your practices like I said it's been a long time ago. There are so it's -- it's a big catches big plays in the game pivotal pivotal moments in the game. Let's just -- ideas and he's. This number doesn't get called because the position he plays and it would be easier for -- little bit bigger basically tell them. She's a little bit smaller players here is kind of -- -- guys so hard that. You know put it at a spot where he can get more balls is beautiful beautiful back. You just never get that many opportunities but he makes most of home and makes plays player to play in and he's gonna have playoff pitchers -- Interception villager real good receivers very where Chicago where we're. In this position -- it. On the second one just walked to different pages. That communication on my part. And the first one. Just. A good job by the defense making plays to get in the backfield that I should just take an effect on that -- figurative. Third one was. A bad play. Period that -- It's not gonna. Click quarterback it's in middle of the ball and you gotta make the right decision mixture on the right Peyton. -- are covering him. Our program great for me -- for Americans traveling there. Then we've we spent a lot of time watching on film we've talked about a lot. We've gone over everything in and mean that things are gonna happen. Games are won and lost four interceptions fumbles. Missed tackles what are you call it. But we're doing everything we can't make sure it -- happen again and we've got a young group of hungry group him and guys that they wanna be in the right place the right time and make big plays for us. We'll continue to work and get better each week the beauty. The game and wanted to do. And we've we've got a group put in our team it -- Believes that that doesn't want. Just quit. And a lot of times you have -- NFL especially as the season goes on. You get up on a team and you kind of sensed that and we don't have any of that -- got a bunch of guys with big hearts. Don't have any quit in them.