I am aware there is always trash talk in the NFL, but this just strikes me as stupid as all hell:
“His time will come,” Scott said ominously, still remembering how he barely avoided Ward’s crack-back block earlier this year and was mocked by Ward for ducking. “He’ll get his. He’ll come across the middle one day and someone will hit him or take out his knee. The guy will be fined and Ward will be gone. No one will even care. No one will send him any cards saying they’re sorry. Not to that guy. You reap what you sow.”***
On the same day in Baltimore, Ravens receiver Derrick Mason implied Ward best watch himself because Reed and linebacker Ray Lewis would be looking for him.
Solid thinking, Ed. First, they aren’t going to intimidate him, and nothing the Steelers say is going to intimidate the Ravens. These guys get so amped up that this nonsense is nothing but food for the press and the fans. Second, now that Ed has put this out there, you can be sure that should something happen to Ward, there will be retaliation. Third, should something happen to Ward, particularly in the manner described, the NFL would be forced to take action. Personally, I support a lifetime ban of premeditated intentional injuries like this, and that is even if the Steelers are the ones who do it.
I understand the need to trash talk, but this just sort of seems stupid.