Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark is always gives an entertaining interview and such was the case Wednesday morning when he appeared on the morning show NFL AM.
During the interview Clark was asked by Eric Davis how much he hates the Baltimore Ravens. The response Clark gave was a pretty humorous one as he starts by saying that he doesn\’t hate them, but that he certainly has taken note of their actions the last several games the Steelers have played them.
“I get that question a lot and I don’t really hate them,” Clark told Davis. “I was working out with Terrell Suggs this summer before his injury and he’s a really cool dude. He said it himself that people don’t understand that we only hate you two or three weeks out of the year. I will say this about the Ravens: Playing that first game last year and watching them dance on the field, seeing them fake an extra point while up 27 already, it allowed me to understand how much they actually dislike us as an organization. It brewed and stirred up a little hate in me also for me to understand how I have to approach playing them and how I have to look at them.”
Clark continued on to make sure he got a little shot in. “You know when I\’m not playing the Ravens, I\’m not thinking about the Ravens,” said the Steelers safety. “I\’ve said it before, still feel like this organization we worry about winning championships. We don’t focus on beating one team. It won’t be Gatorade baths because we beat the Ravens, it won’t be parties, it won’t be bottles popping and confetti. It will be one game on our journey to win the Super Bowl and I always look at like that.”
You have to love the Gatorade bath comment and basically Clark is saying what you would expect him to say and that is that he only hates the Ravens when he is playing the Ravens. Outside of those two, and sometimes three, times a year, he doesn\’t hate them at all.
The Steelers will play the Ravens this year twice with three weeks with the first meeting between the two teams coming in week 11 at Heinz Field.