Alright finally some trash talking, I can't wait until Saturday
Ravens promise to punish Addai
By Phillip B. Wilson
OWINGS MILLS, Md. – Last January, Pittsburgh linebacker Joey Porter questioned the toughness of the Indianapolis Colts.
Today, Baltimore Ravens inside linebackers Bart Scott and Ray Lewis promised to punish one of the quietest Colts, rookie running back Joseph Addai, in Saturday’s AFC divisional playoff game.
“I think it’s going to be a painful day for Joseph Addai,” Scott said with a cold stare in the first podium interview for Ravens players.
Lewis and Scott – the top two tacklers on the NFL’s No. 1 defense – didn’t sound impressed by Addai’s 122-yard rushing effort in the Colts’ 23-8 wild-card victory over Kansas City on Saturday at the RCA Dome.
“Who?” Lewis said, when asked his impression of Addai. “Uh. ..... I don’t know. I don’t know. Kansas City is Kansas City. We’re Baltimore. The impression outside of just getting a lot of balls that nobody is covering you on? I think any running back could have a good day doing that, when you’re not getting hit.
“But one thing about it, no matter how many times Joseph Addai touches the football, he’s going to be hit, bottom line.”
Lewis later made reference to the Colts’ soft image in saying, “You can be pretty all you want to. It’s going to be a physical ballgame, no matter how you want to look at it. What this defense creates right now is it creates matchup problems for people, that we cannot be blocked.”
Scott was honored by Ravens media with a good guy award for his cooperation and enthusiasm with reporters. Because Scott likes to refer to tackles as hot sauce, he was presented a red bottle of Tabasco.
As he walked from the podium, Scott vowed to use his award on Colts quarterback Peyton Manning.
“I’m pouring this on Peyton this week,” he said.