So the Ravens went out and made some noise on Thursday ahead of next week's trade deadline by making a deal with Minnesota for pass rusher Yannick Ngakoue.
Yeah, yeah, yeah. I've heard it all day.
"This was Big Ben's face when he heard the Ravens traded for Ngakoue" followed by the Big Ben "Oh" GIF. "My heart is full" tweets with a picture of Ngakoue on the Jags sacking Big Ben.
You know what this move says to me?
They're feeling the heat. I think they expected to walk to the division title in 2020 and now six weeks in the Steelers find themselves in first place with an offense that's humming thanks to the health and wellness of Big Ben returning.
Big Ben faced and beat Terrell Suggs, Ray Lewis, Ed Reed, Haloti Ngata in their primes. You think Ngakoue has him sweating more than that?
Big deal. You know what we heard all last week?
"Myles Garrett is going to wreck the game and Big Ben". 1 coverage sack and a 38 - 7 beatdown later and you aren't hearing as much of that talk.
I applaud the Ravens for not being complacent with last year's division and early bounce from the playoffs. They, very much unlike the Browns, are the rival of the Steelers so I do tip my cap.
But to think Big Ben is losing sleep over this is, well, just plain dumb.