"They’re really good pass rushers. You want to keep them away from Joe. It doesn’t matter if it’s Woodley and Harrison or anybody else.”
-RT Marshal Yanda
“Woodley and Harrison, they’re two great players. Just those two guys alone, just taking care of those two guys, you’ve got to play lights out.”
-LT Michael Oher
“They’re usually pretty good football plays. [Harrison]’s a good football player. He’s a vicious football player, and that’s what this game is about. It’s about being mean and getting after people, and that’s what he does.”
-QB Joe Flacco
“Dick LeBeau is one of the most, if not the most respected defensive innovators in football. He had a lot to do with the fire zone package, and they still run it as well as anybody. His players really respond to and like him. He’s a guy that personally I’ve always had tremendous respect for. He’s a Hall of Fame coach, player and he’s highly respected.”
-Head Coach Jim Harbaugh
"I didn't know there was a barometer with pre-game handshakes. That's good to know. I need to work on that. I'll take it as constructive criticism. It'll be an opportunity to improve my pre-game decorum and courteousness with players. I have a lot of respect for Hines Ward, obviously. I'll be looking forward to seeing him before the game now. I'll try to do better."
-Head Coach Jim Harbaugh, responding to news that Hines Ward had accused him of giving a fake handshake in the past
"We know he's going to play. This is championship football. We're expecting to see 7-Up."
-LB Terrell Suggs, on Ben Roethlisberger's injury status
“[Mike Wallace is] the fastest receiver in the league. Of course, Randy Moss is up there. Wallace is kind of deceptively fast because he gets on you later because of his long strides. His speed is definitely his biggest asset, but he’s been doing a very good job of catching the ball as well. He’s making his catches count, so we’ve got to contain him.”
-CB Chris Carr
"I think they are looking at [James Harrison] more closely than they are everybody else in the league. In the referee world, they kind of red-flagged him."
-LB Terrell Suggs
“I didn’t mean to cut you off, but I learned from my own leader on this team - and that’s Ray Lewis - the power of respect is to never disrespect. That’s first and foremost about playing the Pittsburgh Steelers. We respect them. That’s what the rivalry has all been about.”
-RB Ray Rice
“Both sides know each other very well, and I think if you do get into all of that (talking) it’s because there’s a common respect from both sides. We respect them because we know what type of game they’re going to bring, and they respect us because they know what type of game we’re going to bring. So here we go again, one of those classic battles where everything is on the line.”
-LB Ray Lewis
...and from our side...
“I don’t hate anybody. That’s a very harsh word.”
-QB Ben Roethlisberger, asked if he hates the Ravens