Former Ravens coach Brian Billick on comparisons between the current team and his 2000 squad that won a Super Bowl: “They wouldn’t score, I know that.”
Ravens tight end Ed Dickson on the game’s expected outcome: “We’re here for one reason and one reason only, and that’s to win. We have no distractions. Even Beyonce can’t get us to lose this game. “
Lewis on learning that he had a torn triceps earlier this season: “The doctor looked at me and she told me I was out for the year. I said, ‘Doc, are you sure?’ I said, ‘Doc, there’s no way I’m going to be out for the year with just a torn triceps. I’ve been through way worse.’ She was like, ‘Ray, I know nobody has ever come back from this.’ I said, ‘You know, nobody has ever been Ray Lewis either.’”
Ravens safety Ed Reed on how facing Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III earlier this season will prepare his team for 49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick: “First off, we’re on a better field. For all that money down in D.C., you’d think their field would be better. That field sucks. It does, it was all mud.”
Ravens running back Ray Rice on his guilty pleasure during offseason: “Mom’s cooking and more of Mom’s cooking. ... To me, I might be a little guy, but I’ve got to keep my weight on so I can absorb some of these hits. I’ve got to be the hammer and not the nail.”
Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith on trash talking: “I don’t talk much on the field. Anquan [Boldin] talks enough trash for both of us.”
Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs on his vacation plans if his team wins the Super Bowl: “Ball So Hard University. I will go there first; go to my alma mater."
Ravens offensive guard Marshal Yanda on quarterback Joe Flacco’s relationship with his offensive line: “He takes us out to dinner, gave us a surround sound box to attach to our TV at Christmas. Will his gifts get bigger if he gets a new contract? They don’t need to, they are fine as they are. Remember, even offensive linemen make decent money now.”