Baltimore Ravens safety Will Hill joined us on the Brown and Scoop podcast to talk about the 1-3 start to the season. Hill has 18 combined tackles, an interception, and a sack on the season. The Ravens have battled through several key injuries, including losing linebacker Terrell Suggs for the season and losing a plethora of wide receivers.
The 1-3 start could have easily been 2-2 if it weren’t for a holding call against Hill on an interception against the Raiders that would have sealed the game. Hill had some intriguing thoughts on some of the refs calls this season.
“Oh man, I felt robbed,” Hill said. “You know how players, we get fined for wearing certain apparel…I think they should get fined for making bad calls. I’m telling you there’s a lot of things that haven’t been called and there’s a lot of things that should have been called. It is what it is. It’s a heartbreaker when the game comes down to the referee’s hands.”
Hill also talked about playing with veteran wide receiver Steve Smith, who is week-to-week with a back injury.
“He’s a highly energetic savage,” the 25-year-old strong safety said. “The way he talks trash on the field on gameday, that doesn’t change in practice. He’s going to bring the best out of you at all times. Steve’s just a different guy and you always got to be on your p’s and q’s out there with him if you’re on offense because you never know…a fight might break out.”
Hill also compared John Harbaugh and Tom Coughlin as coaches. Both had their own styles.
“Coughlin was more militant,” Hill said. “Harbaugh, he’s more of a player’s coach right now. He actually listens to his players and becomes one with his players. We’re really in sync with our head coach…and when I was with the Giants, we’ll be there for our coach, but with Harbaugh you’ll go back for him anytime because he’s so in tune with the players.”
You can hear the rest of our Brown and Scoop interview below. Hill talks about his career, the Florida Gators, and more.
Jake Brown is the Digital Program Manager at CBS Sports Radio and a columnist for CBS Sports Radio, CBS Local Sports, and CBS Local. He hosts the Play.it podcast Brown and Scoop, which focuses on sports and entertainment and features some of the best guests in the country. Jake lives in Queens, NY and has struggled living the life of a Mets, Knicks, and Jets fan.