Thursday, November 24, 2011

On Ndamukong Suh

I have defended Ndamukong Suh continually for his aggressive play. Football is not a game for the meek. Before today, I don't believe he was dirty. And I thought the NFL was overbearing by fining him so much, so often.
But Suh stomping on Packers lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith's arm with his cleats Thursday crossed the line.
There is no place for that in any sport, even one as rugged as football. It not only cost Suh his reputation with the entire nation watching, but hurt his team mightily. He is arguably the Lions best player and it was a poor example of leadership. I would be surprised if he is not suspended for it, and hopefully Suh learns from it.
He is too good a player, and too smart a person, for that moment to take place. No excuse for it. None.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Suh is not our best player...he doesn't do anything positive to be our best player. Calvin Johnson is our best player pat!

3:01 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was a dirty play that likely cost the Lions the game. That was a huge stop for the defense.

He better be suspended, hopefully he will learn something.

3:03 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Time for Suh to learn an important lesson about
Fair play and sportsmanship

3:09 PM 
Anonymous Michael C said...

Yeah ... that was an insanely dumb thing to do. After already giving the Packers at least 2 first downs after stopping them on 3rd down, to do that after the whistle after another 3rd down stop was just inexcusable.

He shot his team in the foot, giving the Packers 4 points and getting himself thrown out of the game, and as you said he did this in the national spotlight. If he doesn't learn from this, what will he ever learn from?

3:21 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Swartz and Cunningham had better get control of this.

Something strange and fuzzy has happened as Suh got into the big leagues. He's getting banged with double teams and is frustrated.

He has to learn that he is not the greatest gift to football, he is and will continue to hurt the team with his craziness.

He can choose to play with his exceptional abilities or sit on the bench with suspensions and watch.

6:32 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This game exposed the Lions in many ways. It exposed Stafford as still being a pedestrian QB at best when it comes to playing in Big Games. And it exposed Schwartz - who this season is 0-3 in key games (San Francisco, Chicago and Green Bay). I'm guessing they go 1-4 for the rest of the season and blame their demise on injuries.

11:51 AM 
Blogger Tommy Kay said...

I agree with Pat that Suh is our best player but his actions prove that his emotions will override good judgement. I like the get to the Quaterback at all costs additude that he plays with but my fear is that he may turn out to be as unstable on the field as Albert Hanynesworth.

4:36 PM 
Blogger UTsteam said...

Suh postgame comments sound eerily like Kwame Kilpatrick god!

7:38 PM 
Blogger chickenJoe said...


1. Suh needs to be suspended.

2. Suh being out, combined with the injuries that are piling up really hurts the Lions playoff chances.

3. Is it time to start talking about Schwartz not having control of this team? How many horrible penalties in key situations on offense and defense do we have to see? The message isn't getting home ... if it's even being sent.

4. Thanksgiving this year was supposed to be a Lions coming out party, an announcement to the rest of the NFL that the Lions are for real. They didn't even have to win, just give the best team in the NFL this year a damn good game. Instead, what we got was such a debacle that I'm reaching for that bag I wore over my head for 0-16. I was embarrassed as a Lions fan.

When we started 5-0, people around here were talking about where we would be seeded in the playoffs. Now, every week, our hopes for the playoffs dwindle. With the schedule they have left and the way these guys are playing, 8-8 might be as good as they can do. That's a major failure when you start 5-0.

10:58 PM 

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