Tuesday, December 06, 2011

On Ndamukong Suh

Ndamukong Suh's star rose quickly as a rookie in 2010, but it's falling as quickly in 2011.
And who could have seen this coming?
It's not because his production is down on the field, either. He is still an excellent player. It's because of issues where he has put himself ahead of others. The stomping on the arm of Green Bay Packers lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith and then misrepresenting what happened afterward. What was essentially a 2 1-2 game suspension by the NFL the Lions must deal with.
Now it's Suh, reportedly gunning his car at a stop light, losing control and running into a tree, calling 911 and saying nobody was hurt when there were passengers in the car who have come forward to say they were. A passenger reportedly was afraid to say anything out of fear. Another said Suh was concerned more about his image than safety.
Evidently, it's all about Suh and nobody else. Not exactly the good teammate type. More the selfish person type. At least it seems so based on his behavior lately.
Maybe he got too much too fast and can't handle it.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well said. Hope it doesn't get worse.
Pat: Change "imagine" to "image."

4:58 AM 
Blogger Barry said...

Pat, feel sorry for the guy because right now in his life it is all about him and nothing else. He putting himself ahead of doing what is right. This is equivalent to downfall of many called greed. The trick is too get rich or become a superstar without getting greedy. I hope he gets over this fast. Perfect example is the great Tiger Woods. Tiger getting caught was the end product not the beginning.

9:00 AM 
Blogger danjor21 said...

The bad seed he planted has spread throughout the locker room of the Lions. It seems the whole team is playing somewhat dirty.

10:48 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really hope Suh can get it together and be a positive leader for the Lions, instead of this behavior. People are complicated and not one dimensional. It looks as though Suh is going through something, I hope that he gets to the other side of it is without too much damage to himself or others, Lions included.

11:47 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good analysis. True to the bone.

I like that the Lions are aggressive but there is a fine line on being aggressive and also professional doing it. Look at the past Steelers and Raiders.

Shu doesn't know this concept, hopefully yet. He's young and has a head bigger than a basketball. Totally self-consumed.

Shu has been pampered all thru college and had better learn that he's in the big league.

He needs to understand that he has a big responsibility to his team and teammates (to be a role player).

12:14 PM 

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