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NFL: Suh meeting 'in the works' for a while

Posted on: October 30, 2011 6:41 pm
Posted by Will Brinson

Earlier Sunday, we mentioned that Ndamukong Suh requested a meeting with the league office (you can read all about in our GameDay Pulse, which is really where you should be kicking it every Sunday).

Even though we believed Suh simply wanted to make sure he and the league were on the same page insofar as on-field behavior and the resulting discipline goes, it was still a little odd. So it's nice to get some clarification from NFL spokesman Greg Aiello.

"Commissioner Goodell and his staff have had many meetings with players, both individually and in groups," Aiello said in an email to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk. "This particular meeting (on Tuesday during the Lions’ bye week) has been in the works for several weeks and grew out of Commissioner Goodell’s respect for Ndamukong Suh and Ndamukong’s desire to gain a deeper understanding of NFL rules and policies.

"Ndamukong reached out more than a month ago to the Commissioner, who offered him the opportunity to meet with the football operations football people that are responsible for enforcing the rules. Tuesday’s meeting will include Ray Anderson, Merton Hanks, Carl Johnson and former Competition Committee co-chair and current NFL Football Operations consultant Jeff Fisher. The Commissioner also invited Ndamukong to bring a Lions coach to the meeting. Ndamukong has spoken previously to both independent appeals officers for on-field discipline, Art Shell and Ted Cottrell."

Honestly, this is a smart move by Suh, because he's found himself on the wrong end of things when it comes to fines and public opinion -- many folks believe Suh's a dirty player, regardless of what he says.

Suh wants to make sure he knows exactly where the league's line is drawn when it comes to fine-able offenses, and that's a good thing to avoid perception becoming reality.

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Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: August 6, 2012 2:35 am

NFL: Suh meeting 'in the works' for a while

Thank you for reading Suhs mind for everone we didnt know what he was thinking we can only hope you use your powers for good

Since: Apr 5, 2011
Posted on: November 3, 2011 1:21 am
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Since: Jan 29, 2007
Posted on: November 1, 2011 12:13 pm

NFL: Suh meeting 'in the works' for a while

Quicker? umm, do you actually have some time comparisions?
Faster? again, with the numbers
Stronger? yeah, definately a few numbers would be nice here, Reggie didn't lift weights much but Hershel Walker didn't either.
Smarter? They both grad college in normal time.  Do you have some SAT or ACT scores or some proof of this?
Cleaner?  How many penalties did Reggie have in his career?  I do know I have seen Reggie throw some people down after a whistle.
You "Stats" people really crack me up. Get your head out of the book and watch, and I mean really WATCH a game. It would have been better for you to simply state that you've never seen White play. Do you really need stats to show you why White was a MUCH better player than Suh?? Are you kidding me?? What's next, Stafford over Manning?? Put the book down, boy, you're missing a lot of great stuff!!!

Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: October 31, 2011 4:12 pm

NFL: Suh meeting 'in the works' for a while

Nothing is more boring than NFL news... give me the games on Sunday, and cut out the stupid stories and 1000000000 hours of tv analysis.... the poster before me said it best, yawn.

Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: October 31, 2011 3:45 pm

NFL: Suh meeting 'in the works' for a while


Since: Aug 22, 2011
Posted on: October 31, 2011 2:22 pm

NFL: Suh meeting 'in the works' for a while

Unfortunately the NFL has gotten to this point.  Agressivness is all too often confused with playing dirty.  Thats exactly where I see Suh.  He is a beast, aggressive and yes with few exceptions offensive linemen have no idea how to block him one on one.  We will continue to dominate at his position as long as he remains healthy.  He is getting penalized for playing the same way as anybody else in the league, problem is that he is better than most.  Maybe Goodell can clarify the reasons for the inconsistancy among the officials around the league.  He knows he is good and so does everybody else.  Yes he is cocky and nothing wrong with that.  I am not a lions fan but have to admit that this guy is such a rare player one has to admire his work ethic. 

Since: Oct 31, 2011
Posted on: October 31, 2011 1:34 pm
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Since: Feb 19, 2010
Posted on: October 31, 2011 1:27 pm

NFL: Suh meeting 'in the works' for a while

To da55bums:  Great post.  Well said.  I agree with everything you stated.

Since: Feb 19, 2010
Posted on: October 31, 2011 1:25 pm

NFL: Suh meeting 'in the works' for a while

LOL.  Slap the taste out of your mouth.  I love it!!

Since: Feb 19, 2010
Posted on: October 31, 2011 1:23 pm

NFL: Suh meeting 'in the works' for a while

Apparently, everyone is afraid of him if they decide to double and triple team him everytime.  It's for that reason that guys like Cliff Avril and Corey Williams have gotten the majority of the sacks for the Lions this year.  You seem to be a Suh (and probably a Lions hater) from your posts thus far, and that's fine.  To each his own.  I just think that at this point in time, your statement of how they shouldn't be even mentioned in the same sentence is a bit far-fetched.  Suh is quick, fast and strong, like Reggie White was.  White was a smart player, so is Suh.  Cleaner?  White might have been cleaner, and Suh is being billed as a dirty player, which is why he wants to meet with Roger Goodell to get things straightened out with his supposed "bad reputation".  The last I checked, this is the NFL, and this is a violent game.  There will always be a lot of dirty play involved on the field.  That's the way it was in the old days.  Suh, to me, is a reminder of how tough the game used to be, and to a point, I understand his rationale for playing the way he does.  In case you didn't notice, the Lions haven't won any popularity contests on toughness in recent years.  It's actually a breath of fresh air to see other teams take notice of Detroit once again and say:  "Hey, these guys are not a team we take lightly anymore.  They are tough".  To me, that's a good start for Suh's career.  He's a game changer, whether you believe it or not.

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