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Don't expect huge Suh punishment

Posted on: November 25, 2011 9:06 pm
Edited on: November 26, 2011 2:58 pm
 

Ndamukong Suh has apologized for his turkey day stupidity. It's a good start. Though he needs to apologize to the man who's body he attacked like it was a wing minus the stuffing.

But there is something bigger than his apology. It is this: if you expect a lengthy, hard punishment for Suh, you might be disappointed. I could be wrong but numerous signs point to Suh getting no more than a fine and one-game suspension.

Here's why. Aside from the notorious Albert Haynesworth head stomp, there hasn't been more than a one-game suspension for on-field violations in the Roger Goodell years, and Suh was tossed for the second half of the game, so that should tell you something.

Again: Goodell has not issued lengthy suspensions for on-field infractions. It just has not been his way. That could change with this but it seems unlikely.

During the Goodell administration, there have been the following suspensions for on-field violations:

2006:
Haynesworth – five games.

2007:
Roy Williams--one game (after third illegal horse collar tackle of season).


2008:
Elbert Mack--one game (launched helmet-to-helmet against Matt Ryan on interception; second flagrant hit in three games). And Eric Smith, one game suspension plus a $50,000 fine (flagrant helmet-to-helmet hit on Anquan Boldin).


2009:
Dante Wesley--one game (launch and hit Tampa’s Clifton Smith in head with shoulder and forearm before he had touched ball).

In 2010, there were no suspensions.

So, see the pattern there? Goodell seems to draw a distinction between off-field bad behavior and on it. Again, he could change course, but it seems like Suh will miss a maximum of one game.

Category: NFL
Tags: Lions
 
Comments

Since: Jan 8, 2008
Posted on: November 26, 2011 5:35 pm
 

Don't expect huge Suh punishment

Your right, he may have been wrong but people are acting as if he killed someone. He did not kill anyone, fail drug test, kill dogs, give Austin Collie a severe concustion, murder or beat his peganant girlfriend. He needs to get control of his temper and change the way he reacts but the reaction by many is over the top. If you watch the Packer never reacted because they were told not to. The Packers staff knew if he got pissed he would react and get a call or two and it worked. Thats not a shot at the Packers, it was a great strategy. One more thing, Iam a Lions fan and even though they have improved under Shwartz its his fault because he instilled the aggressive style but not where to draw the line. Play hard and stop at the whistle is a great concept but after that all the bullshit has hurt the team with penalties and a bad reputation. I hope he learns something with this along with Suh.  



Since: Sep 30, 2008
Posted on: November 26, 2011 5:10 pm
 

Don't expect huge Suh punishment

This went on all the time before all of the tv cameras and media coverage. 



Since: Jan 8, 2008
Posted on: November 26, 2011 5:04 pm
 

Don't expect huge Suh punishment

You sound like a ferry boy.



Since: Jan 8, 2008
Posted on: November 26, 2011 5:02 pm
 

Don't expect huge Suh punishment

Does he owe you an apology?



Since: Apr 1, 2008
Posted on: November 26, 2011 5:02 pm
 

Don't expect huge Suh punishment

Just because he hasn't been suspended YET, doesn't mean he hasn't done plenty to earn one
Like what?  What has Suh done to earn a suspension before this?  What have you seen that the NFL and Commissioner Goodell haven't?  I guess you are the judge and jury now not the NFL?

If he tears every ligament in his knee on the very next play he is in I would simply call it justifiable vindication by every player he has tried to maul out there
Very classy. 

The rest of your post doesn't warrant reply.  It's nonsense and you're a clown.



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: November 26, 2011 5:02 pm
 

Don't expect huge Suh punishment

Dam Suh is a dirty, vicious and out of control player. Who's the fool that said the Lions don't play dirty must be a Chicago Bears player....oh right! It was...Urlacher, Brian is thy name!

There is no reason for Dam Suh stepping on the crotch of an opposing team. As the news had said "maybe Suh was looking for turkey".

I did not watch that game. I was watching the 2012 Super Bowl Matchup Preview between the 49es and the Ravens.

First time I ever saw a player from one team help a player from another team get up off the ground.

I suppose things are different when the opposing teams are coached by brothers.
 



Since: Jan 8, 2008
Posted on: November 26, 2011 5:01 pm
 

Don't expect huge Suh punishment

So you are no better than he is.



Since: Apr 1, 2008
Posted on: November 26, 2011 4:59 pm
 

Don't expect huge Suh punishment

The offensive lineman did nothing to merit being kicked & stomped on.
So now the lineman was kicked AND stomped on?  Really?  I've watched the video a number of times and didn't see that.  While I agree Suh was wrong, the actual action is getting blown waaay out of proportion.

Sorry to say, you are your Lions are pretenders & thugs
Again with the generalizations.  How are they thugs?  Are the Packers all thugs because they have had a couple of woman-beaters and a druggie on their team? Three players arrested this season alone.  I don't think so but hey, call the whole team thugs based on the actions of one.  Real smart.



Since: Mar 21, 2009
Posted on: November 26, 2011 4:32 pm
 

Don't expect huge Suh punishment

what  apology.  Did I miss it?



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: November 26, 2011 4:29 pm
 

Don't expect huge Suh punishment

 first disqualifying and suspention-earning action
Really?  Just because he hasn't been suspended YET, doesn't mean he hasn't done plenty to earn one.
Like the article said, Goodell is not really into handing out suspensions.  Doesn't mean they aren't earned.

I no longer have any respect for Suh whatsoever.  If he tears every ligament in his knee on the very next play he is in I would simply call it justifiable vindication by every player he has tried to maul out there.
He isn't playing by the rules even though he plays with passion.  You can have both.  Suh doesn't.
The NFL is better off without the likes of N. Suh.

Suh is simply a dirty player and always will be.  He says otherwise but then again J. Wilkes Booth thought he was a her too didn't he.
Suh has the label now and it should stick for the rest of his career.  It was well earned.


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