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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: Sep 7, 2009
Posted on: November 26, 2011 2:02 pm
 

Don't expect huge Suh punishment (thats enough)

A one game suspension is enough.  He doesn't need 2, 3 or 4 games.  Suh has been out of control and he has been fined already.  And by the way, a one game suspension is pretty severe if it's not pay.  AND it is punishing the Lions ogranization as well because it takes one of their best defensive players off the field.  Maybe it will motivate the coaches to try to get a handle on that dude.  

By the way I am a big anti-Goodell person.  He has guys scare to make tackles now.. since the NFL practically legislate touching the QB out of the game, they started on the whole "Defenseless" WRs.  The defense gets punished for something that look remotely like a violent collision EVEN when the WR's catch the ball.  I've see so many non Personal fouls called PF and replay clearly shows differently.  The refs AND Goodell are ruining the game. 



Since: Dec 23, 2006
Posted on: November 26, 2011 1:59 pm
 

Don't expect huge Suh punishment

If Goodell wants to do the right thing in the eyes of many fans and almost all the players, he needs to suspend Suh for a minimum of 2 games.  As other people have already said the author brings up many examples of "football related" incidents, not blatant "non-football" actions.  It is almost unanimous among other NFL players that Suh's actions should not be part of the NFL.  But you have many players who disagree with the NFL when they levy fines for helmet-to-helmet hits.  If Goodell wants to maintain any sort of credibility with the players, Suh needs to be suspended for multiple games.



Since: Oct 7, 2006
Posted on: November 26, 2011 1:48 pm
 

Don't expect huge Suh punishment





Since: Nov 26, 2011
Posted on: November 26, 2011 1:43 pm
 

Don't expect huge Suh punishment

There is one fundamental flaw in the author's logic. With the exception of Haynesworth's actions all of the suspensions were for football related moves/actions. Tackles and hits are part of the game punching, kicking, stomping on an opponent, and banging his head on the turf are not.

Pardon the cliché, but this is comparing apples to oranges.





Since: Jul 29, 2008
Posted on: November 26, 2011 1:40 pm
 

Don't expect huge Suh punishment

I must have seen a different incident than the "resident idiot" Freeman. I saw a play where Suh grabbed the player by the helmet and slammed it into the ground 3 times then prompltly stomped him on the bicep. He then lied  claiming innoncence saying he was pushed trying to catch his balance. He already had one meeting with the commish saying he disagreed and would continue playing the same way. Well, we saw what the same way is. He's not a first time offended previously being fined more than once. The commish should give him a multiple game suspension, at least 3 games.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: November 26, 2011 1:37 pm
 

Don't expect huge Suh punishment

Whether he is suspended or not, Suh is just an arrogant jerk tat cares about nothing, his opponents, teammates, or coaches, just himself. The Lions already know this, by the look on his coach's face, after Suh did his thing. I see no remorse, worries, or concern about the player he tried to injure, just concern about himself. I do not see Suh having a log NFL career. I see him sort of like a lot of players, will blossom quickly, then burn out like a meteor. It is really sort of sad, he is so talented. But like in all pro sports, the mental part of the game is more important than the physical part.




Since: Jan 6, 2008
Posted on: November 26, 2011 1:34 pm
 

Don't expect huge Suh punishment

that is what he said after the game, when tempers were still flaring, the apology came yesterday
You're right, he apologized on his Facebook page yesterday, which I'm sure was composed by a Lions publicist. Let this piece of trash get in front of a microphone and do it himself.



Since: Mar 25, 2009
Posted on: November 26, 2011 1:20 pm
 

Don't expect huge Suh punishment

And what apology is this guy talking about? I never heard anything close to apology. All I heard was the same old crap..."they don't understand me", "all eyes are on me", "a person of my immense skill", blah, blah, blah.

that is what he said after the game, when tempers were still flaring, the apology came yesterday




Since: Mar 25, 2009
Posted on: November 26, 2011 1:17 pm
 

Don't expect huge Suh punishment

Not only did Suh stomp on the other guys arm, he also slammed his head into the turf at least three times. This type of 'anger management' requires at least a 2 game suspension and a fine!
i can agree with the 2 games, but the main difference between this incident and the haynesworth incident, haynesworth stood over the man and chrushed his face by using every bit of his body weight behind the stomp that occured, suh kicked this lineman as he was walking away from the incident, it almost looked like he was trying to shrug someone off of his leg, but no one was on his leg, it was an odd kick that had no purpose taking place, but it wasnt nearly as malicious and damaging as what albert haynesworth did, although i do believe suh deserves at least a 2 game suspension, i also dont see a reason to label him a villian or dirty player either, players get frustrated during the game and sometimes those frustrations boil over into stupid actions, suh seems like a smart guy so hopefully this will help make him a better person in the long run



Since: Jan 6, 2008
Posted on: November 26, 2011 1:15 pm
 

Don't expect huge Suh punishment

If Goodell wants to find a place to start setting an example, this is the place. This is far from the first time this goon has displayed his dirty play. Suh should be tossed for the next 3 games. If he does it again, 5 games. After that, 10 games. The only this piece of crap will learn is if you take away his paycheck.

And what apology is this guy talking about? I never heard anything close to apology. All I heard was the same old crap..."they don't understand me", "all eyes are on me", "a person of my immense skill", blah, blah, blah.


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