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Two games not enough for Suh

Posted on: November 29, 2011 11:05 am
Edited on: November 29, 2011 11:11 am
 
Ndamukong Suh got off easy. He deserved more than a two-game suspension.

Yeah, I know, he expressed remorse after the incident ... but it took him a day after the event to make the apology.

In the meantime, he not only committed an act so dirty that it got him tossed from the game; he defended himself, saying he was trying to regain his balance ... when the evidence showed he wasn't.

Suh's action was bad; his explanation was worse. In fact, it was only after he was condemned by everyone out there, including his own club, that Suh changed his story.

So he called commissioner Roger Goodell to apologize. Big deal. He also met with him this season to tell him he wasn't a dirty player, saying afterward that he had a better understanding of the rules. Then he goes out and steps on the arm of a Green Bay lineman ... on national TV, no less ... gets ejected ... and tells reporters at a post-game news conference that he did nothing wrong.

"I don't do bad things," he said then. "I have no intentions to hurt someone."

Huh?

If I'm Goodell, I don't care what he has to say anymore. The guy has no credibility. Clearly, he doesn't understand that what he does ... or how he plays ... is not what the NFL has in mind. It fines him. It warns him. And it does no good.

So now it suspends him, only it could have taken a much stronger stance. When Albert Haynesworth stepped on Andre Gurode's face in 2006 he was suspended five games. Haynesworth's action was heinous, and it inflicted a gash so serious that took 30 stitches to close. A substantial penalty was necessary, and a substantial penalty was imposed.

But Haynesworth had no history like Suh. Yes, his action was reprehensible and more injurious, but Suh has a pattern of dirty play that has gone on too long. He told the commissioner he understood the rules, then went out and demonstrated that, no, as a matter of fact, he does not.

Apparently, nothing Goodell said at their meeting resonated with the guy. So sit him down and make him think about what can. I'm not sure that anything gets Suh's attention, but sitting him down for more than two games might have.












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Since: Jan 16, 2009
Posted on: November 30, 2011 9:18 am
 

Two games not enough for Suh

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kw6vxVVXWUM

You mean this where even the announcers are saying this was two handed push. Try again....



brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: November 30, 2011 9:09 am
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Since: Jan 16, 2009
Posted on: November 30, 2011 9:03 am
 

Two games not enough for Suh

That fact that you claim to have never seen a game where Suh doesnt  "headhunt, clothesline, put his hands into the face of an opponent or rip someone's helmut off during a tackle" shows us that your as much of an idiot as most other Bears fans.

I was there in 2010 when Suh was flagged for a supposed head shot on Jay Quitler, when the replays all confirm that Suh merely pushed him from behind.

I agree that Suh should be punished for last weeks folly, but your comment shows you must have gotten in Walter Paytons stash.



Since: Apr 20, 2009
Posted on: November 30, 2011 8:47 am
 

Two games not enough for Suh

Two games won't even affect him.



Since: Jul 2, 2009
Posted on: November 30, 2011 8:21 am
 

Two games not enough for Suh

Four games games for star caps (after two years of court dropped to two).....two games for stomping.  Seems fair.


brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: November 30, 2011 6:02 am
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brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: November 30, 2011 4:44 am
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Since: Oct 30, 2006
Posted on: November 30, 2011 2:43 am
 

Two games not enough for Suh

Yeah, I guess I don't get why trying to spike a guy in the crotch, or groin or wherever Suh was aiming isn't as bad as what Haynsworth did. I mean Haynsworth was more effective, but aren't we trying to punish the INTENT of trying to hurt another player...a defenseless one lying on the ground?

Any punishment for Suh is a good one. He's a POS. Period. And I doubt he'll stop. I haven't seen him play a single game without him trying to headhunt, clothesline, put his hands into the face of an opponent or rip someone's helmut off during a tackle. He won't stop. Then really suspend his dirty A - - .



Since: Oct 12, 2008
Posted on: November 30, 2011 1:31 am
 

Two games not enough for Suh

The fact that he was caught on tape, then denies doing it, he needs to be ot 5 games at least. Suh is delusional.



Since: Nov 30, 2011
Posted on: November 30, 2011 1:07 am
 

Two games not enough for Suh

Clearly the Pack talked about pushing Suh over the edge to get him to react and "do something stupid" and they did. I don't think playing tough and blocking Suh set him off.  I watched the Lions before and have seen Suh blocked and he never has gone crazy like that.  I think the suspension is in order but to say the D-S did his job and blocked Suh is a little over the top.  Every other player is standing around and looking into the endzone when D-S bends Suh backwards when he is on one knee.  Jamie Dukes on NFL network said it best, "Defensive linemen hate that and feel like someone is trying to effect their livelyhood when a O-linmen does that. So I see what set him off.  It doesn't excuse the reaction but I understand why he did this."  This is coming from an former O-lineman.  As a Lions fan I'm glad this happened because I think Suh will adjust and focus all that anger between the whistles.  I can see him getting a facemask or a hands to the face call because they just happen but I would be shocked if anyone provokes him to get a post play penalty going forward.  I will say the volume of abuse he is going to get at the end of the year at Green Bay is going to be epic.  I'm betting D-S is going to have his hands full for the rematch.  Considering the replay I see why Suh is not rushing to pick up the phone to call D-S to apologize.


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