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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
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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: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: November 29, 2011 6:03 pm
 

Two games not enough for Suh

 Suh got hit from back/side and lost his balance

You can't be serious?  Smith was following through on a block of Suh.  He couldn't have known that Rodgers had already thrown the ball.  Nor should he be required to.
His job is to block.  And he did it.  Suh went down because of the awesome block by Smith and poor little cry baby Suh simply didn't like the fact that someone actually blocked him.
His ejection was a direct result of his ego and his inability to allow another player to actually play better than himself.
I suppose the kick/stomp was because he was having his leg driven to the ground by a Packer also?
Keep living in la la land.  Your Lions are going absolutely nowhere with their typical late season collapse.
You can try and defend Suh all day if you choose or you can get back to crying about the pathetic excuse for a human being the guy is.



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: November 29, 2011 5:56 pm
 

Two games not enough for Suh

Suh did NOT stomp on the Packers player's arm. He did kick at the player
Seriously?  A stomp or kick?  Is there much of a difference?
It really doesn't matter because no matter what you call it its dirty.  The player was down on the ground, essentially defenseless, and Suh decided it was ok to level a WWE type move on him.
Suh is dirty, period.  He will never get over that label now. 
Like John Houseman used to say "he earned it."



Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: November 29, 2011 5:47 pm
 

Two games not enough for Suh

Watching the entire play, Suh got hit from back/side and lost his balance. At that point, instead of following Suh to how he was falling, the blocker repositioned himself and tried to bend Suh straight backwards with Suh's leg underneath. Clearly the blocker was trying to blow out Suh's knee. I didn't blame Suh one bit for being pissed off. Don't believe the kick was necessary, but he was clearly frustrated with someone trying to end his season. Its all a matter of perspective.
VAPadre, this is too simple for these other posters to understand.  Why not just be a lazy poster like the rest and say Suh is dirty without even looking into why he was pissed off?



Since: Feb 9, 2007
Posted on: November 29, 2011 5:26 pm
 

Two games not enough for Suh

I thought that three was the magic number.  Two is getting off a bit light.  I don't care that he already sat out the second half of the game on Thanksgiving.

Now there better be a zero tollerance policy for this guy.  Do anything out of line and it's another game, do something extreme and it should be a minimum of half a season.



Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: November 29, 2011 5:15 pm
 

Two games not enough for Suh

I think it should have been 3-4 games.  With Haynesworth already setting a precedent, players should know better by now.  I don't care if there wasn't real damage from the stomp, it should be about potential damage too.  And it should also be about prior fines, in which Suh has had a number of them.  That in itself should exponentially increase his penalty to 3-4 games plus a hefty fine.  I remember everyone talking about how Haynesworth's stomp on Gurode was one of the most atrocious things anyone has seen in football.  Suh did the same action, yet he's not being punished in the same manner.



Since: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: November 29, 2011 4:43 pm
 

I saw something different on the play

Watching the entire play, Suh got hit from back/side and lost his balance. At that point, instead of following Suh to how he was falling, the blocker repositioned himself and tried to bend Suh straight backwards with Suh's leg underneath. Clearly the blocker was trying to blow out Suh's knee. I didn't blame Suh one bit for being pissed off. Don't believe the kick was necessary, but he was clearly frustrated with someone trying to end his season. Its all a matter of perspective.




Since: Aug 11, 2007
Posted on: November 29, 2011 4:23 pm
 

Two games not enough for Suh

Lions are soon to be 7-5 and will likely be without Suh for the easy game against the Vikings - without Suh, I can't say the Lions are a lock to win that game.

With Suh back - even if they win the Vikings game - they are 8-5 with games @oakland, @green bay and SD at home......... they have a tough road ahead of them to make it to MEANINGFUL Jan. football.



Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: November 29, 2011 4:04 pm
 

Two games not enough for Suh

He should probably be castrated. Not only did he try and screw up Dietrich-Smith's career, but he was in a way screwing over his family. The man is engaged and has a daughter, so if his career gets ruined because this 300 pound moron wants to be a thug, then he in a way is screwing the three of them over. I think he should have gotten a longer suspension, because we all know he is going to do something stupid again.

So the FACT that the Packer O-lineman attempted to potentially end Suh's career by holding him way after the whistle and shove him over backwards with his knees in an awkward position doesn't merit the same condemnation from you? Shouldn't that P.O.S. be suspended as well?

You sir are a douche bag and a Hypocrite of the lowest form, that sissy Packer lineman deserved everything he got and more! See you in January!!



Since: Dec 12, 2007
Posted on: November 29, 2011 3:59 pm
 

Two games not enough for Suh

Some people need to watch the video of the play again. Suh did NOT stomp on the Packers player's arm. He did kick at the player while the player was on the ground. 

That fact aside Suh definitely deserves a suspension. He could have caused serious injury if he didn't finish his kick/stomp. Being lucky and not inflicting an injury doesn't wave way what he did. I have a feeling it will get reduced to 1 game after the appeal this week.

Suh has a "dirty" reputation that won't go away anytime soon. Some of it was earner and some wasn't. It has started to affect the Lions defense. The refs are getting flag happy with some phantom calls the last couple games. Whether it be the coaches or veterans they need to get Suh under control for the benefit of the team. 



Since: Oct 6, 2006
Posted on: November 29, 2011 3:57 pm
 

Two games not enough for Suh

Actually, he's lucky it's not more.

Goodell couldn't go much higher because of the precedent set by the Haynesworth stomp, which actually drew blood.

But this is his fifth time, and that's an awful lot in such a short career.

Jim Schwartz better be paying attention too.  The Lions have been playing punky and chippy all season, and for a 7-4 franchise that hasn't really done anything since the 1950s, that's a pretty dangerous way to play.  Some of the heat here should be landing on him.  He's four games behind the division leader, and tied with last year's division winner.  Time to stop the attitude in Detroit and start worrying about making the playoffs. 


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