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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.












Category: NFL
Comments

Since: May 30, 2007
Posted on: November 29, 2011 2:11 pm
 

Two games not enough for Suh

Should not have been a suspension...this happens in every NFL game, especially shots to the helmet when players are scrumming after plays.  Players union should be all over this!



Since: Jul 27, 2010
Posted on: November 29, 2011 1:53 pm
 

Two games not enough for Suh

I still have yet to hear him apologize to the GB guy.



Since: Jul 15, 2008
Posted on: November 29, 2011 1:46 pm
 

Two games not enough for Suh

Get over it you babies. This craps done and over with.

What's funny is that you seem to be posting on the subject more than anyone.





Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: November 29, 2011 1:40 pm
 

Two games not enough for Suh

Players get kicked out of games all the time for dirty play. They get fines. They don't get suspended. Haynesworth was suspended because his actions caused a serious injury. If his stomp hadn't caused an injury he would never have been suspended. This suspension is unprecedented. Give me an example of when a player has been suspended for an on the field incident that didn't cause an injury... Oh yeah... It has never happened in the history of the NFL!!!!






And your point is?
So what if it hasn't happened? (BTW, I remember someone being suspended for horsecollering without injury)  The line needs to be drawn somewhere and rules/procedures need to be changed from time to time.
Would you of rather wait until he injures someone before action is taken?

That is a lovely mindset you have though, imagine where we would be if all decisions were factored like that.
"Wait, we can't prosecute that child molestor......it's never been done before!"
"Hey, it doesn't matter if he tried to kill that person.  His shots missed and no injury occured, we should let him go until next time!"

Yes, I did just compare them all because they all had intent to physically hurt someone else.




Since: Aug 21, 2007
Posted on: November 29, 2011 1:34 pm
 

Two games not enough for Suh

Get over it you babies. This craps done and over with.



Since: Oct 19, 2006
Posted on: November 29, 2011 1:01 pm
 

Two games not enough for Suh

BOO to Suh.  He'll do it again, again and again.



Since: Oct 19, 2006
Posted on: November 29, 2011 1:00 pm
 

Two games not enough for Suh

BOO to Suh.  He'll do it again.



Since: May 3, 2011
Posted on: November 29, 2011 12:49 pm
 

Two games not enough for Suh

History of on field offences.

Fined multiple times by NFL for repeat offences.

Dirty player plain and simple.

Don't want to hear his excuses he deserves to sit.

You can play hard without playing dirty. Lance Briggs hit on Calvin Johnson in the last Detroit/Bears game as example.

Suh sit down and shut up and learn how to play the right way in the NFL. Remember it's a privilege not a right to play in this league.

BEAR DOWN!




Since: Jul 15, 2008
Posted on: November 29, 2011 12:29 pm
 

Two games not enough for Suh

Roy Williams was suspended for repeated horse collar tackles a few years ago. The fact that they didn't cause an injury has nothing to do with this situation. Suh is a repeat offender and obviously doesn't get it. A suspension is the next step in trying to make him get it. If this doesn't work and he keeps acting like this on the field then a longer suspension will be the next course of action. If the league just issued him a fine and let him off easy then the next time he does something like this and someone gets seriously injured then they share equal blame with Suh for not trying to stop this. When players stupid actions start costing their teams games you will also finally see teams getting on their players to clean up their acts.



Since: Sep 13, 2011
Posted on: November 29, 2011 12:14 pm
 

Two games not enough for Suh

Players get kicked out of games all the time for dirty play. They get fines. They don't get suspended. Haynesworth was suspended because his actions caused a serious injury. If his stomp hadn't caused an injury he would never have been suspended. This suspension is unprecedented. Give me an example of when a player has been suspended for an on the field incident that didn't cause an injury... Oh yeah... It has never happened in the history of the NFL!!!!



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