I’ve met Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. He’s polite, friendly, and soft spoken.
Once that helmet goes on, things apparently change. Dramatically.
Last night, Suh threw a punch at Patriots lineman Logan Mankins during Detroit’s preseason win over New England. Though Suh wasn’t flagged — and despite the fact that the punch didn’t connect — Suh likely will be hearing from the league office.
The incident can be seen at the 1:30 mark of the online game highlights from NFL.com.
But Suh also has said that the Lions want to be feared by quarterbacks and offensive linemen.
There’s nothing like a punch to the chops to make a guy a little leery.