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Suh says he has no regrets for defending a teammate

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Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh took a shot at Patriots guard Logan Mankins during last week’s preseason game, and as a result he may take another hit in the wallet.

But Suh would like to point out that he only after Mankins after Mankins had grabbed Detroit’s Lawrence Jackson by the facemask, and it was Mankins, not Suh, who got called for a penalty.

Do I regret it? No,” Suh said. “But the funny thing about the whole situation is, I wasn’t the one who got the 15-yard penalty for grabbing a face mask. And the other funny piece about it is, I didn’t know you can’t help protect one of your teammates.”

Suh said he talked to the referee afterward and felt good about it.

“I had a great conversation with the ref,” Suh said, “and he said, ‘Next time make sure you let me handle it. But I understand what you were doing, helping your teammate out and removing him from the situation.'”

So from Suh’s perspective, he was really just playing peacemaker.

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  1. tenotnamedmiller says: Aug 30, 2011 8:15 AM

    He missed a sucker punch. Great defending.

  2. godofwine330 says: Aug 30, 2011 8:15 AM

    Nice that the ref said what he said. Great info. Wonder why NFL Films doesn’t mike up refs.

  3. RussianBreadMaker says: Aug 30, 2011 8:16 AM

    Suh has a lot of maturing to do.

  4. lioninnj says: Aug 30, 2011 8:17 AM

    Man, what happened to this game? When did it become so pansy. These are violent men, playing a violent game. get over it. People do it all the time, they just aren’t as recognized.

    …RIP Tom Kowalski.

  5. notrelated says: Aug 30, 2011 8:18 AM

    He hit him with a cheap shot..

  6. kingmj4891 says: Aug 30, 2011 8:21 AM

    The NFL needs more players like Suh

    He is aggressive -plays hard

    He is educated – has a college degree

    He articulates well – not like PacMan

    He stands up for his team and wants to win

    Every NFL fan wants him on there team and if they say they don’t they are lying.

  7. dexmorgan32 says: Aug 30, 2011 8:22 AM

    Mankins is one of the cheapest O linemen I have ever watched. On numerous occasions last year and now this year he does things that most would consider dirty. Good job by the refs actually getting this right when most reporters are getting it wrong. Suh is not dirty!

    Lawrence Jackson said the whole thing started because of Mankins.

    “Yeah, he’s a dirty bastard,” Jackson said. “That’s all. He’s dirty. I kind of called him out on it. Things got a little rough.

    “It seems like defense is always on the short end of the stick in the league. The offense gets away with a lot of stuff, especially the offensive line; 95% of it doesn’t get called

  8. sj39 says: Aug 30, 2011 8:23 AM

    Good for Suh, sometimes, when you are playing the dirtiest bunch of cheaters in the game you have to take it upon yourself to police them.

  9. lioninnj says: Aug 30, 2011 8:24 AM

    Are you people kidding me? A sucker punch? Cheap shot? What is the ballet? Have you ever been dragged by your facemask? It’s a code, you don’t let guys mess with your team, if Corey Williams had been closest, he would have done the same.

  10. jdaniels819 says: Aug 30, 2011 8:26 AM

    It was a PRE- season game. this has been way over hyped for the past 3 days…

  11. murraychadwick says: Aug 30, 2011 8:27 AM

    I’m curious as to why nobody is calling Mankins out for his actions as being dirty. From my perspective any football player who intentionally grabs a guys facemask and is dragging him is DIRTY. Suh saw what was happening and stepped in…..I guess I just don’t get it. If Suh was doing what Mankins did and then Mankins stepped in Suh would still be the dirty player.

  12. broncobeta says: Aug 30, 2011 8:31 AM

    C’mon… someone needed to hit Mankins after this whole lockout fiasco.

  13. tundey says: Aug 30, 2011 8:31 AM

    @lioninnj: You are right that these are violent men playing a violent game. And that’s precisely why they have to be policed otherwise the game will become an all out battle royale. Throwing a punch is not a football move. If it was, you bet teams will be coaching it.

  14. damnsureis says: Aug 30, 2011 8:33 AM

    So the ref saw him throw the punch but didn’t flag him for it?

  15. jwil06 says: Aug 30, 2011 8:34 AM

    How do you pump into these guys all their lives violence, viciousness, and mean streaks… And then expect a guy to just let all of that go the minute the whistle is dead? This league is geting ridiculous

  16. twindaddy says: Aug 30, 2011 8:35 AM

    He was jumping in to defend his teammate. Anyone who saw the video knows this. Nothing to see here. Move along.

  17. mspeechez says: Aug 30, 2011 8:36 AM

    I feel if Godell is going to suspend a person for doing something in college. (which I dont agree the NFL should do) they should suspend football players who are frequent offenders. Like Suh.
    Yes, Detroit out played my Patriots but it doesn’t give them the right to punch someone. That belongs in the boxing ring or on the streets.

    These althletes are supposed to be role modles for our young children. Suh is not an example of that.

  18. capitaloffense says: Aug 30, 2011 8:36 AM

    Cheap shot = Getting punched/hit when your back is turned or when the victim has no idea that a fight is brewing.

    Rarely, do street fights or all out melee’s start out with people taking 10 paces and turning around, lol. If your actions spur a possible melee and you get hit in the mouth, you were unprepared; ESPECIALLY when you know there could be 10 guys coming to the defense of 1.

    Seemed to me that Mankins is mad that his squad was on a matador mission the way they let those bulls run by.

  19. tigers182 says: Aug 30, 2011 8:37 AM

    “He hit him with a cheap shot..”

    Thats why Suh hit him back . . .

  20. clintonportisheadd says: Aug 30, 2011 8:37 AM

    Dirty is as dirty does…..

  21. pir8life says: Aug 30, 2011 8:37 AM

    Suh is WAY off base, you can’t say you are defending your teammate unless you actually land the punch.

    Next time be sure to clock other player.

  22. jetblackninja says: Aug 30, 2011 8:39 AM

    Dirty player, over impressed with himself.

    Here is to this jackoff blowing out his own knee before he does someone else.

  23. jacunn2000 says: Aug 30, 2011 8:45 AM

    I wish Suh was on my team. And quit crying Pats fan. Your team got punked and now you are grasping at whatever you can. Just relax and admit your team is not that good anymore.

  24. millertime30 says: Aug 30, 2011 8:45 AM

    So… Mankins grabs Jackson by facemask, holds on. Suh shoves Makins, but Mankins continues to hold the facemask. Suh tosses a jab.

    no to defend anyone, but my favorite part of the incident was the analyst blowing up over Suh taking a shot, but failing to acknowledge that Mankins had done anything to instigate.

    Go Cowboys

  25. jjrs89 says: Aug 30, 2011 8:46 AM

    He even caught a touchdown pass from joe ganz!

  26. gtmann says: Aug 30, 2011 8:50 AM

    But Suh would like to point out that he only after Mankins after Mankins had grabbed Detroit’s Lawrence Jackso

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    When will you learn how to write ?

  27. marinephinfan says: Aug 30, 2011 8:50 AM

    Mankins is a dirty player…

    That is all.

  28. bdert says: Aug 30, 2011 8:50 AM

    The Lions wanna be known as a fierce group!!! Suh is the ring leader in conveying th@ msg to the rest of the league…

  29. egreen4590 says: Aug 30, 2011 8:52 AM

    @godofwin330

    How did you possibly mistake mic for Mike?

  30. blackheld says: Aug 30, 2011 8:53 AM

    I see the haters are all out again, this morning.

    You guys must be really scared Suh might show up at your stadium and cream your quarterback. But…if you could get him suspended…he wouldn’t be able to abuse your linemen, sooo…

    I’m thinking there’s a lot of Bear fans busily hating on Suh here…that and a few Packer lovers, although normally Packer fans have more class. Bear fans are terrified, this year…the Bills sacked Bear QBs nine times already this preseason, and even Mike Tics and his magic wand isn’t gonna be able to save Cutler.

    You do realize that Suh got $40M guaranteed to sign with Detroit, right? And that at 5%, the interest alone on that would pay a hundred fines of $20K each, without even touching the principle?

    I’m pretty sure Kong isn’t too worried about fines for taking care of cheap shot artists like Mankins, who might be the Conrad Dobler of his age. So y’all go right on hating, and be sure and watch all the highlight films of the Lions’ defensive line. Check out Corey Williams’ hit on Brady last week, that left Brady sitting on the seat of his pants, looking shocked. Or try the two of Cliff Avril sacking Brady…beautiful stuff.

    Oh, and one more thing. Nick Fairley, the Lions’ #1 draft choice, who had more sacks than god last year, in college, started practicing, this week. He’ll be along soon, and you’ll be seeing him on the highlight reels, right along with Suh, Williams and Avril.

    You haters have a nice day.

    Not.

  31. sexyrexys says: Aug 30, 2011 8:54 AM

    You start a war to make peace…

    Thats just the way it works in america.

  32. suhnami says: Aug 30, 2011 8:56 AM

    If the NFL wants to fine Suh for defending his teammate from the DIRTY play by Mankins, then they had better fine Mankins for grabbing Jackson’s facemask well after the whistle had blown and twisting his head around. He could have easily caused a neck injury and given that it was well after the play had ended the NFL should look into more severe penalty outside of a simple 15 yard penalty. End of story.

  33. m2karateman says: Aug 30, 2011 8:59 AM

    tenotnamedmiller says:
    Aug 30, 2011 8:15 AM
    He missed a sucker punch. Great defending.
    ————————————————–
    Watch the vid smart guy. Whether he hit him or not, Mankins let go of the facemask, and that was Suh’s intention. THAT is defending your teammate.

    notrelated says:
    Aug 30, 2011 8:18 AM
    He hit him with a cheap shot.
    ————————————————-
    First, he barely grazed him, second, it was Mankins who was at fault. It’s OK to grab someone by the facemask and drag them around? Right.

    Get a grip people. If Suh were on your favorite team, you’d be singing his praises and saying he’s doing what needs to be done. Like it or not, he’s one of the most feared defensive linemen in the league right now. He dominated that game, and Mankins antics came about because Ndamukong Suh made him look like a turnstile play after play.

  34. lucky5934 says: Aug 30, 2011 8:59 AM

    I disagree about Suh’s maturity. He is right on par with a 24 year old who plays a violent game. I personally would not have thrown a punch, but I am 35, not 24. Ask me the same question about being in the same situation while I was playing in college, and I would have been tempted to defend my teammate in the same manner. And as for the cheapshot comment, cheapshots happen numerous times a game from many different players. Especially linemen. This is a violent sport, and we need to stop expecting violent, aggressive men to act like we do on a normal day to day basis. We are not talking about Suh at a shopping mall or a nursing home. He is on a football field with a full assortment of pads and a helmet on. As a former player, I would want a guy like Suh on my team.

  35. choseywales says: Aug 30, 2011 9:02 AM

    As Mankin’s was trying to twist LoJacks facemask off.

  36. ranksarot says: Aug 30, 2011 9:06 AM

    No remorse. Suspension coming soon.

  37. essentialsausage says: Aug 30, 2011 9:13 AM

    “No remorse. Suspension coming soon.”
    ———————————————

    For Mankins, right?

  38. pbolyard says: Aug 30, 2011 9:14 AM

    Every other article lately is a Suh article

  39. descendency says: Aug 30, 2011 9:15 AM

    It’s cool he wants to help a team-mate, but a punch (even if it was open handed) isn’t smart. If the league sees Suh punch someone and suspends him, the Lions lose a major part of their defense. Corey Williams however would hurt, but not nearly as much.

  40. claymatthewsisonsteroids says: Aug 30, 2011 9:15 AM

    Man I would love to have Suh on my team!

  41. kellyb9 says: Aug 30, 2011 9:16 AM

    @m2karateman – I don’t really care about pushing, shoving, and facemasking. Suh threw a punch and was fined. Nothing to see here.

  42. pabillsfan says: Aug 30, 2011 9:18 AM

    LOL Starting to love this guy!! Great personality for the league. I like that the ref had some common sense for once.

  43. drshankenstein says: Aug 30, 2011 9:24 AM

    Last I heard, throwing a punch results in an ejection. I guess the refs wanna kiss this “beast” as much as the rest of u.

  44. Dr. Kronner says: Aug 30, 2011 9:26 AM

    “@m2karateman – I don’t really care about pushing, shoving, and facemasking. Suh threw a punch and was fined. Nothing to see here.”

    He was neither fined, nor flagged.

    And I thought an open handed punch was called a slap…

  45. Land Snark says: Aug 30, 2011 9:33 AM

    The ref understood what Suh was trying to do?

    That’s a load of bullpop. Call all the penalties you see .

    Good to see that the officiating is impartial as always.

    I’m sure Suh will “feel good” about it the next time he takes a swing and gets ejected.

  46. tatum064 says: Aug 30, 2011 9:36 AM

    He’s a goon, AND I LOVE IT!! Been missing this kind of player for a long, long time.

    He goes to the edge, and beyond…Detroit’s been waiting a long time. Savage, unrelenting….Roar Restored!

    Hail Megatron!

    Hail the Rise of KONG!

  47. scudbot says: Aug 30, 2011 9:36 AM

    If I had this guy on my fantasy team I’d dump him. The more he yaps the less likely he is to be active for games.

  48. tatum064 says: Aug 30, 2011 9:41 AM

    I’m pretty sure Kong isn’t too worried about fines for taking care of cheap shot artists like Mankins, who might be the Conrad Dobler of his age. So y’all go right on hating, and be sure and watch all the highlight films of the Lions’ defensive line. Check out Corey Williams’ hit on Brady last week, that left Brady sitting on the seat of his pants, looking shocked. Or try the two of Cliff Avril sacking Brady…beautiful stuff.
    ==========================
    I’m about to re-watch the highlights again…a beautiful thing…Brady may be the best QB of this generation, but once he gets blown up a few times, his accuracy is all over the place…good luck Detroit, believe me, we been there , too and we used to ball like that back in the day…will see you later on this season. Beware KONG!

    sincerely,

    RAIDER NATION

  49. bcar1023 says: Aug 30, 2011 9:46 AM

    No, it was Aqib Talib that “took a shot” at another man and Goodell didn’t do cr@p about it. Suh pushed WoMankins away from LoJack as he was attempting to remove his facemask. Y’all are a bunch of pansies if you think Suh is dirty. Should they start using flags next rather than tackle? I can’t wait to see the Lions dline tear a hole in olines from coast to coast. They were missing half their starting line against the Pats and still threw them around like dolls.

  50. thejuddstir says: Aug 30, 2011 9:47 AM

    Helping a teammate by pulling a guy out of a fight I understand, throwing a punch…..no way. If the referee truely told Suh what Suh claims, then the Ref should be suspended as he is condoning the throwing of a punch. Suh has become sort of a “media darling” by his tweeting and story-telling, but the fact is there is no difference between him and James Harrison of the Steelers. In fact, it could be argued that Harrison’s actions are legal whereas Suh’s are not.While the NFL recognizes that Suh is an up and comong star and provides marketing material for the NFL, they better be careful. It’s kinda like the saying, “it’s hard to put the toothpaste back in the tube”. If the NFL doesn’t send a strong message to Suh that his dirty playing will not be tolerated, regardless of how “popular” he is, then at what point can they start to come down on him AND how do they stop other players from acting the same way??? I think the NFL would best be served by nipping this in the bud right away. In two years Suh has built quite the resume for his dirty tactics and the inconsequential hand-slap from the NFL will only encourage him to continue his dirty ways.

  51. chuckcecil says: Aug 30, 2011 9:54 AM

    Yes, Mankins should be fined. But there are ways to defend a teammate other than throwing punches aren’t there? Punches = automatic ejection. What part of that don’t the resident Suh-bots understand?

    In this case the “defense” defense is nothing but a red herring.

  52. r8rsfan says: Aug 30, 2011 9:56 AM

    The Lions are building a bully – Hue would be wise to take notes.

  53. thejuddstir says: Aug 30, 2011 9:59 AM

    Mankins is dirty and Suh is dirty……..so does that make what either one of them did…right? It doesn’t matter one iota if fans think Suh is dirty or not, the proof will be on the field and if it comes to be, Suh’s fans/supporters better not complain. Suh’s peers in the NFL know if a player is a dirty player and if he is tossing Qb’s around like ragdolls unnecessarily just to try and intimidate them, then it wil only be a matter of time before an Olineman or RB provides Suh with a crackback block at the knees that perhaps ends his career. If that happens, I sure hope we don’t hear any whining from Suh’s supporters who say he plays hard and is just “defending his teammate”……so, you see the ridiculous logic in defending Suh’s actions?? What goes around, comes around!

  54. rightwingfan says: Aug 30, 2011 10:02 AM

    I think they should allow fights to play out just like in a Hockey game. Let em get it out of their blood and move on. If they do make em sit for the rest of the quarter before they can return.

  55. m2karateman says: Aug 30, 2011 10:02 AM

    kellyb9 says:
    Aug 30, 2011 9:16 AM
    @m2karateman – I don’t really care about pushing, shoving, and facemasking. Suh threw a punch and was fined. Nothing to see here.

    —————————————————-

    What you care about doesn’t matter one ounce of piss in the ocean. What the league cares about is a different matter entirely. Throwing a punch at a guy with a helmet on is more dangerous to the guy throwing the punch. However, pulling a guy around by the facemask has far more potential for injury, and believe me the league understands that.

    If the roles were reversed, I’m sure you’d be singing the praises of Logan Mankins for throwing a punch at Ndamukong Suh.

    Go eat some clam chowder and get over it.

  56. pigskinswag says: Aug 30, 2011 10:02 AM

    For those who haven’t played an offensive or defensive line position in football, often times much more than a “sucker punch” is thrown in the trenches. Why do you think they call it “the trenches”? In the words of Sgt. Kellen Winslow II “It’s a war out there! They’re out there to kill you, so I’m out there to kill them.”

  57. illiniftw says: Aug 30, 2011 10:13 AM

    @blackheld It’s Pats fans whining and bashing Uh not Bears fans.

    Bears fans have seen what Detroit can do… talk a lot then fail to live up to expectations. Good luck with Stafford’s shoulder! I actually mean that because I don’t want to hear all the excuses when the Bears beat the lions again

  58. murraychadwick says: Aug 30, 2011 10:21 AM

    This is all so funny about how Suh is so dirty. Isn’t it hilarious that all of the stuff Suh has done that people are talking about is debatable. The fact that people have views of both sides shows that he is not dirty in itself. Take a look:

    Delhome: Tackle/slam to the ground

    Cutler: Two hand shove to the back when he was running the ball (still don’t know how you can get a fine and flag for a clean play)

    Bengal QB: Slam to the ground when initial contact he still had the ball (and he didn’t rip his helmet off, it was popped off from another player)

    Mankins: Mankings grabbing a Lion’s facemask dragging him around and Suh steps in.

    All debatable but none ar clear cut dirty.

  59. lioneyz says: Aug 30, 2011 10:43 AM

    This topic has been beat down like Tom Brady on Saturday. It’s obvious the Suh supporters FAR outnumber the haters. Even the non-Lion fans love the guy or at least want him on their team. PLEASE no more threads about this. Suh is the new defensive BEAST, he is a guy who sticks by the side of his teammates in the trenches and serves his communities and alma mater.

  60. fcs34 says: Aug 30, 2011 10:59 AM

    I”m a Bears fan and I love this kid. He’s got it all, drive, intelligence, mean streak, toughness. A complete defensive player with an attitude right out of the 70’s

  61. pigskinswag says: Aug 30, 2011 11:04 AM

    It’s funny how all of the “dirty” players are on defense. People have no idea just how “dirty” offensive players are, and I’m not just talking about the linemen either. I don’t think any of the “dirty” players are dirty. We’re just in an era of the NFL where offense is featured and everyone has become softer than a marshmallow left on the sidewalk at noon in the middle of July. Why don’t they just play two hand touch?

  62. philyeagles5 says: Aug 30, 2011 11:10 AM

    just another big dumb moron who punches at facemasks.

  63. liontuss says: Aug 30, 2011 11:40 AM

    Suh is the heart of the (arguably) best front 4 in the NFL. Definitely the best ‘rotational’ front 4.

    Yes, he’s made a couple mistakes. Just like receivers may drop balls and RB’s may fumble. His job is to wildly tear through the OL. I’m sure it’s pretty hard to turn off the switch.

    Go Lions! R.I.P. Tom (Killer) Kowalski.

  64. radrntn says: Aug 30, 2011 11:42 AM

    enforce the peace , by squashing the unruly..defend your kingdom..King Nak Suh I

  65. bluepike says: Aug 30, 2011 11:43 AM

    Let’s face it — what really happened is that Logan Mankins REFUSED to let go of Lawrence Jackson’s face mask. Mankins kept pulling on it even AFTER Suh started to come to the aid of his teammate! If anyone was the dirty player in this incident who deserves to be fined — it’s Mankins! — not Suh! I can’t believe how obvious this is and yet, people want to keep talking about Suh. Absolutely ridiculous!

    When I see Suh play I think of – Lawrence Taylor, Reggie White, Jack Lambert and Dick Butkus – real men who helped make the NFL what it is and should be – not what Goodell is trying to make it into today. And I’m talking about a “tough” league – not a “dirty” league. A dirty player is someone far less talented than Suh and the others that I’ve mentioned here.

    Lastly, if Suh and Harrison have to keep worrying about what Roger Goodell is going to fine them for well —they might as well quit the game!

  66. myeaglescantwin says: Aug 30, 2011 11:48 AM

    Nadamakingkong SUH

    aint no one tougher than a man named Sue. .

    Finally football is being played the way it was meant to be. GRIDIRON !!

    It’s refreshing to see intellectual beast be unapolgetic for his actions. Shows he doesnt loose his cool & do things he regrets. He made a choice to act the way he did, and proceeded as he felt the situation called for.

    If anything happens after a whistle, i understand fines and suspensions. but all of SUH’s actions have been during play, before the whistle (except this altercation). . the NFL gets mad that he is too rough.
    If you ask me SUH is exactly what the NFL needs

  67. polegojim says: Aug 30, 2011 11:49 AM

    HA – this can be a funny place.

    What Suh did was more of a punch/slap to make Mankins let go. That’s why he won’t get fined.

    Why would a smart man like Suh take a full ‘punch’ at a guy wearing a helmet??? Sure, go ahead and break your hand, that will show him!

    Suh rocks. Keep strong Detroit. Lions Roar.

  68. snnyjcbs says: Aug 30, 2011 11:53 AM

    This guy is the real deal, so good to see a player play the game as it was meant to be played. The NFL sure could use a bunch more like him. I watch the Lions now just to see him play.

  69. kevpft says: Aug 30, 2011 12:00 PM

    “Defending” his teammate? His large, strong, capable, uninjured teammate, who was under no physical threat at all when Suh made the move to “defend” him?

    Being a real man is about one thing at the end of the day: self-control. Suh’s move here looks dumb, reactionary, and like immaturity and a lack of self-control.

    Considering his age, and the heat of the moment, that’s defensible. What’s not defensible is so many people sticking up for the behavior by ostensibly defending the sanctity of the game. All you’re really defending is the cheap, base thrill you get from this stuff.

    Yes, it’s a violent game. But it’s a game. It seems that there’s a lot of disagreement over this, but I think that being a professional should mean that you’re both good and disciplined in what you do.

  70. richm2256 says: Aug 30, 2011 12:01 PM

    I liked this kid, but I have to say, I’m getting tired of hearing his mouth.

    Do your talking on the field, Suh.

  71. CKL says: Aug 30, 2011 12:40 PM

    Mankins IS a dirty bugger. He punched or kicked some guy in the nads a few years ago for one thing. I’m a Pats fan and I can admit that he does questionable things. I don’t have a problem with Suh pulling Mankins off his teammate or shoving Mankins away, but punching is not cool regardless of what side I’m on.

  72. dawgsafety13 says: Aug 30, 2011 12:42 PM

    richm2256 says: Aug 30, 2011 12:01 PM
    I liked this kid, but I have to say, I’m getting tired of hearing his mouth.

    Do your talking on the field, Suh.

    *******************************************
    He does, with his exceptional and unprecendeted play.

    Mankins tried to rip LoJacks helmet off by his facemask. Suh stopped him. End of story.

    Are 12 articles really necessary from one pre-season game? I realize SUH is a hit-magnet but come on PFT, this is ridiculous. You are single-handedly earning him this “dirty” reputation with your “chicken little” articles.

    This is football. Anyone who compains about violence (that doesn’t result in injury) should stick to watching the box scores for their fantasy football lineups.

  73. pftwstbshmc says: Aug 30, 2011 12:44 PM

    Both of them were in the wrong and both of them should have something done to them by the league. What Mankins did ticks me off (I’m a Pat’s fan by the way) and there is no place for that. I have no problem with a fine coming down on him, he deserves it for that crap.
    Suh has to be fined as well. Throwing a punch has no place in any professional sport except for boxing (and hockey to a certian extent) – period. The rules are there just for that reason and need to be enforced however noble his intentions were in assisting his team mate.
    Neither of them did the right thing. Neither of them should get a free ride for whatever reason or justification anyone may have.

  74. jebdamone says: Aug 30, 2011 2:09 PM

    im a vikings fan and i love this kid. i do not look forward to him abusing sully all game twice a year and putting mcnabb in the turf, but i have to admire the way he approaches the game.

  75. Mr. Wright 212 says: Aug 30, 2011 4:02 PM

    godofwine330 says: Aug 30, 2011 8:15 AM

    Nice that the ref said what he said. Great info. Wonder why NFL Films doesn’t mike up refs.
    ————

    They used to.

    And to the clown before you who said it was a sucker punch, HOW WAS IT? The oaf Mankins was still halfway facing Suh and had been shoving a Lions’ teammate who was stumbling.

  76. Mr. Wright 212 says: Aug 30, 2011 4:07 PM

    mspeechez says: Aug 30, 2011 8:36 AM

    I feel if Godell is going to suspend a person for doing something in college. (which I dont agree the NFL should do) they should suspend football players who are frequent offenders. Like Suh.
    Yes, Detroit out played my Patriots but it doesn’t give them the right to punch someone. That belongs in the boxing ring or on the streets.

    These althletes are supposed to be role modles for our young children. Suh is not an example of that.
    16
    115
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    You’re just bitter because you got your ashes kicked. Still bitter about ’07 also, the whole lot of ya.

  77. Mr. Wright 212 says: Aug 30, 2011 4:14 PM

    millertime30 says: Aug 30, 2011 8:45 AM

    So… Mankins grabs Jackson by facemask, holds on. Suh shoves Makins, but Mankins continues to hold the facemask. Suh tosses a jab.

    no to defend anyone, but my favorite part of the incident was the analyst blowing up over Suh taking a shot, but failing to acknowledge that Mankins had done anything to instigate.

    Go Cowboys
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    You know Dan Dierdorf is in love with the Patriots. they can do no wrong in his eyes. Didn’t surprise me one bit. He was even constructing scenarios that they could come back and still win that game, down 24 points with 5 minutes left. He’s beyond irrational — even beyond the Madden lovefest of Favre years back.

    RIP KILLER KOWALSKI!

  78. mark921129 says: Sep 2, 2011 3:06 PM

    All you Suh haters are such posers… Every last one of you would love to have him on your team. You’re also ignorant about football. It’s a mans game…Play hard or get the hell out of the way. This is how the game is meant to be played. Dick Butkus, Joe Greene, jack lambert, lawerence Taylor and many more played the same way, but you freaks are so jealous, or simple it’s clouded your judgement. Enjoy the choir boys on your team…I just wish Suh was on my team!

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